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POL 219: Political Participation (Spring 2024): Home


This research guide is designed for students doing research in political participation. If you run into any obstacles, don't hesitate to contact me at Some general searching tips are below! ~ Rosalind Tedford


  1. When searching for multiple-word phrases, putting them in quotation marks really helps you get better results! (i.e. "Gun control" "United States")
  2. When you use an * at the end of a root word, you get all possible endings to that word - i.e. econom* gives you results with economy, economic, and economics. 

US News Sources from ZSR

Multi-Source Databases for US News

These database allow you to search across hundreds of national news sources at one time. 

REMEMBER: we also have institutional access to a wide range of US news websites including New York Times and Wall Street Journal

Resources for Final Essay

Finding academic sources:

Search the ZSR Online Catalog for things such as:

  • "Political Participation" "United States"
  • Constitutional Amendment Voting "United States"
  • "Mandatory Voting"
  • "Civic Engagement"
  • Voting (hispanic OR latin*) "United states"

Finding public opinion and other data on political participation, polarization, etc:

ThinkTanks and Policy Orgs Interested in Democracy, Elections, Participation, Polarization, etc. 

Rosalind Tedford

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