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Northwest Missouri State University


[ Election and Campaign Analysis Research Guide ]


Books:

[ triangle ]Election and Campaign Analysis Reference Books
The Reference Collection in Owens Library includes several sources about elections
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The Library Catalog includes records for additional books about elections

Articles:

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Periodical indexes include citations (and possibly the full-text of journal, newspaper, and magazine articles) that describe or report election and political campaign information
(Directions for off-campus access)

Web Sites:

[ triangle ]Election and Campaign Analysis Web Resources
These Web sites are reviewed and selected by librarians

Library  Services:

[ triangle ]Citing Sources
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Searching for Books
  1. Access the Library Catalog via the Owens Library home page
  2. Click Subject (Library of Congress)
  3. Type the one fo the following subjects in the "LC Subject Search" box
    Elections United States
    Presidents United States Election
    Polictical Campaigns United States

    United States Federal Election Commission
    Campaign Funds
  4. Click the [Search] button
  5. When the list of subjects appears, click on subjects appropriate for your area of research
  6. If a subject search does not produce enough relevant sources, click the drop down arrow and choose keyword as shown below:
    [Drop Down Arrow Menu]
  7. Enter a search (e.g. election and presidential)
  8. You may expand your search to include fifty academic libraries in the state of Missouri at any time by clicking the [Search MOBIUS] button
    Users may borrow books from any MOBIUS library by requesting them via the MOBIUS catalog

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Searching for Periodical Articles
Search for election news in the following databases:
CQ.com Academic Search
CQ Researcher LexisNexis Academic News

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Search CQ.com for federal election legislation and news
Explore BNN White House Bulletins via CQ.com
  1. Access CQ.com
    Click in the [CQ.com search]
    entry box and type a search phrase

    NOTES:

    [bullet]This index allows users to search for information that is related to national elections and laws
    [bullet]Use more specific terms to get better results (e.g. 527 political organizations rather than campaign finance reform)
  2. Click the button
  1. Access CQ.com
  2. Under "My Subscription, click BNN White House Bulletin
  3. Scroll down the page to see items related to the most recent national elections

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Search CQ Researcher for news about elections
  1. Access CQ Researcher via the Owens Library Articles & Guides page
  2. Click in the [Quick Search] entry box and type a search phrase (e.g. campaign finance, electoral college, etc.)
  3. Click the [Go] button.

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Search LexisNexis Academic News for news articles about elections
  1. Access LexisNexis News
  2. Click on the [Guided News Search] tab
  3. Click the drop down arrow under "Step One: Select a news category"
  4. Click "U.S. News" (or another appropriate category)
  5. Click the drop down arrow under "Step Two: Select a news source" and choose a source
  6. Type your search terms in the entry boxes under "Step Three: Enter search terms" using the drop down arrows to choose your operators (e.g, and, or, and not, etc.) and select the areas of the records you wish to search (e.g., headline, full text, caption, etc.)
  7. Click the drop down arrow or the radio button of your choice under "Step Four: Narrow to a specific date range"
  8. Click the [Search] button
View Campaign 2004 News at LexisNexis

Go to Campaign 2004 News
       (Directions for off-campus access)
"Use the unique capabilities of LexisNexis Publisher to get the latest updates on Election 2004 candidates and issues surrounding the 2004 presidential election."

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Search Academic Search for news about elections
  1. Access EBSCOhost via the Owens Library Articles & Guides page
  2. Click EBSCOhost Web
  3. Click in the check boxes next to Academic Search
  4. Click in the "Find" box and type your search (e.g., talent and election and missouri and 2002)
  5. Click the [Search]  button

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