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GOV251: State and Local Government (Newton): Home


Welcome to the Writing & Research Guide for GOV251: State and Local Government.  Please use this guide to find resources for your Research Paper

How do I use this guide?

This guide is designed to walk you research and writing process for your research paper for GOV251.

The Home tab contains basic contact information for the Learning Commons and the Library.

In order to guide you through the process, we will use the topic of "charter schools" as a theme throughout this guide.

The second tab on this guide, Explore Your Topic, will help you to take your broad topic to a narrow one, understand what college level research is, and give you some hints on brainstorming and concept mapping.

The third tab, Turabian, has links and resources for crafting a paper in Turabian Style.

The fourth tab,  US Government Documents, contains information on how to find federal and state court cases, current legislation, and state and federal statutes.

The subsequent tabs, Researching Academic Resources (finding books, magazines, and peer reviewed articles, web resources), and Writing Research Papers, will help you find all of the other resources required for successfully completing your research paper.

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Help with Research & Writing

Research Help

Contact the Taunton Center Library @ 774.357.4001

Contact the Fall River Library @ 774.357.2108

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Writing Help

Contact the  Taunton Center Learning Commons @ 774.357.4001

Contact the Fall River Learning Commons @ 774.357.2295

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