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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

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).

* - 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 Includes activities of Congress, status and text of bills, committee reports and homepages, historical documents, and more.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.

*Handbook of Texas Online A full-text encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture, with articles on people, places, events, historical themes, institutions, etc.

Legal Collection (EBSCO) Contains full text for more than 250 of the world's most respected, scholarly law journals. Legal Collection is an authoritative source for information on current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world.

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 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.

Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration 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.

SocINDEX with Full-text (EBSCO) - Features more than 2,100,000 records with subject headings from a 20,000+ term sociological thesaurus. It also contains full-text for more than 820 journals dating back to 1908, and full-text for more than 830 books, monographs, and 14,636 conference papers.

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.

TOPICsearch (EBSCO) - A current events database exploring social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries, and other popular topics. It contains full text for over 60,000 articles, from 399 diverse sources, including international and regional newspapers, EBSCO's collection of periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.




*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.

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

Project Gutenberg (Mobile Site)
is the place where you can download over 33,000 free ebooks to read on your PC, iPad, Kindle, Sony Reader, iPhone, Android or other portable device. We carry high quality ebooks including many classics that are required reading for high school and college classes. All our ebooks can be freely downloaded: Choose between ePub, Kindle, HTML and simple text formats.

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The American Political Science Associations is the major professional society for people who study politics, government, and public policies in the U.S. and the world.

The National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration is an institutional membership organization which exists to promote excellence in public service education.

The Non Profit Times
As "The Leading Business Publication for Nonprofit Management," The NonProfit Times, published 24 times a year, will provide you with hard hitting, and useful information on the business of managing your nonprofit organization.

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 .




Note: The databases marked with an asterisk (*) are not part of any search using the Articles & More choice from the library home page.