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.

June Featured Resource: Archives Unbound

Archives Unbound collections provide unique support to learning through the use of primary sources. Discover the background of the ideas and debates that have defined our regional, national, and global society. These specialized historical document collections offer a glimpse into rare, authoritative material in a cross-searchable, digital format.


Clayton State researchers can search the collections independently or simultaneously using the Archives Unbound platform.

  1. Confederate Newspapers: A Collection from Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia and Alabama – a mixture of issues and papers from 1861-1865
  2. Correspondence from German Concentration Camps and Prisons – consists of items originating from prisoners held in German concentration camps, internment and transit camps, Gestapo prisons, and POW camps, during and just prior to World War II
  3. Industrial Mobilization in Britain and the Ministry of Munitions, 1915-1918 – covers the unprecedented industrial mobilization of an entire economy to fight the war of 1914-1918
  4. Military Leaders of World War I: Official and Private Papers of Generaloberst Hans von Seeckt – consist of letters, diaries, newspaper clippings, maps, reports and other papers of Generaloberst Hans von Seeckt a prominent German military strategist of World War I
  5. Reporting on the Coal Industry: The Coal Trade Bulletin, 1901-1918 – traces the expansion of the coal industry in the early twentieth century and brings to life the trials and tribulations of a burgeoning industry
  6. The Savings and Loan Crisis: Loss of Public Trust and the Federal Bailout, 1989-1993 – consists of correspondence, memoranda, studies, analyses, testimony, talking points and news clippings from the White House and various staff offices and agencies detailing the origins of the S&L crisis and outlined solutions to the growing crisis in the late 1980s and early 1990s
  7. Tiananmen Square and U.S.-China relations, 1989-1993 – offers unique primary source documents relating to the demonstrations and their aftermath: public mail, memoranda, reports, cables, meeting notes, news clippings and much more

New Titles added to our A-Z Electronic Resources

These GALILEO sponsored electronic resources are appropriate for research in criminal justice, education, human rights, international relations, political science, psychology, sociology or women’s studies topics.

Child Development & Adolescent Studies provides references to the current and historical literature related to growth and development of children through the age of 21. This database includes all of the issues of Child Development Abstracts & Bibliography from 1927 – 2001 previously published by the Society for Research in Child Development, plus new coverage on child rights and welfare issues. Book reviews and abstracts from hundreds of journals and a bibliography of thousands of technical reports, books, book chapters, theses and dissertations covering biomedical and social sciences worldwide are indexed in this database.

Peace Research Abstracts includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to peace research, including conflict resolution, international affairs, peace psychology, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. The index contains thousands of records selected from the most important sources within the discipline, such as: Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Conflict Resolution and International Journal of Refugee Law.
Coverage Dates: 1964 – present

Race Relations Abstracts focuses on content relating specifically to the relationship between races. Race relations is an area of study that pertains to the social, political, and economic relations between races and ethnicities. Specific areas covered include ethnic studies, discrimination, immigration studies, ideology, community relations, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. The index contains thousands of records selected from the sources such as Race & Class, Ethnic & Racial Studies and Journal of Social Issues.
Coverage Dates: 1975 – present

Violence & Abuse Abstracts includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to violence and abuse, including family violence, sexual assault, emotional abuse, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. Records are selected from sources within the discipline, such as: Child Maltreatment, Trauma and Violence & Abuse.
Coverage Dates: 1995 – present

Browse for other titles in our collection: A-Z Electronic Resources

July Featured Resource: World News Digest

World News Digest is an archival record of domestic and international news, covering all major political, social and economic events since November 1940.


  • Ahead in Time and Back in Time links for complete chronological chain of events
  • Timelines of top stories
  • Key background information: primary source documents, profiles of newsmakers, countries, and issues
  • Searchable news feed, updated hourly
  • Statistics: health & vital statistics; consumer information; nations of the world; U.S. facts & history; U.S. cities, states & population; sports; personalities, arts & media
  • Newspaper editorials and editorial cartoons with discussion questions


March Featured Resource: CQ Researcher plus Archive

CQ Researcher plus Archive contains reports on current issues. It is noted for its in-depth coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Each report covers a single topic drawn from a wide range of social, economic, political, and environmental issues. Reports provide overview and background information as well as a pro/con section on a particular aspect of the topic and a bibliography.


