These sources can guide you to general overviews of policies and help you find dates, names, and major players. Use the reference articles to better search for journal, newspaper and magazine articles as well as help find primary source material.
Books provide in-depth information. Find books with the Lee Library Catalog or search within eBooks with netLibrary, ebrary, PsycBOOKS and Google Books. (Google Books will NOT allow you to see the full book. For the full book search the Lee Library catalog or use Interlibrary Loan.)
You can search newspapers and magazines to find quotes or search for opponents and allies. Search for background material first so that you know the correct dates and names.
To find newspaper articles prior to the 1990s search Historical Newspapers.
Look for academic articles, books & book chapters.
Look for primary source material such as documents, letters and images.
After finding names and dates you can more readily search government documents.
Search for U.S. Congress proceedings, hearings, debates & documents
Read and trace bills in the House & Senate