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CQ Press Encyclopedia of American Government

The CQ Press Encyclopedia of American Government provides answers to the full range of questions that students, government professionals, interested citizens, and other researchers have about the institutions of the U.S. government. Based on the new editions of the CQ Press American Government A to Z series, this resource offers thousands of concise, up-to-date explanations of the who, how, and why of American democracy.


Content and Features

  • 2,000 encyclopedic and biographical entries on all three branches of the federal government and U.S. elections
  • Q&A—key questions with concise answers and links to related questions
  • Facts & Figures—graphic and tabular presentations of statistics and other information
  • An image collection of historical figures and recent events
  • Primary source documents, including the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution
  • Bibliographies for further research
  • Annotated links to authoritative web resources

“…a successful conversion of a reliable print source into an even more valuable online tool…Recommended for public, academic, and school libraries.”—Library Journal

“…an easy to navigate reference on Congress, the Presidency, the Supreme Court, and U.S. elections.…Recommended.”—The Book Report