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Databases - Highly Recommended

  • CQ Electronic Library  
    A comprehensive reference resource for research in American government, politics, history, public policy, and current affairs.
  • CQ Global Researcher  Icon
    Definitive, in-depth coverage of global affairs from multiple international viewpoints. Provides popular resources such as "current situation" articles, "pro-con" debates, and "voices from abroad."
  • Academic Search Premier  Icon
    Access to more than 13,000 scholarly journals and popular magazines in all academic disciplines from 1975 to the present.
  • OmniFile Full Text Mega  Icon
    Provides a wide range of research resources, including subject coverage in the applied sciences, art, education, humanities, law, social sciences, and technology.
  • LexisNexis Academic  Icon
    Provides access to more than 15,000 of the most credible business, legal, and news sources.
  • ProQuest Congressional Publications  Icon
    Full text database to publications and public policy issues related to the U.S. Congress. Included in the searchable database are member information, bills, hearing transcripts, committee prints and other Congressional documents, the Congressional Record, public laws, the U.S. Code and Congressional news sources.
  • National Journal  Icon
    Online, nonpartisan, and authoritative journal providing analysis of major policy developments related to government, public policy, and business issues.

Databases - Also Recommended

  • ProQuest Statistical Insight  Icon
    Comprehensive index to statistical tables found within publications produced by U.S. government agencies and a more selective index to statistical tables from intergovernmental organizations, commercial publishers, independent research organizations, state government agencies, and universities.
  • Communication & Mass Media Complete  Icon
    Indexes both scholarly and popular magazines on communications and mass media. Includes full text for some journals.
  • Sociological Abstracts
    Comprehensive database of scholarly literature from the field of sociology, social and behavioral sciences, with some coverage of criminology and criminal justice studies. The database provides access to abstracts, citations, and some full-text coverage of journal articles, serial publications, books, book reviews, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.
  • America: History and Life
    Index to scholarly research on the history of the United States and Canada, from journals, book chapters, dissertations, and media.
  • Historical Abstracts
    Provides access to scholarly literature focusing on history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to present.
  • US Government Publications Monthly Catalog (FirstSearch)
    Covers all types of U.S. government documents, including Congressional reports, hearings, debates, and records; judiciary materials; and documents issued by executive departments (Defense, State, Labor, Office of the President, etc.). Includes a bibliographic citation in each record. Covers 1976 to one month ago. The Government Printing Office expects to add earlier records as they become available.
  • New York Times - Historical File  Icon
    Provides searchable full-page image access to historical New York Times articles.
  • California Newspapers  Icon
    Full text of many California newspapers, including Sacramento Bee, San Francisco Chronicle, San Diego Union-Tribune, and San Jose Mercury News, as well as local newspapers and America's News Magazines. Dates of coverage vary, from 1984 to date.

Other Useful Databases

  • Field Poll
    Non-partisan, media-sponsored public opinion news service. Polls cover a wide range of political and social topics examining California public opinion.
  • ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political & Social Research)
    Archive of social science data (demographic, survey, behavioral, housing, etc.). Use of these data usually requires SPSS, SAS, or similar software.
  • Roper Center for Public Opinion Research
    Archive of social science data, specializing in data from surveys of public opinion.
  • Dissertations and Theses: the Humanities and Social Sciences Collection  Icon
    Provides access to a comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses in the Humanities and Social Sciences from around the world. Most U.S. dissertations and theses are available full text.
  • Sustainability Science Abstracts
    Indexes and abstracts articles from over 400 journals, as well as papers, reports, books, conference proceedings, and reviews on the sustainability of natural resources. This is a subfile of Environmental Science and Pollution Management.
  • Water Resources Abstracts
    Index to scientific and engineering literature on the characteristics, conservation, control, pollution, treatment, use, and management of water from 1967 to the present.
  • Geobase
    Index to research literature on the earth sciences, ecology, geology, human and physical geography, environmental sciences, oceanography, geomechanics, alternative energy sources, pollution, waste management, and nature conservation.

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