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Politics and Government

This guide is meant to point researchers in the direction of commonly-used politics & government resources available at Illinois State University. There are also descriptions of general search strategies to use those resources.

How To Find Politics & Government Resources

This section will help you find different types of resources relating to topics in Politics and Government. Each page includes resource lists and/or a discussion of how to access certain types of materials.

  • Find Articles with PAIS and WWPSA: This page includes instructions to find academic articles using two of Milner's Politics & Government databases, PAIS Index and Worldwide Political Science Abstracts.
  • Find News with Nexis Uni: This page explains how to use Nexis Uni to find news articles on various topics.
  • Find Federal Legislation: This page explains how to find legislation from a variety of sources - Proquest's Congressional Publications, The U.S. Congressional site, and other sources from the open web.
  • Find Congressional News: This page points to resources to help you find news articles on congress and federal legislation. These articles can help supplement other academic resources.
  • Evaluate Articles: This page lists suggestions for evaluating a resource in order to determine relevance and credibility.

If you have questions about anything in this section, or need more assistance finding what you need, please don't hesitate to reach out. You can find my contact information on the right side of the page.

Searching Intro

The video below goes over the basics of searching and accessing resources from Milner Library. If you have questions about navigating the catalog, searching through databases, and requesting items through I-share, watch this video.

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