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Freedoms Foundation I,II

Welcome to the Research Guide for your government course in Freedom's Foundation I, II

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Many of the resources needed to complete your assignments in this course are provided within the required readings listed in the syllabus. However, resources for additional research are listed here. The suggested electronic resources are available linked from here and from the Electronic Resources section of the library home page. Print resources are available in the PHC on-campus collection or by mail to distance learning members of the PHC community. You may check the location and the availability of an item in our collection through the online catalog, accessible from the library home page.
Professional library assistance is available on campus, by phone at 540-441-8400, or by email at askalibrarian@phc.edu.

Reference Works



Search the catalog using an Advanced Search for the any of the following strings as a "subject":

  • Aristotle
  • Constitutional law
  • Democracy--United States
  • Federal Government
  • Federalist
  • Law--History
  • Plato
  • Political Science--History
  • Representative government and representation
  • United States--History

Selected Journals

Locate online access to these journals through the library's Periodical Listing.

  • Almanac of American Politics (Online 7/5/1992-present)
  • Political Science Reviewer (Print in library 2000 - present)

Research Tips

  • Search by subject: Once you have located one item in the catalog, you may click on the subject term within the record to find other items on the same or similar subjects.
  • Interlibrary loan (ILL): If you are unable to locate an item in the PHC collection, you may request resources through Interlibrary loan. ILL requests may be made directly in the library catalog.
  • Zotero is a citation management system that will help you collect and organize your resources and then seamlessly create footnotes, endnotes, in-text citations, and bibliographies. You can download and watch online tutorials, but you may benefit from a librarian’s help in quickly learning how to use Zotero.
  • Citation help needed? Try OWL (Online Writing Lab) for Chicago/Turabian, MLA, and APA styling formats.

Created: Thornhill, 2010. Reviewed: Dr. Mark Mitchell/Dr. Roberta Bayer/Thornhill, 2013, 2014, 2016. Reviewed: Thornhill, 2017, 2019.

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