Government and Political Science Resources
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP)
to know the impact of the recession on states? The lesson learned from
deficit reductions? Since 1981 the Center has conducted research and
provided analysis for state and federal fiscal policy and public
programs. The reports, which are online beginning with the 1996
publications, cover public policy regarding fiscal issues, poverty,
health, housing, social security, taxation, and welfare reform.
Current events site with news articles, issues, and analysis from Time and CNN.
This nonpartisan nonprofit site exists to increase public understanding of and lessen the deception in U. S. politics. FactCheck.org monitors the accuracy of political speeches, interviews, debates, and press releases.
Results of recent polling.
Links to a variety of government resources for federal, state, and local government entities for each state and territory of the US. Includes links to legislative, executive, and judicial sites.
Government Information Connection
The University of North Texas Library is a Federal Depository Library and a Texas State Depository Library. The GIC is highly recommended.
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research Archive
The world's largest archive of computerized social science data.
Non-partisan group gathers information directly from candidates regarding their stands on various issues.
NCTC Current Issues Search
This search engine searches a selection of websites that contain information about current issues and argumentative topics that might be useful for Government, Speech, and English classes at NCTC.
Online Library of Liberty
Featured in Library Journal as a great free reference, OLL is a project of the Liberty Fund, a private non-profit educational foundation. The aim of OLL is to provide thousands of titles about individual liberty, limited constitutional government, and the free market, free of charge and for educational purposes.
On the Issues
Non-profit, non-partisan organization compiles information daily from newspapers, speeches, press releases, and the Internet on candidates and issues.
This site follows the money trail in politics and its effect on elections and public policy.
Results of recent polling.
Project Vote Smart
Non-partisan group gathering and distributing biographical history, voting records, campaign finances and promises and performance evaluations about elected officials and candidates.
World Public Opinion (WPO)
A consortium of public opinion research centers in 25 countries that represent the majority of the world's population. Discover public opinion by global region or explore topics such as the environment, globalization/trade, security, and human rights.