This guide is intended to support your research for your senior seminar projects. Use the resources on the tabs above to explore various places to search.
If you need a refresher on using the library, consult our Library FAQs and an overview of the Library. We also have a guide on how to do research well - use it to brush up and expand your research skills! You will also find the library guide for POL 200: Analyzing Politics to be helpful, as well as the overall guide for doing research in Political Science.
One great way to find interest groups is to read newspaper articles about your topic. (Tip: use Proquest US Newsstream database - linked on the Articles page of this guide!) More than likely, someone representing a particular interest group will be quoted. Pay attention to those organizations and then find them online. You can also try a basic google search to see if there are interest groups on your topic. Also try the resources below:
Welcome to your library guide for POL 399: US Interest Groups. Refer to it often, as it covers necessary information at different stages of research.
I can't emphasize this enough - please contact me with any questions you have and/or if you simply want to bat around some ideas about your topic and how you'd research it. Email is the easiest way to get in touch with me.
Here's a quick overview of what information you'll find on this guide:
These are the slides from our first library session, in case you need a refresher.