• History,  Humanities,  Research

    Dear American Government class,

    Working on examples of partisan polarization in U.S. politics? In addition to the sources recommended last run of the class, the library has added a new eCollection: U.S. History in Context.   For example, here’s a search for “Political Polarization.”  One could of course also search for specific polarizing issues (income inequality), proposed solutions (compulsory voting) or related element (supermajority).   Need more statistics?  The library recently added Statistical Abstract of the United States to its fleet of digital collections.  Here’s their results page for U.S. election statistics.   Questions? Comments or conundrums? Do be in touch!  Ms. Sanborn     “Political Polarization results page.” U.S. History in Context. Gale Cengage. Web.…

  • History,  Humanities,  Research,  Social Sciences

    Dear American Government class,

    Researching polarization in U.S. government?  Below are recommended research sources purchased by the library.  The EbscoHost Academic Search Premiere collection will help to satisfy the academic article requirement; the additional sources will help you HH! CQ Researcher: Analytic reports, background and historical data, about 15-30 pages in length, focused on contemporary issues.  CQ reports are designed to be written in an impartial manner and also include a pro & con on either side of the issue. Here is  their 2/2014 report on polarization (& impact) in U.S. government Here’s their 2004 report on the same issue, in case history matters? Here also is a link to all the CQ Reports focused on Congress.…