Government core

Television News Archive at Vanderbilt University
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
Dates of Coverage: 

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

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

House and Senate Journals, Series I
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
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.

America's Historical Newspapers
Dates of Coverage: 
1690 - 1922

Cover-to-cover reproductions of hundreds of historic newspapers, based on the Brigham's History and Bibliography of American Newspapers series.

Europa World Plus

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
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.

Historical Statistics of the United States
Dates of Coverage: 
1531 - 2000

Covers population, work & welfare, the economy, and government. Data may be downloaded and custom tables created. Includes essays, data reliability and references to secondary literature.

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