Databases and Search Engines

The following resources are important access points to government information, either because they are broad in scope or because they include important government information in a particular discipline. 

Government Links and Databases contains resources which only cover government information; Academic Databases contains resources that include government information as well as other kinds of subject information; and News Articles and Journals includes resources of political reporting, and major local, national, international news sources, and historical newspaper databases.

Symbol Key

Free Resource = Resource freely accessible to the general public

UIUC Subscription = Resource available to University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign affiliates only

About  Click for information on database

some full text available = Some full text available

password required = See Reference, Research, and Government Information Services Information Desk for password

Government Links and Government Information Databases


Academic Databases


News Articles and Journals



Contact Us

Government Information Services, Access and Collections
450-F Main Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, Illinois 61801
Phone: (217) 244-4621

E-mail GovInfo


Mary Mallory , Coordinator, Government Information Services, Access and Collections

Heather Brown , Graduate Assistant