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This database gives users access to over 140 leading political science and international relations journals. This collection provides full-text of many core titles included in Worldwide Political Science Abstracts. Topics covered include international relations, comparative politics, political economy, international development, environmental policy and more.

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The database provides citations, abstracts, and indexing of the international serials literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, and public administration / policy. CSA Worldwide Political Science Abstracts is building on the merged backfiles of Political Science Abstracts, published by IFI / Plenum, 1975-2000, and ABC POL SCI, published by ABC-CLIO, 1984-2000.

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Ethnic NewsWatch is an interdisciplinary, bilingual (English and Spanish) and comprehensive full text database of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press. Designed to provide the "other side of the story," ENW titles offer additional viewpoints from those proffered by the mainstream press. Ethnic NewsWatch provides thousands of scholarly, full-text articles for area and ethnic studies, such as Jewish studies, African American studies, and Hispanic American studies. This database also has the largest full-text archive of Native American publications.

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Social Sciences Abstracts is a bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts articles of at least one column in length from English-language periodicals published in the United States and elsewhere. Coverage includes a wide range of interdisciplinary fields covered in a broad array of social sciences journals. Abstracting coverage begins with periodicals published in January 1994. Abstracts range from 50 to 300 words and describe the content and scope of the source articles.
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SocINDEX with Full Text offers comprehensive coverage of sociology, encompassing all sub-disciplines and closely related areas of study. The database features more than 1,600,000 records with subject headings from a 15,600 term sociological thesaurus designed by subject experts and expert lexicographers. This product also contains informative abstracts for 1,300 "core" coverage journals dating as far back as 1895. In addition, this file provides data mined from more than 450 "priority" coverage journals as well as from over 2,900 "selective" coverage journals. This database also includes full text for more than 830 books and monographs, and full text for over 16,800 conference papers.

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The SAGE Premier package includes leading international peer-reviewed titles, including high-impact research journals published on behalf of over 245 scholarly and professional societies. These journals cover a wide range of subject areas, including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, and medicine

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This database abstracts and indexes the international literature of sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from thousands of serials publications and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, conference papers and working papers. Cited references are included for many journal articles.

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ProQuest Sociology gives users access to the full-text of more than 275 journals in sociology and social work. This collection provides full-text coverage of many core titles included in Sociological Abstracts and Social Services Abstracts.  Subject coverage includes community and mental health services, crisis intervention, the family and social welfare, gerontology, poverty and homelessness, professional issues in social work, social services in addiction, social work education, social work practice and more.

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Current reports on contemporary issues with comprehensive, nonpartisan analysis. Features pro and con arguments by experts. Coverage begins in 1991.
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Social Sciences Retrospective offers a wide range of important journals in the humanities and social sciences, dating back to the early 1900s.  Topics include the latest concepts, trends, opinions, theories, and methods from both applied and theoretical aspects of the social sciences.  The content includes indexing for approximately 1,000,000 articles. 

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The Middle East and Africa Database is a full-text database that provides area coverage (especially related to political development, social development, foreign policy, economic development, investment, oil and petrochemicals, trade and technological industries) for the Middle East, North Africa, the Sahel and the Horn of Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Arabs, Iranians, Turks and Africans worldwide, including in Europe and North and South America. In addition to selective citation and abstract coverage of the traditional scholarly literature, MIDA offers bibliographic access to 450,000+ documents relevant to study of the Middle East and Africa and full text access to over 300,000 hard-to-find primary source documents from global sources.

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Indexes public affairs literature including current issues in communities, countries, and government. Cites articles on political science issues in journals, and relevant books, government documents, research reports, international agencies? publications, and Internet sites.
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Covers social issues such as Gun Control, Genetic Engineering, Censorship, Endangered Species, and Terrorism. Brings together viewpoint articles, overviews, statistics, biographies of social activists, court cases, profiles of government agencies and special interest groups, newspaper and magazine articles. Links to more than 1,800 web sites.
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In 262 entries, this examines landmark pieces of legislation, explaining the historical factors that led to the proposal of each act, looking at the adoption process and assessing each act's impact on American life. All aspects of legislation are covered, including the National Prohibition Act, the Civil Rights Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act, the Freedom of Information Act and much more.

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This resource indexes journals covering cultural, economic, political & social change. Coverage is international and interdisciplinary. Indexes nearly 300 alternative, radical and left periodicals, newspapers and magazines. The theories and practices of socialism and revolution which this database covers inlcude: Ecology; Democracy and Anarchism; Feminism and Organized Labor; Indigenous Peoples; and Gays & Lesbians.

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SAGE Publications is an independent international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media. Their journals are at the forefront of knowledge, contributing to the disciplines of the future, and delivered in varied electronic and print formats.

