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1994-present. Provides selected full text for over 180 regional U.S. newspapers, international newspapers, newswires, newspaper columns, and other sources, as well as indexing and abstracts for national 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.
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.
Local, regional and national U.S. newspapers.
Index of the international serials literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, public policy, and public administration.
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.
1915-present. Index of scholarly and non-scholarly articles, books, government documents, reports, and more, covering global public policy and social issues, from the Public Affairs Information Service.
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.
Complete text of the Congressional Record from 1789 to 1999.
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.
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.
Includes an extensive database of speeches made by Congresspeople on various topics, including immigration.
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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