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POL 314 : The American Presidency: Home

This guide brings together sources and strategies for researching the office of President of the United States.

Locating Books Locally and from Far Away

Useful Subject Headings

Executive Power -- United States

Executive Power -- United States -- History

Presidents -- United States

(President's Name) 



American Presidency Series

Call Numbers for Books on the Presidency and Presidents

Books on the Executive Branch have a call number between JK 501 and JK 868.  They are on the 3rd floor of the Library.

The link below is to the Library of Congress Classification Code for the History of the Americas.  Click on United States and scroll down until you find the administration of the president in which you are interested.  The call numbers are in the left column.  These books are on the 2nd floor of the Library.


Web Resources

Reference Sources

Presidential Papers

Subject Guide

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Carol Zoppel
Berry Library, Room 210H
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Finding Scholarly Information on Google

Search Google more effectively by using Google Scholar (see box below) and Google Advanced Search.  To use Google Advanced Search, type in a search as you usually would, then scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Advanced Search.  A form will come up with several options to limit the search.  These include various ways to select a combination of words, language, reading level, domain, date of last update, and several more.  Try it, it will help you zero in on just the websites you want!

Google Scholar Search

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