The database to use for Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports, hearings, committee meetings, and bill files for federal legislation and policies.
Connect to Google Scholar
Connecting the Claremont Colleges Library to Google Scholar will allow you to use your library subscriptions to access articles you find on Google Scholar. Not doing this will mean you will hit paywalls when trying to access articles in Google Scholar.
Set it up with these 4 easy steps:
1. Go to Google Scholar and sign into your account. You can use your personal Google account, or your CGU email:
2. After signing in, select SETTINGS at the top menu
3. On the right-hand side menu, select LIBRARY LINKS and search for Claremont Colleges
4. Select "THE CLAREMONT COLLEGES - FULL TEXT @ CLAREMONT" and click SAVE
5. You're all set up!
Organize your research
Citation mangers are tools that organize your research and help you save time. You can even create bibliographies and in-text citations!
The library supports two citation managers:
Zotero is a free, open-source tool that lives in your browser. There are plug-ins for Microsoft Office so you can use it to cite in-text.
RefWorks is a subscription-based tool. There are plug-ins for Microsoft Office so you can use it to cite in-text. RefWorks requires a Claremont Colleges Library log-in, but you can continue to use it even after you graduate.
See below for guides on using each of these tools.