Descriptions of Major Access Links and Databases
Indexes citations on business and management topics from over 1800 U.S. and international
publications. Full text is available online. Covers 1971 to the present.
This is the Internet version of the American Bibliography of Slavic and East European
Studies. It contains citations to books, articles, Internet resources, dissertations, and
selected government publications, searchable by a variety of fields.
Access UN provides access to current and retrospective United Nations documents and
publications (back to 1966). Articles appearing in UN periodicals are individually indexed.
Indexing of the bilateral and multilateral treaties in the UN Treaty Series is another unique
feature of the Index. Documents from the six main bodies of the United Nations - General Assembly,
Security Council, Economic and Social Council, Trusteeship Council, Secretariat and International
Court of Justice - are indexed. The index will provide hypertext links to full-text documents if
available on the web.
This is an index to a finite collection of United Nations Development Programme Project
Reports issued and held by UN headquarters between the years 1972-1998. The index provides access
to evaluative, technical and terminal reports (available in full-text on microfiche) submitted to
the UN by numerous participating and executing agencies.
African-American Newspapers (19th Century)
This database begins with the first Black newspaper in America and marches through the 19th
century in chronological sequence. It is rich in early biographical material; essays and editorials
concerning slavery and
emancipation; social, political, and economic observations; poetry and prose; vital
statistics; and advertisements that embody the African American experience in the 19th
African Studies Centre (Leiden) Database
This database contains titles of monographs, journal articles and chapters from edited works
acquired since 1988. Most entries include professional in-depth abstracts. The Library is
especially strong in the social sciences, and covers both North and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Index from the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) covering government documents
and other resources about aging and middle age, including health care, public policy, and other
issues related to aging.
Agricultural Online Access (AGRICOLA)
The AGRICOLA (Agricultural Online Access) database contains bibliographic records of
materials in the agricultural and related sciences. Ninety percent of the records describe journal
articles and book chapters, and the remaining ten percent describe monographs, series, microforms,
audiovisuals, maps, and other types of materials. Also available is the
free version which is a bibliographic database of
digital collections of agricultural
literature created by the National Agricultural Library (NAL) and its cooperators.
America: History and Life
Bibliographic reference to the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the
present. The database covers over 2,000 journals published worldwide. Includes selected
historical journals from major countries, state and local history journals, and a targeted
selection of hundreds of journals in the social sciences and humanities.
This is the Census Bureau's search page for Census data, including the 1990 and 2000, and
2010 Censuses. It also includes data from the American Community Survey, which is conducted
annually between decennial censuses.
American Health Line (National Journal)
American Health Line is gives daily and weekly news briefing on health care policy and
politics. It scans hundreds of newspapers, magazines, online sources, press releases, and radio and
TV news shows and gives a summary of each day's relevant health care news.
ArchivesUSA offers access to holdings and contact information for more than 4,800
repositories. It indexes over 109,000 special collections and includes the Directory of Archives
and Manuscript Repositories in the United States (DAMRUS), the National Union Catalogue of
Manuscript (NUCMC), and National Inventory of Documentary Sources in the United States (NIDS).
Contains information for approximately 460,000 international and U.S. national, regional,
state, and local nonprofit membership organizations in all fields, including IRS data on U.S.
501(c) nonprofit organizations. For some 3,000 major U.S. national associations, provides full-text
association materials such as brochures, pamphlets, and membership application forms.
Bibliography of Asian Studies
BAS contains references to books, journal articles, individually-authored monographs,
chapters in edited volumes, conference proceedings, anthologies, and Festschriften, etc., published
from 1971 until the present day.
Black Studies Center
This resource includes the collection of the Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture
of the New York Public Library, the Center's Index to Black Periodicals, the
Chicago Defender 1912-1975, and Black Literature Index. Indexed material covers Africa and
the African diaspora.
Browse Topics is a resource designed to be the pathway to any publicly-accessible, Government
information. Maintained by volunteer librarians, Browse Topics helps the public locate data,
conduct research, and learn about various government Web sites.
Services for You
This is the main Government of Canada site, featuring Information and Service Gateways for
Canadians, Canadian businesses, and non-Canadians. From the Publications section, browse by
subject or view the Weekly Checklist, the primary bibliography of recently-released book and serial
titles produced by Parliament, federal departments, and Statistics Canada. Links to online
publications and government databases are included.
