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POL SCI 101-6 American Political Thought (Tillery): Getting Started

Basic research resources for use in Prof. Tillery's freshman seminar in American Political Thought.


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Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Encyclopedias are alphabetically arranged collections of articles that provide background information on key concepts, theories, and measures. They are a great place to start exploring a paper topic. Here are just a few.

Dictionaries provide definitions of words, thus helping to clarify terminology used in the field.