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

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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.

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September Featured Resource: Issues & Controversies

Issues & Controversies helps researchers understand today’s crucial issues by exploring hot topics in business, politics, government, education and popular culture. Resources include: pro/con statements, timelines, primary sources & statistical tables and editorial cartoons & newspaper editorials.

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The Intelligence Squared U.S. Debate Series featuring some of the most prominent political figures, journalists, academics, and experts is included in Issues & Controversies. A searchable, interactive transcript is available for each debate and allows viewers to navigate to specific points in the debate using the predefined segments. Player controls (play/pause, volume, closed-captioning, and full-screen) are located beneath the player window.

Issues & Controversies: Debate Videos

The Intelligence Squared U.S. Debate Series featuring some of the most prominent political figures, journalists, academics, and experts has been added to Issues & Controversies. A searchable, interactive transcript is available for each debate and allows viewers to navigate to specific points in the debate using the predefined segments. Player controls (play/pause, volume, closed-captioning, and full-screen) are located beneath the player window.

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Videos are grouped by subject: (1) Crime, Law & Justice, (2) Economy, Money & Business, (3) Education, (4) Energy & Environment, (5) Families & Youth, (6) Global Issues & World Affairs, (7) Government & Politics, (8) Health & Medicine, (9) Race, Rights & Liberties, (10) Science & Technology and (11) Society & Culture.

Issues & Controversies explores hot topics in business, politics, government, education and popular culture. It offers in-depth articles made to inspire thought-provoking debates.

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January Featured Resource: AtoZ the World

AtoZ the World offers current information on the culture, customs, food, religion, language, maps and points of interest for 175 countries of the world.

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Subject Categories for Each Country Profile
Snapshot & Facts
Business Culture
Climate & Weather
Communications
Culture & Society
Sports
Education
Embassies & Consulate
Food
Health & Medical
Human Rights
Language
Maps
Money & Banking
Music
National Symbols
News Feeds
Points of Interest
Religion
Security
Transportation
Travel Essentials

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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
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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.

New Resource: Statistical Abstract of the United States

The popular print title, Statistical Abstract of the United States, is now available electronically. The Statistical Abstract of the United States is the best-known comprehensive collection of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States, it is a snapshot of America and its people.

Users can browse the table of contents or search the collection by keyword.

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New Resource: Literature Criticism Online

We recently added Literature Criticism Online to our collection of electronic resources. This resource is primarily used for literature research but can be useful for history, philosophy, political science and other humanities topics.

Literature Criticism Online offers collections of essays, commentary, criticism and biographical information related to literature, history and culture representing a range of modern and historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras and genres.

This online subscription includes full archives of the following series:

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  • Children’s Literature Review
  • Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism
  • Contemporary Literary Criticism
  • Drama Criticism
  • Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800
  • Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism
  • Poetry Criticism
  • Shakespearean Criticism
  • Short Story Criticism
  • Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism

Users have a choice of search options to broaden or narrow searches:

Keyword searches for a match within the author’s name, work title, literary topic, essay titles, critic or section headers
Full-Text searches for a match within the entire text for a comprehensive results set
Named Author searches for a match about a specific author and his or her works
Named Work searches for information about a specific work

Users also have the flexibility of browsing by authors, works or topics. Sample topics to explore:

  • American Civil War in Literature
  • Baseball in Contemporary Literature
  • Christianity in 19th Century Literature
  • Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Drama Criticism
  • French Enlightenment
  • Hellenistic Age
  • Isaac Newton: Theology
  • Literature of the New South
  • Multiculturalism
  • Presidential Memoirs
  • Vampire in Literature

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October Featured Resource: Issues & Controversies

Issues & Controversies provides information on current issues & hot topics related to business, politics, government, education and popular culture. Resources include: pro/con statements, student support tools for research & writing, primary sources & statistical tables and editorial cartoons & newspaper editorials.