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POL 200: Analyzing Politics: Source List - Full Copies

Resource List Location Information

I've given you a number of citations or references to sources. Your job is to track down the full copy of each source.

Working in groups (be sure to start with the correct number - group #5 starts with source #5, for example)

1. Identify 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.)

2. 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 took to find the full copy. (You might find the Interlibrary Loan box on the - you guessed it - Tracking Down Materials page to be very helpful.)

3. Examine the source. What - if anything - do you find interesting about it? 

When everyone has finished, each group will present on one source; you will present your findings from questions #1-3 above, as well as sharing anything else you noted while searching for full copies.

If you don't find every source, don't worry.  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 full 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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