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Historical Abstracts with Full Text [EBSCO]

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Dates of Coverage: 
1956 to present

Covers history after 1450, excluding U.S. and Canada; lists articles, books, book reviews, collections, and dissertations.

CQ Press Political Reference Suite

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U.S. legislative history & analysis, policy tracking, voting records, primary source documents, statistics, and organizations.

CQ Almanac

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Dates of Coverage: 
1945 - 2006

Summary and analysis of major U.S. legislation, with tables, graphs & charts. Browse by subject, decade, or year; use Policy Tracker to explore a specific policy topic.

Television News Archive at Vanderbilt University

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Dates of Coverage: 
1968 to present

Listings, summaries and descriptions of 30,000+ individual network evening news broadcasts and more than 9,000 hours of special news-related programming.

Making of the Modern World: The Goldsmiths'-Kress Library of Economic Literature

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Dates of Coverage: 
1450-1850

Covers social history, early commerce, trade, colonization, industry, political systems, revolutions, slavery, exploration, philosophy, and more.

Citing Government Information Sources Using MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

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University of Nevada, Reno Libraries guide includes many sample citations for government information resources.

Senate Executive Journals, Series I

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Dates of Coverage: 
1789 - 1866

A record of the U.S. Senate's closed session deliberations, mostly on two principal topics: treaties and nominations. Particularly useful for historical, foreign policy, and biographical research.

House and Senate Journals, Series I

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Dates of Coverage: 
1789 - 1817

Original, digitized version of the minutes of the meetings of each chamber Congress, up to 1817. The official record of business on petitions, memorials, motions, bills, resolutions, and the votes on them. Predates the U.S Congressional Serial Set.

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