• Political Science

Information Sources of Political Science


Author: Stephen W. Green,Douglas Ernest
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576071049
Category: Political Science
Page: 593
View: 5074
A comprehensive bibliography of American and international politics covers print and electronic materials published in English, primarily in the U.S. and U.K., with most chapters arranged by reference format, then alphabetically by title.

    • Reference

Information Sources in the Social Sciences


Author: David Fisher,Sandra Price,Terry Hanstock
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110949326
Category: Reference
Page: 526
View: 2514
The aim of each volume of this series Guides to Information Sources is to reduce the time which needs to be spent on patient searching and to recommend the best starting point and sources most likely to yield the desired information. The criteria for selection provide a way into a subject to those new to the field and assists in identifying major new or possibly unexplored sources to those who already have some acquaintance with it. The series attempts to achieve evaluation through a careful selection of sources and through the comments provided on those sources.

    • Political Science

The Versailles Treaty and its Legacy

The Failure of the Wilsonian Vision
Author: Norman A. Graebner,Edward M. Bennett
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139499483
Category: Political Science
Page: N.A
View: 1873
This study, a realist interpretation of the long diplomatic record that produced the coming of World War II in 1939, is a critique of the Paris Peace Conference and reflects the judgment shared by many who left the Conference in 1919 in disgust amid predictions of future war. The critique is a rejection of the idea of collective security, which Woodrow Wilson and many others believed was a panacea, but which was also condemned as early as 1915. This book delivers a powerful lesson in treaty-making and rejects the supposition that treaties, once made, are unchangeable, whatever their faults.

    • Political Science

Predicting the Next President

The Keys to the White House
Author: Allan J. Lichtman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442212128
Category: Political Science
Page: 224
View: 8199
Think that Richard Nixon lost the 1960 presidential election because he sweated on TV? Or that John Kerry was “swiftboated” out of the presidency in 2004? Think again! In Predicting the Next President political analyst and historian Allan J. Lichtman presents thirteen historical factors, or “keys” (four political, seven performance, and two personality), that determine the outcome of presidential elections. In the chronological, successful application of these keys to every election since 1860, Lichtman dispels much of the mystery behind electoral politics and challenges many traditional assumptions. An indispensable resource for political junkies who want to get a head-start on calling Decision 2012.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

International Relations, International Security, and Comparative Politics

A Guide to Reference and Information Sources
Author: Chad M. Kahl
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781591585190
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 423
View: 1944
Presents approximately nine hundred annotated entries on English language reference sources including directories, indexes, statistical sources, yearbooks, and chronologies.

    • Political Science

Political Science

A Guide to Reference and Information Sources
Author: Henry E. York
Publisher: Englewood, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: 249
View: 4035

    • Political Science

The Nature and Origins of Mass Opinion


Author: John Zaller
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521407861
Category: Political Science
Page: 367
View: 6086
In this book John Zaller develops a comprehensive theory to explain how people acquire political information from the mass media and convert it into political preferences. Using numerous specific examples, Zaller applies this theory in order to explain the dynamics of public opinion on a broad range of subjects, including both domestic and foreign policy, trust in government, racial equality, and presidential approval, as well as voting behavior in U.S. House, Senate and Presidential elections. Particularly perplexing characteristics of public opinion are also examined, such as the high degree of random fluctuations in political attitudes observed in opinion surveys and the changes in attitudes due to minor changes in the wording of survey questions.

    • Computers

The Reference Guide to Data Sources


Author: Julia Bauder
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838912273
Category: Computers
Page: 184
View: 8870
This concise sourcebook takes the guesswork out of locating the best sources of data, a process more important than ever as the data landscape grows increasingly cluttered. Much of the most frequently used data can be found free online, and this book shows readers how to look for it with the assistance of user-friendly tools. This thoroughly annotated guide will be a boon to library staff at public libraries, high school libraries, academic libraries, and other research institutions, with concentrated coverage of Data sources for frequently researched subjects such as agriculture, the earth sciences, economics, energy, political science, transportation, and many more The basics of data reference along with an overview of the most useful sources, focusing on free online sources of reliable statistics like government agencies and NGOs Statistical datasets, and how to understand and make use of them How to use article databases, WorldCat, and subject experts to find data Methods for citing data Survey Documentation and Analysis (SDA) software This guide cuts through the data jargon to help librarians and researchers find exactly what they're looking for.

