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POL 491C Senior Seminar: The Presidency Library Research Guide
Purdue Libraries contain many useful resources for conducting scholarly research on the presidency. These resources are contained in scholarly books and journals, government documents, and credible scholarly websites.
Sample searches using the Libraries online catalog using the following Library of Congress Subject Heading (LCSH) searches are a good way to look for books. The following LCSH's are representative samples:
Obama Barack Political and Social Views
Presidents United States
Presidents United States Decisionmaking
Presidents United States Staff
Reagan Ronald Political and Social Views
United States Officials and Employees Selection and Appointment
You can also search for documens by presidents by doing author searches in the online catalog e.g. Bush George W
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Many scholarly publishers produce series of works on Presidents and presidential policy that can be found through title searches in the online catalog e.g.