Briggs Library currently has a database trial to CQ Voting & Elections until April 4, 2008. To access the trial please go to: http://library.cqpress.com/elections/ (The dataset that allows download and export of data on VEC, is not turned on during trials.) Please share this information with students, faculty, and staff who may be interested in researching elections. The site is also linked from the Government Documents Web Page http://lib.sdstate.edu/find/govdocs/ under “Site of the Month”. Feel free to send me your comments.
More information from the CQ web site: CQ Voting and Elections Collection integrates a wealth of data, authoritative analyses, concise explanations, and historical material to provide a powerful research and reference tool on the American voter, major and minor political parties, campaigns and elections, and historical and modern races for Congress, the presidency, and governorships. This research and reference website is organized into six categories.
Presidential Elections includes explanations of the presidential electoral process, analyses and data for historical and modern presidential elections, modern voting behavior, key events and issues, and biographies.Congressional Elections provides explanations of the congressional electoral process, including reapportionment and redistricting; data for historical and modern congressional elections; analyses of modern congressional elections; modern voting behavior; modern district profiles; key events and issues; and biographies. Gubernatorial Elections presents explanations of the gubernatorial electoral process and data for historical and modern gubernatorial elections.Campaigns and Elections explores the American system of voting and elections, electoral process and reform, media, interest groups, and the impact of money.
Political Parties covers the party system in America, including party strength and control, and profiles Democratic, Republican, and third parties. Voters and Demographics covers expansion of voting rights, voter turnout, voting behavior, modern county census data, and modern district profiles. Vickie Mix, Documents Librarian