Summary Is a practical guide to using the Internet for political science research. 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 (1) Provides a subject specific approach to Internet research. (2) Includes chapters on key topics such as elections, parliaments, prime ministers and presidents. (3) Contains case studies of typical searches. (4) Highlights useful political science Internet sites. The Author Heather Dawson is an Assistant Librarian at the British Library of Political and Economic Science and Politics and Government. Contents Getting started on using the Internet - what search tools are available, information gateways, search terms, getting further information. Political science research - getting started, key organisations, key web sites. Elections - using the Internet to follow an election, information on electoral systems, tracing election results, future developments (e.g. digital archive). Political parties - what is online, constructing searches, key sites, where to find information. Heads of state (Presidents and Prime Ministers) - tracing news stories, speeches, directories worldwide. Parliaments - what is happening in Parliament, tracing MPs, Bills, devolution and regional parliaments in the UK; links to useful sites with directories of parliaments worldwide. Government departments - tracing legislation, statistics andconsultation papers. Political science education - information on courses, grants, libraries, searA site that can be recommended is the official UK graduate careers service Prospects (http://www.prospects.ac.uk/). This includes a jobs ... There are also company profiles and a searchable database of up-to-date vacancies for graduates.
|Title||:||Using the Internet for political research|
|Publisher||:||Chandos Publishing (Oxford) - 2003|