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  • PAIS (Public Affairs)
    1972 - present

    Emphasizes factual and statistical information of interest to the general public related to current public and social policy in fields such as law, education, medicine, business and transportation.

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  • Congress.gov
    1973 - present

    Contains federal legislative information from the United States government (e.g., legislation, the Congressional Record, committee reports, nominations, treaties, communications, and member profiles).

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  • data.census.gov
    2000 - present

    Data from the Decennial Census, the American Community Survey, and the Economic Census, among other surveys. Downloadable data available in multiple formats. Allows for creation of thematic maps.

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  • Eight Centuries
    1786 - 1907

    Previous title: 19th Century Masterfile. Nineteenth century periodical literature, presidential papers, patents, and government publications. Includes Poole's Index to Periodical literature, Hansard's Index to Debates, and more.

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  • govinfo
    varies by series

    Free public access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government. Includes the Federal Register, Congressional Record, U.S. Code, U.S. Statutes at Large, Code of Federa...

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  • HathiTrust Digital Library
    Dates Vary

    HathiTrust offers access to a collection of millions of titles digitized from academic and research library collections from around the world, including the UW-Madison Libraries. Full-text of works...

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  • HeinOnline
    1220 - present

    Full-text legal periodicals and foreign, international, and primary legal materials. Includes Federal Register, U.S. Statutes at Large, U.S. Reports, state session laws, and more.

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  • Nexis Uni
    Dates vary

    News, legal and business sources, including print and online journals; television and radio broadcasts; newswires and blogs; local, regional, national and international newspapers.

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  • NTRL National Technical Reports Library
    1964 to present; brief records for pre-1964 period

    Large, centralized source of U.S. government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business information from more than 200 U.S. government agencies. Covers a wide spectrum of subjects.

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  • PAIS (Public Affairs)
    1972 - present

    Emphasizes factual and statistical information of interest to the general public related to current public and social policy in fields such as law, education, medicine, business and transportation.

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  • Thomson Reuters Westlaw Campus Research

    A legal research database that also includes news and business publications.

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  • United Nations Digital Library
    1946 - present

    Catalog of United Nations publications and documents from 1979 forward, including UN sales publications, selected periodical articles, Official Records, and documents from UN bodies and committees.

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  • WorldCat via FirstSearch
    Before 1000 BC to the present

    World's largest catalog of resources from libraries globally with 400 languages represented. FirstSearch interface has advanced searching options. Local Interlibrary loan services are integrated.

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  • WorldCat via WorldCat.org
    Before 1000 BC to the present

    World's largest catalog of resources from libraries globally with 400 languages represented. The WorldCat.org version uses relevancy in discovery. Local Interlibrary Loan services are integrated.

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  • Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
    1975 - present

    Index to articles and books in political science and related fields, including international relations, law, public administration, and public policy.

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