Catalog of United
States Government Publications (MoCat)
The Catalog of United States Government Publications indexes print and electronic Government
information products created by Federal agencies. Many of these products were distributed through
the Federal Depository Library Program. The Catalog via
GPO contains authoritative bibliographic
records generated since July 1976 and it is updated daily. The Catalog via
contains records from 1976 and is available for UIUC affiliates or on campus use only. In
"Search in Database" choose "GPO" in the drop down menu. Earlier information is available in a
print index, Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications.
Committee for Institutional Cooperation Virtual Electronic Library.
Colonial State Papers provides access to thousands of papers concerning
English activities in the American, Canadian, and West Indian colonies between the 16th and 18th
This resource searches the library catalogs of the Big 10 universities, plus the University
of Chicago. Requests for materials can be placed directly from CIC VEL.
This is the most comprehensive bibliographic resource for information about Mexican-American
topics and the only specialized database for Chicano reference. It identifies, in one place, all
types of material about Chicanos and provides uniform subject access to this body of
Chicago Tribune provides reporting and analysis of regional, national, and international
Chicago Tribune Historical
(1890-1985) offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue.
The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available
CIAO (Columbia International Affairs Online) provides full text access to a variety of
resources including working papers, conference proceedings, and journal article abstracts.
Published by Columbia University Press.
Combined Arms Research Library Digital Library from
the US Army Command and General Staff College and Combined Arms Center contains digitized sources
on military history including the Civil War, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam Conflict, Iraq War,
and Operation Enduring Freedom.
Congress.gov from the Library of Congress contains
legislation from the 103th Congress (1993) to the present, member profiles from the 93rd Congress
(1973) to the present, and some member profiles from the 80th through the 92nd Congresses (1947 to
Contemporary Women's Issues
Provides information on women in over 150 countries, bringing
together such disciplines as sociology, psychology, health,
education and human rights. Includes full text access to 1500
journals, newsletters, research reports from non-profit groups,
government and international agencies.
The CQ Electronic Library, an expanding suite of electronic references, brings patrons a
wealth of content in highly organized and easy-to-use formats.
Public Affairs Collection
The CQ Public Affairs Collection is a storehouse of public policy content organized by
several topics, pulls together CQ's wealth of historic documents and primary source materials,
statistical overviews, directory contact information, and the detailed reporting on current
affairs. It is a good source for public policy content.
The CQ Researcher is a complete source for detailed analysis reporting on the most current
and controversial issues.
CQ Voting and Elections Collection
Data and documents about voting, elections, political parties, campaigning, and specific
presidential, congressional, and gubernatorial elections.
This source covers current Congressional news and bill status.
- Data.gov provides descriptions of the Federal datasets, information about how to access the
datasets and tools that leverage the datasets.
- Declassified Documents Reference System contains United States declassified documents relating
to foreign and domestic policies and events from post-World War II through the 1970s.
Digital National Security Archives
The Digital National Security Archive contains declassified government documents. The
resource includes 40 collections consisting of over 94,000 indexed documents, with more than
650,000 total pages. Each of these collections, compiled by top scholars and experts, exhaustively
covers the most critical world events, countries, and U.S. policy decisions from post World War II
through the 21st century.
- Documents on British Policy Overseas is a fully searchable collection of primary source
documents from Britain's Foreign and Commonwealth Office, shedding light on diplomatic history
throughout the twentieth century. It is based on three distinct print series which form a record of
British peacetime diplomacy since the end of the nineteenth century:
British Documents on the Origins of the War 1898-1914,
Documents on British Foreign Policy 1918-1939 and
Documents on British Policy Overseas.
Early American Newspapers
Early American Newspapers features cover-to-cover reproductions of hundreds of historic
newspapers, providing more than one million pages as fully text-searchable facsimile images. For
students and scholars of early America, this unique collection offers an unprecedented look back
into the extraordinary history of the United States -- the story of its people, ideals, commerce
and everyday life.
Includes subject indexing and abstracts of 685 journals and over 500 collective volumes per
year, plus books, dissertations, and working papers in the field of economics.
Digests of Environmental Impact Statements
EIS contains indexed digests of environmental impact statements issued by the U.S.
government since 1985.
Electronic Human Relations Area Files
HRAF is a consortium of educational, research, and cultural organizations, and government
agencies; its mission is to encourage and facilitate the study of human culture, society, and
behavior. The index contains the full texts of sources such as ethnographic books, journals,
microfilms and conference proceedings in anthropology and related fields.
Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management
ESPM's abstracts and citations are drawn from over 6000 serials including scientific
journals, conference proceedings, reports, monographs, books, and government publications. Major
subjects covered include agricultural biotechnology, air quality, aquatic pollution, bacteriology,
ecology, energy resources, environmental biotechnology, environmental engineering, environmental
impact statements (U.S.), hazardous waste, industrial hygiene, microbiology related to industrial
& environmental issues, pollution (land, air, water, noise, solid waste, and radioactive), risk
assessment, safety science, toxicology & toxic emissions, waste management, and water resource
- ERIC (via
ERIC is a national education database sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education,
Institute of Education Sciences. Presently the largest education database in the world, ERIC
contains over 1 million citations covering research documents, journal articles, technical reports,
program descriptions and evaluations, and curricular materials in the field of education. There is
free version. If the full-text document is not available through
ERIC, check the Social Science, Health, and Education Library's
ERIC Microfiche Collection
for full text.
FAOSTAT is an on-line and multilingual database currently containing over 1 million
time-series records covering international statistics in hunger, food, and agriculture. The data
covers 245 countries and 35 regional areas from 1961 through the most recent year available.
- This service from the U.S. Government Printing Office provides access to many databases of
government information, including legislative and regulatory material, as well as publications of
all three branches of the U.S. government.
FedStats is the new window on the full range of official statistical information available
to the public from the Federal Government. Use the Internet's powerful linking and searching
capabilities to track economic and population trends, education, health care costs, foreign trade,
energy use, etc. You can access official statistics collected and published by more than 100
FindLaw provides a comprehensive set of legal resources on the Internet for lawyers,
businesses and students. FindLaw facilitates access to online codes and case law, legal forms,
legal publishers, legal associations, law schools and law reviews, legal experts and continuing
legal education courses.
FOREGE is a database of permitted use of food additives and food composition and labeling
requirements in 140 countries.
Information on international issues and events taken from more than 1500 international
sources, including translated broadcasts, news agency transmissions, newspapers, periodicals, and
Government Documents Library: Full Text Electronic Journals
- A list of journals published by government agencies or about government that are available in
full text online. For a few journals, access is limited to UIUC affiliates.
Handbook of Latin American Studies
The Handbook is a bibliography on Latin America consisting of works selected and annotated
by scholars. Edited by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress, the multidisciplinary
Handbook alternates annually between the social sciences and the humanities. Text available in
English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Hispanic American Periodicals Index.
HAPI Online, the web version of the Hispanic American Periodicals Index, provides
bibliographic citations to articles and reviews pertaining to Central and South America, Mexico,
the Caribbean, and Hispanics in the U.S., published in more than 400 journals in the social
sciences and humanities from 1970 to the present. Subjects covered include political science,
foreign relations, economic development, commerce, trade and industry, the environment, geography,
history, sociology, anthropology, ethnography, religion, literature, art, drama, and film.
Bibliographic reference guide to the history of the world from 1450 to the present
(excluding the U.S. and Canada; see
America: History and Life, above). Covers over 2,300 journals published throughout the
Historical Newspapers Online
Indexes the New York Times from 1785 to 1980. Some full text articles are
to Current Urban Documents (ICUD)
A guide to the reports and research generated by local government agencies, civic
organizations, academic and research organizations, public libraries, and metropolitan and regional
planning agencies in approximately 500 selected cities in the United States and Canada.
International ERIC is a combined database of the Australian Education Index and the British
Education Index. Together these two indexes cover education-related topics in Oceania and the
United Kingdom. Education material in other areas of the world are included to a lesser
International Financial Statistics
Time-series financial information for over 184 countries, in some cases going back to the
International Political Science Abstracts
This index provides bibliographic information and abstracts for political science journals
published throughout the world.
Databank (Roper Center)
This is the largest public opinion library available anywhere in the world, complemented by
rigorous training and publications programs. The Roper Center provides for a "public audit" of
polling data and reports of public opinion. As a non-profit, non-partisan public opinion data
archive, the Center is in a unique position to help clarify the public's voice. Click on iPoll to
access the databank.
Includes the full-text of over 100 journals in the areas of African American studies,
anthropology, Asian studies, ecology, economics, education, finance, history, literature,
mathematics, philosophy, political science, population studies, sociology, and statistics.
LegalTrac provides access to all major law reviews, and specialty law and bar association
journals. Subjects covered include: case studies, government regulations, practice of law,
statutes, taxation and international law.
