Political Science 201:
American Federal Government
Find your senator or representative
Get some background info on your environment topic
Finding Journal Articles
Finding Newspaper Articles
This link accesses our Webfeat federated search engine. This tool allows you to perform keyword searches in groupings of databases (such as legislation and gun control) or our entire database, all at once.
Finding Internet Sources
A word about Google and Wikipedia.
Some potentially useful websites:
League of Conservation Voters-an advocacy group, lots of good information about taking action
Environmental Resources on the Internet - comprehensive page with lots of good links to environmental resources on the web
Finding legislation and voting information on your topic
How do I find out what bills are pending on my topic?
How has my representative/senator has voted on similar bills?
Did my representative write, sponsor, or cosponsor this bill?
Contacting your representative
How do I write a letter to my Senator or Representative?
How do I find contact information for my senator or representative?
Writing and Citing Information
For help with writing, try the Elmhurst College Writing Center online help page.
You can also try these online resources
If you need any help finding articles or writing, you can also contact the Reference Desk any time the library is open:
|Political Science Department
|This page was created by Peg Cook, Assistant Reference Librarian
On August 31, 2007