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Academic Search Premier,designed specifically for academic institutions, is the world's largest scholarly, multi-disciplinary full text database containing full text for nearly 4,700 publications, including more than 3,600 peer-reviewed publications. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for nearly 8,200 journals in the collection. This scholarly collection offers information in nearly every area of academic study including: computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, and many more.
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This database is designed to meet the information needs of the caring professions, and spans the literature of health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations and education. The database abstracts and indexes over 500 journals, from more than 16 countries.

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Covers issues related to problems of violence in human relations and societal development. Comprehensive, full-text research reports on major episodes of political violence worldwide, and global trends in conflict from 1946-2004, with maps and charts.
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Access to information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families. Covers topics from child welfare, child abuse and neglect, foster care, adoption, and more. From Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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ProQuest Criminal Justice Periodicals Index™ is a comprehensive database of U.S. and international criminal justice journals. The database provides research support for students interested in careers in criminal justice, law enforcement, corrections administration, drug enforcement, rehabilitation, family law, and industrial security. The database includes abstract and indexing for 250 titles, with more than 100 available in full-text.

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A comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1861 to the present day.   It includes 2.7 million searchable citations to dissertation and theses together with 1.2 million full text dissertations that are available for download in PDF format.  The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and strong retrospective full text coverage for older graduate works.

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Current information on state and local government affairs, with links to newspaper articles, city and state government sites, and to resources on current issues related to the environment, waste management, health, policy, and other current topics. Includes free daily newspaper.
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Covers all aspects of human impact to the environment: scholarly, government and general-interest titles include content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. Indexing and abstracts for approximately 295,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,600 records.
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This database includes over two million bibliographic references to journal articles and to books, reviews and selected chapters dating back to 1951. It is unique in its broad coverage of international material and incorporates over 100 languages and countries. Over 2,800 journals are regularly indexed and some 7,000 books are included each year.

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Scopus indexes and abstracts over 14,000 journals in the sciences and social sciences. Scopus has an exceptionally user-friendly interface and is an excellent database for students and novice researchers.
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This database offers indexing and full text for hundreds of academic journals, providing extensive coverage across a wide range of social science disciplines including anthropology, criminology, economics, education, political science, psychology, social work and sociology.

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This database provides bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services and related areas, including social welfare, social policy and community development. The database abstracts and indexes thousands of serials publications and includes abstracts of journal articles and dissertations and citations to book reviews.

Journals

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American Politics Quarterly presents original works by distinguished authors from a wide range of fields concerned with American politics. American Politics Quarterly brings you the most recent scholarship on such subject areas as Voting Behaviour, Political Parties, Public Opinion, Foreign Policy, Legislative Behaviour, Courts and the Legal Process, Executive Policies, Domestic Issues, Public Finance, and Women In Politics.
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Comparative Political Studies is a forum for the exchange of ideas between scholars and students of comparative politics. Journal articles discuss innovative work on comparative methodology, theory and research from around the world.
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Dissent publishes thoughtful, incisive articles on politics and culture, in the hope of challenging the status quo.
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Since its founding in 1922, Foreign Affairs has been the leading forum for serious discussion of American foreign policy and global affairs. It is published by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), a non-profit and nonpartisan membership organization dedicated to improving the understanding of U.S. foreign policy and international affairs through the free exchange of ideas.

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Founded in 1970 by Samuel Huntington and Warren Demian Manshel, and now published by the Foreign Policy Group, a division of the Washington Post Company, in Washington, D.C., Foreign Policy is the premier, award-winning magazine of global politics, economics, and ideas.  Brooklyn College Library has two subscriptions that provide access to the complete full text of Foreign Policy: JSTOR provides access from 1970 until 4 years ago and Academic Search Complete provides access 1990 to the present.

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Human Rights Quarterly is widely recognizedas the leader in the field of human rights. Articles written by experts from around the world and from a range of disciplines are edited to be understood by the intelligent reader. The Quarterly provides up-to-date information on important developments within the United Nations and regional human rights organizations, both governmental and non-governmental.
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International Affairs is Britain's leading journal of international relations. Founded by and edited at the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London, International Affairs will keep you up to date with critical thinking on the key questions and issues shaping world economic and political developments.
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The International Political Science Review is the official journal of the International Political Science Association (IPSA). In the true intellectual tradition of IPSA the International Political Science Review has continued to create and disseminate rigorous political inquiry free of any subdisciplinary or other orthodoxy.
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rnkrind: a Journal of African Migration will make online research material on African immigration and migration available. It will facilitate connections between the users of technology and research scholars, analysts and writers in the area of African immigration and migration that enable them to debate, dialogue, present the results of their research and for immigrants and migrants, a record of their life experiences.
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JENDA is a peer reviewed ejournal devoted to the promotion of the research and scholarship of African women to the global African community and friends of Africa. JENdA documents and responds to debates on women's history and studies in African social, cultural, political, and economic systems.
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One of the oldest regional political science journal in the United States, Journal of Politics offers a blend of various styles of political science and maintains its representation of the broad scope of the discipline. Published for the Southern Political Science Association, the Journal features balanced treatments in fields which include American politics, political theory, comparative and international politics.
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The purpose of this Online database is to present each month current economic statistics for most of the countries and areas of the world. In addition, a selection of tables that are updated less frequently than the regular monthly tables is included. These tables present annual and/or quarterly data on a variety of subjects illustrating important economic trends and developments.
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Broad in its subject matter and dedicated to objective analysis based on evidence, PSQ examines both domestic and international issues. It has no ideological or methodological slant and is edited to be accessible not only to scholars but also to general readers who have a serious interest in public and foreign affairs.

