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AP U.S. Government and Politics: Getting Started

How To Use This Guide

On this guide you will find links to databases, books, and websites in addition to tutorials on searching our databases. Click on the tabs above to search for information on your topic, from primary to secondary to tertiary sources. I will be available to conference and provide support for your project. Click on the 'Ask JGP Library' tab on the left of this guide to email me or make an appointment using Calendly.

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Getting Started

Step 1: Use tertiary sources, or reference sources, to gather background information.

Step 2: Search for secondary sources - books, ebooks, and scholarly sources

Step 3: Look for primary sources.

Need help citing your sources? The Chicago Manual of Style can help!

History Department Research Guide

Follow the guidelines in the History Department Research Guide for all of your History Department research papers.

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