Document (#29513)

Author
Dawson, H.
Title
Using the Internet for political research : practical tips and hints
Imprint
Oxford : Chandos
Year
2003
Pages
200 S
Isbn
1-84334-049-6 (pb)
1-84334-050-X (hb)
Abstract
Is a practical guide to using the Internet for political science research. Shows the reader how to develop effective Internet searching strategies and indicates what is available online. Covers some of the key areas, including elections, parliamentary information and political parties, showing how to successively locate and evaluate Internet resources. Covers political research mainly in the UK, and the USA.
Content
Key Features - Includes chapters an key topics such as elections, parliaments, prime ministers and presidents - Contains case studies of typical searches - 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 Editor of SOSIG (The Social Science Information Gateway). Readership This book is aimed at researchers, librarians/ information workers handling reference enquiries and students. Contents Getting started an using the Internet - search tools 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 an 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 and consultation papers Political science education - information an courses, grants, libraries, searching library catalogues, tracing academic staff members Keeping up-to-date - political news stories, political research and forthcoming events
Theme
Informationsmittel
Internet
Field
Politikwissenschaft

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