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Political Science 381: Introduction to Research Design

Recommended resources for Political Science 381 taught by Professor Pauline Jones Winter 2023

Tracking Bills in Congress or State Legislatures

State Level Policy Research

Resources for comparison of state laws

Comparing State Governments and Performance

Statistics on US States

State Blue Books


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, 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)