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Political Science Internet Resources
The following links provide some of the more salient sources for political
science information on the Internet for readers in the Hispanic Reading
that some items are subscription items and not readily available on the Web.
Unless otherwise noted, the sites listed in this directory are provided by
organizations other than the Library of Congress. These links are being offered
as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute
an endorsement or an approval by the Library of Congress of any of the products,
services, or opinions of the corporation, organization or individual. The
Library of Congress bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality,
of the respective site.
Features profiles of different countries, presented by American Broadcasting
Corporation (ABC) News Internet Ventures. Includes information on the
history, culture, geography, natural resources, government, politics,
demographics of each country. Provides color maps, flags, and sound files
of national anthems. Available, along with related articles, from
home page by searching for "country profile" for all countries or "country
profile" and the country name for a specific country.
Country studies (http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/)
This website contains the on-line versions of books previously published
in hard copy by the Federal Research Division of the Library of
Congress under the Country
Studies/Area Handbook Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of
Army. Because the original intent of the Series' sponsor was to focus
known areas of the world or regions in which U.S. forces might
be deployed, the series
is not all-inclusive. At present, 101 countries and regions are covered.
Notable omissions include Canada, France, the United Kingdom, and
other Western nations,
as well as a number of African nations. The date of information for
each country appears on the title page of each country and at the end
each secion of
Features a weekly online report of the Economist Intelligence Unit
Ltd., an information provider for companies establishing and
managing operations across
anywhere in the world. Offers access to articles in the current
issue and in previous issues.
Encyclopædia Britannica online (http://search.eb.com/)
"EB Online includes the complete encyclopedia, as well as Merriam-Webster's
Collegiate Dictionary and the Britannica Book of the Year. You can also use EB
Online to search an Internet directory that includes more than 130,000 links
to Web sites selected, rated, and reviewed by Britannica editors."--Secondary
Features Ethnic NewsWatch, a collection of full-text newspapers,
magazines, and journals of the ethnic, minority and native
press, provided by SoftLine
Inc. The resource is available in English and Spanish,
but a username and password is required.
Features the Americas Center of the Federal
Reserve Bank of Atlanta in Georgia. The Americas Center intends to understand, cooperate and coordinate with, and respond effectively to changes in Latin American, Caribbean, and Spanish financial institutions and markets.
Beginning with v. 26, 1964, the print volumes alternate coverage
between social sciences and humanities. This
online source, beginning in 1936, is The
most important source for bibliography of
the social sciences and humanities relating
to Latin America and the Caribbean. The Handbook
of Latin American Studies is produced
by over 140 contributing editors under the
of the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress.
Provides image and full-text online access to
back issues of selected scholarly journals
economics, political science, demography,
and other fields of the humanities and
social sciences. Consult
the online tables
of contents for holdings, as coverage varies
for each title.
The Latin American Government Documents Archive (LAGDA) at the University
of Texas seeks to preserve and facilitate access to a wide range of ministerial
and presidential documents from 18 Latin American and Caribbean countries.
Presents the Political Database of the
Americas from the Georgetown University
Studies, available in English,
and Portuguese. Includes constitutions,
electoral information, and political
party descriptions for Latin American countries.
Includes citations for dissertations
ranging from 1861 to those
accepted last semester;
1980 forward include
for master's theses from
1988 forward include 150-word abstracts. Titles
America and Europe, with
over a million
titles in full text.
world factbook (https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/)
Provides country profiles, maps, flags, etc. A major source of basic information.