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Introduction to American Government

Finding Background Information

Trexler Library may also have reference works related to your particular topic. To find them, search Encompass or ask for help. Examples include:

Finding Books

Encompass Search finds information by searching through a massive collection of books, scholarly journals, newspapers and magazines, dissertations, conference proceedings, music, video, maps, and more. 

To find only books, use the Books limit on the left sidebar of your search results page. Many items will be in Trexler Library; note the call number and status of the item to check its location and availability. For items not in Trexler Library, use the Interlibrary Loan to request a copy from another library.

Finding Articles: Databases & Indexes

Political Science Database

General / Interdisciplinary Databases


Finding Data

Citing Your Sources


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