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Business and EconomicsReturn to top

Library Databases
  • Business Source Elite (Off-campus see: Databases)
    Provides full-text coverage for nearly 1,000 business publications including scholarly journals and company profiles.
  • Regional Business News (Off-campus see: Databases)
    Provides full-text coverage for nearly 100 regional U.S. and Canadian business publications.
  • Lexis-Nexis (Available on-campus only)
    Contains nearly 5,000 full-text publications of news, financial, medical, and legal information.
Business Plans
  • Bplanning
    A commercial site that provides tips, articles, and tools for writing and using business plans. Includes free samples of business and marketing plans.
  • SBA-Business Planning
    The U.S. Small Business Administration site to business planning. Contains instructions for writing and using business plans as well as numerous examples of real plans.
Company Profiles
  • Annual Report Gallery
    Over 3,000 annual reports that includes the majority of the fortune 500 companies. Search by name, ticker symbol, sector, or industry.
  • Hoover's Online
    A subscription database of over 12 million companies. Provides basic company background and financial information for free.
Economics
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
    A good site for up-to-date U.S. economic statistical information including the latest numbers for the "Consumer Price Index," "Unemployment Rate," "Wages," and much more.
  • Brookings Institution - Economic Studies
    A private organization devoted to analyzing public policy issues. Note links under "Research Topics" that contain articles and other resources.
  • Currency Converter
    Quick access to exchange rates for world currencies.
  • EH.Net
    The website for Economic History Service includes the Encyclopedia of Economic and Business History, historical information on the value of the dollar, and more.
  • Finance Glossary
    Created by professor Campbell R. Harvey of Duke University. Contains over 8,000 entries and 18,000 links related to financial terminology.
  • International Monetary Fund
    Full-text of IMF "Working papers," "Country Reports," "Economic Issues," and "Policy Discussions" dating back to 1997.
Stock Market

EducationReturn to top

Library Databases

  • ERIC (Off-campus see: Databases)
    Education Resource Information Center is a massive educational resource containing over 1.4 million records and links to more than 337,000 full-text documents. (Accessed through EBSCO Host)
  • Professional Development Collection (Off-campus see: Databases)
    Designed for professional educators, providing a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports.

Education

GovernmentReturn to top

Local Government

State Government

Federal Government

  • White House
  • United States Senate
  • House of Representatives
  • FirstGov.gov
    Search millions of Web pages from federal and state governments, tribal governments, and U.S. territories. A-Z agency listing.
  • GPO Access
    The U.S. Department of Printing Office's website that offers free access to official publications by U.S. federal government agencies. Use the A-Z listing to locate the Budget, Congressional Directory, Federal Register, etc.
  • GovTrack
    GovTrack is a civic project used for tracking legislation, votes, and members of the US Congress. Information provided includes committee membership, voting history, congressional terms and bill sponsorship.
  • Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL)
    Full-text documents cover all aspects of homeland security and emergency management from terrorist threats through natural disasters.
  • Congress.Gov (Formerly Thomas Legislative Information)
    The official website for U.S. federal legislative information. Access to the status and text of Bills, Public Laws, Committee Reports, historical documents and the Congressional Record. Includes House and Senate Committees and information on members of Congress.
  • POTUS: Presidents of the U.S.
    Provides background information, historical documents, notable events, and interesting facts on each of the U.S. presidents.
  • U.S. State Department
    Find information on U.S. Embassies and Consulates, Foreign Embassies, passports and visas, travel warnings, the Fulbright Program, and much more.

U.S. Statistics

  • National Vital Statistics System
    The NVSS is responsible for the Nation's official vital statistics (Birth, Death, Marriage, and Divorce rates.) Also includes a state and territory directory of contacts for birth, death, marriage, or divorce certificates.
  • Population Reference Bureau
    Find articles, reports, and statistical population data for 220 countries. Topics include "Marriage & Family," "Poverty," "Education," and others.
  • U.S. Census Bureau
    A useful feature includes "QuickFacts" when searching for information on states, counties, and cities (more than 5,000 population).
  • Census 2010 - U.S. Census Bureau
    View 2010 Census statistics for local areas down to the block level. Statistics include population counts, age, sex, race, ethnicity and household information.
  • American FactFinder - U.S. Census Bureau
    Presents data from nearly one hundred surveys and censuses conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau every year.

