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POLS 232, American Politics II (Walsh): Keywords, Newspapers, Journals

First source for keywords: Your course materials!

The list of research project topics Dr. Walsh gave you provides great keywords, as do the assigned readings for the course. Here's a link to the research projects topics list:

Encyclopedias

Encyclopedias can supply a good overview of a topic. These overviews will include keywords that can help you develop a search. Search this database for encyclopedia articles: 

Credo Reference-- This resource provides articles from over 1,000 reference works.

Newspapers

Newspapers contain good overviews of current events, including terminology that can be used as keywords. The TLU Library has several newspaper databases. Try starting with:

America's News

General library resources for research in political science

The library has created a Subject Page devoted to resources for Political Science research. The Subject Page is found at this link:

Political Science and Government.

You may also follow this path from the Library Resources web page: 

Library Resources web page > Databases by Subject > Political Science and Government