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CQ Congress Collection

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CQ Congress Collection supports course work on Congress and public policy, including the Advanced Placement course in American Government and Politics, and scholarly research in political science and American history.Authoritative Information The Collection integrates a careful selection of relevant CQ Press content, as well as Congressional Quarterly's invaluable "CQ Key Votes" data.

  • Map It provides a visual representation of how state delegations vote on "CQ Key Votes." Selecting any state will link to the roll call vote of the state delegation. Powerful database-driven research tools allow patrons to generate unique perspectives about members of Congress. For example, in:
  • Voting Alignment researchers can compare "CQ Key Votes" voting records between two or more members, member votes compared to party votes (party unity), by member demographics, and by votes across a state delegation.
  • Interest Group Ratings users can analyze each member and their demographics with support scores assigned by various, well-known interest groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union, American Conservative Union, and the National Education Association.
  • Advanced CQ Key Vote Analysis users will discern member voting patterns on the most important legislation.
  • Advanced Member Analysis researchers can generate unique demographic analysis by Congress, political party, state, birth, religion, previous occupation, sex, and/or military service.

Valuable Features

Map of Congress visually displays the political party trends of the composition of the House and Senate

Current Committees lists congressional committees and subcommittees, their members, committee jurisdiction, and contact information

Congressional Encyclopedia explains more than 250 topics

More than 900 terms are defined in the Congressional Dictionary

Web links to government and non-governmental resources

Number of Users:
Unlimited simultaneous users
Interlibrary Loan:
Print-only copy permitted
Resource Advocate:
Wyant, Nicholas
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IUB Library Subjects:
  • Law
  • Public Administration
  • Political Science
  • American Studies
  • Global Studies
  • Military Science
  • Economics
  • European Studies
  • Criminal Justice

Library of Congress Subjects:

United States. Congress.
Legislation--United States.