This print resource offers essay-length entries on local, state, and federal government. A good source for the history of the U.S. Federal Government as well as the rights and responsibilities of citizens.
This print resource covers American history, government, and politics from colonial times through the election of President Obama in 2008. A great resource for background information, or brushing up on the basics.
This is the official handbook of the federal government. The manual beings with reprints of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, and goes on to provide "comprehensive information on the agencies of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches."
Available online (Access for all on-campus; login required from off-campus) and in print, this resource contains words, concepts and names related to the United States Government such as those you commonly hear and read in the news. You'll find short entries about Presidents and Supreme Court Justices (current through 2001) by searching by last name. Look up major supreme court cases or find out the real meaning of "pork barrel politics" in this resource!