Thursday, February 14, 2008

CQ Voting and Elections Collection (Online Resource)

The CQ Voting and Elections Collection, available via the Axinn Library online databases, is a timely addition to our blog.

CQ Voting and Elections integrates data, analyses, explanations, and historical material. The database offers research and reference tools that deal with the American voter, major and minor political parties, campaigns and elections, historical and modern Congressional races, the presidency, and governorships. This Web site is organized into six categories (descriptions are from the Web site):

  1. Presidential Elections includes explanations of the presidential electoral process, analyses and data for historical and modern presidential elections, modern voting behavior, key events and issues, and biographies.
  2. Congressional Elections provides explanations of the congressional electoral process, including reapportionment and redistricting; data for historical and modern congressional elections; analyses of modern congressional elections; modern voting behavior; modern district profiles; key events and issues; and biographies.
  3. Gubernatorial Elections presents explanations of the gubernatorial electoral process and data for historical and modern gubernatorial elections.
  4. Campaigns and Elections explores the American system of voting and elections, electoral process and reform, media, interest groups, and the impact of money.
  5. Political Parties covers the party system in America, including party strength and control, and profiles Democratic, Republican, and third parties.
  6. Voters and Demographics covers expansion of voting rights, voter turnout, voting behavior, modern county census data, and modern district profiles.
Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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