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Text Research- Reserves

Please check the reserve shelf for both reference books and for individual biographies on specific presidents; the individual books are alphabetically arranged on the shelf. Several series are available.

These books may only be used in the Annenberg Library;  make copies of relevant pages, as well as title page (for citation purposes)

Reference Books

 
REF 973.09 AME    The American Presidents
                                   1 vol: Arranged chronologically by term. Gives overview,
                                        with highlights of presidential career in opening paragraph
 
REF 973.09 PRE     The Presidents, a Reference History
                                            1 vol: Arranged chronologically by term . Gives overview, with
                                        highlights of presidential career in opening paragraph; look
                                        for a final section: Keywords = “Evaluated” , “Assesment”, 
                                        “Legacy” , etc.
 
REF 973.09 US       U.S. Presidents and Foreign Policy, from 1789 to
                                    the Present
                                    1 vol: Arranged chronologically by term . Gives overview,
                                          with highlights of presidential career in opening paragraph;
                                          see  final paragraph, “Legacy"

 

Databases

 

Search by name: gives overview of presidency. NB: The resource Encyclopedia of World Biography is a good starting point

 

This site provides Reference material, Magazines, Newspapers, Primary Source, and Multimedia images

 
 

As above, Reference material, Magazines, etcNB: Articles from the resource Presidential Administration Profiles for Students includes administration analysis.

Quick Reference Websites

Click on the links below for additional credible information

Miller Center
2016, Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia
The University of Virginia’s Miller Center is a nonpartisan institute that seeks to expand understanding of the presidency, policy, and political history,  Look at: "Domestic Affairs", Foreign Affairs", "Impact and Legacy" sections.

POTUS: Presidents of the United States
2014, Robert S. Summers
Brief, largely statististical overview of U.S. presidents, with a list of notable events, primary source documents and links to other web-based biographies.

The White House 
The White House
Brief overview of U.S. presidents, with a focus on administrative accomplishments.

Do not use Google or Wikipedia for research!