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Political Science: Policy Research

Policy Resources for POLS 101

Places to Start

Searching Government Websites

You can force the Google or Bing search engines to search through a particular website by typing "site:" followed by the website or domain. For example, adding "" to your search will return results from the Massachusetts State Government Website.
Try the "site:" shortcut to locate information on news websites and organization websites as well.

Locating Court Cases, Statutes, and more

Use NexisUni to find cases, by selecting "Cases" and then choosing federal or state. You can search by keyword, case citation (if you have one), or the names of the parties involved (plaintiff or and defendant).

Opinion Research

577 Western Ave, Westfield, MA 01086

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