Using the Internet for Political Research

Using the Internet for Political Research

Practical Tips and Hints

1st Edition - September 30, 2003

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  • Author: Heather Dawson
  • eBook ISBN: 9781780630595

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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

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.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 188
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Chandos Publishing 2003
  • Published: September 30, 2003
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9781780630595

About the Author

Heather Dawson

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

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