Political Party & Issues Research

Research Guide for Participation in Government


This document has been put together to help you successfully complete your research paper on Political Parties and the standpoint of each party and the leading 2016 presidential candidates on particular issues. All resources you need: print, database, websites, citations, can be found here.

Print Resources

Mrs. Allen has pulled the print resources that will be helpful for completing this research paper. The Encyclopedia of the Republican Party, The Encyclopedia of the Democratic Party, and the respective supplements will be extremely helpful when examining the issues.

Citing Your Sources

  • Be sure to go to OSLIS Citation Maker to cite both textual sources and image sources.
  • Use in-text citations next to all information that is not common knowledge or is directly quoted.
  • If all information from a slide comes from the same source, you may place the in-text citation at the bottom of the page.
  • Cite images (using a proper in-text citation) below each image. A formal citation should appear in your works cited list.

For additional citation information/help, please consult Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL).