Video and Multimedia

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  • TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). Students can search on any topic and find a related and interesting TedTalk

Web Resource

  • The American Political Science Association, founded in 1903, is the leading professional organization for the study of political science and serves more than 15,000 members in over 80 countries. APSA brings together political scientists from all fields of inquiry, regions, and occupational endeavors within and outside academe in order to expand awareness and understanding of politics. A great resource for students to develop an initial understanding of political science and answer the question, why study politics.
  • The Foundations of Political Theory is an organized section of the American Political Science Association that aims to promote the links between political theory and the discipline of political science.
  • Project Gutenberg provides free electronic versions of many classic works, including several of the older texts mentioned in this chapter.
  • eTalkinghead, an online magazine, features in its Political Blog Directory a listing of political blogs covering an array of ideologies. Exploring these blogs is a great way to discover your own Field of Dreams.
  • Daryl Cagle’s Professional Cartoonists Index is an up-to-date collection of editorial cartoons, which can be powerful tools for promoting ideologies and critiquing other ideologies.
  •  Go Comics Editorial Cartoon index offers a comprehensive collection of daily political cartoons from some of the best cartoonists in the field. Go Comics collection of mainstream and cutting edge new comic material is also extensive.
  • The Onion provides a weekly satirical look at the major news of the day.
  • The University of Michigan Library Documents Center’s Political Science Resources on the Web is a great collection for students engaged in political science.
  •   Project Vote Smart is an organization dedicated to providing voters with the essential information to self-govern effectively. Project Vote Smart strives to provide free, non-biased, in-depth, and accurate information about current officials, candidates, issues, legislation, and voting. Vote Smart has amassed an incredible database of political information.