what material exists (e.g., bills and laws, along with descriptions of their legislative history; legislative and executive reports; newspapers; other periodical literature, ranging from popular magazines to scholarly journals; public opinion surveys and other statistical studies; reference works; and books);
Public Policy and Political Participation
How do you find and evaluate information on public issues of interest?
To be an effective and informed citizen, a student needs to learn basic research skills—how to find and evaluate the information needed to make informed civic choices. Students should learn the basics of public policy research and be prepared to find information in multiple arenas—local, state, federal, and international (See page 21). They should know: