Using the Internet for Political Research - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781843340492, 9781780630595

Using the Internet for Political Research

1st Edition

Practical Tips and Hints

Authors: Heather Dawson
eBook ISBN: 9781780630595
Paperback ISBN: 9781843340492
Imprint: Chandos Publishing
Published Date: 30th September 2003
Page Count: 188
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Table of Contents

Getting started in using the Internet; Political science and the Internet; Elections; Political parties; Prime ministers and heads of state; Parliaments; Government departments and publications; Political science education; Keeping up to date.


This book is a practical guide to using the Internet for political science research. The growth of the Internet means that an increasing amount of political information is becoming available on the web; however, it can often be difficult for users to locate high quality resources. This book shows the reader how to develop effective Internet searching strategies and indicates what is available online. It covers some of the key political science areas, including elections, parliamentary information and political parties, showing how to successively locate and evaluate Internet resources. The book covers political research mainly in the UK, and the USA.

Key Features

  • Provides a subject specific approach to Internet research
  • Includes chapters on key topics such as elections, parliaments, prime ministers and presidents
  • Contains case studies of typical searches


Researchers, librarians/information workers handling reference enquiries and students


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About the Authors

Heather Dawson Author

Heather Dawson is an Assistant Librarian at the British Library of Political and Economic Science and Politics and Government Editor of SOSIG (The Social Science Information Gateway).

Affiliations and Expertise

British Library of Political and Economic Science, USA