A comprehensive source for news, business, and legal information, with full text and
abstracts. Includes major U.S. newspapers, regional U.S. news services, radio and television
transcripts, federal and state case law, medical, legislative and industry news, annual reports
from Securities and Exchange Commission and many other sources. International information
includes news sources, Canadian legislative and regulatory sources, European Union law and
international case law. Newspapers are updated several times daily, and wire services hourly.
LexisNexis State Capital Universe
LexisNexis State Capital allows searching of statutes, pending bills, and administrative
regulations of all fifty states, by keyword and citation. Martindale-Hubbell summaries of
state laws are also searchable in this database. It includes a legislative directory for each state
and information on policy formation from the National Conference of State Legislatures, State Net
legislative journals, and state newspapers of record.
LexisNexis State Capital - Issues
Net Capitol Journal: helps search for state-specific issues and legislative accomplishments,
LegisBriefs: brief discussions of policy issues facing state legislatures,
State Legislatures Magazine: state issues and current, past and future legislation,
State Legislative Reports: quick reports on topics of state legislative concern and
Newspapers of Record: search the newspaper of record for select states by keyword.
ProQuest Political News Search
Provided by ProQuest, this database can be used to search for articles that have appeared in
the Washington Post A Section, Roll Call, or the Hill. Search inside-out about news from
ProQuest Statistical Insight
Provides comprehensive access to statistical information from Congressional Information
Service, Inc. Includes searchable abstracts and indexes to U.S., state, international and
intergovernmental statistical sources compiled in American Statistics Index, Statistical Reference
Index and Index to International Statistics (ASI, SRI & IIS). The index record provides title,
bibliographic and subject information, as well as an abstract to the contents of each statistical
publication. Frequently, there is a detailed listing of tables and charts. Most of these
publications can be found in the Government Documents Library. If available, links are also given
to a full-text web-based version of the publication cited. Other features of Proquest Statistical
Insight include "Statistics in the News" by subject, an extensive list of links to government and
university statistical websites. Comprehensive online Help is available, not only for searching
LexisNexis Statistical, but also for finding frequently-requested statistical data, understanding
and interpreting statistical information, and exploring topics such as Basic Concepts in Statistics
and the Government as Producer of Statistics.
Mary Ferrell Foundation digital archive includes
documents, government reports, books, essays, journals, and multimedia related to the John
F.Kennedy assassination, Martin Luther King Jr. assassination, and Robert F. Kennedy
MEDLINE is the National Library of Medicine (NLM)'s premier bibliographic database. It dates
back to the mid-1960's and contains over 11 million references from 4,000 biomedical journals
published in the U.S. and 70 other countries.
MEDLINEplus is particularly useful for people with little medical knowledge. MEDLINEplus
brings quality-filtered full text, current information about diseases, drugs, or any medical
condition or procedures. Online medical dictionaries offer further assistance to the viewer, and
the directory of physicians and health facilities provide local access to health care
Bulletin of Statistics Online
This database maintains monthly economical statistics for over 200 countries. It also
details over 50 subject areas and provides a data dictionary to clarify terms.
This nonpartisan weekly magazine focuses on U.S. politics, policy, and government.
From this page, also access several daily news sources: the
Hotline, a general political
source solely about Congress. This site also includes the Almanac of American Politics,
polling data, and political advertisements.
National Journal Policy Central
This a comprehensive resource on politics and policy for the academic community. Its
provided by the
National Journal group.
National Library of Medicine Gateway
NLM Gateway provides a one-stop search capability for many of NLMs information resources or
databases such as MEDLINE, AIDSInfo, and LOCATORplus which is NLM's catalog of books, journals, and
News articles covering social, economic, environmental, government, sports, the arts,
people, health and science issues and events from more than 500 U.S. regional and national
newspapers, wire services, and broadcasts.
Includes a search function for government web sites as well as an electronic catalog of
technical reports published by the U.S. government since 1990.
NTIS (UIUC subscription)
The National Technical Information Service is the federal government's central source for the
sale of scientific, technical, engineering, and related business information produced by or for the
U.S. government and complementary material from international sources. The NTIS Collection of
nearly 3 million titles includes: business and management studies, international marketing reports,
materials and chemical science data, technology innovations, and training tools.
News Illinois is a database of wire service articles about events and issues in the State of
Illinois. Information regarding neighboring states is also included.
ODS -- United Nations Official Documents
Search UN documents, resolutions and journals. Resolutions available back to 1946; other
documents from 1992.
