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PO102 American Government - Lucas: Policy

This guide will introduce you to the best resources for completing the two research-based assignments in Prof. Lucas's class.


This page will help you locate good-quality information to support your pro/con paper on a public policy issue.

CQ Researcher

CQ Researcher is a great starting point, with lengthy, unbiased overviews of major issues.

CRS Reports

The Congressional Research Service prepares excellent reports for the U.S. Congress that analyze issues under consideration.  Find them here:

Journal and Magazine Articles

Use the Advanced Search to limit to Scholarly Journals if you want academic studies, or Magazines/Periodicals for popular-oriented articles.

Newspaper Articles

Great for finding up-to-date news on your issue, plus case studies or examples that can illustrate your points.

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Library Catalog

Use this box to search the Geisel Library catalog for books and other materials in the library collection.

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