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PO102 American Government - Lucas: Get Started

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

Use the resources in this tab to pick a topic and find background information about that topic or issue. Many of these resources provide factual information, as well as pro/con points of view.

Print reference books are located in the reference collection on the short stacks behind the reference desk. Use the three search boxes on the right to find entries in hundreds of online reference books such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, etc.

Finally, use CQ Researcher to find a report on your topic that will provide you with an overview of the issue, the most important points, etc.