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American Factfinder
Data from the 2010 US Decennial Census of Population and Housing, and more recent Annual Economic Surveys and Community Surveys.
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American Memory
Large collection of reproductions of primary source material from U.S. Library of Congress: pictures, pamphlets and recordings. Earliest dates from 1400s.
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Center for Research Libraries
Catalog of over four million newspapers, journals, dissertations, archives, and government publications, with an emphasis on non-U.S. materials. Use interlibrary loan to request items.
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Commonwealth Communities
Data on public schools, municipal finance, state legislators, employment, and state aid for 351 Massachusetts communities. Current
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CQ Almanac
Activities of the US Congress and policy implications thereof, by date or topic, 1945-present.
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CQ Press Political Reference Suite
A starting point for federal government research. Directories, yearbooks, and documents from all three branches. Current.
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CQ Researcher
Well-documented full text overviews of current issues, including bibliographies and chronologies. Produced by Congressional Quarterly, 1923-present.
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CRS Reports
Reports by the public policy research arm of the U. S. Congress on current issues and their legal and legislative status, 1970-present. Library doesn't subscribe to tabbed extras like Bills, Memebers & Votes, etc.
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A tool for finding, accessing and using Federal government data sets, newly developed to promote open government.
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Declassified Documents Reference Service
78,000 government documents declassified by the 1967 Freedom of Information Act.
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Access to Congressional bills and reports; public laws and regulations; executive and federal agency documents; a catalog of government publications, and links to government websites.
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An index of maps and other publications from the Earth Science Center of Natural Resources Canada, with some links to online full text.
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A private meta-site that organizes access to federal, state, and local government information online. Current
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A directory of federal, state, municipal and county government personnel, officials, offices and programs.
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Historical Statistics of the United States
Statistics gathered by the Census Bureau, with scholarly editing and essays, from colonial times to near present.
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Information about the legislative process in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, including bill tracking and a legislative calendar, 2005-present.
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Monthly Catalogue of US Government Publication
Provides references for all US government publications from 1895-June 1976. Post-1976 publications indexed here.
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NASA Technical Reports Server
References to Scientific and Technical Aerospace Reports (STAR), journal articles, conference reports, 1958 -present.
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Nineteenth Century Collections Online
A growing collection of primary sources and literature, mainly British so far.
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NLM Gateway
Combined search of the National Library of Medicine databases, 1950�s-present.
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ProQuest Congressional
Hearings, bills, laws and legislative histories, committee prints, Congressional Research Service reports, Congressional Record and predecessors, Executive Branch docs to 1932, and the Serial Set.
Also known as: LexisNexis Congressional
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PubMed Central
National Library of Medicine's archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature. Coverage varies; earliest journal is 1937-present; most are 2001-present.
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A site that organizes access to agriculture, computer, health, energy and other scientific information from U.S. government agencies. Current.
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SciTech Connect
Replaces DOE Information Bridge and Energy Citations. Citations, and some full text, of US DOE research and development reports.1943-present. Click here to request microfiche full text.
Also known as: DOE Energy Bridge
Energy Citation
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Social Explorer
Maps illustrating Census data from 1790 to 2010, with recent community,religion, and carbon emissions data.
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Statistical Abstract of the United States
Statistics from U.S. agencies on population, society, trade, the government, and much more. Compiled from 1878-2012, when it ceased. Older years at HA 202 S84. Privatized (current) version above.
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Subject Compilations of State Laws
An index of articles, books, court opinions, and other publications that compare state laws, with many links to full text. Searchable by subject, 1925-current with a two year lag.
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Federal legislation: bills and amendments, legislative histories, hearings, roll call votes, 1973-present.
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U.S. government technical reports issued primarily prior to 1975.
Also known as: Technical Report Archive & Image Library
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USDA/FS Research Publications
Over 6,000 research publications and technical reports by the U.S. Forest Service and their regional research stations, 1960-present.
Also known as: Treesearch
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