Voter Information

CALIFORNIA and LOCAL ELECTIONS
  • California Statewide General Election
    The Official Voter Information Guide for the November 2, 2010 California General Election. Includes information on candidates, propositions, political parties, and more.
  • California Voter Foundation
    CVF is a non-profit, non-partisan organization emphasizing the use of new election technologies. Voter resources include online guides, voter registration information, map of legislative districts, and links to California elected officials and political parties.
  • Easy Voter Guide
    Easy-to-use, multi-lingual, nonpartisan information for Californians about voter registration, choosing a political party, and voting. Includes political party information and links, candidates, ballot measures, finding polling places, and more.
  • League of Women Voters of California
    Information on voter registration, state and federal elections, issue positions, and contact information for U.S. and state representatives.


    NATIONAL ELECTIONS
  • Federal Election Commision
    The Federal Election Commission offers information about federal elections including elections administration, voter registration and turnout, elections result, and presidential and congressional campaign financing.
  • Project Vote Smart
    Find background information, issue positions, voting records, campaign finances, and performance records on political officials. Search by name or zip code.


    ELECTION RESOURCES
  • FactCheck.Org: Annenberg Political Fact Check
    Monitors "the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases."
  • PollingReport.com
    Poll results from national surveys. Categories include: "Politics & Policy," "Business & Economy," and "The American Scene."

LawReturn to top

Library Databases

  • Lexis-Nexis (Available on-campus only)
    Includes newspapers, magazines, law reviews, wire services, federal and state court opinions, federal and state statutes, federal regulations, and SEC fillings.

California Law

U.S. Law

  • Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
    Search all 50 titles of the CFR via GPO Access. CFR volumes are added to GPO Access concurrent with the release of the paper editions. All titles are available from 1997 to the current year.
  • EEOC Decisions
    Decisions of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Also see LLSDC's (Law Librarians' Society of Washington, D.C.) web page of recent selected EEOC court decisions.
  • FindLaw
    A great starting point for legal research with searchable databases for federal and state court opinions, statutes, regulations, and international law.
  • Supreme Court of the United States
    The official Web site of the United States Supreme Court. Includes opinions, rules of court, biographies of current justices, and more.
  • LII Supreme Court Collection
    Cornell Law School Legal Information Institute. Find full-text decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1990 to present. Search by topic, author, or party.
  • Federal Circuit Opinions
    Emory School of Law. Full-text Circuit Court opinions from August 1995 to present. Search by party name, keyword, or date.
  • Native American Constitution and Law Digitization Project
    Full-text of tribal constructions, codes, charters, land titles, and cases.
  • United States Code (USC)
    Search all 50 titles of the USC via Access GPO. The USC is published every six years with annual cumulative supplements in between editions. GPO Access contains the 2006, 2000, and 1994 editions plus annual supplements. Note: The library subscribes to the print version of West's United States Code Annotated (Ref. KF62 .A3).

Legal Research

  • Internet Law Library
    Formerly the U.S. House of Representatives Internet Law Library. Provides links to a large number of legal resources relating to federal, state, and foreign law.
  • LawGuru.com
    Links to law resources including a searchable archives of legal questions and answers arranged by state and country.
  • Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics
    Contains over 600 tables of U.S. criminal justice statistics taken from over 100 sources. Updated regularly.

Political ScienceReturn to top

*For government agencies and legislative information see: Government

Library Databases

  • Access UN (United Nations) (Off-campus see: Databases)
    Provides full-text UN documents, publications, and more. Separate indexing is included for the UN Treaty Series and six main UN bodies: General Assembly, Security Council, Economics and Social Council, Trusteeship Council, and the Secretariat and International Court of Justice. Coverage is from 1998 to present.
  • CQ Researcher (Off-campus see: Databases)
    The online version of the weekly publication that focuses on current political, social, economic, and international issues.
  • CQ Weekly (Off-campus see: Databases) online provides information on government, politics, and public policy surrounding Congress. Each issue contains an unbiased, objective summary of all Capitol Hill activity from the previous week. Useful search features include browsing by topic and article date.
  • Country Watch (Off-campus see: Databases)
    Contains up-to-date background reports, statistical data, and daily news coverage for 192 countries.

