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Spotlight on Local History

From Austin Community College's Center for Public Policy and Political Studies, through its Jeffrey M. Friedman Political Video History Project, comes the documentary The Economy Furniture Strike. This is an oral history of the local labor dispute which resulted in the political mobilization of Mexican-Americans in Austin/Travis County. From the project's web page (http://policyaustin.org/economyfstrike/) you can access indiviudal interviews from principal participants of the strike.

Learn more about the Jeffrey M. Friedman Political Video History Project here.


Quote of the Month

“And say, finally, whether peace is best preserved by giving energy to the government, or information to the people. This last is the most certain, and the most legitimate engine of government. Educate and inform the whole mass of the people. Enable them to see that it is their interest to preserve peace and order, and they will preserve them…. They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.”

Thomas Jefferson



ACC Reads

The Executive Council & Senate of the 2014 ACC Student Government Association


How to search for Government Information

There are several types of information available to Government students through the ACC libraries, both in print form and electronically. The tabs along the top of the page provide details on the different types of resources listed below:

Books You can find a good selection of Government books in our collection. A book can provide detailed background and in-depth historical information about any given topic.
Reference Books This covers encyclopedias, atlases, and other resources that are referred to for specific information. Go to these for definitions, shorter explanations, quick historical and biographical sketches.
Articles Articles from journals, magazines, and major newspapers are a good source for recent developments and current issues in government. ACC's electronic resources can help connect you to these articles.
Web Sites The internet can provide a wealth of information, especially from government sources and professional organizations.



Looking for a Research Topic?

Try our Developing Research Topics guide online or print out a 2 page pdf guide.


President Obama's State of the Union Address 2015

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