Did you know that even though we are the Business/Science department we also have some materials concerning Political Science? In the 100’s there are Philosophy works with a heavy political bent, and in the 300’s you may find works on Economics, Law and Statistics that discuss politics as well. Add to that all the Gov Docs we have, and there is a sizable collection of works directly related to politics in general and specifically the United States. So, in the spirit of completion let’s discuss a site that is all about the United States Presidents.
The Miller Center of the University of Virginia hosts The Presidency, which uses many different resources that allow a user to go deep on any president.
The opening page is like any other–there are a few banner-highlighted stories, followed by featured content. Then you can choose many different paths. Though you should get on the site and explore it for yourself, I’ll show you a few things I found on my own & how I got there. When I clicked the icon in the upper left hand corner:
I was taken here, where I chose “Issues & Policy”
Which, among other things, linked me to an article on a proposed Carbon Tax to help battle climate change.
If you don’t like that route you may just scroll down the main page to find more conventional topics, such as the impact and legacy of each president:
You may also experience original documents, such as Secret White House Tapes, in which, among other treasures, you can hear a rather bawdy LBJ order some clothes directly from the founder of Haggar men’s wear.
There is so much more to explore on this site, and it seems pretty complete and authoritative. I encourage you to check it out, so that you may impress a patron with how helpful you are in answering questions about the presidency.