POLI332: Political Parties and Interest Groups
Credo Reference - search this database of reference books to get background information on topics like grassroots movements, political appointments, or think tanks
Some helpful books in our reference section:
Congressional Quarterly Almanac Ref. JK1 .C663
CQ's Politics in America Ref. JK1012 .P64
Guide to Congress. 2 volumes. Ref. JK1021 .C565 2008
Vital Statistics on American Politics 2009-2010. Ref. JK274 .S74 2010
Some helpful e-books:
Dictionary of American government and politics. - from Credo Online Reference
Campaign and election reform : a reference handbook. - from the OhioLINK Electronic Book Center
Lobbying in America : a reference handbook. - from the OhioLINK Electronic Book Center
The Legislative Branch of State Government : people, process, and politics. - from the OhioLINK Electronic Book Center
II. ARTICLES IN PERIODICALSScholarly or Popular?
|International Political Science Abstracts||search current articles from the world's leading journals in political science.|
|JSTOR||search for scholarly journal articles. Does not include most recent 2 - 5 years of certain journals.|
|Lexis-Nexis Academic||search for newspaper articles, legal news and reviews, case law, codes and regulations, and more.|
|Legal Collection||search for scholarly law journal articles.|
|Political Science Complete||search political science journal articles (some are scholarly), conference papers and some e-books.|
|Social Science Citation Index||search academic articles and more recent articles that cite them.|
See All Databases for more
III. LOOKING UP A CITATION
If you have a citation for an article (maybe from the Works Cited list of another article or book you found):
Search to see if Wittenberg has a subscription:
- search for the journal title: Journals the Library Has
If no results are found:
Fill out an Interlibrary Loan form to request a specific article. We will ask another library to send you a copy.
IV. INTERNET SEARCH ENGINES
- To limit to U.S. government pages only, type your keywords and site:.gov in the search box of any search engine.
- For more advanced Google search tips, see Google Inside Search
- Google Scholar - Use this link to gain access to Wittenberg's subscription resources when you are searching Google Scholar.
V. RECOMMENDED WEB SITES
- OpenSecrets.org - provides information about who is contributing money and where the money is going
- HealthCare.gov - provides information about current U.S. Health Care Law
- HealthReform.gov - archival web site from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Contains reports and other information that informed the current U.S. health care plan.
VI. DOCUMENTING YOUR SOURCES
American Political Science Association (APSA) Style Sheet - or use the library's paper copy in the Reference section: JA86 .A52 2006
Make an appointment with a Writing Center consultant for help documenting your sources, brainstorming, or proofreading.
VII. PEOPLE RESOURCES
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Compiled by Kristen Peters, Wittenberg University Library
Last updated 11-5-13