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Political Science: Get Started

Research Guide for Political Science

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You can access library resources from anywhere as long as you have an internet connection. Simply login when prompted with your Butte College email and password. If you are having issues logging in, please contact the reference desk at 530-879-4024 or

Beginning your Research: Reference Sources

Start with the basics:  get some background info and definitions.  It's OK to use Wikipedia at this point in your research, just don't cite it in your paper!

Below are some books that might provide some good background on politics, voting, and the state of California.

Exploring a Topic

Having trouble choosing a topic?  Explore a list of topics or discover some of the issues and controversies concerning possible topics by searching these library databases:

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