During the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, you may be curious about why government shutdowns occur and what happens when they do.
Here is an example search in the library's OneSearch tool for the keywords government shutdown. Among the results are reference resources, journal articles, newspaper articles, and books.
If you are just starting to write research papers this quarter, OneSearch can be a great place to start. It searches all of the library's print collections, online databases, and some academic public websites. Use the options on the left to limit your search results by type of resource, date, subject, and more.
OneSearch is the only way to access the library's book collection. Choose the limit "Available in the library" on the left to see just books.
Also, although you may be discouraged from using Wikipedia as a main source for your assignments, it can be a great starting point to gather information about a topic such as Government shutdowns in the United States. Many editors are always checking pages for accuracy.
If you do use Wikipedia for research, make sure to look at the references at the bottom of an article and, if possible, follow relevant ones to the original source.