This year, just in time for the Iowa caucuses, NPR's political team has a gift for you: everything you need to know about the caucuses and this election season in one handy PDF.

We're giving you behind-the-scenes access to the network's 2016 Iowa Briefing Book.

Inside you'll find everything you need to get ready for Monday night, when voting begins in Iowa. (There some information about New Hampshire, too). Starting with: what's a caucus? How do they actually work? Does winning Iowa really help a candidate? (Fair warning, superdelegate math is not for the faint of heart).

And remember on Monday night, you can catch NPR's politics team on your local NPR station, at and on Facebook and Twitter.

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