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GOV 1301: National Government: Home

This guide--and associated resources--corresponds with the course GOV1301: National Government.

Hello and Welcome to the Gordon Library GOV 1301: National Government Guide!

[Abroad] United States Congress

"[Abroad] United States Congress" by mcdyessjin (Yu-Jen Shih) is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

What's In This Guide

In this guide, users will find the following information and resources related to American National Government, including:

  • An introductory home page, with direct access via chat services to library staff. 
  • Relevant resources available at the Gordon Library.
  • Resources related to source evaluation, authority, and policy.
  • APA Citation guidance and information. 
  • News and current events resources.

If the chat is not available, please feel free to email us at or you can make an appointment with a librarian at

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