Government core

CRS Reports: Congressional Research Service (UNT)

http://digital.library.unt.edu/govdocs/crs/

University of North Texas hosts a searchable online database of many CRS reports.

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

http://tvnews.vanderbilt.edu/
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

http://www.knowledgecenter.unr.edu/subjects/guides/government/cite.html

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.

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