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POL 200: Analyzing Politics: Source List - Hard Copies

Resource List Location Information


I've given you a number of sources to track down. Some of them are full citations like you might find in an article bibliography. Others are screenshots from Google like you might find through keyword searches in Google Scholar. Your job is to track down the hard copies of each source.

Working in groups

  • Write down what kind of source it is - is it a book? a journal article? an edited book? something else? (For help decoding source types, consult the Decoding Citations box on the Tracking Down Materials tab on this guide.)
  • Write down where you searched for the source - the library catalog? a database? Google? (For help figuring out where to search for various types of sources, consult the Tracking Down Journal Articles or Tracking Down Books boxes on the Tracking Down Materials page.)
  • If the item is in the library, please go find it. If it isn't in the library, describe the steps you would take to request it from another library. (You might find the Interlibrary Loan box on the - you guessed it - Tracking Down Materials page to be very helpful.)

Get through as many sources as possible. Some groups might want to start from the bottom of the list and work their way up. Be prepared to discuss the sources themselves as well as any problems you had tracking down hard copies. It's not always easy and we learn from searches that don't work well, too. 


  1. Delli Carpini, M. X., & Keeter, S. (1996).  What Americans know about politics and why it matters. New Haven, CT: Yale UP
  2. Bernstein, A. (2005).  Political interest and media use: Analyzing the youth vote.  In M. S. McKinney, L. L. Kaid, D. G. Bystrom, and D. B. Carlin (Eds.), Communicating politics: Engaging the public in democratic life (pp. 293-298). New York: Peter Lang.
  3. Wolak, J., & McDevitt, M. (2011).  The roots of the gender gap in political knowledge in adolescence.  Political Behavior, 33, 505-533.
  4. For #4 - 6, find the article on google scholar first (so type in the title after going to - then try finding the hard copy.
  6. Sloam, J. (September 2011).  Rejuvenating politics? Youth, citizenship and politics in the United States and Europe.  Paper presented at the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA.


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