This page contains general online databases, newspaper resources and think tank research. This is a good place to build background knowledge, research your issues and learn about them in context, or learn about different politicians more broadly. Lastly, if you're interested in acquiring books, there are links to the catalog on the right. It would be wise to do this as one of your first steps as some books might take a few days to arrive.
[Reminder: Library Catalog is for local UIUC resources, I-Share is a state-wide system and is used if UIUC resources don't have what you need, and WorldCat is for when both the local catalog and I-Share don't have what you need. I-Share and WorldCat resources take a day or two more to arrive.]
Please use the following link below for a curated list of think tanks from Ms. Schoeplein.