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Executive Nomination Process Research Guide

This research guide provides links to resources that discuss the executive nomination process and will focus on the top advisory positions, such as Cabinet members and White House staff.


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Finding Books: Catalog Searching Tips

To search materials in the catalog by subject, use our Advanced Search. Select "subject" in the first drop-down box, then enter a subject heading (such as one of the ones suggested on this page) in the corresponding search box.  You can run the search alone or include additional terms in additional search boxes below.  To find books, it may help to first narrow your search to "Law Library Catalog" or "Georgetown Univ. + Local Academic Libraries" using one of the radio buttons at the top of the page.  After running a search, you can sort by "Date-newest first" on the left to put the most recent materials at the top.  You can also narrow your results to books only on the left under "Resource Type."

Subject Headings

The following subject headings may be useful when searching the library catalog for materials on the topic of executive nominations:

  • Judges--Selection and Appointment--United States
  • Government Executives--Selection and Appointment--United States
  • Cabinet Officers--Selection and Appointment--United States
  • United States--Officials and Employees--Selection and Appointment
  • Executive Power--United States
  • United States Congress Senate--Powers and Duties
  • Nominations for Office--United States