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Where can I go for authoritative overviews of my topic?

How do I locate legislation histories?

How do I locate periodical articles, especially peer-reviewed (scholarly) journal articles containing facts, expert testimony, and examples?

How do I locate statistical data?

How do I locate authoritative news, editorials, and commentary?

Citing sources

For tips on citing print and electronic sources, visit Trexler Library's Citation Guides for Print and Electronic Resources.

Or visit the Online Writing Lab at Purdue.

For automated citation, try the shareware Zotero. Directions for installing Zotero here.

For help with annotated bibliographies, visit Purdue's Online Writing Lab for definitions and format of an annotation.

Articles and books via interlibrary loan

Articles and books not found in Trexler Library can be ordered on interlibrary loan.