SF Politics and Other Gov Research Sources
This page lists resources that will be helpful for the senior government classes. It will be continually updated as we come across useful sources.
Helpful Databases(click here for passwords if you need them):
EBSCO (Excellent for biographical information)
JSTOR (Excellent for analysis)
SIRS (Excellent for social issues & Supreme Court & government related information)
Biography In Context A constantly updated resource of biographies of notable people from around the world.
Great Lives From History A collection of published biographies, primary sources, and articles surrounding historical events in world and US history
San Francisco - Related
San Francisco Public Library Newspaper Archives (requires login and PW written on board during lesson)
San Francisco History Center contains a research collection of books, newspapers and magazines, photographs, maps, posters, archives and manuscript collections, and ephemera, documenting all aspects of San Francisco life and history. The Center is also the archives for the City and County of San Francisco.
Bay Area Television Archive - preserves 6000 hours of newsfilm, documentaries and other TV footage produced in the Bay Area and Northern California from the Twentieth Century.
We have many books in our catalog devoted to San Francisco politics, neighborhoods, and history.
Oyez -a free law project from Cornell’s Legal Information Institute (LII), Justia, and Chicago-Kent College of Law—is a multimedia archive devoted to making the Supreme Court of the United States accessible to everyone.
Congressional Digest is available on EBSCO.
FORMATTING YOUR PAPER TO MLA 8:
Purdue OWL MLA Formatting and Style Guide: This site has the rules for everything you need to know about MLA. It also has a model paper to show you exactly what an MLA formatted paper should look like, including a Works Cited.
We recommend using the tools at OWL or the MLA style guide to format your Works Cited entries because EasyBib and similar tools very often produce erroneous entries.
COME SEE US: Questions? Need help? Please come see us in the library. Helping you learn how to dig deep into information, read it critically, and synthesize it into your own argument gives us great pleasure.