Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Research Resources

Resources through Staley Library

Online Databases

All students should become familiar with the vast array of resources accessible through the Staley Library website. Comprehensive indexes allow students to search through thousands of publications in a few minutes. Newspaper, magazine, and journal articles are increasingly available through full-text databases, and the library has correspondingly reduced its subscriptions to print journals.

Internet Resources

Here are a number of websites that our students and faculty have found helpful. For links beyond these, try the information clearinghouses listed at the bottom. If you have suggestions for other links which could be added to this list, please send email to the webmaster.

American Political Institutions
House of Representatives
Supreme Court
Cabinet Departments
Independent Agencies & Govt Corporations

Participation and Parties
MTV Rock the Vote
Project Vote Smart
Democratic National Committee
Republican National Committee
Green Party (US)
Reform Party

International Political and Economic Institutions
United Nations
European Union
International Monetary Fund
World Bank

Worldwide Political Information
Elections around the World
Freedom House reports
Human Rights Web
International Affairs Resources
International Political Economy Network
Keele University Elections and Electoral Systems
Terrorism Research Center
World Bank country data

National and International Media
BBC World News
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Christian Science Monitor and CNN Inside Politics
Foreign Affairs
International Herald Tribune
Los Angeles Times
Manchester Guardian World News (UK)
New York Times
National Public Radio
Reuters News Service
Roll Call
Washington Post
World News Network

Academic Associations
American Political Science Association
Midwest Political Science Association
Illinois Political Science Association
Pi Sigma Alpha

State and Local Political Institutions
Illinois General Assembly
Illinois Governor
Illinois Supreme Court
City of Decatur

Legal Resources

The Oyez Project (Supreme Ct oral arguments)
Legal Information Institute
Law and Politics Book Review
Supreme Court
Federal Judiciary

Foreign Policy Resources

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
The RAND Corporation
US Department of Defense
US Department of State

Think Tanks
American Enterprise Institute
Brookings Institution
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Cato Institute
Center for Responsive Politics
Economic Policy Institute
The Heritage Foundation

Regional Information and Resources
Asia Source
African politics & government links

State and Local Media
Champaign News-Gazette
Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Tribune
Decatur Herald & Review
The Pantagraph (Bloomington-Normal)
Peoria Journal-Star
State Journal Register (Springfield)
St. Louis Post-Dispatch


WUIS State Week in Review

Information Clearinghouses
FirstGov (search all government websites)
Library of Congress
Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources
Research Resources for the Social Sciences
Political Science Resources on the Web
THOMAS (Legislative Information on the Web)
Ultimate Political Science Links Page



Political Science Plagiarism Policy

The goal of this policy is for students to correctly cite, paraphrase, and write in their own voice.  Plagiarism is the uncited use of another’s words, ideas, or work.  Self-plagiarism is the use of one’s own work for multiple assignments that has not been approved by faculty.  Consequences of plagiarizing are a zero on the assignment, redoing the assignment for no credit, and a letter is sent to the registrar, dean, and to the student explaining that the student has plagiarized in the course.  When the plagiarism is severe enough on one assignment (i.e. the entire paper) or has occurred multiple times in the single course, consequences are failure in the course indicated by an XF and a letter written to the registrar, dean, and student will be sent.  All written assignments in Political Science will be submitted to and all faculty in Political Science have been trained to use this website.  Any concerns about this policy can be addressed by the chair of the Political Science Department.

Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Millikin University - Decatur, IL