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CQ Press Voting and Elections Collection

Newly redesigned and updated with 2012 National Election Data.

Subscribers, click here to enter your database.

CQ Press Voting and Elections Collection is the first dynamic research and reference tool to put the power of a specially created elections database and the context of objective, informed analyses directly in the hands of students, scholars, researchers, and interested citizens. The Collection is organized into six categories:

  • Presidential Elections
  • Campaigns and Elections
  • Congressional Elections
  • Political Parties
  • Gubernatorial Elections
  • Voters and Demographics
  • The Collection is unique in integrating historical and modern data, analyses of elections and voting behavior, explanations of electoral process and reforms, census and district demographics, key events and issues, and much more.

    Search strategies and "related documents" features guide patrons to related returns, analyses, primary sources like campaign speeches, and other documents.

    Thousands of election returns tables can be browsed and searched by office, year, and state. Hyperlinks within those tables lead to district profiles, census data, more refined data from that election cycle, and other information to enhance understanding.

    Robust Data and Unique, User-Friendly Tools
    Powerful database-driven research tools from the navigation bar on the top of the page allow patrons to customize data to study the trends and patterns of most interest in elections:

    • The Candidates section tracks a candidate's political career through election results and party affiliation changes.
    • Selections under Race Trends list incumbancy, open seat races, landslide elections, and special elections.
    • Party Dominance tracks house seats that changed party, party control, and split districts.
    These unique tools allow patrons to address sophisticated research questions without being sophisticated statistical or database users themselves.

    Valuable Features:
    • Newly added Infographics from The Rhodes Cook Letter provide powerful data analysis at a quick glance.
    • Elections Encyclopedia explains more than 200 terms and concepts.
    • Definitions and Sources cover definitions, sources, and provenance of the data.
    • Recommended Resources provides links to related election and voter information sites.
    • Download Data feaure allows users to employ data from the Collection in their own research

    CQ Press Voting and Elections Collection supports course work in campaigns and elections, Congress, and the presidency, including the Advanced Placement course in American Government and Politics and scholarly research in political science and American history.

    For Pricing of the CQ Press Voting and Elections Collection - E-mail [email protected]

    For a free trial, register here.

    ...CQ Voting and Elections Collection is a magnificent product that deserves at least a trial in every public, academic, and high school library in America....The contents of this file are impressive...The richness, quality and depth of information in CQ Voting and Elections Collection is truly extraordinary....a powerhouse of political information....A superb resource that promises to get even better with upcoming releases.

    - Library Journal

    "Bursting with valuable content, VEC is a veritable candy store for political scientists, students, and election junkies of all kinds." - Library Journal
    Winner of the Best Internet-based Product in Social Science 2003 PSP Award for Excellence from the Association of American Publishers 
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    Read about the updates to CQ Voting and Elections Collection in 2013 on our FAQ page!