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History:

History and Policy

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History and Policy:

Associations, Organizations, and Institutes

These groups can be a good source of information on policy issues. For others, see History: Associations, Organizations, and Institutes and NIRA's World Directory of Think Tanks (National Institute for Research Advancement).

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History and Policy:

Background


Sometimes you may need some information to get more familiar with your topic. Below are some materials that can provide background on policy issues and their history.

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History and Policy:

Books If we don't have the books, you can use Illiad, the interlibrary loan service (usually takes about 7-10 days) or EZ Borrow (books get here in about 3-5 days).

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History and Policy:

Government Resources
The United States Government is a good source of data and other types of materials. Below are some of the most useful for policy issues. See also the Congressional Research Service Reports.

For statistical information from government sources, see:

For legislative information see:

For regulatory information see: For additional government publications, see: For gray literature, that is, reports or materials that do not go through normal publication channels, see:

Government websites can also provide useful information such as press releases, policy statements, budget information, and other types of statistics. To see other government resources, you might want to search:

Some relevant federal departments and agencies include:

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History and Policy:

Internet Guides
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History and Policy:
Journal and Magazine Articles

Topics in History and Policy can vary widely, and so may the resources you might need to find journal and magazine articles. The Libraries' Homepage offers links to Databases by Subject, where you can see a list of available databases by subject category. Below are the most relevant for finding journal and magazine articles on History and Policy topics.
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History and Policy:
Journals

Below are major journals in history and policy. Use the resources listed in Journal and Magazine Articles if you are looking for articles on a particular topic.

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History and Policy:
Laws and Legal Research
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History and Policy:
Newspaper Articles
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History and Policy:
Policy Papers

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History and Policy:
Statistical Resources

See Statistics under the Government Resources section on this page. Additional statistical materials are listed under History: Statistical Resources. If you need help finding statistics, ask as the Hunt Library reference desk.

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History
January 2012 -- http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/user/sc24/History/policy.html
Sue Collins, Senior Librarian, sc24@andrew.cmu.edu