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Political Science 1 (Nicholson)

Introduction to U.S. Politics

Assignment Information

assignment information

Congressional Publications

You can filter CRS reports by Congress.

Congressional Publications - no citing functionality.

CQ Researcher and CQ Weekly, listed below, are available through the larger CQ Press Library. Keep searches simple in these resources.

Newspapers & Magazines

Newspapers on ProQuest platform - citing functionality available.  See "Cite" when you view a record.

Newspapers, magazines, journals etc. through the EBSCOhost platform - citing functionality available. See "Cite" when you are at a record.

Search Selected Think Tanks

This Google Custom Search box searches selected think tank websites.

If I add daterange:2455198-2456443 after my search terms, then this Google search will limit to items indexed after 1 January 2010.


Newspaper and magazine articles may refer to groups or think tanks that have an interest in a specific bill.  Consider searching for that group's website.

Some think tanks may be more right or left leaning and may have expressed opinions on a specific issue.  Limiting a search to or with your terms will sometimes surface these organizations.

Example: "net neutrality"

Consider looking at specific think tank site.  e.g. Rand Group, Brookings listed here.

Once at a site, look for About Us information to determine the ideology.  Often these sites will note where they are on the political spectrum (in their viewpoint).  When reading a group's publications, determine if there is a specific bias or ideology that is promoted.