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Did you know? Constitution day is Sept. 17, 2023. TCC Offers information about the constitution in many ways during this time. 

Why is the Constitution important? "The Constitution united its citizens as members of a whole, vesting the power of the union in the people. Without it, the American Experiment might have ended as quickly as it had begun." Read a copy of the Constitution online at the National Archives. 

Here's some TCC Library resources or recommended resources about the Constitution: 

Select a cover to view access options.

Power and liberty : constitutionalism in the American Revolution  The words that made us : America's constitutional conversation, 1760-1840  Jefferson, Madison, and the making of the Constitution   The Constitution in jeopardy : an unprecedented effort to rewrite our fundamental law and what we can do about it

Our Discovery Catalog searches through a lot of our databases all at once and is found on our library homepage. It can be a good place to start to cast a wide net to see what is available. It will even find items the library doesn't own, but can possibly get via interlibrary loan (ILL) – though you can limit those results out if you need something immediately. 

Catalog search example results list for this topic

> Catalog subject search for this topic 

> Catalog search for streaming videos and DVDs on this topic 

The United States Constitution video

After doing a search in Discovery, you can limit to the source type you are needing (articles, books, video, etc.) and even to specific dates. If searching for a peer-reviewed article, you can even limit to that!

For a list of all of our databases, see the "Articles & Databases" link off the library website. 

For tips on how to search in our databases and catalog, we recommend this FAQ

If searching on the web, here’s some FAQ and search examples that you might find helpful:

NOTE: As this FAQ explains, you might not find one perfect source that combines all facets of your topic if researching the Constitution for an assignment. You will likely have to draw on multiple sources that focus on one area of your topic.