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America: History & Life with Full Text [EBSCO]
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]
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)

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

CQ Almanac
Dates of Coverage: 
1945 to present

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.

Television News Archive at Vanderbilt University
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
Dates of Coverage: 

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

Google Books

Indexes the full text of a growing number of books. For some books complete text is online; for others only a small portion. No printing or downloading.

Citing Government Information Sources Using MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

University of Nevada, Reno Libraries guide includes many sample citations for government information resources.

House and Senate Journals, Series I
Dates of Coverage: 
1789 - 1817

Original, digitized version of the minutes of the meetings of each chamber Congress, up to 1817. The official record of business on petitions, memorials, motions, bills, resolutions, and the votes on them. Predates the U.S Congressional Serial Set.

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