Public Affairs Information Service
PAIS International is a bibliographic index with abstracts covering the full range of
political, social, and public policy issues. Topics covered include economic, political, and social
issues, business, finance, law, international trade and relations, public administration,
government, political science, and any topics that are or might become the subject of legislation.
The database covers selected journal articles, books, statistics, yearbooks, directories,
conference proceedings, pamphlets, reports, government documents, and microfiche. More than 1,600
journals and over 8,000 monographs are indexed each year. Coverage includes documents published
worldwide in any of six languages: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish. The
subject headings and abstracts are in English. Covers 1972-present.
Polling the Nations
This source compiles poll results on a wide variety of subjects, searchable by topic,
polling organization, date, population polled, and more.
ProQuest Congressional (Congressional Universe)
Provides comprehensive access to U.S. legislative information from Congressional Information
Service, Inc. Includes full text of
bills, laws and
regulations, as well as citations to or full text of
publications or other documents about current or pending legislation. The full text of the
Federal Register is available from July 1, 1980 to the present. ProQuest Congressional also
provides a searchable full-text U.S. Code, as well as the Statutes at Large dating from 1789. Other
features of ProQuest Congressional include extensive information about
members of Congress
Committees, and many other special features. Comprehensive online Help is available, not only
for searching ProQuest Congressional, but also for learning about legislative processes.
ProQuest Government Periodicals
ProQuest Government Periodicals Index provides indexing and links to full text articles from
over 300 of the most important periodicals published by agencies and departments of the United
States Federal government.
SciTech Connect, a new portal to free, publicly available DOE research and development
(R&D) results. SciTech Connect incorporates the contents of two of the most popular core DOE
collections and employs an innovative semantic search tool enabling scientists, researchers and the
scientifically- attentive public to retrieve more relevant information.
Articles and book reviews from over 350 journals and
magazines in the areas of anthropology, area studies, community health and medical care,
economics, geography, gerontology, international relations, law and criminology, planning and
public administration, police science and corrections, policy sciences, political science,
psychiatry and psychology, social work and public welfare, sociology, urban studies, and related
The Social Work Abstracts database contains more than 45,000 records from social work and
other related journals on topics such as homelessness, AIDS, child and family welfare, aging,
substance abuse, legislation, community organization, and more. Covers 1968-present.
This database is a resource for accessing information in sociology and related disciplines
in the social and behavioral sciences. The database draws information from an international
selection of over 2,600 journals and other serial publications, plus conference papers, books, and
This resource contains searchable descriptions of 192 countries, including politics,
geography, economy, culture, and other topics.
Library of Congress Site which provides comprehensive information on the legislative process.
Website includes information on public laws, bills, and committee reports from 1973 to the
Times Digital Archive
Researchers can search through the complete digital edition of The Times (London), using
keyword searching and hit-term highlighting to retrieve full facsimile images of either a specific
article or a complete page. The entire newspaper is captured, with all articles, advertisements and
illustrations/photos divided into categories to facilitate searching.
This family of databases provides bibliographic, factual, and structural information on
toxic and otherwise dangerous chemicals and substances as well as information on these substances'
interactions with living organisms and the environment. One of the databases, TOXLINE, offers index
access to published research results in books, journals, and technical reports, while others
provide factual information about the compounds, procedures, and outcomes in a concise outline
TRAIL Technical Report Archive and Image Library searches US
government issued primarily prior to 1975 digitized by the TRAIL working group.
UN Commodity Trade Statistics Database
Identifies the reported market share of 120 to 140 countries or areas by commodity and
This database includes the full text of over 40,000 treaties registered with the Secretariat
of the United Nations, as well as status information for over 5,000 significant multinational
U.S. Congressional Serial Set: Digital Edition
A searchable and browseable compilation of full-text Congressional documents from 1817 to
1831, with later years to be added. The Serial Set is an important source of primary documents on
American history and politics.
USPTO Web Patent
Website provides access to bibliographic and full-text patent databases. These databases
cover the period from 1 January 1976 to the most recent weekly issue date (usually each
Women in Politics -
Women in Politics contains bibliographic references on books and articles about women in
World News Connection
World News Connection (WNC) is an online news service that offers extensive translated and
English-language news and information. WNC is compiled from thousands of non-U.S. media, including
local and regional sources, that covers significant socioeconomic, political, scientific,
technical, and environmental issues and events.
Database which records of any type of bibliographic material cataloged by OCLC member