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Academic Search Complete  (EBSCOhost)
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Provides full text for more than 5,000 scholarly publications covering all academic areas of study including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies. Click here for a journal title list. User guide for EBSCO<I>host</I>


Military & Government Collection  (EBSCOhost)
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Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals, and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of those sites. The Military & Government Collection provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals and indexing and abstracts for more than 400 titles. User guide for EBSCO<I>host</I>


OmniFile FullText Mega (Wilson )  (EBSCOhost)
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OmniFile provides access to 6 core Wilson databases including full-text from over 2,000 publications and abstracting/and indexing of another 3,800 periodicals. Covers almost all areas of academic interest including art, biology,business, education, general sciences, humanities, law, library and information science and social sciences. User guide for EBSCO<I>host</I>


Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective  (EBSCOhost)
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This H. W. Wilson database covers dates 1907-1984 and offers a broad range of subject coverage in the humanities and social sciences with high-quality indexing of more than 1,300,000 articles in nearly 1,100 periodicals, dating as far back as 1907, as well as citations of over 240,000 book reviews. User guide for EBSCO<I>host</I>


JSTOR  (JSTOR)
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JSTOR is an archive of complete full-text backfiles. The current collection includes journals from the Art & Science Collections I - V and the Arts & Sciences Complement and covers most academic disciplines. This collection is growing and currently has more than 500 titles. User guide for JSTOR


Points of View Reference Center      (EBSCOhost)
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Points of View Reference Center contains essays and articles that present multiple sides of issues contains of current interest. The database has a balance of materials from all viewpoints, including more than 1,300 main essays, leading political magazines from both sides of the aisle, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents and reference books. User guide for EBSCO<I>host</I>


Hein Online  (William S. Hein & Co., Inc.))
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Hein Online contains more than 70 million pages of legal history available in an online, fully-searchable, image-based format. Hein Online bridges the gap in legal history by providing comprehensive coverage from inception of more than 1,500 law and law-related periodicals. In addition to its vast collection of law journals, Hein Online also contains the Congressional Record Bound volumes in entirety, complete coverage of the U.S. Reports back to 1754, famous world trials dating back to the early 1700's, legal classics from the 16th to the 20th centuries, the United Nations and League of Nations Treaty Series, all United States Treaties, the Federal Register from inception in 1936, the CFR from inception in 1938, and much more. Also includes Foreign Relations of the United States and Public Papers of the Presidents.


Encyclopædia Britannica online
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Encyclopædia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools provides the variety of reliable sources that students need to consult when conducting thorough research—all from one site. Britannica’s contributors include an extensive network of renowned scholars (including former U.S. presidents and Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners), advisers, content specialists, and writers—whose job it is to ensure that Britannica is current, accurate, unbiased, comprehensive, relevant, international in scope, and engaging to college-level learners, researchers, and faculty.


SCOLA World TV Online  (Scola)
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SCOLA is a non-profit educational organization that provides authentic foreign language resources in more than 175 native languages. SCOLA receives and re-transmits foreign TV programming from around the world and provides other foreign language resources, language lessons, and learning material. World TV Online offers a wide ranging and diverse selection of television programs from around the world through largely geographically designated channels available by satellite and on the Internet. More than 100 countries and regions and more than 100 languages are available. Each channel offers a blend of news, drama, comedy, culture, sports, entertainment, music and children's programming. New countries and languages are frequently added so check the Program Schedule for updates.

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Thomas: legislative information on the Internet  (Government)
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"Acting under the directive of the leadership of the 104th Congress to make Federal legislative information freely available to theInternet public, a Library of Congress team brought the THOMAS World Wide Web system online in January 1995, at theinception of the 104th Congress...Enhancements in the types of legislative data available, as well as in search and display capabilities,have been continuously added." --Thomas


Fed Sys  (Government)
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GPO's Federal Digital System (FDsys) provides public access to government information submitted by Congress and Federal agencies and preserved as technology changes. Some collections currently available on FDsys are: Compilation of Presidential Documents (1993 to Present); Congressional Bills (103rd Congress to Present); Congressional Documents (104th Congress to Present); Congressional Hearings (105th Congress to Present); Congressional Record (1994 to Present); Congressional Reports (104th Congress to Present); Federal Register (1994 to Present); Public and Private Laws (104th Congress to Present).


Campus Research: Law  (Thomson West)
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Campus Research is a research service for news, business and law related information. It includes full-text information and access to both current and archived materials. Campus Research includes thousands of news databases arranged geographically and topically, with hundreds of newswires as well as business, trade and professional journals and publications. It is especially useful for law-related resources, including both primary law and secondary legal analysis. User guide for Thomson West


Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe
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Academic Universe from Lexis Nexis is a news, law, and business information service. Includes up to date news; company and industry news from newspapers, trade journals, and other periodicals; company financial information from Disclosure, Standard & Poor's, and Hoover's; archival SEC filings; and accounting, auditing, and tax literature. User guide for


Legal Systems of the World  (ABC-CLIO)
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Legal Systems of the World is a comprehensive reference work that covers the legal systems of every nation on earth, every state in the Union, and every province of Canada. From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, with nearly 400 entries, explores the structure, operation, and history of legal and judicial systems. It also analyzes transnational judicial bodies such as the World Court and the European Court of Human Rights, examines alternative legal systems from Roman to Islamic law, and explains universal legal institutions and concepts, from law schools to constitutional review. User guide for ABC-CLIO

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Historical New York Times Access  (ProQuest)
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Newspaper coverage dating back to the first issue in 1851, is available. Current years (latest 10 years are covered in Lexis-Nexis). Each issue of every newspaper is indexed so that finding articles on the editorials, editorial cartoons, obituaries, and letters to the editor from well-known people, arts, sports, business, and popular culturecan be easily found. User guide for ProQuest

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Polling the Nations
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Polling the Nations is a comprehensive collection of public opinion, with information from not only the United States but also more than 100 countries around the world. Polling the Nations has collected more than 500,000 questions, from 14,000 surveys on 5,600+ topics. Subjects such as gun control, abortion, government, women, race relations, the economy, and children are covered. All told, more than 700 organizations are represented by the polls at this site. Among the polling sources are: Gallup, Harris, Roper, the Detroit Free Press and NYT/CBS News. User guide for

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CQ Researcher
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The CQ Researcher explores a single "hot" issue in the news in depth each week. Topics range from social and teen issues to environment, health, education and science and technology. There are 44 reports produced each year including four expanded reports. Contains reports dating back to 1991. User guide for


World Factbook  (Government)
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The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities.


World Bank eAtlas of Global Development   (United Nations)
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Maps and graphs more than 175 indicators from the World Bank's development database.  Quickly map and chart economic and social indicators, and compare country outcomes. Critical issues such as poverty, food production, population growth, climate change, international trade, and foreign direct investment are covered.