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Political Science and International Studies

Political Science and International Studies resources of various kinds

Handbooks and Guides

  • American Political Science Association (APSA) Style Manual (Select the pdf option.)
  • Congressional Directory (online 1997+). Biographical information about members of Congress. Lists all House and Senate committees and their members. Also lists all government departments and their officials and offices.  
  • Historic Documents of the Presidency: 1776-1989. JK 511 .H57 Contains "80 of the most important documents [before 1989] of the presidency. The documents trace the development of the presidency as an institution and represent the most memorable and significant activities of individual presidents."
  • Illinois Blue Book. 1971 to current, Ref JK 5731 A25 A source on Illinois government, this book includes information on the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial branches, and facts about state and local government. The current Illinois Blue Book is available online.