Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Elections: Start Your Research Here

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!

Recommended Multimedia Databases

Working from off campus? If so, you will need to log in with your Library Barcode number. Find out how to get a Barcode

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.

Related Research Guides

Recommended Online Encyclopedia Databases

Working from off campus? If so, you will need to log in with your Kean Google username and password.

Recommended Statistics Databases

Working from off campus? If so, you will need to log in with your Kean Google username and password.

Recommended Subject-Focused Encyclopedias

The following encyclopedias and dictionaries are recommended for research relating to Elections. Books with a Call Number beginning with the letters "Ref" are shelved in alphanumeric order by call number in the Reference Collection on the second floor of the Nancy Thompson Library Learning Commons (NTLC). Books with the designation "Electronic Resource" are e-books, which are accessible by clicking the hyperlinked title.

Election Research Guide Team


Contact Info:
 
Craig Anderson
cjanders@kean.edu

Linda Cifelli
lcifelli@kean.edu

Janette González
jagonzal@kean.edu

Shirley Horbatt

Eleanor McKnight
eamcknigh@kean.edu

Chrisler Pitts
cpitts@kean.edu

Ask a Librarian

Listed below are options available for you to contact a reference librarian and ask for help with your research.