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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
American political dictionary / Jack C. Plano, Milton Greenberg - C1997. JK9 .P55 1997
Encyclopedia of American public policy / Byron M. Jackson -Ref JK468 .P64 J33 1999
Hatchet jobs and hardball: the Oxford dictionary of American political slang / Grant Barrett - PE3727 .P6 H38 2004
Oxford guide to the United States government / John J. Patrick, Richard M. Pious, et al - Ref JK9 .P384 2001
Federal Citizen Information Center (FCIC) is a single point of contact for information about Federal agencies, programs, and services.
Federal Judicial Center accesses information on the federal court systems and includes educational materials about the courts and their history.
FedStats - Statistics of public interest produced by more than 70 agencies in the U.S. Federal Government. Includes information about crime, education, health, and more.
A service of the National Criminal Justice Reference Service - extensive source of information on criminal and juvenile justice issues.
Library of Congress (LOC) catalogs the collection and links to a variety of primary source items and collections.
National Agricultural Library Indexes of agricultural information--books, serials, and journal articles.
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) preserves items important in the nation's history and manages all federal records.
National Center For Health Statistics Rates and statistics on birth, death, and other health information.
Legislative Information on the Internet accesses information about legislation currently under consideration or recently considered.
U.S. Census Bureau - Census information both current and past can be viewed by state and county.
U.S. House of Representatives - Session and committee schedules, member directories, and links to related sites.
U.S. Senate - Information on Senate sessions and committee meetings and links to the websites of individual senators.
U.S. Supreme Court - accesses all Supreme Court cases and decisions.
White House - the official presidential web site.
World FactBook is the CIA's profile of each country containing general and specific information about geography, population, government, weather, and travel advisories. Includes maps.
Search the catalog using the following Library of Congress subject headings:
Christianity and politics
National characteristics, American Political participation--U.S.
U.S.--politics and government
U.S. Supereme Court
Almanac of American Politics (Online 7/5/1992-Present)
Congress & the Presidency (Online 4/1/1997-Present)
Congressional Digest (Print 10/2000 and Online 1998-Present)
CQ Researcher (Print 2000-Present and Online 1923-Present)
CQ Weekly (Print and Online 4/18/1998-Present)
Government Leader (Online 3/5/2005-Present)
Hill (Online 1995-Present)
Presidential Studies Quarterly (Online 1/1/1994-Present)
Public Management (Online 1/1/1994-Present)
Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States (Online 3/24/1979)
U.S. News and World Report (Print 9/3/2001-Present and Online 1/6/1975-Present)
Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents (Online 1/6/1992-Present)
Citation help needed? For general citation help, try online at OWL. However, legal and government documents often require more specific instructions. Help in citing legal cases is available HERE. Help in citing government documents is available HERE.
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.