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GOV312: Political Behavior in the United States: Find Books

Fall 2019, H. Gold


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Search by title for books cited in background readings. Check the subject headings and continue your search. Use Library of Congress Subject Headings for "Subject begins with" - see specific examples below.

Elections - United States
Presidents - United States - Election
Political participation
Public opinion - United States

United States - Politics and government - 2009-

Political campaigns – United States
Presidential candidates - United States
Political parties - United States

Representative government and representation

Use Advanced search to combine concepts, or create your own "boxes" in a Basic search, using parentheses, for example:

(attitude* or opinion* or poll or polls or polling) and ("climate change*" or "global warming") and states

jew* and states and (attitude* or opinion or poll or polls or polling)

(obama and vote*) and trump and (presiden* or campaign* or 2016 or elect*)

Specific subject headings

As you find books in the catalog, keep track and click to follow the most relevant subject headings.

Presidents -- United States -- Nomination
Presidential candidates - United States
Jews -- United States -- Political activity
Jews -- United States -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
Political campaigns -- Untied States
[candidate or topic] -- Public opinion
Trump, Donald, 1946-
Presidents -- United States -- Elections -- 2016
Political culture -- United States -- History -- 21st century
Climatic changes -- Public opinion
Clean energy industries -- United States -- Public opinion
Renewable energy sources -- United States -- Public opinion
Energy policy -- United States -- Public opinion
Global warming -- United States -- Public opinion

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