This guide is designed to provide you with quick and easy access to library resources for your assignments and speeches. Click on the tabs at the top of the guide to access the background information, books, articles, and usefull links.
If you get stuck, stop by the reference desk, call me, e-mail me, or IM a librarian. We’re here to help you find any materials that you need to succeed with your papers and projects.
Statistical Abstract of the United States
The Statistical Abstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. This is a great source for statistics to support your argument.
Available online or in print in the library's reference collection: REF DOC C 3.134 2011
Select a Research Topic
- Choose a topic that interests you
- Read through background information
- Write out your topic as a statement and select the main concepts
- Start making a list of words to describe your topic
Having trouble deciding what to write about? Try looking at the links below to get some ideas:
Find Background Information
Looking for an overview of important events, a historical perspective, bibliographic references and definitions of terms or concepts? Many useful reference works are now available online.