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Politics 225 Congressional Simulation Project Russell G. Brooker, Instructor Larry Duerr, Librarian Following this intro to the library, you will be able to: Choose the best tools for finding information related to the “Congressional Simulation” Reference Sources Databases Web Sites

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Politics 225Congressional Simulation Project

Russell G. Brooker, Instructor

Larry Duerr, Librarian


Following this intro to the library you will be able to l.jpg
Following this intro to the library, you will be able to:

  • Choose the best tools for finding information related to the “Congressional Simulation”

    • Reference Sources

    • Databases

    • Web Sites

  • Incorporate time saving tips for using each tool


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Print reference resources

The Almanac of American politics

Library Ref 328.73 A445    2006

The citizen action encyclopedia : groups and movements that have changed America

Library Ref 322.4 H196

Public interest group profiles, 2004-2005.

Library Ref 322.4 P976


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Print reference resources

Encyclopedia of minorities in American politics

Library Ref 320.089 E56 V.1, V.2

Congressional districts in the 2000s : a portrait of America

Library Ref 328.73 C7493 2003

The almanac of federal PACs, 2006-2007 CQ Press, 2006 (just received by the library, will be available 9/26/06)


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Finding articles

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center

CQ Researcher and CQ Weekly


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Finding articles

Academic Search Elite http://depts.alverno.edu/library/dbalpha.html

InfoTrac http://depts.alverno.edu/library/dbalpha.html#I


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Web site evaluation

  • Two sites to evaluate:

    http://www.martinlutherking.org/ma-chapter18.html

    http://www.stanford.edu/group/King/

  • Library handout

    http://depts.alverno.edu/library/rbsinfolitpage/handouts/EvaluatingInternetResources.pdf


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Selected web links

  • Thomas Legislative Information on

    the Internet

    http://thomas.loc.gov/

  • Congressional Directory http://www.gpoaccess.gov/cdirectory/index.html


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Selected Web Links - library home page

  • Project Vote Smart http://www.vote-smart.org/

  • Opensecrets.org http://www.opensecrets.org


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Fall, 2006 LD


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