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Nov 04

Highlight: Past Elections & History Reference Center

Posted on November 4, 2016 at 1:59 PM by Jeff Hixon



With Election Day just two weeks away, we’d like to point out a great series in the EBSCO History Reference Center database.  In this database, you'll find journal articles, reference ebooks, and primary source documents on historical topics (of course!).
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Flash Focus: Presidential Elections 1788-2000. Each article overviews the candidates, big issues of the time, the campaign, and election outcomes (including voter turnout on modern elections).

History Reference Center has a search component, but we really enjoy the homepage Browse feature. This is a great way to pick a topic for a research paper or just to quickly learn about an era. Choose a section (U.S. or World) then a time period to view a list important events, issues, and people during that time. Each item on the list will take you to a package of materials on the topic. U.S. History sections will commonly contain materials for presidents, if you’d rather browse towards presidential information.

UPDATE!! Schools may also want to check out Britannica's Election 2016 Classroom Activities.

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