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Course-specific Public Policy Resource Guide for Juniors _ Spring 2021

Locate your class on the navigation on the left and/or go Public Policy Guide from Stokes Library _ Spring 2021 for additional sources and info on using the library during Covid-19.

A well-researched paper probably involves all of these

Books in our catalog (see below)

News Sources and PoliticoPro

Articles obtained from Public Policy Databases or Think Tanks

Be sure to try Proquest Congressional and especially the Congressional Research Service Reports (included in Proquest Congressional using the filters.)

And you will love or hate 


Consultation with the Public Policy LibrarianSocial Science Data Librarian,  Politics Librarian, History Librarian, Chinese Studies Librarian, or Economics Librarians

Help with Data, Statistics, Maps, or Graphs


Correct application of the Chicago Manual of Style (see below)

Books--Subject headings for searching the PUL catalog or

Using the prospectuses you supplied, I created an .RIS file that can be imported into Zotero and a sample bibliography using those sources.  While your topics are very current, there is existing scholarship on all of them.  If you look up the books that look most relevant to you, pay attention to the Subject Headings associated with those books, as they can lead you to additional sources.

For example,

Please note: Controversy around the use of the term Illegal aliens (Library of Congress Subject Heading)

Citation style

Professor Zelizer suggests that you use Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition for your junior paper.  The notes/bibliography style seems ideal.  I suggest using full citations followed by shortened citations for the same sources. URLs are listed once in the notes and again in the bibliography. This style has to be added to Zotero by clicking "get additional styles" in your Zotero preferences.

I have detailed instructions on installing and using Zotero which offers this style as an add-in.  If you need help using Zotero, you schedule a meeting with me.