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Washington, D.C., Contemporary Studies

Professors and students can use this guide to study contemporary society, economy, and politics of the District of Columbia.

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This guide is designed to introduce you to the resources that will enable you to study the city that surrounds campus: the District of Columbia. Use this guide to explore social statistics, public health, local politics, threats to the environment, the neighborhoods, its literature, and other aspects of its culture. It highlights databases available at Lauinger and other digital resources so that you can begin your research. 

These resources are good starting points:

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