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.

July Featured Resource: Revolutionary War Archives

Revolutionary War Archives contains foundational records for the new nation including Papers of the Continental Congress, the official records of the original colonies and the early United States, Constitutional Convention records, and other historical documents representing and revealing the process of the Constitution’s creation.

The collection includes:

  • Constitution Convention Records
  • Foreign Letters of the Continental Congress
  • Revolutionary War Rolls
  • Service Records
  • Prize Cases & Pensions



February Featured LibGuide: American History to 1877

The American History to 1877 guide introduces students to U.S. history resources covering the Colonial Period through Reconstruction. Researchers will find suggestions for historical documents and other primary sources. In addition, recommendations for books, journals, and multimedia resources are offered. Each time period provides suggestions for historical figures; forts, battles & landmarks; topics; Presidential terms; and web resources.

July Featured Content: Independence Day


The Revolution: explores the history of the American Revolution, from the beginning incidents that fueled dissent, to the inauguration of the first president of the fledgling, independent nation. 8-part series, 45 minutes each

For Love of Liberty: The Story of America’s Black Patriots: an all-star cast reads from a collection of letters, diaries, speeches, and military records that document and acknowledge the sacrifices and accomplishments of African-Americans across four centuries of warfare. 6-part series, 45–131 minutes each

America: The Story of Us: From the earliest interactions between Europeans and Native Americans to the efforts of pioneers and homesteaders to cultivate the frontier… from the harnessing of the Mississippi River for trade and travel to the dramatic moments of the Apollo 11 moon landing… this 12-part series reveals the conflicts and connections that have shaped U.S. history. At every turn, the series shows how Americans created new tools, mechanisms, and structures in order to blaze trails, build towns, and construct cities—eventually forging a distinct and diverse national culture. 12-part series, 60 minutes each

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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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