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Political Science

Interest Groups

Parties and Organizations
From the Political Information.Com site; can search for groups under the categories of "General Party and Policy Organizations," " Political Parties," "Trade Associations," and "Youth Organizations"

Political Advocacy Groups: A Directory of United States Lobbyists
A good starting point to get acquainted with the variety of advocacy groups in the United States

Registered Federal Lobbyist Database
Provided by the Center for Responsive Politics. Allows searching for registered lobbyists by name or interest area. Search results include organizations that hire lobbyists, names of lobbyists, areas of interest, and expenses

VIS Ratings of U.S. Congress - Voter Interest Group Scores
Provides ratings of Congress from a wide range of advocacy groups representing both liberal and conservative view points

International Organizations

Library of Congress International Organizations 

World Bank  - Includes World Development Indicators, Global Development Finance, Education Statistics, Health Nutrition and Population Statistics, Africa Development Indicators, Global Economic Monitor and Millennium Development Goals.

World Trade Organization (WTO) 

World Health Organization 

International Labour Organization  

World Policy Institute 

United Nations 

International Monetary Fund 

Agency for International Trade Information and Cooperation 

Global Policy Forum  - Includes NGO"s. ( non-governmental organizations)

North Atlantic Treaty Organization 

U.S. Foreign Policy - Selected Sources

FIRST
Factual reference system on international relations and security trends.  Contains high-quality, up-to-date, and clearly-documented informaiton; topics include conflicts, arms transfers and military expenditures, and economic and social statistics

Foreign Relations of the United States (1861-1960)
The official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions that have been classified and edited for publication.  Produced by the State Department's Office of the Historian.  Housed at the University of Wisconsin

U.S. Department of State
Site of the official department, including the current Administration's Secretary of State

U.S. Department of State Office of the Historian (1961-1972)
"The Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) series presents the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity"