Public Policy core

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.

Older Public Policy Class Guides

http://www.smith.edu/libraries/research/class/archived.htm#ppl

Archived class guides may not be up-to-date. Please ask a Librarian for assistance if you encounter broken links.

Historical Statistics of the United States

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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.

Open CRS (Congressional Research Service reports)

http://www.opencrs.com/
Dates of Coverage: 
1990's to present

A project of the Center for Democracy & Technology, this site provides access to CRS Reports already in the public domain

ICPSR Data Archive

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/

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.

Westlaw Campus Research

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Dates of Coverage: 
Coverage varies by title

Federal and state legal materials, American Jurisprudence 2d, American Law Reports (ALR), and 900+ law journals and U.S./international news sources full text.

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