Political Science Quarterly was launched in 1886 by Columbia University Professor John W. Burgess, the Academy’s first president, with the active involvement of New York publisher George A. Plimpton. Published continuously since that year, PSQ has been the most widely read and accessible scholarly journal on government, politics, and public policy.

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Through articles, review articles, debates and research notes, Political Studies presents academic assessments of important and controversial issues of interest to those active in the wider political and journalistic community.
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Politics is a key teaching resource which identifies the topics that students really need to know about. To highlight the standpoint of Politics as a journal for promoting debate and surveying the field of political science, three regular features have been introduced which have been specifically designed to promote debate and argument about the study and practice of politics.
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Politics & Society was established in the late 1960s as an alternative, critical voice of the social sciences. The journal's editorial mission is to encourage a tradition of critical analysis through the development of Marxist, post-Marxist and other radical perspectives.
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Seeking to bring a fresh and policy-focused perspective to global political, economic, and security questions, SAIS Review publishes essays that straddle the boundary between scholarly inquiry and practical experience.
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Social Science Research publishes papers devoted to quantitative social science research and methodology. The journal features articles that illustrate the use of quantitative methods in the empirical solution of substantive problems, and emphasizes those concerned with issues or methods that cut across traditional disciplinary lines.
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Third World Quarterly is the leading journal of scholarship and policy in the field of international studies. As the most influential academic journal covering the emerging world, Third World Quarterly is at the forefront of analysis and commentary on fundamental issues of global concern.
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Working USA is the journal of labor and society.
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Since 1948, World Politics has published analytical and theoretical articles, review articles, and research notes in international relations, comparative politics, political theory, foreign policy, and modernization.

Country Studies

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Latest data on more than 200 countries - includes maps
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Detailed statistics on 217 countries with powerful tools for analysis, and comparative charts and tables.

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Official government sites with detailed listings on government agencies, political parties, courts
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From the UN, comparative statistical data on geography, economy, population and social indicators for member states of the United Nations.
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Social, economic, political systems and background for 201 regions and countries.
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From World Bank, a snapshot of migration and remittances for all countries, regions, and income groups of the world. Includes data on population, growth, labor force, age ratio; GNI; GDP growth; poverty, immigration.
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Central data source for more than 200 countries with maps and graphs, socio-economic and geographical statistics. Covers mainstream (GNP, etc.) and offbeat (suicides, etc.) topics. Profiles of individual countries including maps and flags.
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Comprehensive site providing facts and reports on 198 "independent states." Basic facts include geography, demographics, etc. and up-to-date reports covering people, history, government, and political conditions.

Money & Politics

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MapLight is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization that reveals money's influence on politics.

We currently research money and influence in the U.S. Congress and in the California and Wisconsin Legislatures.  

Elected officials collect large sums of money to run their campaigns, and they often pay back campaign contributors with special access and favorable laws. This common practice is contrary to the public interest, yet legal.

MapLight connects data on campaign contributions, politicians, votes, industries, companies, and more to show patterns of influence that could never be seen before. 

National Political Data

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Tracking the money behind the candidates in presidential, congressional and Senate races.

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This well established series from CQ Press offers comprehensive and signature coverage of Congressional action from 1945 to 2008. With the online edition users can quickly navigate through nearly 60 years of coverage of politics and policy, browsing by topic, tables of contents, as well as an alphabetical cumulative index. Users can also view tables of Key Votes for the House and Senate.

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Volunteer driven, non-partisan site for voter information. Comprehensive data on national and local candidates and issues

Statistics

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Social Explorer is dedicated to providing demographic information and modern and historical census data in an easily understood format: data maps.  The site has created hundreds of interactive data maps of the United States. The easy-to-use web interface includes data from the entire US Census from 1790 to 2000, all annual updates from the American Community Survey to 2008, original Census tract-level estimates for 2006 and 2010, the Religious Congregations and Membership Study from 1980 to 2000, and 2002 Carbon Emissions Data from the Vulcan Project.

