SF Politics and Other Gov Research Sources

This page lists resources that will be helpful for the senior government classes. It will be continually updated as we come across useful sources. 

Helpful databases for all (click here for passwords if you need them):




San Francisco Politics

The Usual Suspects: a clearinghouse of information about SF politics that strives towards impartiality

SF Gate's Local News

SF Chronicle's page dedicated to Politics and Policy

We have many books in our catalog devoted to San Francisco politics, neighborhoods, and history.


Constitutional Law:

Constitution page from the founding documents at the National Archives 

Library of Congress’s U.S. Constitutional Law resource page 

Congress.gov provides updates on Congressional action

Congressional Digest is available on EBSCO.


Criminal Justice:

National Criminal Justice Reference Service

American Bar Association Criminal Justice Resources


Social Movements:

National Archives Civil Rights page

Library of Congress Civil Rights Resource Guide

Congress.gov provides updates on Congressional action, some related to civil rights

American Bar Association Civil Rights and Social Justice Resources


Purdue OWL MLA Formatting and Style Guide: This site has the rules for everything you need to know about MLA. It also has a model paper to show you exactly what an MLA formatted paper should look like, including a Works Cited.

We recommend using the tools at OWL or the MLA style guide to format your Works Cited entries because EasyBib and similar tools very often produce erroneous entries.

COME SEE US: Questions? Need help? Please come see us in the library. Helping you learn how to dig deep into information, read it critically, and synthesize it into your own argument gives us great pleasure.