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  • Congressional Publications

    Provides access to historical and current Congressional information and publications on all aspects of legislation dealing with life and public policy. It also provides Members & Committee information and under Regulations you can search the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations.

    Use Advanced Search to select specific series:

    • Legislative Histories 1969-Present    
    • Bills & Laws 1789-Present  
    • Committee Prints & Misc. Publications 1817-Present 
    • Congressional Record Bound Edition & Predecessors 1789-Present   
    • Congressional Record Daily Edition 1985-Present   
    • CRS Reports 1916-Present   
    • Hearings 1824-Present   
    • House & Senate Documents 1817-Present   
    • House & Senate Reports 1817-Present   
    • Serial Set 1789-Present   
    • Serial Set Maps 1789-Present
  • Statistical Insight

    Our subscription includes US Federal statistical publications  (indexing coverage from 1973, full text from 2004 - ) and international statistical publications from the UN, EU, OECD, etc. (coverage begins in 1983 - ).

  • American FactFinder - U.S. Census

    Contains population, housing, economic and geographic data. Also allows creation of reference and thematic maps.

  • AccessUN

    Index to United Nations documents including Official Records, draft resolutions, and UN Treaty Series citations from 1966 to the present.  Includes full text of UN Resolutions from the General Assembly (1981-present), the Security Council (1974-present) and the Economic and Social Council (1982-present).

  • Nexis Uni (formerly LexisNexis Academic)

    Access over 6,000 news, business, and legal sources. These include regional, national, and international newspapers, news wires, broadcast transcripts, non-English language news sources, magazines, trade journals, business publications, SEC filings, law reviews, statutory, administrative and case law.

  • LLMC Digital - Law Library Microform Consortium

    LLMC contains over 7,500 titles, some 90,000 volumes, of interest to researchers in law and history. Its backfile comprises the world′s largest collection of legal literature and government documents in microform.

Additional Databases (alphabetical)

  • EIS: Digests of Environmental Impact Statements

    EIS extracts the key issues from complex government-released environmental impact statements, converting massive documents into concise, readable abstracts.

  • FDsys

    Provides access to legislative,executive and judicial documents and publications, and current and historical documents databases from the Government Printing Office.

  • Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps)

     Federal Business Opportunities, or FedBizOpps for short, is the government wide single-point-of-entry on the internet for all Federal government contracting opportunities.

  • Federal Register

    Issued by the U.S. Office of the Federal Register, NARA,and GPO, the Federal Register (FR) lists U.S. federal agency announcements and information, such as presidential documents, agency meetings, grant opportunities, and proposed and final federal regulations.

  • Hein Online

    Includes a wide variety of legal resources at the state, national and international levels as well as law journals, legal periodicals, and thematic collections of historical and legal primary source documents. All images in HeinOnline represent the exact page image of the original materials.

  • NTIS (National Technical Information Service)

    Searching for federally funded bibliographic science and technology research information is free on the basic Public Access NTRL website.  For US domestic users, after registering and accepting the "Terms and Conditions of Use" of NTRL you will be able to access the full text PDFs.

  • Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law

    Essential legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world. Includes every statute passed by every colony and state on slavery, every federal statute dealing with slavery, and all reported state and federal cases on slavery.

  • U. S. Census Bureau

    Includes the Census of Population and Housing, Economic Census, Census of Governments and other Census Bureau surveys, data and publications.

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

    Searchable full-text of all patents issued since 1976, including all bibliographic data, such as the inventor’s name, the patent’s title, and the assignee’s name, as well as the abstract, the full description of the invention, and the claims. Full images of all patents issued since 1790 are available. The trademark database contains more than 2.9 million pending, registered and dead federal trademarks.

  • United Nations Treaty Collection

    The collection offers access to over 50,000 treaties and international agreements including information on the status of over 500 major multilateral treaties. Subject matter includes human rights, disarmament, commodities, refugees and the environment.

  • USA Trade Online

    U.S. export and import statistics for more than 18,000 commodities. Annual, year-to-date and monthly statistics by quantity and value. Reports include: trade by commodity, commodity market ranking, commodity profile, commodity time series and country by commodity. Create an account for access.