US & VA Government
Finding Scholarly Sources
Getting to the Databases
Use the browse feature available in many databases to help you focus on a topic.
Use Advanced Search options to limit your results to certain types of information or particular date ranges.
Search with a variety of terms including synonyms to get a variety of results.
- To find federal legislation on issues, take a look at the Congressional website.
- To find state level legislation on issues, take a look at the National Conference of State Legislatures database.
For your first two political investigation research papers, use these sites to find trustworthy sources:
For your last political investigation research paper, use these databases to find scholarly sources to OPVCL:
- Fairfax County Public Library’s EBSCO Host database
- Fairfax County Public Library’s ProQuest database
For a complete list of GCM databases
For help with your research