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Resource Guide:
American Government and Politics

Websites and Digital Archives

Subject Headings

Subject headings are selected terms to represent a topic. Searching subject headings in the library catalog will bring the most complete list of results. Below are some example subject headings. More subject headings can be located in the red books at the reference desk.

  • United States – History
  • United States – History –Archival Resources
  • United States History 1945 –Addresses, Essays and Lectures
  • United States – History, Local
  • United States – History –Chronology
  • United States – History – Religious Aspects
  • United States – History –Biography
  • United States – History –Congresses
  • United States – History, Military

Research Databases

The following databases are specifically useful for your topic. You can search them individually on the databases page.

Online Journals

The following journals supply articles to the library’s databases. You can see if a specific journal supplies articles to our databases by searching the journal title on the library journal page.

  • American Historical Review
  • Appalachian Journal: a regional studies review
  • The Historian: a journal of history
  • Journal of African American History
  • Journal of American History
  • Journal of American Studies
  • American Quarterly
  • Labor: … Working-Class History of the Americas
  • New England Journal of History
  • Journal of Southern History
  • History
  • History Notes (with periodicals)
  • History Today

Print Materials at the Von Canon Library

Below are some selected materials in the library with their shelving locations. Browsing in the listed areas of the library will help you find more materials for your topic.

Title Call Number
Rabble rousers : the American far right in the civil rights eraE 185.61 .W343 2010
Examining Tuskegee : the infamous syphilis study and its legacyR 853 .H8 R48 2009
Inventing the “American way”: the politics of consensus from the New Deal to…E 743 .W355 2008
The rise of Conservatism in America, 1945-2000 : a brief history with documentsJC 573.2 .U6 S83 2008
The age of Reagan : a history, 1974-2008E 839.5 .W535 2008
The advancement of liberty how American democratic principles transformed…E 744 .P745 2008
King : pilgrimage to the mountaintopE 185.97 .K5 S535
American presidency : origins and development, 1776-2007JK 11 .M56 2007
The movements of the New Left, 1950-1975 : a brief history with documentsJF 90 .R3 G65 2005
The CIA & Congress : the untold story from Truman to KennedyJK 468 .B38 2005
Presidential speechwriting from the New Deal to the Reagan revolution…e-Book
Window on freedom race, civil rights, and foreign affairs, 1945-1988e-Book
The Dixiecrat revolt and the end of the solid South, 1932-1968e-Book
Working in America: an eyewitness historyREF HD 8066 .R44 2000
Shadow : five presidents and the legacy of WatergateE 839.5 .W66 1999
The American promise: voices of a changing nation, 1945-presentE 743 .A568
Encyclopedia of the Cold WarD 843 .A668