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Contains reference material covering all major scientific disciplines with articles drawn from McGraw-Hill encyclopedias, dictionaries, and yearbooks, as well as videos, curriculum materials, and links to primary source documents.
1976-present. Annual summary and analysis of research in the field of environmental policy and economics. Good source for an overview of the current state of research on a given topic at a given point in time.
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Detailed overview of the politics and governments of every country in the world. Current edition in reference; older editions back to 1977 on the second floor.
Links to newspaper Web sites from around the world, organized by country. From the Internet Public Library.
See the subject guide on finding newspaper and magazine articles for more sources.
Index of the international serials literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, public policy, and public administration.
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.
Database of nearly 450,000 working papers from the Social Sciences Research Network. Primarily covering economics and law, with some political science and other subjects. Being working papers, this research may not necessarily have been peer reviewed.
1969-present. Provides citations for journals, books, dissertations, and working papers on economics from hundreds of sources. NOTE: Many of the articles in EconLit are working papers from the RePEc database. "Search for full text" will NOT take you to the full text of these working papers. Look for the links in the EconLit records to the full text of the working papers.
AGRICOLA (AGRICultural OnLine Access) serves as the catalog and index to the collections of the National Agricultural Library, as well as a primary public source for worldwide access to agricultural information. The database covers materials in all formats and periods, including printed works from as far back as the 15th century.
Over 300,000 working papers in economics. These working papers are indexed in EconLit, so you can also find these papers by searching that database.
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.
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.
Find regulations issued and proposed by all U.S. government agencies. This information can also be found in the Federal Register, but this site is generally easier to navigate.
1976-present. Indexes all types of U.S. government documents, such as reports, hearings, debates, and records, from the executive, legislative, and judicial branches.
Annotated links to reliable online information about U.S., foreign and international law.
GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources) offers authoritative reference content for the study of sustainability and environmental issues such as global warming, food safety, and the development of green technologies. Featuring primary-source documents, news and commentary, interactive maps, and contextual multimedia, its materials can be organized by issue, organization, or country or discovered with robust search capabilities.
Constantly updated, AP Images provides access to millions of primary source photos from 1825 to the present. Also provides audio, video, graphics, and interactives. This database may be used for educational purposes only.
For more sources for public opinion data and statistical information, see the subject guide for data and statistics.
1940s-present. Coded datasets of policy changes based on Congressional hearings, Congressional roll call votes, executive orders, State of the Union addresses, and more.
View the full text of resolutions brought before the United Nations General Assembly and Security Council and see how specific countries voted on those resolutions. Includes every resolution from the beginning of the United Nations to the present. Click on "New Keyword Search" under "Voting Records."
PDF version of the Annual Energy Outlook published by the U.S. Department of Energy. Contains projections of energy demand, supply, and prices in the U.S. through 2030. Some data is also available for download in Excel format.
Country-level statistics, data and graphs on the consumption, production, trade, and cost of various sources of energy.
A news blog published by Nature that often discusses the intersection of science and politics. The Earth, Environment and Ecology section of the blog has good coverage of climate change policy; explore the other categories in the left-hand sidebar for news related to other scientific topics.
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