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POL2020: Research Methods in Political Science: Legislative History Sources

Reference and research tools for the undergraduate research methods course in political science.

Sources for Getting the Facts About Public Policy

Whether you elect to use one of Prof. Peterson's suggested topics or another law of your choice, an excellent first source to use is the Congressional Quarterly Almanac [Call Number: REF JK1.C66], an annual publication that lists all of the Public Laws enacted by Congress during the year and provides excellent background information organized by subject. Having a Public Law Number in hand will make it easy to find in the major online sources.

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