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Freshman and Transfer Seminar PSS 1100
This guide covers basic library resources and services for new students.
"Ballotpedia is the online encyclopedia of American politics and elections. Our goal is to inform people about politics by providing accurate and objective information about politics at all levels of government." Provides information on all levels of U.S. elections and detailed information by state. Provides State Legislative Tracker and The Policy Tracker services.
"The nation's only free, nonpartisan, verifiable archive of contributions to political campaigns in all 50 states." Provides detailed campaign contributions nationwide. Includes Tools like Industry Influence, Election Overview, My District, My Legislature.
"The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan, political organization of women and men encouraging informed and active participation in government." Provides link to current Voters Guide, Elections and Voting Information, etc.
"The League of Women Voters of Texas provides information about elections, voting and issues important to Texans." Provides information on current election, How to Vote, Voting Fun/Lessons/History, etc.
"The Center for Responsive Politics is the nation's premier research group tracking money in U.S. politics and its effect on elections and public policy." Provides information on federal and state level. Information on Influence and Lobbying covers lobbyists, interest groups, PACs, etc. Also provides Issue Profiles.
PolitiFact Texas is a partnership of the Austin American-Statesman and PolitiFact.com, a Pulitzer Prize-winning Web site of the Tampa Bay Times, to help you find the truth in politics. Similar to Politifact--it covers national and Texas politics primarily.
"Election Information You Need" Nationwide voter app that allows voters to "see the races on your ballot, compare candidates' positions side-by-side, and print out a "ballot" indicating your preferences as a reminder and take it with you to the polls on Election Day. " NEW: Covering national COVID-19 election changes. Bilingual Resource.
Librarian for Political Science, Government Information, Maps, and Patents/Trademarks