Two Weeks Only: Trial of PoliticoPro

The Vanderbilt Library has recently acquired a two week trial of PoliticoPro. Below is the official description of the new IP based subscription service from Politico.

Just recently, POLITICO launched POLITICO Pro, a premium policy news and information resource designed specifically to keep students, faculty and researchers on college campuses in lock-step with the unprecedented pace of developments in our current political climate. With the largest and most expert policy newsroom in the country, our 114 reporters provide universities real-time, interdisciplinary policy news and the ability to interact/consult with students and faculty via email on critical political developments as they are happening. When it comes to pressing political conversations facing the public, Pro has all of a university’s bases covered. POLITICO’s resource offers broad and granular coverage along 16 unique industry areas: Healthcare, Education, Energy, Environment, Immigration, Tax, Technology, Financial Services, etc.
Pro is not a one size fits all approach – we know students and faculty each have their own preferred method of consuming information.

With that said, we designed the resource to offer universities a diverse array of content options that vary in length, format and time of day. This way, Pro users can digest news and information in a way that is most effective for them individually. Here is a run-down of a few of our content offerings:

  • Industry specific Morning Briefs you can scan through on your smart phone to get ahead of the issues driving the day
  • Ready-made infographics and power point presentations on the biggest conversations in politics: students and faculty can download in PDF, JPEG and PPT to edit, manipulate and incorporate into lectures, projects or presentations
  • Twitter-style, policy specific newsfeeds that update in real-time with all original reporting
  • A full digital library of archived primary source documents + CRS Reports
  • Long form journalism that provides in-depth analysis on ongoing national conversations
  • Legislative forecasting: content that helps you predict or anticipate the day, week, and/or month ahead

Over the last year, we’ve seen an influx of research and graduate programs at the top colleges across the country join our services – largely due to the fact that academics are searching for resources that provide fast, mobile and reliable information solutions in the era of ‘fake news’ and media skepticism.

If you are on campus, go to, click on the “Login” link and you will automatically be logged into the site. You can also access the site through the “Databases” tab on the Library’s main webpage.
Please be sure to complete the user feedback survey,, as all feedback will be considered when evaluating PoliticoPro after the trial is complete.

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