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This guide will point you to the best places to find books, articles and other sources of information for your Political Science courses.
Established in 1815, the Cambridge Union Society is the oldest debating society in the world. Along with student debates videos, online videos include public debates and celebrity guest speakers from various disciplines.
Founded in 1971 as the Southwest Cross Examination Debate Association, CEDA is now the primary national association promoting policy topic intercollegiate academic debate. CEDA holds an annual National Championship tournament of over 175 individual debate teams from across the United States to compete on the basis of research, persuasive speaking, argumentation, and philosophy.
The Oxford Union Society was founded in1823 when the discussion of religion and politics were off limits within Oxford University. The forms of debate are similar to that in the House of Commons, with all remarks addressed to the President or Chairman, and Members referred to as “honorable”, standing on each side of the house to oppose each other.
C-SPAN (Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network) is a private, non-profit public cable television channel that covers U.S. politics. Developed by the American cable industry as a public service, the C-SPAN website provides access to daily unedited video and live sessions of Congressional proceedings, debates, and hearings. CSPAN also offers live and recorded debates from the British House of Commons and the Prime Minister’s Questions. Also available are videos of the Annual British Youth Parliament Debates.
CSPAN provides full video access to all taped U.S. presidential debates from current 2016 debates between presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to the first televised debate between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon in1960. Videos also include past Vice Presidential debates.
A part of C-SPAN’s international programming covering foreign legislatures, C-SPAN airs Prime Minister’s Questions live every week. Prime Minister’s Question Time, also referred to as PMQs, gives MPs the chance to question the Prime Minister. PMQs takes place at midday every Wednesday when the Commons is sitting.
The CQ Researcher is a collection of reports covering political and social issues, with regular reports on topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy.
Debatabase is a project of The International Debate Education Association (IDEA), an international organization that supports debate-related activities around the world. Debatabase call’s itself the “world’s most useful resource for student debaters” providing access to nearly 600 individual topics used by students for debating. Each entry will provide an overview of the issue followed by pro/con arguments. Also provided are lists of useful books and website links to related topical information
Freely accessible website of full-text reports and essays that provide differing views on controversial issues and topics. The reports are authored by the organization’s staff and include directly referenced footnotes and sources used for research. Each report provides a “Did You Know?” section with cited statistical information followed by a pro/con argument section presenting both sides of the issue. A detailed background of the issue is provided along with a video gallery of news or organizational videos.
Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) is a source for theory and research in international affairs. It includes scholarship, working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals, case studies for teaching, and policy briefs.
PAIS International contains journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference reports, publications of international agencies for public affairs, public and social policies, and international relations.
Policy FIle offers access to U.S. foreign and domestic policy papers and gray literature, with abstracts and links to timely reports, papers, and documents from think tanks, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), research institutes, advocacy groups, agencies, and other entities.
ProQuest Congressional allows you to explore Congress in action with the most comprehensive online resource available for congressional publications and legislative research. You can perform in-depth research in public policy, historical, and legal areas of interest.
This resource is not part of the depository library program.