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Name Description Guide
America, History and Life

Journal articles, dissertations and books published since 1964 on US and Canadian history; with abstracts.

American Factfinder

Demographic and other statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau. Free U.S. Government Website.

Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government for Kids

Resource for children and teachers/parents on the United States Government.

Congressional Research Service Reports

Select CRS reports. Hosted by UNT libraries. Free website.

ERIC (Education)

Selective index of journal articles in Education and reports in Education from 1966 to the present.


Catalog of U.S.Government Publications. Documents from 1976 onward can be found in this catalog. Links to full text where available. (free website)

Homeland Security Digital Library

U.S. Government database of “open-source resources related to homeland security policy, strategy and organizational management.”

Lexis-Nexis Academic

Selectively indexes, with full text, over 5700 publications in news, business, law and matters of popular interest, mostly from the last ten years.

Library of Congress Databases & E-Resources

Free databases offered by the Library of Congress.

National Climatic Data Center Online Document Library

Data archived by the NCDC.

New Jersey Law

From Rutgers School of Law. Compilation of NJ legislation and regulations, judiciary decisions, and municipal and county ordinances. (Free Website.)

New Jersey State Homepage

Gateway to NJ Government sites and documents. (Free website)

NTIS National Technical Information Service

Index of  technical reports commissioned by U.S. Government agencies. (username and password – ask at Reference desk)

ProQuest Congressional

Indexing and text of a variety of sources pertaining to US government, including many Congressional publications. Coverage extends back 7 to 20 years.

Public Health Reports

(user name = Drew email username; password –  ask at Reference desk)

Statistical Abstract of the United States

A comprehensive collection of statistics related to social, political and economic conditions in the United States.  Published annually by the government since 1878; as of 2013 published by Proquest.  Updated monthly.

Statistical DataSets

Research tool with over 15 billion economic, legal, governmental, political and education-related data points from both licensed and public domain sources.


Legislative information from the Library of Congress. Track bills, read bill full text, browse activity in Congress.

USA Trade Online

Current and cumulative U.S. export and import data, by NAICS and enhanced SIC codes.

(username and password – ask at Reference desk)

Web Sites

For assistance, contact research specialist Beth Patterson,, x3480.