Thursday, March 17, 2016

Up Your Elections IQ

Everywhere people are talking about the upcoming presidential election. Do you get asked “Just what is a Superdelegate?” and “What happens at a brokered convention?”

If someone calls you a 'Brass Collar Democrat', should you be offended? What is 'Fusionism'? Hint: State Librarian Annie Diggs (1898-1902) was one.

The answer to these questions and more can be found in Elections A-Z, an encyclopedia found in SAGE Knowledge, on the main Online Resource page under Stats & Government.

Elections A to Z explains how campaigns and elections are conducted in the United States. Entries range from short definitions of terms such as superdelegate to in-depth essays exploring vital aspects of elections such as primary types and voter trends. The mostly one- to three-page entries, many with sidebars and illustrations, are enhanced by black and white portraits, photographs, and political cartoons.

To discover the answers to these questions and more, paste the DOI that appears to the right of each italicized term into the SAGE Knowledge search bar:

Superdelegate - 10.4135/9781452234144.n241
Brokered convention - 10.4135/9781452234144.n26
Brass collar democrat - 10.4135/9781452234144.n25
Primary Types - 10.4135/9781452234144.n182
Fusionism - 10.4135/9781452234144.n93


Be sure to check out the latest blog post, >From the Reference Desk.

Post courtesy of

Cindy Roupe
Director of Reference
State Library of Kansas
300 SW 10th Ave Rm 312-N
Topeka KS 66612
785-296-3296 ** 800-432-3919
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