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Starting Points Suggested by Mr. George

Here are some sites that you can use as starting points for your research:

-Miller Center (

-The University of California Santa Barbara (

-PBS links on the American Presidency

-Collection of links to campaign ads, speeches and other materials

on presidential elections since 1960 - 

-History News Network ( - Great site with historical context for contemporary


Books in the Edith Hamilton Collection

Decision points    
   [ Book ]   Call #: 921 Bush    Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946-
  Published 2010
Dead certain : the presidency of George W. Bush    
   [ Book ]   Call #: 973.931 D    Draper, Robert.
  Published 2007
Duty : memoirs of a Secretary at war    
   [ Book ]   Call #: 355.6092 G    Gates, Robert Michael, 1943- author.
  Published 2014
Obama and the Middle East : the end of America's moment?    
   [ Book ]   Call #: 327.73056 G    Gerges, Fawaz A., 1958-
  Published 2012
The new New Deal : the hidden story of change in the Obama era    
   [ Book ]   Call #: 973.932 G    Grunwald, Michael, 1970-
  Published 2012
The persistence of the color line : racial politics and the Obama presidency    
   [ Book ]   Call #: 973.932 K    Kennedy, Randall, 1954-
  Published 2011
The inheritance : the world Obama confronts and the challenges to American power    
   [ Book ]   Call #: 327.73 S    Sanger, David E.
  Published 2009
Counterstrike : the untold story of America's secret campaign against al Qaeda    
   [ Book ]   Call #: 973.931 S    Schmitt, Eric, 1959-
  Published 2011
Plan of attack    
   [ Book ]   Call #: 973.931 W    Woodward, Bob.
  Published 2004

To locate more books on your topic  check  the Bryn Mawr Library Catalog.

You might want to check Google Books too.


News, Editorials, Journal Articles, Statistics, and Primary Sources

Global Issues in Context uses a wealth of resources to explain the historical and contemporary conditions necessary to understand global issues, conflicts and events.  


Journal Articles


1.   Use the advanced search features in Proquest and JSTOR to select "peer reviewed" or "scholarly" articles.  Select two or three keywords to search in these databases.  For example: "Barack Obama" and "econonomic policy" and recession.

2.   You must have user names and passwords in order to search the databases from home.    If you don't have them, check with a librarian.



Primary Sources

There are a few  good websites for locating  primary sources in the first section of this pathfinder.  Here are several more sources that you can search:

Milestone Documents in American History

Annals of American History

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Global Issues in Context

Sweetsearch-The search engine for students

Decision points    
   [ Book ]   Call #: 921 Bush    Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946-
  Published 2010
The audacity of hope : thoughts on reclaiming the American dream    
   [ Book ]   Call #: 921 Obama    Obama, Barack.
  Published 2006


A manual for writers of research papers, theses, and dissertations : Chicago Style for students and researchers    
   [ Book ]   Call #: 808.06 T    Turabian, Kate L.
  Series: Chicago guides to writing, editing, and publishing
  Published 2013
The Chicago manual of style.    
   [ Book ]   Call #: 808.027 C   
  Published 2012

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