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New U.S. politics e-resources from CQ Press: U.S. Political Stats, CQ Almanac and more

The Penn Libraries have acquired several online products from CQ Press, a subsidiary of SAGE, to support campus interest in the U.S. political process:

US Political Statistics: Floor Votes (House), Hurricane Katrina funding | Superstorm Sandy funding

U.S. Political Stats, a data visualization tool for biographical characteristics of all U.S. Presidents, Vice Presidents, and Supreme Court Justices, and members of Congress, 1983-present; election returns for U.S. President, House, Senate, and State Governor general, primary, and special elections starting with 1982/1984 at state, county, and congressional district levels; campaign finance data from 2008 on; House and Senate floor votes and interest group scores starting with 1983; Presidential performance scores from George Washington to Barack Obama; Supreme Court decision patterns 1941 to present; and contextual demographic and economic data.

CQ Almanac (2013): No Child Left Behind

CQ Almanac online backfile, providing this essential reference annual on the activities of Congress from its first appearance in 1946. CQ Almanac’s Policy Tracker makes it easy to follow legislative focus on specific topics over almost 70 years of Congressional sessions.

Supreme Court Yearbook, offering annual reporting starting with the 1989-1990 session, with case summaries for every Supreme Court opinion and  highlighting key cases.

Politics in America, a biennial handbook focusing on members of Congress, 2008-present.

Political Handbook of the World, reviewing the year’s key political facts, government and political history, current issues, political parties and organizations, legislature and cabinet composition and election results, and communication/mass media information for countries and IGOs worldwide, 2005-present.