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Welcome to the Research Guide for your course in Government

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Many of the resources needed to complete your assignments for this course are included in the required readings. For additional research, the listed resources are recommended. 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 out the location and availability of an item in the on campus collection through the online catalog, Voyager, accessed through the library home page.
Professional library assistance is available on campus, by phone at 541-441-8400, or by email at askalibrarian@phc.edu.

Reference Works

Internet Resources



Search the catalog using the following Library of Congress subject headings:

Christianity and politics
Constitutional law--U.S.
Democracy--United States
Executive departments--U.S.
Executive Power--U.S.
International relations

Judical process--U.S.
National characteristics, American Political participation--U.S.
Political Science
Public administration--U.S.
United Nations
United States--civilization
U.S.--politics and government
U.S. Supereme Court

Selected Journals

Research Tips

Citation help needed? Try OWL (Online Writing Lab) for Chicago/Turabian, MLA, and APA styling formats. Help in citing legal cases? Try Georgetown Law's Legal "Blue Book."

Search by subject: Once you have located one item in the catalog, you may click on the search term within the record to find other items on the same or similar, subjects.  Once you have located a helpful source, additional potential sources may be found in the item's bibliography.

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.

Created: Thornhill, 2011. Reviewed: Thornhill, 2012, 2014, 2016. Updated: Thornhill, 2017, 2019.

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