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Campus Community Update # 262

March 17, 2011

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U.S. Political History Online Encyclopedia Accessible through the Library

This new 2010 Encyclopedia explores the events, policies, activities, institutions, groups, people, and movements that have created and shaped political life in the United States from 1500 to the present.

The Encyclopedia of U.S Political History covers the seven time periods that correspond to key eras in American history.  The essays and articles in this authoritative encyclopedia focus on the following themes of political history:

  • The three branches of government
  • Elections and political parties
  • Legal and constitutional histories
  • Political movements, philosophies, and key political figures
  • Economics
  • Military politics
  • International relations, treaties, and alliances
  • Regional histories 

The CSULB community with an interest in political science, international studies, history, ethnic studies, law, economics, women’s studies, environmental studies, military studies, sociology and others can access this Encyclopedia via COAST, the library’s online catalog at

For more information contact Political Science Librarian Kelly Janousek at: