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POL 399: Politics and Resistance: Start

Library Guide Overview

Welcome to your library guide for POL 399: Politics and Resistance. 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. There are multiple ways to contact me and they are listed beneath my photo to the right.

The Books tab provides an overview of how to search and find books in our library (in case you've forgotten), as well as ways to search for and access books beyond our library. We've also just moved to a new catalog, which boasts an easier search interface and better integrated interlibrary loan options.

The Articles tab contains a number of recommended article databases. Please search these in addition to searching Google Scholar. :)

Thinking About Sources comes to us from the POL 200 course page; ignore the exercise in the middle column, but refer to the material on evaluating sources.

Search Tips outlines various ways to search, including idea mapping and common mistakes to avoid.

Research as Conversation emphasizes that we do research by figuring out what the experts are saying about our topics, and then figuring out how our own research fits into the existing conversation. 

Bibliographic Trace is so important that you'll see it highlighted on other pages on this guide, as well as this one. Use this technique! 

Tracking Down Materials is your one-stop page for answering any and all of your questions about tracking down hard copies of materials. Now you have no excuse for not finding that perfect article. :)

Finally, Project Management offers tools and tips for keep track of sources and citation styles.


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