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Census Bureau's Decennial Census. Data on households, education, income, home ownership and more.
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A database of 20,417 U.S. economic time series. With FRED® you can download data in Microsoft Excel and text formats and view charts of data series.

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Covers crimes, justice, trends in crime, federal investigations and prosecutions, felony convictions in state courts, corrections, capital punishment trends and expenditure trends.

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Covers population social and housing characteristics, with a special focus on economic development and women.

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Births, death, communicable diseases, data of interest for public health professionals and others.
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Provides easy access to a full range of statistics and other information by more than 70 Federal agencies.
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From U.S. Census Bureau, demographic and socio-economic statistics for 205 countries.

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Weekly updates from New York City Police Department of crime statistics by precinct.
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The Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan organization that conducts public opinion polling and social science research to provide information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world.
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Infoshare Online provides access to population statistics, immigration trends, socio-economic indicators, birth and death data, hospitalizations, local economic data, and more. All data files are obtained from City, State, and Federal government agencies; users can view a vast array of community and regional data, for New York City and New York State. Researchers can profile neighborhoods, compare neighborhoods across city and state, and produce tabulations of data.

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American History in Video provides a large and rich collection of video for the study of American history, with 2,000 hours and more than 5,000 titles on completion. The collection contains commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries. Historical coverage in the collection ranges from the early history of Native Americans, to the lost colony of Roanoke, to the 1988 Vicennes Affair in the Persian Gulf. Biographical coverage ranges from eighteenth century figures such as Benedict Arnold and Daniel Boone to modern day figures such as Thurgood Marshall and Helen Thomas.

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Extensive online collection of papers, speeches (audio and video), and documents relating to United States presidential elections and presidents.

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Explores the dimensions of human well-being through maps, datasets, resources, and short articles on the linkages between poverty and the environment.
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The most comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs, CIAO publishes a wide range of scholarship from 1991 onward that includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs. CIAO also provides access to case studies and course packs for use by educators, as well as access to dozens of journals in the field, many of which are full-text.

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Eldis is one of a family of knowledge services from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Sussex.
Eldis aims to share the best in development, policy, practice and research. Eldis aims to disseminate qualitative, evidence-based research and policy documents, and to publicise the organisations or individuals producing such research. We focus on materials which are of strategic, policy or practical interest for development practitioners based in both the North and South.

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Best government Web sites, documents, facts, statistics, local and international.
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The Papers of George Washington Digital Edition encompasses five separate series and the complete diaries. This digital edition offers the complete Papers released through 2005 in one online publication. You may search on full text and by date, author, or recipient across all volumes and series.

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Most comprehensive public policy resource on Web, leading research, opinions and events shaping public policy.
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The most comprehensive site on the Internet for presidential resources. The alphabetized subject headings are linked to most of the sites on the web that have information about the Presidents of the United States. The purpose of this site is to provide researchers, students, teachers, politicians, journalists, and citizens a complete resource guide to the U.S. Presidents.

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Collection of links to selected readings in social criticism.
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The SocioSite is designed to get access to information and resources which are relevant for sociologists and other social scientists. It has been designed from a global point of view - it gives access to the world wide scene of social sciences.
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This site provides a complete database of all State of the Union Addresses from 1790-2008 plus separate databases containing the 2005, 2006, 2007, & 2008 State of the Union addresses by George Bush divided by subject.

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Textbook Revolution is the web's source for free educational materials. All of the books are offered for free by their respective copyright holders for online viewing. Books are available on many topics, including biology, business, chemistry, earth sciences, economics, engineering, health sciences, history, mathematics, physics, and more.
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Legislative information on the Internet; search current Congress for Bills.
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The Virtual Archive currently includes finding aids for all Vietnam Archive collections and over 1.5 million pages of materials online, including documents, photographs, slides, negatives, audio and moving image recordings, artifacts, and oral histories. New items are being added daily.

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The World Bank's development data, with more than 600 development indicators for 208 countries and 18 regional groups.

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From the University of Colorado at Boulder
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The Yearbook of Immigration Statistics (provided by the Office of Homeland Security) is a compendium of tables that provides data on foreign nationals who, during a fiscal year, were granted lawful permanent residence (i.e., admitted as immigrants or became legal permanent residents), were admitted into the United States on a temporary basis (e.g., tourists, students, or workers), applied for asylum or refugee status, or were naturalized. The Yearbook also presents data on immigration law enforcement actions, including alien apprehensions, removals, and prosecutions. Users can download data in Excel format, and read analases of data as well.

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News articles and analysis pieces written about Washington Post polls from 1997 through the present.