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Political Science - American Government: Find a Topic

Browsable Databases

Using Databases to Browse Topics

The following databases all let you start with broad categories and then choose more specific ones, so you just need a general idea of what you are interested in to get started!

News Sites

Using News Sites to Browse Topics

You can also use a news sites to browse current events and hot topics that you may be interested in

Use our campus subscription to the New York Times and explore their news categories such as Politics, World News, US News, etc. to see what interests you:

Use a news aggregator (a site that brings together news from various sources, usually organizing them in categories that are easy to skim):

Explore Topics with Reference Books

Using Reference Books to Explore Topics

Reference sources are a great place to explore topics because they provide general information about MANY subjects.

Reference sources:

  • Quickly provide the basic facts of a topic to see if it is something you want to research further
  • Help you start learning vocabulary specific to a topic for more advanced searching later
  • Are NOT peer-reviewed resources