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Civic Literacy

Web & library resources to learn more about U.S. history and U.S. Government.

Books & eBooks

Road to Citizenship
The Princeton Encyclopedia of American Political History
American government and politics: a concise introduction
A History of the U. S. Political System
American history through its greatest speeches: a documentary history of the United States
The Concise Princeton Encyclopedia of American Political History
America's New Democracy
Readings for American Government
Government by the People
Keeping the Republic
Supreme Court Drama
Landmark Decisions of the United States Supreme Court
Illustrated Great Decisions of the Supreme Court
Encyclopedia of American Government and Civics
U.S. Citizenship Test Practice in English, Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog and Vietnamese
Citizenship Passing the Test
The Citizen's Almanac
United States Government Manual 2017
Government in America
A Glossary of US Politics & Government
Dictionary of American Government and Politics
Master the AP U.S. History Exam


The Library keeps the following textbooks on textbook and course reserve behind the Circulation Desk. Textbooks are library use only and can be checked out for only 3 hours at a time.



Most US government books are found in the book stacks under JK on the 3rd floor.

To identify books via the UCL catalog, search phrases such as US Citizenship, civics and citizenship, American democracy, political rights, etc.

Electronic Resources