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SUNY Erie Library Resource Center

Government Research Guide


Welcome to the Government Research Guide at Erie Community College. Here you find resources on political science, the branches of the United States Federal Government, and local government resources. 

Search the entire library collection with Primo! is the official homepage of the United States government and a guide to government information and services.


Military and Government Collection

Provides current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government.

NewsBank Access World News

NewsBank Access World News features print and online-only newspapers, blogs, newswires, journals, broadcast transcripts and videos from over 3000 sources, including the Buffalo News and other NY newspapers. Also includes Special Reports and Current Events.

Governments of the World: A Global Guide to Citizens' Rights and Responsibilities

Governments of the World provides authoritative and up-to-date information on nearly 200 countries' institutions and forms of government.

Social and Economic rights

Federal Government

Federal Government:  Executive (President), Judicial (Supreme Court) and Legislative (House of Representatives & Senate) Branch.

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 General History of U.S., includes political and military history

Political Science


Local government


U.S. Political institutions and public administration


Military Science


Naval Science

Sample subject headings or keywords

Here are suggested subject headings that can be used for Primo and database searches. 

Political history -- United States

Political leadership -- United States

Political psychology

Political science

Politics and government