Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 08/11/2008 - 11:31.
Where can I find information on United States presidential elections?
To start, look at the Politics and Elections Resources page, which lists resources about elections.
For presidential speeches, check these news databases (available to Stanford users):
Finally, you'll find many relevant materials by simply doing a Searchworks under subject search under "campaigns United States." Here are a few listings to get you started:
Submitted by jrjacobs@stanfo... on Mon, 08/11/2008 - 10:51.
The records in Socrates for certain Congressional hearings say they are in Green Library Federal Documents, but I can’t find them in the Green West Basement. Where are they?
They are probably in SAL-3 and need to be paged. Here is the drill for finding these (the staff at the Information Center in Green can help with this process):
To page them from SAL-3, you must find their Series entry. So:
Here's an example of how to locate a Socrates record listed in Fed Docs, but which is not on microfiche in Green:
There are two digital avenues to access Congressional hearings: LexisNexis Congressional and the University of Michigan's library catalog (under the advanced search option, select format = "electronic resources").
Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org on Tue, 07/22/2008 - 11:03.
How can I find records of votes, by member, for the House of Commons in the 19th Century?
Historical answer on Divisions:
The detailed lists of members' votes were not included in the bound sets of the PP. Over time, they were placed in various locations of Commons business: in Votes and Proceedings, or as a separate publication. The Parliament kept no official record of members' votes until 1836. Before then, unofficial lists appeared in newspaper accounts, letters, or manuscripts. For details about member votes for the late 18th and early 19th centuries, see Voting Records of the British House of Commons, 1761-1820, by Donald E. Ginter.
We have an online version of the 19th Century House of Commons Papers, but it doesn't include the . So for the 19th C, we must depend on the microfiche set of Division Lists. They cover the votes from 1836 to 1910. (We also have a microfiche set of the PP.) One approach is to check the Debates, find out if a division was taken, then use the Division Lists microfiche for the record of the votes.
The Chadwyck-Healey Subject Catalogue [index] of the House of Commons Parliamentary Papers, 1801-1900, which goes with their Parliamentary Papers fiche, includes a subject finding list of the Division Lists from 1842 to 1900, in Vol. 1, pp. 153-154. These can be searched in the online PP by searching "return of the number of divisions" using a date limit of 1842-1900. These are subject lists, with total votes on each bill, and do not include members' names. For names, you'll need the microfiche of the Division Lists.
Below are the catalog records for our holdings of the Parliamentary Debates. Currently, the Debates are not available in electronic format before 1988.
From 1988 on, the debates are available online from the House of Commons.