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Government, History, Political Science Databases

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Academic Search Complete TUTORIAL - A comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary database that offers indexing and abstracts for 13,710 journals and a total of 845 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. Featuring full text for 7,963 academic journals, 970 magazines, and 165 trade publications, this scholarly collection offers unmatched coverage of information spanning a broad range of important areas of academic study including: anthropology, astronomy, biology, chemistry, civil engineering, engineering, ethnic & multicultural studies, geology, law, materials science, mathematics, music, pharmaceutical sciences, physics, psychology, religion & theology, veterinary science, women's studies, zoology, and many other fields.

Bibliography of Native North Americans TUTORIAL - This bibliographic database covers all aspects of native North American culture, history, and life. This resource covers a wide range of topics including archaeology, multicultural relations, gaming, governance, legend, and literacy. Contains more than 141,000 citations for books, essays, journal articles, and government documents of the United States and Canada. Dates of coverage for included content range from the sixteenth century to the present. The database is an essential research tool for anthropologists, archaeologists, educators, historians, political scientists, sociologists, psychologists, legal and medical researchers, linguists, theologians, ethnobotanists, and policy makers. NO FULL TEXT ARTICLES.

Global Road Warrior TUTORIAL - Provides country data related to society and culture, communications, travel, trade, business, money and banking, and country maps for 175 countries.

Great Lives from History: The Renaissance & Early Modern Era - Great Lives from History: The Renaissance & Early Modern Era, 1454-1600 is the third installment in the expanded Great Lives series, initiated in 2004 with The Ancient World, Prehistory-476 C.E. and followed by The Middle Ages, 477-1453.

Handbook of Texas Online - Provided by the Texas State Historical Association this encyclopedia furnishes a full-text searchable version of the complete text of the six-volume print edition, all corrections incorporated in the second printing, and approximately 400 articles not included in the print edition. More than 23,000 articles on Texas history, geography, and culture.

MAS Ultra - School Edition TUTORIAL - Provides full text articles for 484 popular general interest and current events publications with information dating as far back as 1975 for key magazines. This database also contains 362 full text reference books (including the Columbia Encyclopedia and the CIA World Fact Book), 944 biographies, 202 country fact sheets, 214 country reports, 11 educational reports, 77 pamphlets, 155 speeches, and an Image Collection of over 960,000 photos, maps, flags, and color PDFs.

MAS Ultra also includes 5 databases: American Heritage Dictionary; American Reference Library: Biographies (9,541); American Reference Library: Primary Source Documents (54,154); Britannica Biographies (26,088); and Hutchinson’s Biography Database (58,080).

Under the law category all Supreme Court Cases from 1790-present.

Middle Search Plus - Provides full text for 167 popular, middle school magazines, over 131,000 full text biographies, 215 books, 201 country fact sheets, 5 databases, 3 encyclopedias, 75 pamphlets, 155 speeches, and 139 state/provincial sheets. Additionally, Middle Search Plus contains primary source documents including "Essential Documents in American History", reference books including the "Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia," “New Oxford American Dictionary,” 2nd Edition; “Encyclopedia of Animals”; and thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags.

Military and Government Collection TUTORIAL - Provides current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government from 255 academic journals, 166 magazines, and 32 trade publications, 264 in full text. The database also includes 3 biographies, 9 books, 91 country reports, 3 databases, 1 encyclopedia, 12 government documents, 3 law, 4 newspapers, 10 reports, 154 speeches, and 2 state/provincial fact sheets.

SIRS Issues Researcher TRAINING VIDEO - Provides the best article selections from more than 2,055 domestic and international magazines, journals, newspapers, and websites (1989-present), exploring social, scientific, health, historic, economic, political, and global issues. This database also includes "Leading Issues" which provides instant access to information on : Today’s news/current events, world conflicts, Spotlight on... curriculum pathfinders, focus on terrorism, and World Almanac and maps.

Texas Digital Sanborn Maps TUTORIAL - Provides digital access to more than 660,000 large-scale maps of over 12,000 American towns and cities. These maps are valuable research tools for geographers, social historians, urban specialists, genealogists, planners, local historians, architects, environmentalists, and anyone who wants to learn about the history, growth, and development of American cities, towns, and neighborhoods.

Texas Reference Center TUTORIAL - Includes 81 full text journals, 39 newspapers, 7 speeches, 155 books about Texas history, ethnic and cultural diversity, gender studies, literature, public health and business, as well as home and garden and sports and leisure. The database contains 56 biographies portraying famous historical and contemporary Texans such as George Herbert Walker Bush, Lady Bird Johnson, Dan Moody, Susanna Dickinson, and Sam Houston. Newspapers providing Texas and national news coverage are also included.

TOPICsearch TUTORIAL - This database allows researchers to explore social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics. Contains full text for over 105,000 articles from 174 periodicals, 3 country reports, and 6 newspapers.

World History Collection TUTORIAL - Contains cover-to-cover full text for 140 titles, as far back as 1964. This database offers a global look at history with content from Africa, North and South America, Europe and the Middle East. Subject coverage includes: anthropology, art, culture, economics, government, heritage, military, politics, regional issues, and more.

References (Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, Handbooks)

Encyclopedia Britannica TUTORIAL - Search by index, A-Z browse, or author, title, subject browse. Videos are included in the world atlas section on countries.

Statistical Abstracts - Statistical Abstract data present here ranges from our most recent edition to the historical abstracts compiled throughout the decades. Some of the data were scanned as an effort to make historical abstract information available to the public. The display of data will continue as historical records become available. For access to volumes not available through this project, please call your local Federal Depository Library.

Thomas (Library of Congress) - THOMAS was launched in January of 1995, at the inception of the 104th Congress. The leadership of the 104th Congress directed the Library of Congress to make federal legislative information freely available to the public. Since that time THOMAS has expanded the scope of its offerings to include the features and content listed : Bills, Resolutions Activity in Congress Congressional Record Schedules, Calendars Committee Information Presidential Nominations Treaties Government Resources For Teachers.

U.S. Department of State - The Bureau of Resource Management (RM) assists foreign affairs agency heads with developing policies, plans, and programs to achieve foreign policy goals. The Assistant Secretary of RM and Chief Financial Officer also coordinates resource requirements to enable the Secretary of State to present integrated international affairs resource submissions to the Office of Management and Budget and to the Congress.

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