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Library Research Guides

Political Science 381: Political Science Research Design

Guide for Political Science 381

State Level Policy Research

Resources for comparison of state laws

Books

State Constitutions of the United States,  Available in the Hatcher Graduate Reference room. The call number is KF 4530 .M331 1998

Subject Compilations of State Laws,  Available in the Documents Center Reference room. The call number is KF 240 .S7951

 

Links

Comparing State Governments and Performance

Statistics on US States

State Blue Books

Journals and Serials

State Politics & Policy Quarterly; 2001 - present, in print and online.
Hatcher Graduate library: JK 2403 .S7621

Governing; 1987 - present; in print and online.
Hatcher Graduate library: KF 5300 .A15 G72

State Government; 1931 - 1986, discontinued, in print only.
Hatcher Graduate library and Buhr Shelving Facility: JK 2403 .S8

Subject Compilations of State Laws; 1960 - present, in print only.
Hatcher Graduate Gov Docs Reference Room: KF 240 .S7951

National Survey of State Laws; 2008 edition available online, older editions in print.
Hatcher Graduate, Shapiro Undergraduate & Gov Docs Reference: KF 386 .N381

State Yellow Book; 1992 - present, print only.
Hatcher Graduate, Shapiro Undergraduate & Gov Docs Reference: JK 2443 .S791

Bulk Download State Legislative Data

Michigan

State of Michigan Official Web Site

State of Michigan Web Sites -  A breakdown of content areas, agencies and branches of government.

Citizen's Guide to State Government, 2009-2010 (.pdf). Published by the Michigan Legislature.

  • Who your representatives are and tips on contacting legislators.
  • How a bill becomes a law.
  • State committees and subcommittees.
  • Contact information for Michigan departments (e.g. Dept. of Agriculture, Education, Corrections, Civil Rights)

Michigan Report (Gongwer) authentication required
Coverage of every bill in the Michigan Legislature, with daily reports on issues at the state level. House and Senate Activity Reports, executive, judicial and legislative documents.

U.S. Territory Websites