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PLS 3260 The American Presidency

Library and other resources for researching the administrations of Presidents Truman through Obama.

Journal Articles

Click on the links below for three databases having scholarly and peer-reviewed journal articles.

Academic Search Premier

ProQuest Databases


Non-scholarly sources:

ProQuest Newsstand (Over 500 US & International Newspapers)

Roper Center for Public Opinion Research (Documentation and data files from the Roper Center's public opinion studies in Roper Express, iPOLL, Public Opinion Matters!,Survey Spotlights, NSF Surveys, and election polls. Accesses approximately 75% of the Center's studies in the U.S. and some recent studies outside the U.S. Faculty contacts: Dr. Mario Guerrero (909)869-3885 or Michael Reibel (909)869-3587).

Additional databases to explore for political science are located here.


A specific journal that may be quite useful to this class assignment is the Presidential Studies Quarterly. The library's online holdings begin with 1974 and continue to the present.


Use Google Scholar as a supplement to the Library Databases to find scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles and books. For efficient searching, read the library's FAQ, "How do I use Google Scholar?"