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Planning for College Success: IDEA 10523: Home

Resource suggestions for Dr. Manning's 10523 class.

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Welcome to this research guide for your IDEA 10523 course. I am Linda Chenoweth, Head of the Reference and Instruction services in the library. My job today is to introduce you to library research, both for this class, and for the remainder of your college career.


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Political Science Complete

Peer-reviewed journal articles for topics in political science. Coverage dates: 1911 - Current.

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U.S. Major Dailies

Access to The New York Times, Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune. Content is available by 8am each day, text only. Coverage dates: 1985 - present

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Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Coverage dates: 1902 - Current

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Find statistics from poll questions that have been asked in the US since 1935. All of the major polling organizations in the US are included.

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Using "AND"

Use the word AND to connect words together. Instead of searching for: History of World War II, type:

"World War II" AND history

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Using "OR"

Use "OR" to broaden your search by looking for two related terms. For example:

"Great Britain" OR England