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Databases by Subject: Government

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Bloomberg BNA's Law School Professional Information Center

Find reports on a full range of legal, regulatory, economic, and international subjects.


Find Congressional reports, bills, hearings, committee prints, serial set maps, and other documents.

CQ Press Political Reference Suite

Online editions of CQ Press reference works in political science, including CQ Almanac, Congress and the Nation, Elections A to Z, Encyclopedia of Political Science, Political Handbook of the World, The Presidency A to Z, the Washington Information Directory, and many more.

Digital National Security Archive

Find declassified government documents about U.S. foreign policy and military policy since 1945. Search across all collections, by a specific area, and by chronology.

GPO Monthly Catalog (1895-1976)

Find citations to federal documents published between 1895-1976.

GPO Monthly Catalog (1976 - to date)

Find electronic and print publications from the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the U.S. government, from 1976 to the present.

LexisNexis Academic

Find news sources, business profiles, patents, and legal research from across the globe.

Public Affairs Information Service (PAIS)

Find articles, book citations, and government documents, on public policy, international relations, and business.

Additional Indexes


Index to United Nations documents including Official Records, draft resolutions, and UN Treaty Series citations from 1966 to the present.

AP Images

Find photographs, videos, and graphics from the archives of the Associated Press, from mid 1800s-present.

AUL (Air University Library) Index to Military Periodicals

Find citations to articles on military, geopolitical, and aeronautical topics from more than 80 military journals.

CQ Researcher Plus Archive

Find reports and analysis on a variety of current issues. Includes background information, pro/con debates, and a chronology of the issue.

Declassified Documents Reference System (DDRS)

Find declassified government documents on major domestic and international events of the post-WWII era.

Encyclopedia of Social Measurement

The encyclopedia covers both qualitative and quantitative approaches to social science and social measurement. It is illustrated with tables and figures of actual data sets.

Energy Citations Database

Find science, technology, and engineering research information from the U.S. Department of Energy.

ESRI Business Analyst Online

Business Analyst Online is a Web-based solution that applies GIS technology to extensive demographic, consumer spending, and business data to deliver on-demand analysis, presentation-ready reports, and maps. Select from a wide variety of existing reports or create custom reports to meet your marketing needs.

FBIS (Foreign Broadcast Information Service, 1975-1996)

Find citations to translations of foreign news sources, 1975-1996. Full articles are on microfiche.

Global Development Finance Online (GDF)

Financial flow and external debt for 136 developing countries and over 200 time series indicators from 1970 to the present, for most reporting countries.

GPO's Federal Digital System (FDsys)

Find critical federal publications, including the Federal Register, Congressional Record, and Code of Federal Regulations.

Joint Publications Research Service (JPRS) Reports

An English language archive of translations of foreign scientific, technical, and political reports and other materials.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts

Find government reports, journal articles, and books in the areas of criminal justice, juvenile justice, and substance abuse, from 1960s to present.

National Security Archive, Digital

Find declassified government documents covering critical world events and U.S. policy decisions from post-World War II to present.

Political Science Complete

Find articles, books, and conference papers in political science, international relations and law.

Polling the Nations

Find public opinion polls from 1986-present.

ProQuest Statistical Insight

ProQuest Statistical Insight (formerly LexisNexis Statistical Universe) is a comprehensive source for federal statistics. Also indexes and provides abstracts to US (ASI), state and local governments (SRI), and privately published and international and intergovernmental statistical sources (IIS) from 1973-present.

U.S. Congressional Serial Set and American State Papers

Serial Set is a full text database of House and Senate committee reports, documents, maps, and journals from 1817 to 1980. American State Papers contain the legislative and executive documents of Congress during the period 1789 to 1838.

United Nations Common Database (UNCDB)

Find statistics collected by the United Nations on a variety of topics, including agriculture, crime, education, employment, environment, and health.