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What are reference materials?
Reference materials are helpful when you are looking for background information or authoritative facts on a subject.
Additional reference sources
Key Reference Titles for General Information
Over 600 reference books, including encyclopedias, dictionaries (English and foreign language), thesauri, books of quotations, as well as a range of subject-specific reference books.
CQ Voting & Elections Collection
Presidential elections, congressional elections, gubernatorial elections, voting system, campaigns, political parties, voters, demographics, candidate and office histories, seat status and competition, party control, split districts, etc.
Coverage: 1775 to present
CQ Electronic Press Library
Contains CQ Researcher Plus Archive, CQ Almanac, CQ Magazine (formerly CQ Weekly), Political Handbook of the world, State Stats, Supreme Court Yearbook, Voting and Elections Collection, and CQ Politics in America.