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American Government Guide: Home

Resources on American government.

What is this Guide for?

This research guide is intended to help you find information and resources on American Government.

You will find databases, books and websites listed. 


Librarians at Skagit Valley college welcome your inquiries and hope to make your research experience successful. 

Contact a librarian:

Mount Vernon Campus: Norwood Cole Library

      360.416.7847 or

Whidbey Island Campus

      360.675.5321 or

ASK A LIBRARIAN provides 24/7 reference.  Follow the directions at the SVC web page [ ]


The 5 Top Sources of Information

These are some of the best sources for you to start with:

EbscoHost and ProQuest are article databases with articles from magazines, journals and newspapers.  They are available 24/7 with reliable sources.  Both databases have full-text articles online.  

Find film clips or complete films on your topic. You can download the URL for a paper, class presentation, etc.

Researches issues that are controversial and important, and  work to present them in a balanced, comprehensive, straightforward, and primarily pro-format.

Provides a concise and thoroughly researched summary of issues and controversies in today's news, including historical background on the issues and a synopsis of all sides of the debate.

For Help with Citations: Purdue Online Writing Lab

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