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POL 320 Congress: Definitional Sources

Reference Databases

You may find it helpful to refer to these reference sources for definitions and context for both the issues involved in your bill as well as legal language, congressional procedures, etc.

General Resources in the A.C. Buehler Library

Additional resources for "Issues" information

Here are a couple of other suggestions for sources to use as you begin to explore a topic. CQ Researcher is a great source for current events topics.

The Library also has several book series:

  • Opposing Viewpoints
  • Global Viewpoints
  • Current Controversies
  • Taking Sides

which are also good for beginning some research as well as exploring a range of possibilities for research questions and argument theses. I've linked to examples for the book series, but you can search for your topic in the catalog as well. Here's how:

  • Use Advanced Search
  • Put your topic words in the first box
  • Put the books series title (Opposing Viewpoints, Current Controverises, Global Viewpoints, etc) in the 2nd box
  • Drop open the "Search by" menu and choose Series Title