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Elections

This guide features information and resources for research about the United States electoral process on the federal, state, and local level.

Register and Vote

Use this guide to gather information to guide your choices in the voting booth (or when filling out an absentee ballot). In the meantime, make sure that you register so you can exercise your right to vote!

Subject-Focused Encyclopedias

Need to select a research topic or find background information?  

The Reference Collection includes a variety of different sources, such as: subject-focused encyclopedias, handbooks, almanacs, maps/atlases, statistical compendiums, dictionaries, and more. Look here to find introductory articles on subject-related topics. The broad perspective offered by such articles often proves helpful for narrowing research topics before pursuing more in-depth information. 

This guide provides some recommendations for encyclopedias and other reference resources that might provide helpful information relating to your topic.

Recommended Online Encyclopedia Databases

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Recommended Subject-Focused Encyclopedias

Almanac of American Politics 2010

Reference Collection (Second Floor)

Campaign and Election Reform: A Reference Handbook

Reference Collection (Second Floor)

Elections A to Z

Electronic Resource

Encyclopedia of American Political Parties and Elections

Main Collection (Third Floor)

Encyclopedia of Media and Politics

Main Collection (Second Floor)

Encyclopedia of Political Communication

Electronic Resource, Volumes 1-2

Encyclopedia of U. S. Political History

Electronic Resource, Volumes 1-7

Guide to U. S. Elections

Electronic Resource

Presidential Elections, 1789-2008

Reference Collection (Second Floor)