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Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections

(Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections)
  • Best Bet
  • Data & Statistics
  • Vendor: Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections

For username and password, contact the Services Desk. Presidential Election Results by State 1824-2004, by County 1964-2004, 1948-1960, 1990-2006; Senatorial Election Results by County 1990-2007; Gubernatorial Election Results by County 1990-2007; Presidential Primary Election Results by County 2000-2008; Election Turnout Data by County 2000-2004; and Presidential Election Results by Precinct.

Gallup Analytics

  • Best Bet
  • Data & Statistics
  • Vendor: Gallup

U.S. and global data and metrics parsed by demographic and socio-economic group

HeinOnline

  • Best Bet
  • Primary Sources (Archival) | Scholarly Sources
  • Vendor: HeinOnline

Access to law journals (back to the 19th century), international and US treaties (back to 1776), out-of-copyright legal classics, the federal register (back to 1936), and Supreme Court slip opinions from 2002. All material is fully searchable and in PDF format, including all charts, graphs, pictures, photographs, and footnotes.

Nexis Uni

(LexisNexis Academic, Lexis)
  • Best Bet
  • Data & Statistics | Newspapers & News Sources | Popular Sources | Primary Sources (Archival) | Scholarly Sources
  • Vendor: LexisNexis

Law, News and Business Database.
Full text news articles, law journal articles, court cases, briefs, legal codes, and SEC filings. Users can Shepardize court cases and then read the full text of the related decisions. Most publications are covered 1980-present. The best place to find interview transcripts from television and radio.

America: History and Life

  • Scholarly Sources
  • Vendor: EBSCOhost

Scholarship (articles, books, dissertations and book reviews) about US and Canadian history

Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century

(History Vault)
  • Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: ProQuest

4 modules: 1 & 2) Federal Government Recods & Supplement - FBI files and records from the Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford and Reagan presidencies; 3) Organizational Records and Papers, Part 1 - from 3 major civil rights organizations: Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, and the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs; 3) Organizational Records and Papers, Part 2 - records of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), the Africa-related papers of Claude Barnett, and the Robert F. Williams Papers.

California State Geoportal

  • Data & Statistics
  • Vendor: California

The California State Geoportal is a centralized geographic open data portal, which includes authoritative data and applications from a multitude of California state entities. The portal runs on the ESRI ArcGIS Online Hub platform, which provides many tools to access and view data and maps. It also enables users to tap into the broader ESRI ArcGIS Online suite of tools, either with a free public account or with a paid subscription account. The California State Geoportal has many tools available to users to help locate, view datasets as well as build their own maps. For further information, please visit the portal training page at https://gis.data.ca.gov/pages/training.

Columbia Gazetteer of the World

  • Reference Sources
  • Vendor: Columbia University Press

Encyclopedia of geographical places and their characteristics, including historically noteworthy locations.

Confidential U.S. State Department Central Files

(History Vault)
  • Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: ProQuest

Official records, reports and correspondence from State Department personnel describing political, military and socioeconomic matters and interactions with foreign government officials. Modules cover Asia, Europe, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East (1940-1975 - dates vary by country)

Confidential U.S. State Department Central Files

(History Vault)
  • Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: ProQuest

Official records, reports and correspondence from State Department personnel describing political, military and socioeconomic matters and interactions with foreign government officials. Modules cover Asia, Europe, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East (1940-1975 - dates vary by country)

Cook Political Report

  • Data & Statistics | Newspapers & News Sources
  • Vendor: Cook Political Report

. This database contains analyses and ratings developed by the publishers, independent, non-partisan staff that analyze elections and campaigns for the US House of Representatives, US Senate, Governors and President as well as American political trends. The ratings are unique and cover the 2020 elections races. There are also timely news articles written by the political analysts. Note: Contact the Political Science & Government librarian for username and password.

CountryData.com

  • Data & Statistics
  • Vendor: PRS Group

Political and economic data on over 140 countries and forecasts political risk ratings (from the International Country Risk Guide) from 1984 - present. Customizable downloading in multiple formats.

