February Featured Resource: Politics in America

Politics in America offers comprehensive, nonpartisan commentary and data about members of Congress. Detailed member profiles provide concise insight and candid analysis of personalities, political styles, legislative agendas, political ambitions, and reputations at home and on the Hill.

Coverage includes:

  • Editions 2000 (106th Congress) – 2016 (114th Congress)

Member profiles include:

  • Biographical data, committee assignments, election results, CQ Key Votes, interest group ratings, CQ Vote Studies, and contact information
  • Detailed descriptions of each member’s congressional district as drawn for that term of Congress, including updated maps and voting trends

Advanced Search users can limit results by:

  • Edition (Congress)
  • State
  • Political Party
  • Chamber

Need additional resources for political science? Use our LibGuides, http://clayton.libguides.com/subject/politicalscience, as a starting point.


In the News: Be a Georgia Voter

Early voting is already under way at your local Board of Elections office and General Election day is November 8, 2016. Find your polling place and review a sample ballot from https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do We recommend the following resources to help you make informed decisions:

October Featured LibGuide: Elections & Campaign 2012

Election day is less than 30 days away. Use the Elections & Campaign 2012 libguide to help you become a well-informed voter. The guide offers a collection of resources for Georgia and national elections plus selected resources for the Presidential Election.

Debate Schedule:
Vice President Biden and U.S. Congressman Paul Ryan
Date: Thursday, October 11
Topic: Foreign and domestic policy
Moderator: Martha Raddatz

President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney
Date: Tuesday, October 16
Topic: Town hall meeting format
Moderator: Candy Crowley

President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney
Date: Monday, October 22
Topic: Foreign policy
Moderator: Bob Schieffer

Are you ready to vote on July 31st?

Georgia’s general primary/special election is July 31 and early voting is already under way at your local Board of Elections office.

Use the Georgia Secretary of State My Voter Page to check your voter registration status, find your poll location, identify your elected officials and review a sample ballot for the general primary/special election. You can also review the Georgia section from our Elections & Campaign 2012 libguide to help you make informed decisions.

Items on the ballot include: