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Newspaper and Magazine Articles

LexisNexis Academic Restricted Resource Resource contains newspapers
Provides access to a wide range of full-text content for news, business, legal, and reference information. Particularly strong in legislative, government, corporate, financial, and demographic information, as well as market research and industry reports.
ProQuest Digital Microfilm Restricted Resource Resource contains newspapers
2008-present (with a lag of a few months). Digital scans of the Des Moines Register and New York Times. Older editions of these papers are available in other library databases and on tangible microfilm.
Access World News Restricted Resource Resource contains newspapers
Local, regional and national U.S. newspapers.
Ethnic NewsWatch Restricted Resource Resource contains newspapers
Full text of newspapers published by U.S. ethnic communities including African American, Arabic, Asian, Filipino, Finnish, Greek, Hispanic, Italian, Jewish, Native American, Pacific Islander, Russian, and more.

Databases

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts Restricted Resource
Index of the international serials literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, public policy, and public administration.
HeinOnline Academic Core Collections Restricted Resource
A large collection of full-text legal and government publications both current and historical, covering United States Federal and State law, foreign and international law, legal classics, law journals, treaties, case law, and much more.

Resources on Congress

Congress.gov
1973-present. Official government source for information on bills considered by the U.S. Congress. Provides overviews of legislation, profiles of members of Congress, committee information and reports, and educational materials on the legislative process. Also offers the Congressional Record from 1995 to the present.
Congressional Record Permanent Digital Collection Restricted Resource
Complete text of the Congressional Record from 1789 to 1999.
ProQuest Congressional Restricted Resource
1789-present. Provides access to the CIS Index, a comprehensive index/abstract to Congressional publications, plus the full text of some hearings, reports, and other Congressional documents, including the full text of the Congressional Record. Also contains an extensive collection of Executive Branch documents.
U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) via FDsys
Fully searchable content management system and repository for official Federal Government publications, providing free online access to the documents of all three branches of the U.S. government.
Project Vote Smart
Includes an extensive database of speeches made by Congresspeople on various topics, including immigration.

Resources on State Politics

State Agency Databases
Links to useful state government Web sites, including, for some states, bill-tracking sites similar to THOMAS. Maintained by the Government Documents Round Table of the American Library Association.

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