Digital National Security Archive

  • Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: ProQuest

Declassified U.S. government documents related to critical world events, from 1945-present. Includes contextual information for each topic.

Dissertations & Theses Global

  • Dissertations & Theses | Scholarly Sources
  • Vendor: ProQuest

Dissertations and theses from 1861 - present from US, UK and Irish academic institutions. Many are full text.

Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution

  • Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: University of Virginia Press

Historical and legal scholarship that traces the Constitution's progress through each of the thirteen states' conventions, 1776-1787. Can search by date, title, author, recipient, or state affiliation and preserves the annotations of the print edition.

Europa World Plus

  • Reference Sources
  • Vendor: Routledge

Political and economic information about countries and territories from around the world.

GPO FDSYS

(Federal Digital System, US Government Publishing Office)
  • Primary Sources (Archival) | Reference Sources
  • Vendor: Government Publishing Office (GPO)

Official Government resource for selected Executive and Congressional documents. Provides access to multiple government databases, including the Federal Register, the Budget of the United States, the Code of Federal Regulations, Economic Report of the President, the Government Manual, historic Supreme Court Decisions (1937-1975), and other various Congressional databases. Primarily 1976 - present, some titles go back further.

Gun Regulation and Legislation in America

  • Reference Sources | Scholarly Sources
  • Vendor: HeinOnline

Periodicals, scholarly articles, key compiled federal legislative histories, relevant congressional hearings, CRS (Congressional Research Service) Reports, and Supreme Court briefs.

Historical Abstracts

  • Scholarly Sources
  • Vendor: EBSCOhost

Scholarship (articles, books, dissertations and book reviews) about world history from 1450 CE - present. Does not include United States or Canadian history.

Human Rights Studies Online

  • Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press

Documentation, videos, analysis, and interpretation of major human rights violations and crimes of the 20th and 21st Centuries. Coverage includes Holocaust, Armenia, Cambodia, Rwanda, Darfur, and others.

IMF eLibrary

(International Monetary Fund)
  • Data & Statistics | E-books | Scholarly Sources
  • Vendor: IMF

Current and historical economic time series data on IMF lending, exchange rates, and other economic and financial indicators some back to 1940. Manuals, guides, and other material available. Also full text access to all eBooks, journals, and working papers.

Immigration: Records of the INS, 1880-1930

(History Vault)
  • Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: ProQuest

Digitized files covering Asian immigration, especially Japanese and Chinese migration, Mexican immigration to the U.S. from 1906-1930; and European immigration, and files on the INS’s regulation of prostitution and white slavery.

Indian Claims Insight

(History Vault)
  • Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: ProQuest

Full text of Court of Claims and Indian Claims Commissions docket histories related. In addition to court documents docket histories also cite treaties, related congressional publications, and maps.

International Newsstream

(International Newsstand)
  • Newspapers & News Sources | Popular Sources
  • Vendor: ProQuest

Some of the world's top news sources. Includes titles such as, The Bangkok Post, El Norte, Financial Times, The Guardian, Jerusalem Post, South China Morning Post, The Daily Telegraph, Asian Wall Street Journal, and the BBC Monitoring series of publications.

IPoll

(Roper Center)
  • Data & Statistics | Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Roper

U.S. survey poll data since 1935. Covers opinions and behaviors with topical coverage on crime, politics, diplomacy and social behavior. Links from questions to study abstracts and questionnaires.

LAPOP Latin American Public Opinion Project

  • Data & Statistics
  • Vendor: Vanderbilt University

Surveys analyzing public perceptions of the role of government, political tolerance, citizen participation, and corruption among other issues. Current data is available on from the website.
For 1998 - 2003 data, contact the library to get the spreadsheets emailed to you: eresources@services.claremont.edu

Left Index

  • Newspapers & News Sources | Scholarly Sources
  • Vendor: EBSCOhost

Journal articles, newspapers and magazines from the political and social left from 1901-present

New Deal and WWII

(History Vault)
  • Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: ProQuest

Office files and records of the Roosevelt White House from 1933-1945 highlight the domestic and foreign concerns of the President and his administration.

