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- How to Cite Data (from Michigan State University)
- Statistical Abstract of the United States - "Stat Ab" is the starting point for finding statistics and guiding you to more detailed data.
- State of California Statistics
- Other California Statistics - (from Infomine)
- RAND California Statistics - focuses on "California public policy issues with an emphasis on statistics."
- Roper Center Public Opinion Archives - results from opinion surveys.
- To search, highlight the "Quick Links" menu and select "iPOLL Logon"
- Congressional Research Service - analyses of public policy issues, especially of legislative proposals, for use by Congress.
- PAIS International - Public Affairs Information Service - Journal articles, government publications and other materials about political science and public policy.
Off Campus Access to Databases:
For information on accessing Library resources from off campus, click the “Connect from Home” link on the left navigation bar, or load http://library.ucr.edu/view/help/remoteaccess/index.html. You should download and install the AnyConnect VPN software client. The newspaper database, Academic via LexisNexis, does not work well with Web access.
ASA Style Guide:
- Style Guide (American Sociological Association)
- ASA Citation Style Examples (from Wayne State College)
U.S. Bureau of the Census. 2009. Statistical Abstract of the United States. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office.
American Institute of Public Opinion. 1938a. “Gallup Poll no. 130.” Princeton, NJ: American Institute of Public Opinion [producer]. New Haven, CT: Roper Center for Public Opinion Research [distributor].
The best time to start focus your project is at the beginning:
Public Policy - The databases and web sites in the general section can help you audition and narrow your research question.
Newspapers - This subject page contains links to the wide variety of resources licensed by the UCR Libraries.
Academic (via LexisNexis) provides full-text access to hundreds of newspapers. Once the database loads, limit your results to just editorials & opinions by: