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Government, Policy, Legal & Elections: Starting Points

The purpose of this page is to helplocate data on elections

Style Guides

Don't know how to cite a court case?  Have no idea what "DEL CODE ANN. tit. 28, §1701 (Supp. 1990)" means?

Working with legal and government documents can be confusing.  These sources can help you navigate them.

Writing Tools


These databases can not only provide you with articles and essays on important topics in policy, law, and legal aspects. They can also give you access to news, government resources, and research tools such as law reviews.

Web Resources


Whatever your topic, our collection probably has something that can help you.  Try adding terms like law, policy, legislation, government, etc. to words associated with your topic.  Here are some examples of things you can search for:

  • Economic Policy
  • Judicial Review
  • Medical Laws and Legislation

If your first search brings up too many irrelevant items, try using the Refine by Topic suggestions in the box on the left of the search results screen.

We have a well-stocked reference section that can be useful for overviews, data, and research help.  Here are some examples of what you might find:


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Created by Matt Voss in Fall 2009.

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