Directories & Search Engines

Associations & Institutions


  • Follow the Money (National Institute on Money in State Politics)  "By searching the Follow the Money database, you can find out what specific businesses or contributors — or all contributors in any of 115 interest groups — invested in elections in your state. Or, find out what they gave regionally, or nationally, or in any group of states you want."

  • GPO Multi-Database Search (Government Printing Office) 


Dictionaries, Handbooks, Encyclopedias

Electronic Journals & Newsletters


General Resources

  • Moving Ideas Network (American Prospect Magazine) (formerly the Electronic Policy Network) dedicated to explaining and popularizing complex policy ideas to a broader audience" 


  • OpenSecrets. Com - Online Source for Money in Politics Data

  • Politics1  "published as a non-partisan public service to promote fully informed decision-making by the American electorate. 

  • Spin of the Day daily reporting on public relations, propaganda and media spin

  • SpinSanity   "the nation's leading watchdog of manipulative political rhetoric. We work to counter the increasing dominance of techniques of deception and irrationality in American politics by identifying and dissecting outrageous and important examples of this rhetoric in daily posts and weekly columns. "

  • This "the most comprehensive guide to American Government and politics on the net"

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