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CoLPS: Political Science Resources

Find the best resources (articles, books, and more) to help you succeed in your program.


Grey Literature

Grey literature includes reports and other research which are not formally published as either books or journal articles. Before the web, this material was considered "grey" because typically they were hard to find. Now these reports by think tanks, lobbying organizations and government agencies are increasingly found on the web. In addition, the term "grey" is also applied to this literature because it has not been reviewed or vetted by scholars in the field.

Think Tanks

Working Papers: Works in progress.  They are often the result of ongoing research and are published to seek comments by others in the field. This type of publication has not been peer reviewed.


State and Local Government on the Web -- provides one-stop access to the websites of thousands of state agencies and city and county governments. Drop-down menus can be used to view all the websites in a given state or to view websites of state government constitutional officers, state legislatures, state judiciaries and departments across all states.

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