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POLT 505 - American Congress (UNH Durham)

Resources to support projects for this course

Newspapers

While the above newspaper databases will provide citations in Chicago style, you should double check all generated citations to make sure they follow correct Chicago author-date system format.

Note: Newspaper articles don't always include the specific bill number, so also look for articles on the subject of the bill and include the word "legislation" or "bill" or "Congress."

Additional Sources

Note: Articles from Roll Call and The Hill may not include the specific bill number, so also look for articles on the subject of the bill. Since both these sources focus on Congress, it's generally not necessary to include "legislation" or "bill" or "Congress" as search terms.

Secondary Sources

In general, there are different types of resources or sources of information. One type include primary sources, which can vary by discipline and subject.

Generally, secondary sources are those that describe, critique, or analyze primary sources; for example:

  • books and articles that interpret, review, or synthesize original research/fieldwork
  • sometimes reference materials – dictionaries, encyclopedias, textbooks
  • review articles in the sciences and social sciences
  • For this class, sources that provide accounts and analyses of the actions or actors in Congress