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  1. Politics 225Congressional Simulation Project Russell G. Brooker, Instructor Larry Duerr, Librarian

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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)

  5. Finding articles Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center CQ Researcher and CQ Weekly

  6. Finding articles Academic Search Elite http://depts.alverno.edu/library/dbalpha.html InfoTrac http://depts.alverno.edu/library/dbalpha.html#I

  7. 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

  8. Selected web links • Thomas Legislative Information on the Internet http://thomas.loc.gov/ • Congressional Directory http://www.gpoaccess.gov/cdirectory/index.html

  9. Selected Web Links - library home page • Project Vote Smart http://www.vote-smart.org/ • Opensecrets.org http://www.opensecrets.org

  10. Remember, we are here to help • Stop by • Call • Send e-mail Fall, 2006 LD