Public Policy core

CRS Reports: Congressional Research Service (UNT)

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

CQ Almanac
Dates of Coverage: 
1945 to present

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.

Google Books

Indexes the full text of a growing number of books. For some books complete text is online; for others only a small portion. No printing or downloading.

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.

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.

Encyclopedia of Social Work [Oxford]

ICPSR Data Archive

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research provides data, documentation and links to related literature, which can be searched and downloaded by member institutions.

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