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Subject Guide ~ Government: U.S. Politics and Public Policy

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Books and DVDs are arranged by Library of Congress call numbers.
A-M - 3rd floor
N-Z - 2nd floor
DVDs - 2nd floor

J – General legislative and executive papers
JA – Political science (General)
JC – Political theory. The state. Theories of the state
JF – Political institutions and public administration - General
JJ – Political institutions and public administration - North America
JK 1-9993 – Political institutions and public administration (United States)

JK 1-9593 – United States
JK 404-1685 – Government. Public administration
JK 501-868 – Executive branch
JK 631-868 – Civil Service. Departments and agencies
JK 1012-1432 – Congress. Legislative branch
JK 1154-1276 – Senate
JK 1308-1432 – House of Representatives
JK 1606-1683 – Capital. Public buildings. Government property. Government purchasing
JK 1717-2217 – Political rights. Practical politics
JK 1758-1761 – Citizenship
JK 1846-1929 – Suffrage
JK 1965-2217 – Electoral system
JK 2255-2391 – Political parties
JK 2403-9593 – State government
JK 9663-9993 – Confederate States of America

JL – Political institutions and public administration - Canada, Latin America, etc.
JN – Political institutions and public administration - Europe
JQ – Political institutions and public administration - Asia, Africa, Australia, Pacific Area, etc.
JS – Local government. Municipal government
JV – Colonies and colonization, Emigration and Immigration. International migration
JZ – International relations

Jefferson Collection, 1999.
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  • Hamilton Library Catalog - Use the "Books at Other Libraries" filter to search for and request books using the database
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  • ILLiad - The interlibrary loan department's fill-in form



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  1. Sign in to your library account.
  2. Perform a search and limit it to "Books at Other Libraries."
  3. View the full record for an item you want.
  4. Select the "Request from Interlibrary Loan" link if Hamilton does not provide access to the item (see below).
  5. Log on to ILLiad to view the pre-populated request form.
  6. Click "Submit Request" at the bottom of the form.

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