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A Guide to Political Science Resources

Biographies, Dictionaries & Registers

Biography Reference Bank, (1 concurrent user allowed)

Includes autobiographies, bibliographies, biographies, critical studies, fiction and drama, pictorial works, poetry, juvenile literature, obituaries, journals, collections of letters, book reviews, and interviews. Updated monthly.

Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present
A Who's Who of all Representatives and Senators. The simple search engine is case insensitive, and allows searching by last name, first name, office held, and/or state represented.

Almanac of American Politics
Exhaustive biographies and political standings of all Members of Congress and the areas (states or districts) they represent. The paper copies at JK 1012 go back to 1980.

Congressional Directory
Congress creates its own telephone directory to the Congress and the rest of the U.S. federal government annually. Also includes names, addresses, and telephone numbers to the mass media, state governments, and foreign diplomats in the U.S. Provides biographical data on members of congress and socio-economic demographic variables about the states and districts. The print counterpart goes back to the Civil War.

Taylor's Encyclopedia of Government Officials: Federal & State
Updates the print version of this encyclopedia. Userid and password required; ask at Help Desk; click on Member Login at top-left of screen.

USPS ZIP Code Look-Up
Look up zip codes for any address in the U.S.