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POSC 104: American People and Politics

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Scholarly Articles

Below are several databases which you can use to search for scholarly articles and are accessible to all Pepperdine students online. Databases house and index information, in this case journal articles, in a way they can be searched and accessed. While these below are great choices for your work, there are many others available through the library.

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News Sources

Primary Sources

Primary sources are original records or objects create by participants at the time of historical events. Below are a handful of primary sources of interest which may help contextualize the political issues in America. For further assistance locating primary sources for your work please email me at

Need Books or Articles We Do Not Own?

If you find any articles, books, or book chapters you would like to read but cannot access through the Pepperdine Libraries you can make a request for our staff to ask other libraries to send it to us. To request something, either locate it in the library catalog, open the individual library record, and click the request button. This will fill out the request form and all you need to do is update your information. You can also fill out the form manually following this link:

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