Recent Reports Published
Home Schooling – Do parents give their children a good education?
Polarization in America – Does partisan conflict threaten democracy?
Voting Controversies – Are U.S. elections being conducted fairly?
Media Violence – Do children have too much access to violent behavior?
Resurgent Russia – Is Moscow trying to recreate the Soviet bloc?
Whistleblowers – Is support growing for employees who expose misdeeds?
Minimum Wage – Would raising the rate be good for the economy?

October Featured LibGuide: Statistical Resources for Assignments!

Charts, data, numbers, statistics oh my! Start with the Statistical Resources for Assignments! guide to find statistics in areas such as education, health, crime/justice, population studies, or business/economics. The guide includes access to web resources, book titles, federal and state level data, agencies, non-profits, and more. In addition to suggested information sources, we provide access to the Statistical Abstract of the United States which offers a comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.


October Featured Resource: Fold3 History & Genealogy Archives

Fold3 History & Genealogy Archives provides historical documents and personal histories relating to milestones in American History. These records represent a growing collection of historic documents—most never before available online. The collection allows search results to be filtered by Document Categories and Titles, Dates, States and more to maximize the quality of results. The Fold3 mini-viewer allows for quick scanning of the pages of a document, while the full viewer provides even more features, including printing, downloading and sharing capabilities.

Collection Highlights
Census records from 1860 and 1930
Confederate Amnesty Papers
Lincoln Assassination Papers
Pearl Harbor Muster Rolls
Historical newspapers
Naturalization documents
Matthew Brady collection of Civil War photos
UFO documents from 1947-1969


PolicyMap – GALILEO Sponsored Trial

GALILEO is sponsoring a trial of PolicyMap until January 1, 2014 and it is a place to go for Census data during the government shutdown. Off-campus access is available for PolicyMap using the current GALILEO password.


Policy Map is a fully web-based Geographic Information System that captures data in visually powerful ways through custom demographic maps, tables, reports and analysis tools. It provides data from the CDC, USDA, BEA, National Center for Education Statistics, NOAA, National Park Service and more.

Got Questions? Ask a Librarian

Celebrate Constitution Week, Sept 17-20

The Clayton State community will be celebrating Constitution Week, September 17th-20th. The library has several suggested resources to help you celebrate.

Encyclopedia of the American Constitution
The Constitution and its amendments
Plain, honest men: the making of the American Constitution
Films on Demand: The Constitution and foundations of government
National Constitution Center: Explore the Constitution
Charters of Freedom: Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights
Law Library of Congress: The Constitution
Library of Congress Online Exhibit: Creating the United States – The Constitution

Constitution_Pg1of4_AC(300)Scheduled Events
Tuesday, Sept. 17
5:00 pm-6:00 pm
Writer’s Studio (Arts & Sciences room 224)
Screening of the “It’s a Free Country” which is a part of the PBS TV series on the Constitution
Refreshments will be provided

Wednesday, Sept. 18
11:00 am-12:00 pm
Student Activities Center Ballrooms
“Constitutional Debate on Guns on College Campuses: Defensive or Offensive?”
Moderated by Associate Professor of Political Science Dr. Joseph Corrado

Thursday, Sept. 19
11:30 am-12:30 pm
Spivey Hall
“Government monitoring of personal Communications: A Violation of the Fourth Amendment?”  with Georgia House Minority Leader Stacy Abrams and Georgia House Majority Caucus Vice Chair Matt Ramsey
Representatives from the Clayton County Elections & Registration Office will assist students to register to vote before and after this event

Friday, Sept. 20
1:00 pm-2:00 pm
A New York Times talk facilitated by attorney Herbert Adams, “Self-defense in Georgia: Lessons from the Zimmerman Trial.”
A free lunch will be provided to all of those that RSVP to joecorrado@clayton.edu by Thursday, Sept. 19 at 3:30 pm

All Constitution Week events are free and open to the public.