Internet Resources - Politics
- Global Issues in Context
Global Issues in Context uses a wealth of resources to explain the historical and contemporary conditions necessary to understand global issues, conflicts and events. Global Issues in Context supports research in virtually every corner of the library and in a wide variety of subject areas, including sociology, current events, civics, politics, science, economics, cultural/religious studies, women’s studies, human rights, English composition and many more.Use the interactive map to search by geography, or browse by issue, country or region.
Browse related subjects: Education, Environment, Government, News, Politics
- CIA--Central Intelligence Agency
The CIA website provides electronic access to the World Factbook, a reference guide to the social and political status of countries worldwide, and to World Leaders, a directory of world government officials. The website also provides a wealth of information on CIA history and organization, informs about careers in the CIA (how real is James Bond?) and makes available declassified documents on Nazi war crimes, the Cold War, and CIA activities following 9-11. Q&A's respond to allegations of CIA involvement in domestic spying, assassinations, and drug trafficking.
Browse related subjects: Countries, Government, Politics
- Congressional Record
Searchable, browseable online version of the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. Contains Congressional Record volumes from 140 (1994) to the present.
Browse related subjects: Archives, Government, Politics
- Huffington Post
Offers syndicated columnists, blogs and news stories with moderated comments.
Browse related subjects: Government, News, Politics, Social Issues
- Independent Media Center
Independent alternative news from around the world.
Browse related subjects: News, Politics, Social Issues
- Internet Public Library History Collection
Extensive list of websites on history. Browse by era, region, or topic.
Browse related subjects: History, Politics
- Politics -- Internet Public Library
Browse related subjects: Government, Politics, Social Issues
Researchers from PolitiFact, a Pulitzer Prize-winning website launched in 2007 by the Tampa Bay Times, examine statements made by members of Congress, the president, governors, lobbyists, and others in American politics. Statements are assigned Truth-0-Meter ratings from "mostly true" to "Pants on Fire" (liar, liar). The more recently-added adjunct to Politi-Fact is PunditFact, which examines claims made by pundits, columnists, talk show hosts and political analysts.
Browse related subjects: Government, News, Politics
The official portal to the Unites States Government. An astounding compilation of information, services, and publication on a variety of topics.
Browse related subjects: ADA, Agriculture, Blind, Business, Careers, Consumer Health, Consumers, Countries, Directories, Drugs, Education, Employment, Environment, Finance, Government, History, Internships, Inventions, Jobs, Labor, Medicine, News, Nutrition, Politics, Public Health, Schools, Science, Social Issues, Transportation, Travel
- Elected Representatives for Santa Cruz County
This guide from the County Elections Department includes elected officials representing Santa Cruz County at Federal, State, and local levels.
Browse related subjects: Directories, Government, People, Politics, Santa Cruz County
- Santa Cruz Comic News
Browse related subjects: News, Politics, Santa Cruz County
Did You Know?
Aptos was originally a "rancheria" (Spanish term for an Indian settlement), and is now an unincorporated village, of indefinite area, centered around the present-day junction of Soquel Drive and Trout Gulch Road. "Aptos" is said to be an Indian name meaning "meeting of the two streams or waters," i.e., the ... [More]