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PSCI 2306: American Government (for PSCI majors)

Library research guide for PSCI 2306

Government Information Connection @ Sycamore Library

Government documents can provide a wealth of primary source information. Government documents are official publications of government agencies (city, county, state, federal or international). These can include the census, codes, laws, regulations, maps and pamphlets or information on any subject you can think of! The UNT Libraries are part of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) which means we are charged with collecting, preserving and providing access to this information to our students and the community.

The staff at the Government Information Connection @ the Sycamore Library (inside Sycamore Hall) can help you find primary source materials to support your research paper!

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Primary vs. Secondary Sources

Library of Congress Definition:

"Primary sources are the raw materials of history — original documents and objects which were created at the time under study. They are different from secondary sources, accounts or interpretations of events created by someone without firsthand experience

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Some Examples of Primary Source Materials:

Please ask your Political Science Librarian if you have questions about appropriate primary source documents.

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