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UGS 303: Spectacle as a Political Tool / Sanchez

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Tip: See the Find News and Primary Sources tab for information on where to find interviews, news articles, government documents, and other primary sources. 

You can search in databases that are multidisciplinary or subject-specific:

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  • Include popular and scholarly articles on all topics
  • Useful if scholars from multiple disciplines would write about your topic or if you don't know where to start
  • Great for assignments in UGS!


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  • Include scholarly and specialized articles from a specific discipline
  • To choose a database, think about what department on campus would have scholars researching your topic (ex. PsycINFO for Psychology topics)

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Political Science and Government Guide

Use this guide to find resources, databases, and ways to get help with political science and government research: 

Political Science and Government Guide 

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