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.
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
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.