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Librarian - Kayce Halstead

Email: khalstea@sfasu.edu
Phone: (936) 468-1574
Office: 202a
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Subjects: Criminal Justice, Government Documents, Law, Military Science, Political Science, Public Administration, Social Work
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General Databases

Academic Search Complete (EBSCO) A multidisciplinary index giving access to articles in over 8,000 journals, with many available in full-text. Tutorial

Dissertations & Theses  Includes bibliographic citations for dissertations and theses worldwide, from 1861 to the present, with full-text access available for the newer titles and abstracts available for the older titles.

*Google Scholar Searches scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including theses, books, abstracts, and articles.

*Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale Cengage Learning) - Utilizes many different sources to provide information on both sides of controversial topics. Tutorial


Subject Databases

America: History and Life with full-text (EBSCO) Gives citations and abstracts for articles dealing with history of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present.

American Presidency Project  is a searchable database of over 99,158 documents, related to the study of the Presidency, including; the messages and papers of the Presidents Washington - Taft (1789-1913), the Public Papers of the Presidents Hoover - G.W. Bush (1929-2006) & Obama (2009), the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents Carter - G.W. Bush (1977-2009).

American Rhetoric is a database of and index to 5000+ full-text, audio and video versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, other recorded media events, and a declaration or two.

CQ Researcher Includes original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues in the news.

FDsys - Federal Digital System - A service of the U.S. Government Printing Office that provides free, electronic access to a wealth of information products produced by the Federal Government.

Fedstats: One-stop shopping for Federal Statistics This site provides easy access to a full range of statistics and information, produced by federal agencies for public use.

Funk and Wagnalls New Encyclopedia This database provides over 25,000 (full text and Audio) encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

Military & Government Collection (EBSCO) - designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, and offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals, and other content. The Military & Government Collection provides cover-to-cover full-text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals, and indexing and abstracts for more than 400 titles.

Political Science Commons from The Digital Commons Network provides free access to full-text scholarly articles and other research from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide. Curated by university librarians and their supporting institutions, this dynamic research tool includes peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work.

Political Science Complete (EBSCO) - Indexes over 2,000 journals, with abstracts and full-text for many titles, some as early as 1922. It provides access to scholarly research in all areas of political science. The database provides a comprehensive resource for all things related to political science.

*Population Index On the Web - Includes selective indexing for demographic research, with abstracts from journals, books, working papers, doctoral dissertations, and other sources.

Gale Virtual Reference Library - Access the content of reference books electronically, anytime, anywhere.
Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy

Texas Reference Center (EBSCO) - A Texas specific product comprised of periodicals, reference books, reports, and other content relevant to the state. Texas Reference Center contains more than 75 full-text periodicals, 150 full-text reference books, several Texas newspapers, and much more.

*The United Nations Information System on the Question of Palestine (UNISPAL) - Established by the Division for Palestinian Rights in response to successive General Assembly mandates. The main collection contains the full-text of United Nations material concerning the question of Palestine and other issues in the Middle East. UNISPAL contains English full-text United Nations documents, with a growing number of texts in other official UN languages.

Westlaw Campus Research News & Business Offers full-text information from Hoover’s Company Profiles and Basic Company Reports, and other business publications.

*WestlawNext Campus Research - A legal research database offering case law, laws from all 50 states, federal statutes, federal regulations, and more.

*World Data Analyst Online (Britannica Online) - An online tool which allows users to analyze countries, and offers statistical comparisons of countries around the world, using both the most recent statistics, and historical figures.

*World Legal Information Institute The World Legal Information Institute (WorldLII) is a free, independent and non-profit global legal research facility. WorldLII provides 1165 databases, from 123 jurisdictions, via 14 Legal Information Institutes. Databases of case-law, legislation, treaties, law reform reports, law journals, and other materials are included.

