The US Presidential election takes place in 13 days time. We’ve brought together a range of City Library resources and other useful websites that will help you research the election and the policies and personalities involved.
Everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask….
- US Election Glossary – BBC News
- What is the Electoral College? – US National Archives
- How election results really work – The New York Times
- Who will win the presidency – Five Thirty Eight
Watch the debates and other documentaries on Box of Broadcasts (City login required)
- Paxman on Trump v Clinton: Divided America , 17/10/2016, BBC1 London, 60 mins.
- President Trump: Can He Really Win? 29/08/2016, Channel 4, 65 mins.
- Donald Trump: All American Billionaire , 30/11/2010, BBC2 England, 60 mins.
- The Trouble with Trump – Panorama , 11/07/2013, BBC1 London, 30 mins.
Catch-up on the news
Visit our Newspapers Guide for other news sources.
Browse recent journal articles (City login required)
- Eiermann, M. 2016, “How Donald Trump Fits Into the History of American Populism”, New Perspectives Quarterly,vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 29-34.
- Gilson, D. 2015, “LOLZ with Hillz: Neoliberal Power Circuits in the Divahood of Hillary Clinton”, The Journal of Popular Culture, vol. 48, no. 4, pp. 627-638..
- Karol, D. 2015, “US Presidential Election 2016”, Political Insight, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 24-27.
- Meeks, L. 2013, “All the Gender That’s Fit to Print: How the New York Times Covered Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin in 2008”, Journalism & Mass Communication QUARTERLY, vol. 90, no. 3, pp. 520-539.
- Oliver, J. & Rahn, W. 2016, “Rise of the Trumpenvolk: Populism in the 2016 Election”, Annals Of The American Academy Of Political And Social SCIENCE, vol. 667, no. 1, pp. 189-206.
- Ware, A. 2016, “Donald Trump’s Hijacking of the Republican Party in Historical Perspective”, The Political Quarterly,vol. 87, no. 3, pp. 406-414.
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