The leading reference source on the office of the presidency and those who have held it.
American President: A Reference Resource (Miller Center at UVA)
In-depth information on each U.S. President and administration, reviewed by leading scholars.
Vital Statistics on the Presidency: George Washington to George W. Bush
Main Reference JK 518 .R34 2009
Presidential Elections, 1789-2008: County, State, and National Mapping of Election Data
Main Reference JK524 .D47 2010
Presidential Campaigns, Slogans, Issues, and Platforms: The Complete Encyclopedia
Main Reference JK524 .R58 2012 vols. 1 - 3
Congressional Quarterly Almanac
Main Reference JK1.C663 2008 - 2012
Main Library JK1.C663 1949 - 2007
Congress and the Nation
Main Reference KF49.C65 1945 - 2008
A non-partisan institute seeking to expand understanding of the presidency, policy, and political history.
- Essays on each president
- Recordings Program
- Speech Archive
- Oral Histories
- Image Gallery
A non-profit, non-partisan organization. Publications include Presidential Fellows Reviews, Issue Papers, and other reports.
White House Transition Project
Since 1997, the WHTP has combined the efforts of scholars, universities, and policy institutions to smooth out presidential transitions.
American Political Science Association - Presidents and Executive Politics Section (PEP)
*Publishes the PEP Report on teaching and researching the presidency
*Formerly known as the Presidency Research Group which published the PRG Report (1979-2010)
The most comprehensive collection of presidential documents on the web. Also includes audio and video clips and selected data.
Compilation of Presidential Documents (1993 - present)
Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States (print copy)
Main Library J80 .A283 Carter - Obama (2009)
Main Library 353.03 Un3P Hoover - Ford
Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents (print copy)
Main Periodicals 1965-2000
Fully annotated transcripts that allow you to listen and read simultaneously.
Presidential Recordings Program (Miller Center at UVA)
Secret White House tapes, presented with transcripts and analysis from Miller Center presidential scholars. Includes material from Franklin Roosevelt through Richard Nixon.
Presidential Speech Archive (Miller Center at UVA)
Transcripts of important speeches; audio and video provided when available.
Presidential Audio & Video (American Presidency Project)
Coverage begins with Herbert Hoover.
Survey data from all major U.S. polling firms (academic, commercial, media) back to 1935; updated daily, include full text of questions and responses to more than 500,000 queries.
Polling the Nations
Includes questions from polls conducted in the U.S. and more than 100 countries since 1986.
PSQ access via JSTOR: 1974-2010
*every word of every article is searchable
PSQ access via OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center: 1998 to the present
Full-text global news sources, including newspapers, newswires, television and radio transcripts, numerous regional and industry publications, and images from Reuters. Content comes from ~160 countries in 22 languages.
New York Times (1851-2010)
Search by keywords or browse images of full pages by date.