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Databases by Subject: Public Policy

Major Indexes

Bloomberg BNA's Law School Professional Information Center

Bloomberg Law provides a powerful combination of primary and secondary legal content; company and market information; news; flexible, unrestricted search options. Bloomberg BNA’s coverage spans the full range of legal practice areas, including tax & accounting, labor & employment, intellectual property, banking & securities, employee benefits, health care, privacy & data security, human resources, and environment, health & safety.

Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO)

Includes scholarship from 1991-present on international affairs, including working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers from NGOs, research projects, conference proceedings, and policy briefs.

Congressional

Provides indexing of many Congressional publications, including Hearings, Committee Prints, Reports, Documents and Congressional Research Service Reports, from 1789 to the present.

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.

GPO Monthly Catalog (1895-1976)

The Monthly Catalog provides a comprehensive listing of federal publications, including Congressional reports, hearings, debates, records and documents released by the Depts. of Defense, Labor, and the Office of the President. Coverage: 1895-1976.

GPO Monthly Catalog (1976 - to date)

Comprehensive listing of federal publications, including books, reports, serials and maps 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)

Citations to journal articles, books, government documents, and more, emphasizing international coverage of public policy, international relations, and business, from 1914-present.

Additional Indexes

AccessUN

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

AP Images

Offers access to over 6 million entertainment, sports, news and lifestyle photographs, videos, graphics and interactives from the archives of the Associated Press. Coverage: mid-1800s to the present.

AUL (Air University Library) Index to Military Periodicals

Citations for articles covering military, geopolitical and aeronautical topics in over 80 English-language military magazines and journals. From 1987 - present.

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.

CQ Voting and Elections Collections

Includes historical and modern data, analyses of elections and voting behavior, explanations of electoral process and reforms, census and district demographics, key events and issues, and much more. Categories include Presidential Elections, Congressional Elections, Gubernatorial Elections, Campaigns and Elections, Political Parties, and Voters and Demographics.

Declassified Documents Reference System (DDRS)

A database of declassified documents covering major domestic and international events of the post-WWII ear, collected from various government agencies (FBI, CIA, State Department, White House, etc.) over the past 30 years.

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.

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

Provides bibliographic citations for energy and energy related Scientific and Technical Information publications from the Department of Energy (DOE) and its predecessor agencies, from 1943 forward.

FBIS (Foreign Broadcast Information Service, 1975-1996)

Index to microfiche translations of foreign press releases and radio broadcasts issued in eight editions, based on region of the world, from 1975-1996.

GPO's Federal Digital System (FDsys)

Electronic access to many Federal databases. Includes Popular regulatory materials such as:The Federal Register,and the Code of Federal Regulations. Critical Congressional products such as: The Congressional Record and Congressional Bills and Important business materials such as: Commerce Business Daily

National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts

Published by the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, this database includes abstracts for more than 210,000 publications, including federal, state and local government reports; journal articles; books; and research reports in the areas of criminal justice, juvenile justice, and substance abuse, from the 1960s to present.

National Security Archive, Digital

The Digital National Security Archive contains comprehensive collection of primary documents available: The database contains more than 35,000 of the most important, declassified documents that led to the policy decisions. This database includes the following collections: Afghanistan, Berlin Crisis 1958-1962, Cuban Missile Crisis, El Salvador, Iran-Contra Affair, Intelligence Community, Iran Revolution, Iraqgate, Military Uses of Space, Nicaragua, Nuclear Non-Proliferation, Philippines, Presidential Directives from Truman to Clinton, South Africa, and Soviet Estimate.

OECDiLibrary

Access to Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development books, reports, annuals, working papers, loose-leaf binders, periodicals and statistical databases.1998-present.

Political Science Complete

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

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.

Reference USA

ReferenceUSA can help users create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds, and locate people. This database has access to more than 20 million businesses, 222 million consumers, U.S. new businesses, and U.S. new homeowners.

SRDS - Standard Rate and Data Service

SRDS is a database of media rates that catalogs more than 100,000 U.S. and international media properties.

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)

Includes statistics which covers all countries and areas and selected series from specialized international data sources.

World Development Indicators Online (WDI)

It contains statistical data for over 800 development indicators and time series data from 1960-2007 for 227 economies.