PRIMARY DATABASES: Law and Legislation

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 

The Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP) is the finding tool for electronic and print publications from the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the U.S. government. The CGP contains descriptive records for historical and current publications and provides direct links to those that are available online. Users can search by authoring agency, title, subject, and general key word, or click on "Advanced Search" for more options.


CQ Weekly    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 
Coverage: 1983 - present

Offering complete and accurate coverage of Congress, CQ Weekly uses a news team of more than 100 reporters, editors and researchers to deliver nonpartisan news and analysis. It provides in-depth reports on forthcoming issues, plus a complete wrap-up of the previous week's news, including the status of bills in play, behind-the-scenes maneuvering, committee and floor activity, debates and all roll-call votes.


Ohio Capitol Connection    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 
Coverage: Updated continuously

Ohio Capitol Connection provides information about current and past legislation of the Ohio General Assembly. Updated daily, it has the complete status and full text of bills introduced in the Ohio General Assembly. This database includes rosters of House and Senate members searchable by name or location, and addresses and biographies of the General Assembly members. While the database focuses on Ohio, information about the Federal government is also available.


Points of View Reference Center    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 

The Points of View Reference Center is an interface intended for public, academic, and high school libraries. Points of View is designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects. High school and undergraduate students can use Points of View as a guide to debating, developing arguments, writing position papers, and developing critical thinking skills. Each Points of View Essay includes a series of questions and additional material to generate further thought. Also included are thousands of supporting articles from the world’s top political and societal publications. The Points of View Debate Blog is a forum for students to express and exchange their unique views on topics in the news.


Proquest Congressional    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 

The world's most comprehensive access to U.S. legislative information from Congressional Information Service, Inc. Find information on congressional publications; bills, laws, and legislation; members and committees; and hot topics in American public policy. Updated daily.


Social Sciences Citation Index (ISI)    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 
Coverage: 1980 - present

Social Sciences Citation Index, published by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI), is a multidisciplinary database covering the journal literature of the social sciences. It provides access to over 1,700 of the world’s leading scholarly social sciences journals, spanning more than 50 disciplines. Because the record for each article includes the article’s bibliography, or cited reference list, you can also search the database for articles that cite a known author or work. The search interface at this web site also provides access to Science Citation Index and Arts & Humanities Citation Index. Updated weekly.


SUPPORTING DATABASES: Law and Legislation

Educational Films and Documentaries 

Educational Films and Documentaries contains full-length educational films and documentaries covering a wide variety of subjects from two distributors, Ambrose Video and Films for the Humanities and Sciences. Part of the Digital Resource Commons.


Electronic Journal Center    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 

Full-text access to thousands of academic journals assembled by OhioLINK.


Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 
Coverage: 2000 - present

Full-text theses and dissertations from Ohio universities. This site also includes links to American and international sites that offer electronic theses and dissertations.


Historical Statistics of the United States 

The Historical Statistics of the United States (HSUS), Millennial Online edition, allows users to access data on social, behavioral, humanistic, and natural sciences including history, economics, government, finance, sociology, demography, education, law, natural resources, climate, religion, international migration, and trade - quantitative facts of American History.


International Security and Counter Terrorism Reference Center    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 

This database offers information on virtually every dimension of security & counter-terrorism and is designed to inform the analysis process, as well as enhance the general understanding of security and terrorism-related issues. ISCTRC provides a comprehensive Open Source Intelligence Resource for analysts, risk management professionals, and students. Content includes hundreds of full text journals and periodicals, hundreds of thousands of selected articles, news feeds, reports, summaries, books, FAQs, and proprietary Background Information Summaries that pertain to terrorism and security.


LexisNexis Academic    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 
Coverage: varies, but strong for 1980s-present

Provides access to over 5,600 news, business, legal, medical, and reference publications. Features an extensive collection of 350+ national (U.S.), regional, and international newspapers, many same day of publication, including coverage for the New York Times. Also offers non-English language news sources, broadcast transcripts, campus news, and a full range of information for business and legal research. Updated daily.


National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 

National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts provides users with information thoroughly covering the fields of law enforcement and criminal justice. The database contains summaries of more than 190,000 publications including books, government reports, research reports, and unpublished research. It also includes content from 189 journals, including 12 with core coverage. Content dates range from 1970 to the present.


Political Science Complete    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 

Political Science Complete (PSC) provides full text for more than 520 journals, and indexing and abstracts for over 2,900 titles, (including top-ranked scholarly journals), many of which are unique to the product. The database also features over 340 full-text reference books and monographs, and over 36,000 full-text conference papers, including those of the International Political Science Association.


PsycINFO    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 
Coverage: 1600s - present

PsycINFO provides international coverage for the scholarly literature in the behavioral sciences and mental health, including journal articles, dissertations, reports, English-language book chapters and books, and other documents. The database offers material of relevance to psychologists and professionals in related fields such as education, business, sports, sociology, medicine, law, and social work. Produced by the American Psychological Association. Updated weekly.


TEXTS: Law and Legislation

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