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Below, I've given you a number of citations. Your job is to track down the full copy of each source. Working in groups:
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? 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.
- To figure out where to search, consult the Tracking Down Journal Articles or Tracking Down Books boxes on the Tracking Down Materials page.
- To learn how to track down materials we don't own, use the Interlibrary Loan box on the Tracking Down Materials page.
3. Examine the source. What - if anything - do you find interesting about it?
Be prepared to discuss your findings with the entire class. If you don't find every source, don't worry. We learn from searches that don't work well, too.
- 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.
- Wolak, J., & McDevitt, M. (2011). The roots of the gender gap in political knowledge in adolescence. Political Behavior, 33, 505-533.
- 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.
For #4 - 7, first go to Google Scholar and type in the name of the article. (The list below is of screen shots, not links.) Then try to track down the full text. If you can't track it down, describe how you would request the item from another library (Interlibrary Loan).
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