Civil Liberties Union
excellent information and links to other sources
on civil liberties issues, including: death
penalty, gay rights, minority civil rights,
freedom of speech, freedom of
religion/separation of church and state.
Annenberg Public Policy Center
(U. of Pennsylvania):
Research and policy papers on issues related to
communication, mass media, public policy (e.g.
political campaigns); plus links to the
Annenberg School of Communication
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- A large amount of statistical and other data
on diseases, their distribution, severity, etc.
Also information on disease prevention and
Congressional Research Service
(CRS) Reports: The
Congressional Research Service (CRS) "works
exclusively as a nonpartisan analytical,
research, and reference arm for Congress." Users
can browse the reports by name, number, or
subject, or conduct a keyword search. Subject
areas include: Environment/Natural Resources,
Economic Policy, Education, Government and Law,
Foreign and Defense Policy, Health, and Science
Court TV Homepage
Includes information on current and recent cases
as well as references on legal issues and other
services. A good starting point for general
research on legal issues.
Democratic National Committee
Just what you'd expect but nice looking and with
access to some helpful partisan information and
links to Democratic public figures' work
Drug Policy Foundation
A site which contains news, information, and
discussion on reforming drug laws and policies.
The DPF generally opposes highly punitive
approaches to illegal drugs, preferring "harm
A really useful site for finding government
statistics without needing to know what agency
or branch of government collects them. A gateway
to a VERY large amount of useful (and not so
site which allows the user to research case law
for Federal issues and several states. It also
has coverage of a variety of business and public
affairs legal issues. A good starting place for
status quo research that involves
determining current law and procedure.
Illinois State (Government)
Homepage: Access to
state government agencies and other government
and public locations and issues.
(Topic Searchable Database of Online Databases)
Libertarian Party The
Web home of the Libertarian Political Party, the
largest of America's "3rd parties."
Information on a real alternative to Democrats
and Republicans. Lots of positions on public
The Library of Congress
A link to "Thomas," the internet gateway to
information on the U.S. Congress: bills,
hearings, people and other resources of the
Library makes available electronically. A
must for student researchers.
National Press Club
Information on what's happening at the NPC in
Washington, D.C. Often contains transcripts of
recent speeches at NPC functions and other
information helpful to journalists and others
interested in public affairs.
News Resources (U. S.)
Links to a huge number of newspaper web sites
around the nation.
A great place to look for very
recent information as well as background on
current events, political and public policy
issues, controversial topics, etc.
a bimonthly public opinion monitor, this new
site offers very frequently updated polling
results and data. Updated whenever a new poll is
released, the site provides a daily glimpse into
public opinion trends. Users may select from
polls in three categories (Politics and Policy,
Business/ Economy, or The American Scene),
browse the most recent additions, or choose from
selected polls featured on the main page.
Additional resources include a collection of
articles on public opinion and survey research
resource for information on a wide range of
issues facing the public. Specifically designed
for under-graduate level research and
information. Easily searchable.
The magazine of "Free Markets and Free Minds."
Complete text of issues of Reason, searchable.
Reason is a somewhat contrarian voice on current
events and public affairs. Loaded with facts and
analysis on current issues. Generally
libertarian in slant.
Republican National Committee
Just what you'd expect but well organized. and
with access to some helpful partisan information
and links to GOP public figures' work
Securities and Exchange Commission EDGAR
Database The SEC is a
branch of the Federal Government which regulates
stocks, brokerage firms, etc. Lots of background
on financial matters involving securities.
Tarlton Law Library
U. of Texas, Austin. A good place to begin
exploring laws and legal issues.
Vanderbilt Television News
Archives - find
listings and order information for the major
network newscasts going back several decades