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POLSC 110: American Government (Karapin)

About this guide

For your final exam, you will be writing a letter to a national offiical on a public policy issue. In order to do so, you will need to do some research.  I have worked with Professor Karapin to set up this guide.  We will also be meeting together, in the library, in order to familiarize you with our resources. Our meeting is scheduled for November 21, 2014.

This guide provides help with finding:

and with Citing Sources

Finding your representatives

The League of Women Voters (a non-partisan organization that aims to get all citizens engaged in civics and voting) has this easy-to-use site to help you find your national (and local) representatives.  All you need to know is your zip code.

If you live in New York City, use this link:  Outside of the five boroughs, we recommend this link:

Background and general reference

Recommended readings

Professor Karapin recommends these books by Page Smith.

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