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POLS 277: Research Methods

Use this guide to locate the resources you need to develop your research design and complete your literature review.


Review the ANES

Scanning through the Questionnaires and Variables can be a great way to see what topics you have to choose from.

Browse the Shelves

The library has some great collections of essays on American politics. Scanning the table of contents can be great for finding a research topic. Highlighted examples are listed below.

Minority Voting in the United States

Call Number: JK 1967 .M57 2016 v.1-2

Voting and Political Representation in America

Call Number: Ref KF 4891 .V68 2020 v.1-2

Voting in America

Call Number: JK 1976 .V69 2008 v.1-3

Idea Generators

Encyclopedias are another great option.

Thumbing through the Table of Contents of encyclopedias in print and online can help you find a topic of interest too. Check out the titles below online or some of these titles in print in the library.