U.S. Constitution Research Guide
Outline of the Library of Congress Classification System (what C.O.D. uses to shelve its books)
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- The American Heritage History of the Bill of Rights. Reference KF 4558 1st .K55 1991
- Congressional Quarterly Almanac & Weekly Report.
Reference JK 1 .C66
- The Constitution of the United states of America: Analysis and Interpretation. Reference KF 4527 .U 54
- The Constitutional Convention of 1787: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of America's Founding. Reference KF 4520 .Z 9 V 55 2005
- Constitutional Historical Timeline.
- Decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court. Reference KF 101
- Encyclopedia of Abortion in the United States. Reference HQ 767.5 .U 5 P 35 2002
- The Encyclopedia of American Political History. Reference E 183 .E 48 2001
- Encyclopedia of Civil Liberties in America. Reference JC 599 .U 5 E 53 2005
- Encyclopedia of Constitutional Amendments, Proposed Amendments, and Amending Issues, 1789-1995. Reference KF 4557 .V 555 1996
- Encyclopedia of Democracy. Reference JC 423 .E 53 1995
- Encyclopedia of Gun Control and Gun Rights. Reference HV 7436 .U 88 2000
- Encyclopedia of the American Constitution. Reference KF 4548 .E 53 2000
- The Evolving Constitution: How the Supreme Court has Ruled on Issues from Abortion to Zoning. Reference KF 4548 .L 54 1992
- The Oxford Guide to United States Supreme Court Decisions. Reference KF 4548 .O 97 1999
- Political Theories for Students. Reference JA 81 .P 617 2002
- Supreme Court Drama: Cases That Changed America. Reference KF 4550 .Z 9 B 73 2001
- Using Government Information Sources. Reference J 83 S 4 2001
Jargon: A Multilingual Glossary.
You must have a valid College of DuPage library
card to access the electronic indexes and databases from off-campus.
- Academic OneFile (formerly Expanded Academic Index ASAP). An index to over 2500 magazines and journals covering a variety of topic areas including anthropology. This database provides references, abstracts, and many times the full-text of articles. A COD library card is required for off-campus use.
- Academic Search Premier [EBSCOhost]1984 to present; 1990 to present- full text). Abstracts from nearly 3000 journals and full text for 1250 journals including general reference, education, social sciences, humanities, general science, multi-cultural studies, library and information science.
- Blackwell Synergy. This is an index of articles published in journals that are printed by the Blackwell company. A wide variety of topics and journals are covered, but you only get bibliographic citations, no full-text articles. You can select a particular subject area to search in, or you can select a specific journal to search in by clicking on the broad subject, then selecting a small subject area from that next page, then selecting the particular journal title on the third page. You can move through the categories by clicking on the plus sign [+] to the left of the category name.
Researcher (Nov. 1991-present).Full-text articles covering
topics of current interest and controversy.
- FindArticles.com. Citations to millions of journal articles.
- IngentaConnect. This is an index to millions of journal articles, book chapters, reports, and more. Most are not available as full-text online items.
- JSTOR: Scholarly Journals Archive of Older Issues.
- Military and Government Collection of articles.
- Newspapers (ProQuest) (1980's-present).Full-text of four major national
newspapers including the New York Times.
- Open Access Journals Directory (free full-text journal articles)
- Project MUSE. This database provides citations and abstracts only.
- More COD Library journal and newspaper article databases.
- Does the C.O.D. Library own the journal that I need?
of the Difference Between Magazines and Journals
- Identifying Peer - Reviewed Scholarly Journals, Trade Publications, and Magazines (from ProQuest).
to Read a Research Study Article.
Other Related C.O.D. Library Research Guides:
Citizenship, Civil Liberties, Criminal Justice, Controversial Topics, Government, Media and Politics, Political Science
- The American Constitution: A Documentary Record.
- The Articles of Confederation.
- Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids, Historical Documents.
Directories of members of Congress and congressional committees.Find
your representatives by zip code and send them e-mail. Look
up current legislation.
- Constitution Day, Inc. This is the web site that helps sponsor and coordinate activities for this official celebration.
- Declaration of the Rights of Man (1789).
- Executive Branch Web Sites
- The Federal Courts and Constitution Day.
- The Federal Judiciary
- The Federal Register announcement of Constitution Day.
- The Federalist Papers.
- FedWorld. Good source
of U.S. government reports. Links to U.S. government web sites.
- First Amendment
Center for the Freedom of Speech. http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org
- Foreign Language Versions of the U.S. Constitution. (Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese)
Monthly Catalog (FirstSearch) (1976-present) Catalog of
federal government publications.
- How Our Laws are Made.
- Interactive Constitution.
- The Magna Charta (1215).
- National Center for Constitutional Studies
- National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.
- National Constitutions
- The Online Library of Liberty. This site has free online texts of hundreds of classic books and essays in the fields of government and political science. From the Liberty Fun.
- Public Law 108-477, official "Celebrating Constitution Day" Congressional authorization
- Thomas: Legislative Information
on the Internet.Full-text of House and Senate bills, Congressional
Record, and daily proceedings on the House and Senate floors.
- The Ultimate Political Science Links Page! (humor section at the bottom)
- United States Legislative Branch
- U.S. Constitution in other Languages. (Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese)
- U.S. Constitution Net. This site has many links to a wide variety of information on this topic.
- U.S. Flag Etiquette.
- U.S. National Archives Resources on the Constitution.
- U.S. Senate Resources on the Constitution.
Political Science. Keyword searching for political science
topics.Good place to start your Web searching.
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