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Databases - Issues

Issues & Controversies  (login from home using creek & bear)

Opposing Viewpoints in Context  (from home login using bear)

SIRS Issues Researcher *see link below for home access

SIRS Government Reporter*see link below for home access

*SIRS Databases From Off-Campus  -login using creek & bear, then click on SIRS Knowledge Source to access Issues Researcher or Government Reporter

Congressional Digest (login from home using Cherry & Creek- note the capital letters)

CQ Researcher (you need to login in the upper right-hand corner using creek & bear)

Election Resources:

2016 Elections Guide World News Digest
On the Issues: every political leader on every issue
Ballotpedia policy positions, bios, and more
Televised US Presidential Debates - 1960-2012
(Classroom Video on Demand database - creek/bear login)
Transcripts of Presidential Debates - 1960-present

Can​didate website search techniques - in the browser search box type:

  • the "name of the candidate" and "campaign website"
  • ex: jill jones campaign website
  • Look for an issues tab such as: on the issues, issues, platform, where we stand

Database - General

American Government- ABC-CLIO (from home login using creek & bear)

Links to ebooks

Democracy ebooks​​    ​(off campus: log in with your active directory)

​​Websites 

​Democracy Term Paper - Suggested websites
​Federal Election Commission​ -  campaign financing, SuperPAC statistics
History of Votin​g Rights Laws - U. S. D​ept. of Jus​tice​​​​​
The Sentencing Project - felony disenfranchisement​
​The Electoral College - National Archives and Records​
Census Bureau - voting statistics​​
FairVote.org​ - non-profit, non-partisan organization that supports election/voting reform

Judicial Branch

Supreme Court of the United States

Oyez.commultimedia archive devoted to the Supreme Court of the United States and its work

Legislative Branch

United States Senate

House of Representatives

THOMAS Contains legislative information from the Library of Congress.  If you have the exact name or number of a specific bill you can get more information here.

Executive Branch

The White House: Executive Branch

Political Parties

Democrats- U.S. House of Representatives​

Democrats- U.S. Senate

Republicans- U.S. House of Representatives 

Republicans- U.S. Senate​

Other Websites

The Library of Congress

On the Issues: every political leader on every issue

Open Secrets: Investigates interest groups, influences, lobby groups​

 

Newsp​apers

The Denver Post​
username: creek   pass: bear

The New York Times​
username: 200348894 
password:  200348894 

Research Tips

  • ​​Parenthetical References Guide (also called parenthetical citations or in-text citations)​ Use school ​login for GoogleDocs
  • Paraphrasing practice​ Use school login for GoogleDocs
  • Try Sweetsearch in addition to Google.
  • Use keywords about your topic and about government: congress, names of senators, representatives​, acts, bills, laws, court cases
  • Website reliability: Check the "About this site" link to see who is sponsoring the website.  Check for biased info or pictures.​​​​​
​​Can​didate website search techniques - in the search box type:
  • the name of the candidate and campaign website
  • ex: jill jones campaign website
  • Look for an issues tab such as: on the issues, issues, platform, where we stand
Sena​tor Jones search tech​​niques- in search box type:
your topic and democrats
your topic and republicans
your topic  and senate and United States
your topic  and house of representatives and United States
your topic  and supreme court and United States or
Your topic and US Supreme Court
your topic and senate and vote
your topic and George W. Bush
your topic and Obama​​​​​​​
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