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GOVT 2305 - Democracy

Explore democracy for Dr. Jac-Kucharski's GOVT 2306 class' final paper.

Start Here

Start your research by learning the basics about your topic.  Voting rights, gerrymandering, Political Action Committees? Get a description in Credo.  Wondering what the other side might be?  Try Opposing Viewpoints.  Looking for a comprehensive report on the origin and current state of your topic?  CQ Researcher or Issues & Controversies might have the answer.

Once you have the background, move on to Find Information for academic databases and research skills.

Background and Topic Overview Databases

Credo Reference

Digital collection of reference books. 

Opposing Viewpoints (Gale)

Full text on current social issues from sources including books statistical reports and news publications.

CQ Researcher (CQ Press)

Balanced comprehensive journalistic reports and analysis of current and controversial issues of the day.

Issues & Controversies (Facts on File News Service)

Full-text articles from different points of view on important issues in today's news plus statistics, images, and more.

Key Concepts

 Gerrymandering - Electoral College - Senate - Intentions of the Founding Fathers - Executive Powers - Political Participation - Redistricting - PAC (Political Action Committees) - Two Party System - Election Law - Electoral Systems - Voting Rights - 

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