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AAS 385W Voting Rights & Voter Suppression (Main)

What are reference works?

Reference works:


  • Provide an overview of your topic
  • Are often written by scholars or experts in the field
  • Provide key people, places, events, and terms that you can use to refine your searches
  • Often offer suggestions for further reading

Handbooks & Companions

Encyclopedias & Biographical Databases

The databases below contain overviews of topics related to voting rights and suppression that can help shape your research. See for example this 2018 CQ Researcher Report on current Election Security and Voting Rights or this Encyclopedia of African American History Essay on Voting Rights.