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Introduction to American Politics - POL AMER 1014 - Holmes   Tags: elections, political science, politicians, politics  

Library guide to access news about politics, and political magazines. Provides tips on where to search and how to search.
Last Updated: Jan 28, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

Topics Print Page

Topics (CQ Researcher)

  • CQ Researcher (find a topic)

    To find a topic:

    1. Click on "Browse Topics"

    2. Click on "Browse Reports: "By date," by "Issue Tracker," or by "Pro/Con"

    3. Browse "Hot Topics"

Find News


News articles can either be found by using the library databases or by using OneSearch!  OneSearch! is located on the library homepage or by clicking here.


The following databases are available by going to Databases A-Z from the library homepage.


Topics (Opposing Viewpoints)

Opposing Viewpoints

  • Opposing Viewpoints

    to find a topic:

    1. Select Browse Issues in upper left corner of screen

    2. Browse all Issues or select a Category; Select topic and browse range of opinions and arguments

Database Power Searching

  • For more focus and more choices:
    • Use Advanced Search

  • Too many results:
    • Limit your search to Title/Subject/Abstract

  • Get the phrase:
    • Use Quotes
    • (Example: "tea party")

  • Get specific:
    • Use AND
    • (Example: political AND parties AND California)

  • Broaden results:
    • Use OR
    • (Example: financing OR funding)

  • Get variations of words:
    • Use an ASTERISK (*)
    • financ* gets all variations of the word such as: finance, financial, financing, etc.

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