Political Science

  • American Rhetoric
    A database of more than 5,000 speeches in full-text, audio, and video formats. Included are many addresses by presidents, politicians, and civil rights leaders.
  • Amnesty International
    Find annual reports on human rights abuses worldwide. Click the "Library" tab to search for reports by country, region, or theme.
  • The American Presidency Project
    Provides a searchable database of over 85,000 documents, such as speeches, official papers, executive orders, proclamations, news conferences, and press briefings. Also includes in depth historical data on elections and more.
  • The Avalon Project
    Maintained by Yale Law School. Provides important documents in law, history, politics, and diplomacy. Lists documents in chronological order from 1492-.
  • Background Notes: U.S. Department of State
    Concise overviews on the current political, economic, and social structure of courtiers around the world.
  • Brooking Institution- Governance Studies
    A private, nonpartisan research organization that focuses on governmental studies, political reforms, foreign policy, and general social sciences.
  • CIA World FactBook
    Use as a quick fact checker for information about countries throughout the world. Includes basic images of maps and flags.
  • Library of Congress Country Studies
    Each publication presents a description and analysis of the historical, social, political, and economic setting of countries throughout the world.
  • National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA)
    A nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy research organization, the NCPA's goal is to develop and promote private alternatives to government regulations. Policy issues include education, immigration, health care reform, minimum wage, and welfare.
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
    Includes NATO treaties, agreements, reports, handbook, and operations.
  • On The Issue
    Candidates' positions on major issues. Covers Presidential and Congressional elections back to 1999-2000. Includes candidates' quotes and stances on various issues collected from newspapers, speeches, press releases, and the Internet.
  • Public Agenda: Issue Guides
    A nonprofit and nonpartisan organization that provides perspectives and analysis of public attitudes toward controversial social issues. Listed under "Issue Guides" each issue begins with an introduction and is divided into three research categories: "Understanding the Issues," "Public Opinion," and "Additional Resources."
  • Urban Institute
    A nonprofit policy research organization that provides analysis of domestic policy issues. Offers a convenient research finder by topic.

PsychologyReturn to top
General Psychology
l Child Development

Library Databases

  • Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection (Off-campus see: Databases)
    A comprehensive resource covering topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods. The database offers full-text coverage for nearly 400 academic journals.
General Psychology
  • AlleyDog.com
    An extensive student-oriented psychology site. Contains A-Z glossary of terms, quizzes, writing resources, annotated links, and more.
  • DreamMoods.com
    Information and theories about dreams and dream interpretation. Also offers an A-Z dictionary and glossary to terms.
  • Encyclopedia of Psychology
    A directory of annotated links to topics, people, history, careers, etc. in the field of psychology.
  • National Institute of Mental Health
    A government site providing information on mental disorders, diagnosis, and treatments.
  • Psych Web
    Emphasis on psychology-related resources for students and teachers.
  • Social Psychology Network
    Over 5,000 links covering various areas and aspects of social psychology.

Child Development

  • Earlychildhood.com
    A complete resource for early childhood education. Click on "Reading Center" for access to articles arranged by topical categories.
  • Early Childhood Research and Practice
    A full-text online journal published by the Early Childhood and Parenting Collaborative (ECPC). Issues are searchable by keyword back to 1999.
  • Foundation for Child Development
    A private foundation that promotes the well-being of children. Click on "Our Work" to access research publications on FCD programs.

SociologyReturn to top

  • Dead Sociologists' Society
    A collection of biographical summaries on the major contributors and theorists in the field of Sociology.
  • The SocioWeb
    A directory of all things sociological. Contains links to topical research, articles and essays, statistics, sociological theories, and more.


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