Databases

Search these databases for information on almost any topic including topics related to politics and government. Some of these database are available through the Library Search box from the Library homepage. Others will need to be searched separately from the links below.

  • America: History and Life
    Covers the history and culture of the U. S. and Canada from prehistory to the present. Contains abstracts and citations to journal articles, books and media reviews & dissertations. Contains some linked full text articles. Indexes material you will not find in any other database.
  • Congressional Digest Debates Online
    Congressional Digest publishes 3 journals that guide readers through both sides of current legislative, judicial, and international policy debates: Congressional Digest, Supreme Court Debates, and International Debates.
  • CQ Researcher
    CQ Researcher covers health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Each single-themed, 12,000-word report is researched and written by a seasoned journalist and provides researchers with an introductory overview; background and chronology on the topic; an assessment of the current situation; tables and maps; pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions; and bibliographies of key sources.
  • CRS Reports
    The Congressional Research Service (CRS), a component of the Library of Congress, conducts research and analysis for Congress on a broad range of issues of national policy. While many CRS memoranda are generated in response to individual Member or staff inquiries and are confidential, most CRS reports are available to anyone who has access to a congressional intranet.
  • Historical Statistics of the United States
    Contains historical statistics on almost all aspects of the U.S., including economics, population, industry, and government. Mainly covers 1790-2000, although some tables have expanded coverage to2003. Also contains explanatory essays on issues such as poverty, labor, education, etc.
  • LexisNexis Academic Universe
    Academic Universe provides full-text documents from news, business, legal, medical, and reference publications.
  • Statista
    Statistical data from market researchers, trade organizations, scientific journals, and government databases.
  • ProQuest Statistical Abstracts of the U.S.
    ProQuest Statistical Abstracts of the U.S. offers statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States. Coverage: 1790 to present.