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  • JSTOR - Dates: Varies by title from 1800s - 2000s
    Full text articles in many disciplines.

  • Political Science Complete - Via EBSCO - Dates: varies
    Identifies articles in political science, many with links to the online full text.

  • ISI Citation Databases - Dates: 1898 - current
    Identifies journal articles and cited references to research publications from all disciplines, some with links to full text.

  • Catalog of U.S. Government Publications - Dates: Current
    Publications of U.S. government agencies on all topics published by the Government Printing Office.

  • Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) - Dates: 1991 - current
    Articles, working papers, policy briefs, case studies, conference papers and books in International Affairs.

  • CQ Almanac Online - Dates: 1945-current
    Summarizes noteworthy Congressional activity, including key legislation and votes.

  • CQ Congress Collection - Dates: Current
    Includes floor votes, member interest-group ratings, and reporting and analysis on Congress.

  • CQ Researcher - Dates: 1991 - current
    Overview of national policy issues and Congressional legislation, with pro/con commentary and chronologies

  • CQ Voting & Elections Collection - Dates: Varies
    Congressional, presidential and gubernatorial info. See also basic search

  • CQ Weekly - Dates: Varies
    Expert reporting on the U.S. Congress, status of bills, votes, floor and committee activity.

  • Declassified Documents Reference System - Via Gale Group - Dates: 1905-2000s
    Full text of more than 78,000 declassified U.S. federal documents.

  • EconLit - Via EBSCO - Dates: 1969-
    EconLit identifies articles, books, working papers and more, covering all aspects of economics. Some full text and links to more.

  • Factiva - Via Factiva - Dates: Varies by publication
    Contains articles on business, news, and companies worldwide, current and historical financial quotes, and company profiles.
    Improve your search experience in Factiva with the tips in this handout: FactivaSearchTips.pdf

  • Global Development Finance (GDF) Online - Dates: 1970 - current
    Downloadable time series data on debt and financial flow for countries that report debt to the World Bank.

  • ICPSR - Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research - Dates: Varies
    Datasets and codebooks in political science, health and welfare, education and economics.
    Datasets must be analyzed using statistical software such as SAS, SPSS, or Stata.

  • International Monetary Fund (IMF) International Financial Statistics (IFS) - Dates: 1948 - current
    Downloadable financial and economic time series data for over 200 countries.

  • Keesing's Record of World Events Online - Dates: 1931 - current
    A monthly digest of world political, diplomatic and economic events.

  • LexisNexis Academic - Via LexisNexis - Dates: Varies
    Full text articles from newspapers, magazines, selected journals, and reference books.

  • National Journal - Dates: Varies
    News, data and analysis on U.S. Congressional members and legislation. See "my publications" and "columns" for specific content.

  • OECD iLibrary - Dates: 1983-current
    Offers access to the full range of OECD statistical publications; coverage is global. Formerly known as SourceOECD.

  • Oxford Handbooks Online: Political Science - Dates: Varies - currrent
    Essays covering core topics in political science, authored by leading scholars in the field.

  • PolicyFile - Dates: 1990 - current
    Research publications from U.S. and international think tanks, university research programs, research organizations and publishers

  • Polling the Nations - Dates: 1986 - current
    U.S. and international polling results of multidisciplinary interest. Previously called American Public Opinion Index.
    Access limited to one user at a time.

  • ProQuest Congressional - Via ProQuest - Dates: Varies
    Pending legislation, U.S. laws, testimony before Congress and other Congressional documents. See also: HeinOnline.

  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers - Via ProQuest - Dates: Varies
    Full text - articles, ads, pictures - of New York Times (1851 - 2007) & other major papers. Click "More" link for their names.

  • ProQuest Research, Newspapers & Business - Dates: Varies
    Identifies articles in journals, magazines and newspapers, many full text. Includes ABI/Inform, Ethnic NewsWatch,GenderWatch

  • Public Affairs Index - Via EBSCO - Dates: Varies
    Identifies articles on public policy, many with links to the online full text.

  • RAND - Dates: Varies
    Reports, journals and books on national security, business, education, health, law and science from the nonprofit RAND Corp.

  • Roper Center for Public Opinion - Catalog - Dates: 1935-current
    Public opinion datasets. Studies marked with an X are available for immediate download.

  • Roper Center for Public Opinion - iPOLL - Dates: 1935-current
    Survey results, questionnaires, and possible dataset download option for an extensive collection of public opinion polls.

  • Social Sciences Citation Index - Via ISI Web of Science - Dates: 1900 - current
    Identifies journal articles and cited references in all social science disciplines, many with links to full text.

  • Social Sciences Full Text - Via EBSCO - Dates: 1983 - current
    Identifies articles in sociology, anthropology, geography, economics, politics and law, many with links to full text.

  • Thomas - Dates: Current
    Congressional bills, U.S. laws, the Congressional record, committee reports, roll call votes, and U.S. government information.

  • WestlawNext Patron Access - Dates: Varies
    Indexes legal materials with partial or full text of cases, dockets, laws, regulations, and corpus juris secundum.
    Access limited to one user at a time; off-campus access only works with VPN.

  • World Development Indicators (WDI) Online - Dates: 1960 - current
    Downloadable time series data for over 200 countries. Includes demographic, socioeconomic, market and environmental data.

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