    • Social Science

Sources of information in the social sciences

a guide to the literature. - 3rd ed
Author: William H. Webb,Alan R. Beals
Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 777
View: 841
Brief descriptions of specific fields in history, economics, and other areas of social science introduce annotated bibliographies of source material

    • Business & Economics

Tweeting to Power

The Social Media Revolution in American Politics
Author: Jason Gainous,Kevin M. Wagner
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199965072
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 190
View: 892
Using theory and data, Gainous and Wagner illustrate how online social media is bypassing traditional media and creating new forums for the exchange of political information and campaigning.

    • Social Science

New Media and American Politics


Author: Richard Davis,Diana Marie Owen
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195120604
Category: Social Science
Page: 304
View: 2312
New Media and American Politics is the first book to examine the effect on modern politics of the new media, which include talk radio, tabloid journalism, television talk shows, entertainment media, and computer networks. Davis and Owen discuss the new media's cultural environment, audience, and content, before going on to evaluate its impact on everything from elections to policy making to the old media itself.

    • History

British Sources of Information

A Subject Guide and Bibliography
Author: P. Jackson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135794936
Category: History
Page: 548
View: 1223
This comprehensive and versatile reference source will be a most important tool for anyone wishing to seek out information on virtually any aspect of British affairs, life and culture. The resources of a detailed bibliography, directory and journals listing are combined in this single volume, forming a unique guide to a multitude of diverse topics - British politics, government, society, literature, thought, arts, economics, history and geography. Academic subjects as taught in British colleges and universities are covered, with extensive reading lists of books and journals and sources of information for each discipline, making this an invaluable manual.

    • Political Science

Investigators Guide to Sources of Information


Author: Donald Wheeler
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 078814636X
Category: Political Science
Page: 113
View: 1499
This guide is intended to be a useful investigative tool for identifying sources of information about people, property, business, and finance. It is organized so that all of the information about a single source is located in a single definitive category. An index has been added to locate sources of information about a topic that may be discussed in one or more places in the guide. Contents: local and state governments; Federal agencies; directories, reference works, and other sources; electronic databases; and investigator's guide to the Internet. Charts and tables.

    • Education

Using Primary Sources in the Classroom


Author: Kathleen Vest
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
ISBN: 9781425893767
Category: Education
Page: 0
View: 8349
Developed by social studies specialists, this resource helps teachers turn classrooms into primary source learning environments. This engaging book offers effective, creative strategies for integrating primary source materials and providing cross-curricular ideas. This resource is aligned to the interdisciplinary themes from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills.

    • Political Science

Open Source Intelligence in a Networked World


Author: Anthony Olcott
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1441138579
Category: Political Science
Page: 304
View: 1125
The amount of publicly and often freely available information is staggering. Yet, the intelligence community still continues to collect and use information in the same manner as during WWII, when the OSS set out to learn as much as possible about Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan by scrutinizing encyclopedias, guide books, and short-wave radio. Today, the supply of information is greater than any possible demand, and anyone can provide information. In effect, intelligence analysts are drowning in information. The book explains how to navigate this rising flood and make best use of these new, rich sources of information. Written by a pioneer in the field, it explores the potential uses of digitized data and the impact of the new means of creating and transmitting data, recommending to the intelligence community new ways of collecting and processing information. This comprehensive overview of the world of open source intelligence will appeal not only to practitioners and students of intelligence, but also to anyone interested in communication and the challenges posed by the information age.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science

Volume 2 - AsSociation Canadienne des Bibliotheques to Book World
Author: Allen Kent,Harold Lancour
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780824720025
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 720
View: 5307
"The Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science provides an outstanding resource in 33 published volumes with 2 helpful indexes. This thorough reference set--written by 1300 eminent, international experts--offers librarians, information/computer scientists, bibliographers, documentalists, systems analysts, and students, convenient access to the techniques and tools of both library and information science. Impeccably researched, cross referenced, alphabetized by subject, and generously illustrated, the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science integrates the essential theoretical and practical information accumulating in this rapidly growing field."