Government core

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.

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.

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.

Europa World Plus

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Covers the government and economy of 250+ countries & territories, with directory information and statistical tables. Online version of Europa World Year Book and the regional surveys.

ICPSR Online Analysis Using DAS

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/access/sda.html
Dates of Coverage: 
1997 to present

The Data Analysis System allows users to perform online analysis directly using more than 200 datasets over the Web, without downloading files.

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