U.S. Government Information

Congress.gov

Alternative Titles
Thomas: legislative information on the internet
Thomas
Description

Offers full-text bills and bill tracking back to the 93rd Congress (1973) and also Congressional committee information. Produced by the Library of Congress and originally named in honor of Thomas Jefferson, Congress.gov offers full-text searching for bills from the current Congress, bill summary and status from 1973 to present, and full-text committee reports from 1995 to present. Also provides links to other government resources and information on the legislative process.

Type
Subject Gateway
Coverage
Full text of bills and resolutions: 1989-##Bill summary and status: 1973-##Committee reports: 1995-##Presidential nominations: 1987-##Treaties: 1967-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10659
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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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Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States

Alternative Titles
PPOTPUS
Description

The Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States contains material that was compiled and published by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration. It includes volumes covering the administrations of Presidents Hoover, Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, and Clinton. As subsequent volumes are published, they will be added online.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10375
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HathiTrust Digital Library

Alternative Titles
Hathi Trust Digital Library, HTDL, HT
Big Ten/CIC Shared Digital Repository
Description

A massive digital library bringing together materials digitized by Google, the Internet Archive, libraries at HathiTrust partner institutions, and other commercial digitization schemes.  Includes searchable access to over 13.5 million volumes--including over 6.8 million books, over 630,000 government documents, and over 350,000 serial publications--with full text ("Open View") access to 38% of these materials (over 5.1 million volumes).

Includes full text access to the following publications not fully viewable in Google Books:

  • books scanned by HathiTrust member libraries and the Internet Archive, but not by Google (there are thousands of these, with more added continuously)
  • U.S. books published between 1923 and 1963 for which copyright was not renewed (170,000+ and growing)
  • U.K. books published 1874-1944 and Canadian & Australian books published 1894-1964 for which copyright was not renewed (100,000+ and growing)
Type
Catalog
E-Book(s)
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
Current cumulative file. (Digital copies of library-held materials dated from prehistory to the present.)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10197
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WorldCat

Alternative Titles
World Cat, OCLC Online Union Catalog (OLUC)
RLG Union Catalog, Research Libraries Group, RLIN, Research Libraries Information Network
Description

Combined catalog describing over 360 million books, periodicals, sound recordings, videos, musical scores, archival materials, maps, electronic resources, and much more, in 470 different languages. Shows what materials are held by over 25,000 libraries worldwide (including most libraries in North America, 40 national libraries, and selected libraries from 170 countries worldwide). Incorporates all records from the former Research Libraries Group (RLG) Union Catalog (also known as RLIN, the Research Libraries Information Network).

Type
Catalog
Coverage
Current cumulative file. (Describes library-held materials dated from prehistory to the present.)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10075
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CQ Almanac

Alternative Titles
Congressional Quarterly Almanac Online Edition (CQ Press)
Description

CQ Almanac contains unbiased, objective and comprehensive summaries of all Capitol Hill activity from the previous congress.

Type
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
1946-present
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10055
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Digital National Security Archive (DNSA)

Alternative Titles
Digital National Security Archive
DNSA
Description

Consists of over 45 themed collections of more than 90,000 declassified and FOIA'd documents that led to U.S. policy decisions from 1942 to 2014. Includes collections on Afghanistan, Chile, China, Colombia, El Salvador, Iran, Japan, Korea, Nicaragua, Peru, the Philippines, South Africa, and the Soviet Union.  Topic collections include The Berlin Crisis, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Vietnam War, government surveillance and more.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
Contains documents created from 1945 - 2015.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9867
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PAIS Index

Alternative Titles
PAIS International (Public Affairs Information Service) (CSA)
PAIS Archive
Public Affairs International
Description

Contains references to nearly 2 million journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, research and conference reports, publications of international agencies, microfiche, Internet material, etc. concerning public affairs and public policy worldwide.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1915-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9553
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American Law Yearbook

Alternative Titles
American Law Yearbook (GVRL)
Description
This annual supplement to West's Encyclopedia of American Law updates and expands the content with dozens of new topics. The 2005 edition covers the Schiavo case, the Michael Jackson case, and biographies of new attorney general Alberto Gonzales and other important government appointees, in addition to the Supreme Court docket and more. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
E-Book(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9495
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Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (GPO Monthly Catalog)

Description

Provides citations to U.S. federal government publications. Contains references to books, reports, studies, serials, maps and other publications. Topics covered include finance, business, demographics, foreign relations, public health and social issues.

Type
Catalog
Coverage
1994 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9271
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