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Websites to Help You Get Started

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

-Miller Center (http://millercenter.org/president)

-The University of California Santa Barbara (http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/index_docs.php)

-PBS links on the American Presidency http://www.pbs.org/wnet/amerpres/resources.html

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

on presidential elections since 1960 -http://www.4president.org/ 

-History News Network (http://hnn.us/) - Great site with historical context for contemporary

debates.

Books in the Edith Hamilton Library

The Edith Hamilton Library has a good selection of books on  U. S. Presidents. To locate them,  check  the Bryn Mawr Library Catalog.  You can perform a basic search under the president's name, or a "power"  search using the the president's name and/or other keywords, for example, Lyndon B. Johnson and civil rights.

You  might also want to try  Google Books.

Here are some of the  books in the Edith Hamilton Library Collection. 

Clinton's foreign policy in Somalia, Bosnia, Haiti, and North Korea    
   [ Book ]   Call #: 327.73 H    Henriksen, Thomas H.
  Series: Essays in public policy ; no. 72
  Published 1996
 
Decision points    
   [ Book ]   Call #: 921 Bush    Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946-
  Published 2010
In
 
Dead certain : the presidency of George W. Bush    
   [ Book ]   Call #: 973.931 D    Draper, Robert.
  Published 2007
In
 
Duty : memoirs of a Secretary at war    
   [ Book ]   Call #: 355.6092 G    Gates, Robert Michael, 1943- author.
  Published 2014
In
 
Obama and the Middle East : the end of America's moment?    
   [ Book ]   Call #: 327.73056 G    Gerges, Fawaz A., 1958-
  Published 2012
In
 
The new New Deal : the hidden story of change in the Obama era    
   [ Book ]   Call #: 973.932 G    Grunwald, Michael, 1970-
  Published 2012
In
 
The persistence of the color line : racial politics and the Obama presidency    
   [ Book ]   Call #: 973.932 K    Kennedy, Randall, 1954-
  Published 2011
In
 
The inheritance : the world Obama confronts and the challenges to American power    
   [ Book ]   Call #: 327.73 S    Sanger, David E.
  Published 2009
Out
 
Counterstrike : the untold story of America's secret campaign against al Qaeda    
   [ Book ]   Call #: 973.931 S    Schmitt, Eric, 1959-
  Published 2011
In
 
Plan of attack    
   [ Book ]   Call #: 973.931 W    Woodward, Bob.
  Published 2004
Clinton's foreign policy in Somalia, Bosnia, Haiti, and North Korea    
   [ Book ]   Call #: 327.73 H    Henriksen, Thomas H.
  Series: Essays in public policy ; no. 72
  Published 1996

A world of trouble : the White House and the Middle East--from the Cold War to the War on Terror    
   [ Book ]   Call #: 327.73056 T    Tyler, Patrick.
  Published 2009

 

Back to work : why we need smart government for a strong economy    
   [ Book ]   Call #: 330.973 C    Clinton, Bill, 1946-
  Published 2011

 

First in his class : a biography of Bill Clinton    
   [ Book ]   Call #: 921 Clinton    Maraniss, David.
  Published 1995

 

The natural : the misunderstood presidency of Bill Clinton    
   [ Book ]   Call #: 973.929 K    Klein, Joe, 1946-
  Published 2002

  

Blood sport : the President and his adversaries    
   [ Book ]   Call #: 973.929 S    Stewart, James B.
  Published 1996

My life    
   [ Sound ]   Call #: ACDrack 973-929 C    Clinton, Bill, 1946-
  Published 2004

 

Milestone documents in American history : exploring the primary sources that shaped America    
   [ Book ]   Call #: Ref 973 M v.1    Paul Finkelman, editor in chief ; Bruce A. Lesh, consulting editor.
  Series: Milestone documents
  Published 2008

 




 

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.  This is a great database for locating information on more recent presidents.

 

To Locate Journal Articles

Tips:

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.

JSTOR

Proquest

 

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

Back to work : why we need smart government for a strong economy    
   [ Book ]   Call #: 330.973 C    Clinton, Bill, 1946-
  Published 2011

Citation

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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