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Project Vote Smart - American Government, Elections, Candidates and Voting

http://www.votesmart.org

Nonpartisan organization presents biographical and issue-related information on candidates for political office in the US.

International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences [Gale]

http://libproxy.smith.edu:2048/login?url=http://find.galegroup.com/gvrl/infomark.do?type=aboutBook&prodId=GVRL&eisbn=9780028661179&userGroupName=mlin_w_smithcol&version=1.0

America: History & Life with Full Text [EBSCO]

https://ly.smith.edu/ef/dbamerhistlife/
Dates of Coverage: 
1953 to present

Extensive index to 1,700 journals, books, and dissertations on American and Canadian history, popular culture, anthropology, sociology, economics, education, and politics.

Historical Abstracts with Full Text [EBSCO]

https://ly.smith.edu/ef/dbhistabs/
Dates of Coverage: 
1956 to present

Covers history after 1450, excluding U.S. and Canada; lists articles, books, book reviews, collections, and dissertations.

CRS Reports: Congressional Research Service (UNT)

http://digital.library.unt.edu/govdocs/crs/

University of North Texas hosts a searchable online database of many CRS reports.

CQ Almanac

https://ly.smith.edu/ef/dbcqalmanac/
Dates of Coverage: 
1945 - 2006

Summary and analysis of major U.S. legislation, with tables, graphs & charts. Browse by subject, decade, or year; use Policy Tracker to explore a specific policy topic.

CQ Press Political Reference Suite

https://ly.smith.edu/ef/dbcqpoliticalrefsuite/

U.S. legislative history & analysis, policy tracking, voting records, primary source documents, statistics, and organizations.

Television News Archive at Vanderbilt University

http://tvnews.vanderbilt.edu/
Dates of Coverage: 
1968 to present

Listings, summaries and descriptions of 30,000+ individual network evening news broadcasts and more than 9,000 hours of special news-related programming.

Making of the Modern World: The Goldsmiths'-Kress Library of Economic Literature

https://ly.smith.edu/ef/dbmakingmodernworld/
Dates of Coverage: 
1450-1850

Covers social history, early commerce, trade, colonization, industry, political systems, revolutions, slavery, exploration, philosophy, and more.

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