Twelve bibliographic essays look at the realities of tough social problems facing American culture. Subjects include public policy and government, law and criminal justice, and the government's role in "bridging the gap."
The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities. The "What's New" area on the home page gives snapshots of the important, up-to-the-minute news stories from around the world.
A comprehensive guide explains the origins and development of U.S. elections at the federal and state levels, covering: Elections in America, Political Parties, Presidential Elections, Congressional Elections, and Gubernatorial Elections. Includes six candidate indexes and a general index.
Formerly part of the Army Area Handbook Program, "The Country Studies Series presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world."
A concise, readable, authoritative, and provocative reference on democracy. Includes 417 original articles on countries, geographical regions, historical eras, important individuals, philosophical concepts, and many other issues important to understanding democracy.
Volume One provides a systematic overview of political theory, ideologies, and political forces. Volume Two covers policy making and policies as well as issues in international relations and world politics.
A reference book for students and scholars who want to know about anarchism (a social movement that believes in a society based upon consensus rather than hierarchical structures and the rule of force).
Europa World Plus incorporates the full text contents of some of the Europa World Year Book and the eight Europa regional surveys. This database provides authoritative and current analytical information about countries and international organizations. Country overviews include historic, economic, trade, and political information.
The FEC administers and enforces the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA), which governs the financing of federal elections. This independent regulatory agency discloses campaign finance information, enforces the provisions of the law, and oversees the public funding of Presidential elections.
A wealth of online resources maintained by the Government Printing Office, the official distributor of all U.S. government information for all three branches of government. GPO Access will cease to exist sometime in mid-2011
The International Bibliography of the Social
Sciences (IBSS) is an essential online resource for social science and
interdisciplinary research. IBSS includes over two million bibliographic
references to journal articles and to books, reviews and selected
chapters dating back to 1951. It is unique in its broad coverage of
international material and incorporates over 100 languages and
countries. Over 2,800 journals are regularly indexed and some 7,000
books are included each year. Abstracts are provided for half of all
current journal articles and full text availability is continually
A compilation of sixteen recent articles from the CQ Researcher organized in seven subject areas. Explains complex issues; summarizes current debates; provides background information, including legislative and judicial; suggests possible future actions.
The LegalTrac database presents indexing for all major law reviews, legal newspapers, specialty
law publications, bar association journals and thousands of law-related
articles from general interest publications. LegalTrac also includes
selective full text. Also included are: British Commonwealth, European
Union and International Law.
OBO is a tool designed to help busy researchers at all levels, undergraduate through faculty, to find reliable sources of information quickly by directing them to exactly the right resource (chapter, book, website, archive, etc.) It is a springboard for new research that allows for seamless movement between texts and databases within Hekman's collection and beyond. In addition, it can be a starting point for organizing a research plan, or for preparing a writing assignment or syllabus.
Hekman Library owns access to two subject areas within OBO: Biblical Studies and International Relations.
PAIS (originally, the Public Affairs Information Service) provides access to sources back to 1914. The database contains records for over half a million journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference papers, web content, and more from over 120 countries. PAIS provides a unique perspective on the 20th century’s most important public and social policies, such as Prohibition, suffrage, pacifism, civil rights, McCarthyism, Vietnam War, and Watergate.
Provides information about political parties from around the world from 1988 to mid-1996. Each entry consists of a brief survey of the political climate for the country and information on basic contact details, leadership, and activities of the significant parties.
A citizen's organization that provides tools to self-govern effectively. It covers candidates and elected officials in five categories: biographical information, issue positions, voting records, campaign finances, and interest group ratings.
The Social Sciences Abstracts database offers abstracting and indexing of a wide assortment of English-language journals which pertain to the latest concepts, trends, opinions, theories, and methods from both applied and theoretical aspects of the social sciences.