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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 on the location and availability of an item in the on-campus collection through the online catalog, Voyager, accessed here and through the menu to the left.
Many of the resources needed for this course are provided within the course materials and on reserve at the library's circulation desk. 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 the following Library of Congress subject headings:

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

Selected Journals

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 online or on-campus collection, you may request resources through Interlibrary loan. ILL requests may be made directly into the library database WorldCat. If you have difficulty requesting an ILL in WorldCat, you may use the form on the website or request assistance from any of the library staff. Once you locate an appropriate resource, potential valuable resources may be listed in the item's bibliography.
  • 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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