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Research procedure for identifying books, journal and newspaper articles, campaign finances, campaign ads, political advertising, public opinion polls, and election data.
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Encyclopedias and Handbooks

  • CQ Voting and Election
    Online equivalent of the Guide to U.S. Elections with extensive encyclopedic coverage of Presidential, Congressional, and gubernatorial elections. Search results not only include survey articles but election statistics, public opinion, speeches, and debate material from the CQ Researcher.
    Election data for Presidents, Governments, Representatives and Senators since 1789. Primary and general election data by county; state Presidential primary and caucus data (hard to find elsewhere); election analysis; case summaries, and biographies. Includes changes in party control, successful candidates of third parties. Downloadable spreadsheets equivalent to data found in America Votes.
    UM Only.
  • Guide to U.S. Election
    Comprehensive guide to the history and procedures for U.S. presidential, Congressional, and gubernatorial elections. UM Only.
  • Encyclopedia of U.S. campaigns, elections, and electoral behavior
    Two volume encyclopedia with articles covering campaigns, elections, and electoral behavior.
  • Oxford Handbook of American Elections and Political Behavior
    Covers the various theoretical approaches to the study of American elections and political behavior with articles covering various approaches and issues in research design, political participation, vote choice, presidential and non-presidential elections, and issues and elites as influences on individuals' political behavior.

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