Government, Politics & Law

U.S. Trademark Search System

Alternative Titles
US Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS)
Description
The Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS) supports the trademark application process by providing for searching the existing trademark application and registration information via an Internet browser. TESS provides access to the same text and image database of trademarks as currently provided to examining attorneys at the US Patent and Trademark Office via the X-Search system.
Type
Subject Gateway
Coverage
Current
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10433
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Google Patents

Alternative Titles
Google Patent Search
Description
With Google Patent Search, you can now search the full text of the U.S. patent corpus and find patents that interest you. Patent documents are available in full text.
Type
Search Engine
Coverage
Current
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10429
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UN ODS

Alternative Titles
United Nations Optical Disk System ; UNODS online
Official Document System of the United Nations
Official document system of the United Nations ; United Nations Official Documents
Description
Comprises the full text of all United Nations parliamentary documents since 1993 and resolutions issued since 1946. In addition to parliamentary documentation, all currently valid United Nations administrative issuances (ST/AI/-, ST/IC/- and ST/SGB/-) are included in the database. Does not include press releases or sales publications.
Type
Database
Coverage
1946-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10425
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Michigan Report (Gongwer)

Alternative Titles
Gongwer News Service
Michigan Report (Gongwer News Service)
Description
Provides detailed coverage of every bill in the Michigan Legislature and closely tracks the activities of the executive and judicial branches. Daily news reports on Michigan issues. Includes House and Senate Activity Reports and other legislative documents.
Type
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1993-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10415
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Social Explorer

Alternative Titles
SocialExplorer
Description

Social Explorer provides easy access to demographic information about the United States, from 1790 to present.  Create maps and reports based on decennial censuses of 1940 to 2010 and the American Community Survey.  Includes over 40 billion data elements and 335,000 variables.  Includes demographic and  economic data, religion, election and carbon emissions data.

Type
Map(s)
Statistics
Coverage
1790-present
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10387
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SimplyMap

Alternative Titles
Simply Map
Description

SimplyMap is a web-based mapping application that allows you to create thematic maps and reports using demographic, business and marketing data.  Sources include: U.S. government sources such as the census, Department of Labor statistics, FBI,  and National Climatic Data Center; Mediamark Research Inc (MRI) Consumer Survey, EASI Analytic Life Stages, EASI Health Care, Nielsen PRIZM Consumer Buying Power, Nielsen Retail Market Power; and Nielsen Financial CLOUT datasets.

Data can be downloaded for use with other software such as Excel and GIS.

SimplyMap requires users to log in to save their work and use it again later.  Users who do not wish to create a personal account may log in as a guest

Type
Numeric Data
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10353
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FBIS: Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports

Alternative Titles
Foreign Broadcast Information Service 1941-1996
FBIS
Description

Provides CIA translations of newswires and broadcast services from around the world in full-text from 1941-1996.

"The United States' principal record of political and historical open source intelligence." -- Readex.

For full text after 1996, see World News Connection.

FBIS available on microfiche in the Graduate Library, MICRO-F X208 to X215.

Type
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1941 - 1996 Covers eight regions: Africa, Asia, Australia/Oceania, Caribbean, Middle/Near East, North American and South America.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10309
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Center for Geographic Information

Alternative Titles
Center for Geographic Information (CGI)
CGI
Michigan Information Center
Description
Michigan demographic, economic, educational, geographic, and recreation data. Formerly called the Michigan Information Center, CGI now incorporates other spatial data resources from the state, including the Spatial Data Library of the Department of Natural Resources. The Michigan Information Center's website is now divided between the CGI and the Michigan Census website.
Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10273
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Gale Encyclopedia of American Law

Alternative Titles
West's Encyclopedia of American Law (GVRL)
West's Encyclopedia of American Law
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description

3rd edition (2nd edition called West's Encyclopedia of American Law) provides current information on more than 5,000 legal topics. Includes completely revised articles covering important issues, biographies, definitions of legal terms and more.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
3rd edition 2011
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10261
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PolicyArchive

Alternative Titles
Policy Archive
Description

“PolicyArchive is an innovative, new digital archive of global, non-partisan public policy research. It makes use of the power, efficiency, and economy of modern Internet technology to collect and disseminate summaries and full texts, videos, reports, briefs, and multimedia material of think tank, university, government, and foundation-funded policy research.”

Type
Subject Gateway
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10221
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