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eBooks

Americans at war : society, culture, and the homefront - This four volume set covers major American conflicts in the context of cultural, social events, and conditions on the home front.
VOLUME 1: 1500–1815
VOLUME 2: 1816–1900
VOLUME 3: 1901–1945
VOLUME 4: 1946–PRESENT

Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) series presents the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity. The following volumes are currently available as eBooks: Foreign Relations of the United States:
Volume XIX, Arab-Israeli Crisis and War, 1967.
Volume X, Vietnam, January 1973–July 1975.
Volume XXIV, Middle East Region and Arabian Peninsula, 1969–1972; Jordan, September 1970.
Volume XXXII, SALT I, 1969–1972.
Volume E–12, Documents on East and Southeast Asia, 1973–1976.

*eBook Academic Subscription Collection  A large selection of multidisciplinary eBook titles that represent a broad range of academic subject matter, including art, business, education, literary criticism, philosophy, political science, religion, technology & engineering, and much more.

 

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Websites

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) The OECD promotes policies that improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. OECD works with governments to understand what drives economic,social and environmental change, measuring productivity and global flows of trade and investment analyzing and comparing data to predict future trends. OECD sets international standards on a wide range of indicators, ranging from agriculture and taxation to chemical safety .

*Congress.gov - The official website for U.S. federal legislative information. Includes activities of Congress, status and text of bills, committee reports and homepages, historical documents, and more.

Congressional Research Service [CRS] Reports are “Research Reports for the People” from a congressional support agency. CRS does not make its publications directly available online. OpenCRS and other organizations collect CRS Reports and provide access to them online. A list of many of these collections can be found and searched on the OpenCRS web site.

DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
From this page you can browse the DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. The DOD Dictionary and the Joint Acronyms and Abbreviations master data base are managed by the Joint Doctrine Division, J-7, Joint Staff. All approved joint definitions are contained in Joint Publication 1-02, "DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms."

*DTIC Public Technical Reports The largest central resource for DoD and government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business related information available. The database is mostly full-text and includes dissertations and thesis from all the war colleges, and almost any other type of research done, or paid for, by the Department of Defense. There is a collection of search tips and topical list of resources under Special Collections.

C-SPAN Video Library The C-SPAN Archives records, indexes, and archives all C-SPAN programming for historical, educational, research, and archival uses. Every C-SPAN program aired since 1987, totaling over 194,000 hours, is contained in the C-SPAN Archives and immediately accessible. Programs are extensively indexed making the database of C-SPAN programming an unparalleled chronological resource. Programs are indexed by subject, speaker names, titles, affiliations, sponsors, committees, categories, formats, policy groups, keywords, and location.

FIRSTGOV.gov
This is the U. S. Government’s official web portal. It provides access to online government service, publication news and many more resources.

Map Resources, National Defense University Library
A guide to map resources on the internet. Prepared by the NDU Library staff in support of the courses, conferences, and research requirements of the National Defense University. This is one of the best available collections of links to online map resources.

U.S. Commission on National Security/21st Century
The purpose of the Commission is to provide the most comprehensive government-sponsored review of U.S. National Security in more than 50 years.

OpenSecrets.Org
Opensecrets.org is a guide to money in American politics maintained by The Center for Responsive Politics.

The Pew Charitable Trusts
The Pew Charitable Trusts apply a rigorous, analytical approach to improve public policy, inform the public and stimulate civic life. This website provides access to extensive collections of original research, survey data and reports. This information is based on the best available research, a clear and achievable design, and is intended to have a reasonable prospect of leading to meaningful progress, on an important social problem, within a realistic timeframe.

UNData The United Nations provides an internet-based data service that brings UN statistical databases within reach of users. Researchers can search and download a variety of statistical resources collected by the UN. Over the past 60 years, the UN has accumulated an impressive amount of information. This powerful tool brings a unique and authoritative set of data, not only to the desks of decision-makers and analysts, but also to journalists, to students, and to all citizens of the world.

U.S. Government Information. GPO Access
Contains full-text of the Congressional Record, Congressional Bills, Public laws, Federal Register, U.S. CODE, and more.

STATE of TEXAS Government Information
Offers a variety of resource links, including state agencies, counties and cities, travel information, business information and more.

World Legal Information Institute
The World Legal Information Institute (WorldLII) is a free, independent and non-profit global legal research facility. WorldLII provides 1165 databases, from 123 jurisdictions, via 14 Legal Information Institutes. Databases of case-law, legislation, treaties, law reform reports, law journals, and other materials are included.

 

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