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Public Policy 290.3: Getting Started

American Politics: Passion and Leadership

Starting a Research Paper

Choose a topic.  For an overview of your topic (policy/decision), search for news in the News and Media databases listed below.   Search for scholarly analysis of your topic in the databases listed in the Article Databases section below.  To find Congressional action and legislative proposals search in Proquest Congressional, and CQ Congress Collection

 These sources clarify the research process:

Review how the U.S. Government works

Writing Tips

Literature Review from Duke University Writing Studio

Forms of address and tips on how to write to Members of Congress from the National Education Association

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