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Executive Power

A guide to researching executive and presidential power in the U.S.


This guide provides recommended resources and tips on strategy for researching executive and presidential power in the United States. Some best bets for getting started are listed below on this page.

The guide contains links to resources that may be limited to the Harvard Law School and/or University communities, as well as freely available resources. Not at Harvard? Your public library or local county law library may be able to provide access to the books and some of the restricted databases.

Subject terms and keywords you may find useful when searching catalogs, databases, and other resources in this guide include:

  • Executive power
  • Executive power--United States
  • Executive privilege
  • Presidential power
  • Separation of powers
  • Separation of powers--United States

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