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United States Congress: Introductory Resources

Why Use Introductory Resources?

If you have a topic in mind for your research, it is a good idea to find one or more sources of background information to read.

Introductory resources will:

  • Explain in general terms, what is currently known about your topic

  • Help you understand the broader context of your research

Dictionaries / Encyclopedias

Encyclopedia of the United States Congress
Drexel Library Reference JK 1067.E63 1995 
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Descriptive alphabetically organized entries on the Congress from Abortion to Youngstown Sheet and Tube Co. Bibliographic references are included for further research. Contains a useful glossary of legislative terms. 4 Vols.

Encyclopedia of Constitutional Amendments, Proposed Amendments, and Amending Issues, 1789-1995
Drexel Library Reference KF4557.V555 1996  
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This encyclopedia is an alphabetical listing of short articles on amendments and proposed amendments to the United States Constitution.

Subject Librarian

Daniel Holden