Political Extremism and Radicalism

  • Popular Sources | Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Gale

Primary Sources (books, pamphlets, newspapers, newsletters, posters) from far-right and far-left groups of the 20th Century in the United Kingdom, United States, and Australia.

Politics in America

(CQ)
  • Reference Sources
  • Vendor: CQ Press

Non partisan biographical information on current members of congress.Includes district maps.

Presidential Recordings Digital Edition

  • Audio | Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: University of Virginia Press

Recordings and transcripts of Presidents Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon. Includes transcripts of President Nixon's conversations appearing in Ken Hughes's Chasing Shadows: The Nixon Tapes, the Vietnam War, and the Casualties of Reelection (among others).Includes interactive charts.

Proquest Congressional

(LexisNexis Congressional, Serial Set)
  • Primary Sources (Archival) | Reference Sources | Scholarly Sources
  • Vendor: ProQuest

Citations and abstracts to hearings, committee reports, bill files, witness testimony, and more issued by Congress from 1769-present. Full-text is available through 2004, later for some titles. Full-Text Hearings 1824-2004; (CRS) Reports 1916-present, committee prints from 1830-current; Serials Set documents from 1789; the Congressional Record (1969-1994 in print); and Executive Orders and Presidential Proclamations, 1789-2017.

Revolution and Protest Online

  • Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press

Videos, images, books, articles, and digitized primary sources focused on how revolutions, protests, resistance, and social movements have shaped and transformed the human experience globally from the 18th - 21st century.

Rotunda Collections: American Founding Era

  • Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: University of Virginia Press

Papers and letters from important early founders of the US as well as a Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution

SIPRI Yearbook Online: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security

  • Reference Sources
  • Vendor: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

From Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, this is an essential and independent source for issues on armaments and arms control, conflicts and resolutions, security arrangements and disarmament, as well as longer-term trends in international security. Access only up to 2017.

State Papers Online : Early Modern Government in Britain and Europe

(Parts I, II, III, IV, and 18th Century Part I)
  • Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Gale

Gathers together 16th-, 17th-, and 18th- century British State Papers and links these historical manuscripts to their fully text-searchable Calendars. Full text of various British and Scottish Calendars (of Papers, Letters, Patent Rolls), Accounts, Acts, Histories, and Registers. It's an ongoing project. many titles are partially complete and others have yet to be added.

Statista

  • Data & Statistics
  • Vendor: Statista.com

Statistics on a wide variety of topics related to industry and finance; international in scope. Updated variably and dates of coverage vary. Mostly 2008 - present.

Statistical Abstract of the United States, 1889-2012

  • Data & Statistics
  • Vendor: Government Publishing Office (GPO)

1889 - 2012. Statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States. 1400+ individually indexed tables (with attached spreadsheets).

Translated Texts for Historians

  • Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Liverpool University

Sources from A. D. 300-800 translated into English from a variety of writings.

Voxgov

  • Data & Statistics | Newspapers & News Sources | Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Voxgov

Links to official and ephemeral information issued by all branches of the U.S. Federal Government.

Westlaw Campus

  • Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Thomson Reuters

Full-text access to law cases, federal and state, legal subject guides, law reviews, statutes and administrative materials, legislative materials and legal encyclopedias. Most data 1996- present. Cases go back to 1945, Federal Register back to 1980. Key search allows searching by Westlaw's keynote system of indexing.

World Bank eLibrary

  • Data & Statistics | E-books | Scholarly Sources
  • Vendor: World Bank

Complete backlist of all books, working papers, and journal articles published by the World Bank since the 1990s. Covers over 20 disciplines.

World Development Indicators

(World Bank)
  • Data & Statistics
  • Vendor: World Bank

Economic data for more than 200 countries from the World Bank and other organizations. Includes the 526 data series which has income group data. Data back to 1960 where available.

World Factbook

(CIA World Fact Book)
  • Data & Statistics | Reference Sources

Information on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. Current year only.

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