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Visit the eBooks page for links to thousands of ebooks from several ebook providers.  RPCC ebooks are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Students will be prompted to login with their Library User ID or Alt. ID, and PIN to access these ebooks from off-campus.


Academic Search Complete: Articles from 5,500+ journals and other sources, multiple subject areas.

Britannica Online Academic Edition: A full-text encyclopedia with video, maps, & more.

nullFilms On Demand: Academic and Archival Films across all disciplines & Newsreels Collections.

nullHistory Reference Center: Reference books, history magazines, historical documents, etc.

nullLegal Source: Full-text articles from scholarly law journals on legal issues, studies, and more.

nullMilitary & Government Collection: Almost 300 journals covering military and government topics.

nullNewswires (AP, UPI, etc.): Near real-time access to top world-wide news sources.

nullGale In Context: Biography: Biographies, magazine articles, images, and website links for more than 900,000 people.

nullCQ Researcher: In-depth, non-biased full-text reports on topics and issues in the news.

nullGale Ebooks: Reference sources for just about any research topic.

nullJSTOR: The Scholarly Archive: articles from scholarly journals in the arts & sciences, humanities, business, etc.

nullNexis Uni: Features more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources – including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790.

nullNewspaper Source Plus: Articles from over 285 regional, national, international newspapers, & TV transcripts.

nullOxford Reference: Full-text general and subject-specific reference sources.

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    Great Speeches Series

    Abolish the Death Penality; A Debate

    Untold: Case Studies                      

    nullBrowse more political science videos from the Films on Demand database.

    Web Resources

    American Government, the official website of the U. S. government.

    Branches of the U.S. Government.

    Government Departments and Agencies; a directory of the U. S. government.

    GPO: U. S. Government Printing Office offers online access to Federal Government publications, including the United States Government Manual Center for Responsive Politics, is a non-partisan organization that tracks and reports federal campaign contributions, lobbying efforts, and more.

    Public Citizen, is a non-partisan, non-government organization whose mission is to “serve as the people’s voice in the nation’s capital.”

    State and Local Government, the official state website.

    Louisiana State Legislature includes information on all state and federal senators and representatives; see Louisiana’s Congressional Delegation for our U. S. Senators and Representatives.

    Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana, an independent organization concerned with critical issues facing the state.

    Politics section of The Advocate.

    Local Politics, section of, the online affiliate of the Times-Picayune newspaper.

    Stateline, which “provides daily reporting and analysis on trends in state policy,” and U. S. State Policy, which provides research and analysis of legal and policy issues from all 50 states, are two resources from The PEW Charitable Trusts, a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy research organization. News and issues are searchable by state, topic, etc. Updated daily.

    Shelf Resources (RPCC Library - Gonzales Campus)

    Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers (print issues)

    The Advocate (Baton Rouge) and other local newspapers

    American History (also available full-text, online, 1994 to date, in several databases, including Academic Search Complete)

    Current History

    The Economist (also available full-text, online 1988 to date in Biography In Context)

    Newsweek (also available full-text, online, various date ranges, in several databases, with Nexis Uni covering 1975 to 2013)

    Time (also available full-text, online, various date ranges, in several databases, with Academic Search Complete covering 1923 to date)

    U. S. News and World Report (also available full-text, online from 2000 to 2005 from Nexis Uni)


    Browse Books, DVDs, and Other Shelf Resources by Shelf Number

    JA 1 to JA 92 – Political science (General reference, political theory, history, etc.).

    JC 11 to JC 605 – Political theory. Theories of state.

    JC 131 to JC 273 – Modern state (16th century to date).

    JC 421 to JC 423 – Democracy.

    JC 489 to JC 497 – Political change, revolutions, dictatorships, etc.

    JC 571 to JC 605 – Human rights, civil rights, freedoms, etc.

    JF 20 to JF 2112 – Political institutions and public administration. Comparative governments.

    JF 201 to JF 619 – Organs and functions of government, including heads of state, parliamentary government, legislation, etc.

    JF 2011 to JF 2112 – Political parties.

    JK 1 to JK 9593 – Political institutions and public administration, United States.

    JK 54 to JK 103 – Colonial period.

    JK 116 to JK 246 – 1776 to 1898.

    JK 271 to JK 274 – 20th century.

    JK 501 to JK 868 – Executive branch.

    JK 1012 to JK 1432 – Congress. Legislative branch.

    JK 1507 to JK 1603 – Judiciary (see also KF 8700 to KF 8709).

    JK 1717 to JK 2217 – Political rights. Citizenship. Suffrage. Electoral system.

    JK 2255 to JK 2391 – Political parties.

    JK 2403 to JK 9593 – State government.

    JK 4701 to JK 4793 – Louisiana.

    K – Law in general; comparative and uniform law; jurisprudence.

    KF – Law of the United States.

    KF 1600 to KF 2940 – Regulation of industry, trade, and commerce.

    KF 3300 to KF 3995 – Social legislation. Public health. Medical legislation. Public safety. Control of social activities.

    KF 4501 to KF 5130 – Constitutional law.

    KF 8700 to KF 9075 – Courts. Organization and procedure.

    KFL 1 to KFL 599 – Louisiana.

    KFL 45 – Louisiana State Supreme Court.