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Academic OneFile

Indexes and provides abstracts for articles in popular and scholarly journals in a broad range of disciplines. Basic and advanced searching with limits by document type (article, case study, reviews, cartoons, etc.), peer- reviewed, date, and other aspects. Includes full text of the New York Times (from 1985 - present), and full text of the London Times and the Financial Times. Good starting place for information sources as researcher begins to write a term paper. Can create free account to access additional features such as saving searches and creating search alerts. Gale Cengage

Date Coverage:
~1979 - present (varies by journal)
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

Academic search complete

Provides a great starting place for research, as it offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals in all academic subjects, including more than 8,500 full-text and 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. Other types of publications included in this resource are books and book chapters, newspapers, magazines, conference proceedings, reports, etc. Searchable by keyword, title, author, subject, journal name, and a lot more. Results can be limited by date, language, publication type, full-text status or whether a journal is scholarly/peer-reviewed. EBSCOhost

Date Coverage:
Coverage varies
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Some Full Text

Adams papers digital edition

Indexes and provides access to the papers of the Adams family. Includes all of John Adams' diaries and selected legal papers, the family correspondence, and state papers. The digital edition is being updated regularly with newly entered materials and may be searched by keyword in text or notes, personal name, or date; or by browsing the material by type (diary, papers, correspondence, etc.)

Date Coverage:
1735-1826
Content Availability:
Full Text

American doctoral dissertations, 1933-1955

A digital version of the only comprehensive record of dissertations accepted by U.S. universities during coverage dates. Includes those universities that did not send their dissertations to UMI. Taken from the print index, Doctoral Dissertations Accepted by American Universities 1933-1955 and provides full page images of the original print index. May be searched by author, title, subject and university. Beware that when Ebsco says PDF full text it is not full text of the dissertation but full text of the entry in Doctoral Dissertations Accepted by American Universities which is only a brief bibliographic record

Date Coverage:
1933-1955
Content Availability:
Citations Only

American founding era

Accesses the digital editions of the papers of the American Founders (Adams, Hamilton, Jackson, Jay, Jefferson, Dolley Madison, James Madison, Marshall, Eliza Lucas Pinckney and Harriott Pinckney Horry, and Washington) and the documents relevant to the ratification of the Constitution. Text only; contains none of the notes, scholarly materials, or supporting materials in the print edition - for these use the "Digital Editions" of each of the individuals named (which we own as well). University of Virginia, Rotunda Collection

Date Coverage:
~1750 - ~1850
Content Availability:
Full Text

Annual reviews

Offers critical reviews of primary research in the biomedical sciences, physical sciences, and social sciences. Biomedical/life science collection includes analytical chemistry; biochemistry; biomedical engineering; biophysics; cell and developmental biology; chemical and biomolecular engineering; clinical psychology; ecology, evolution, and systematics; entomology; food science and technology; genetics; genomics and human genetics; immunology; marine science; medicine; microbiology; neuroscience; nutrition; pathology : mechanism of disease; pharmacology and toxicology; physiology; phytopathology; plant biology; psychology; and public health. Physical sciences collection includes analytical chemistry; astronomy and astrophysics; biomedical engineering; biophysics; chemical and biomolecular engineering; computer science; condensed matter physics; earth and planetary sciences; environment and resources; fluid mechanics; marine science; materials research; nuclear and particle science; and physical chemistry. Social Sciences collection includes anthropology; clinical psychology; economics; environment and resources; financial economics; law and social science; political science; psychology; public health; resource economics; and sociology. Search by keyword, author or journal. Browse by journal

Date Coverage:
1932 to present
Content Availability:
Full Text

Archives of human sexuality and identity. LGBTQ history and culture since 1940

Brings together disparate collections of documents, grassroots newsletters, journals, periodicals, literature, diaries, personal papers, government documents, and ephemeral material related to the LGBTQ movement in North America and beyond. Gale

Date Coverage:
1946-2000s
Content Availability:
Full Text

CALI

Provides online interactive tutorials on legal subjects. Online exercises are intended for Baylor law students and designed to augment traditional law school education. To access students and faculty must create their own passwords and obtain a Law School Authorization Code from the circulation desk in the law library

Date Coverage:
2000 to present
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Multimedia
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Checkpoint

Collections include United States tax reporter library, Federal tax coordinator library, Public domain library, RIA citator 2nd, RIA tax alerts, WG & L journals (include corporate taxation, Journal of taxation, Practical tax strategies), and State and local tax materials

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Date varies
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Congress and the nation

Offers comprehensive and signature coverage of Congressional action from 1945 to 2008. The online edition includes the following: over 60 years of coverage of politics and policy; tables, graphs, and charts that help explain the issues; search and browse capabilities within consistent topics areas from one volume to the next; and a linkable cumulative index for all volumes

Date Coverage:
1945-2012
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Full Text
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Congress.gov

Provides accurate, timely, and complete legislative information for Members of Congress, legislative agencies, and the public. It is presented by the Library of Congress (LOC) using data from the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Office of the Secretary of the Senate, the Government Printing Office, Congressional Budget Office, and the LOC's Congressional Research Service. Updated the morning after a session adjourns. THOMAS will be accessible, predecessor of Congress.gov, will be available until all data sets are migrated to Congress.gov

Date Coverage:
1995 - present
Content Availability:
Full Text

Congressional publications. Executive branch document, 1789-1945

Provides full-text access to all executive branch publications produced by federal government agencies, departments, etc. Includes documents listed in the Checklist of Public Documents 1789-1909

Date Coverage:
1789-1945
Content Availability:
Full Text

CQ Press Political reference suite of online editions

Integrates many of CQ Press's acclaimed reference titles on government and politics, including A to Z Series, Supreme Court Yearbook Series, Congress and the Nation Series, The Contemporary Middle East, Encyclopedia of Indian Policy and Law, The Encyclopedia of Political Science, Encyclopedia of Politics and Religion, The New York Times on the Presidency, Encyclopedia of Religion in America, The New York Times on the Supreme Court, Encyclopedia of the First Amendment, The Supreme Court Compendium, Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, Vital Statistics on American Politics, Guides Series, Vital Statistics on the Presidency, Historic Documents, Voter Turnout in the United States 1789-2009, Political Handbook of the World, Washington Information Directory, and Political History of America's Wars

Date Coverage:
1789-current
Content Availability:
Full Text

CQ Supreme Court collection

Provides summaries and analyses of major supreme court cases, access to the full text of the cases, biographical information on the Supreme Court justices, and the institutional history of the Court. The information may be searched by keyword, justice's name, case name, document type, constitutional area and more. Coverage includes major Court decisions and all the cases that received written opinions by the Burger, Rehnquist, and Robert's courts (Oct 1969 to present)

Date Coverage:
2002 to present
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Full Text

CQ voting and elections collection

Integrates data, analyses, explanations, and historical material to provide a research and reference tool on the American voter, major and minor political parties, campaigns and elections, and historical and modern races for Congress, the presidency, and governorships. Organized into six categories: presidential elections, congressional elections, gubernatorial elections, campaigns and elections, political parties, and voters and demographics

Date Coverage:
1789 - present
Content Availability:
Multimedia

CQ's politics in America

Contains in-depth profiles of every member of Congress as well as data on their constituencies, apportionment, and redistricting. Browsing available by state, party affiliation, or name

Date Coverage:
2000-present
Content Availability:
Full Text

Criminal justice collection (Gale)

Covers criminal justice topics and is part of the larger Academic Onefile database. Searchable by keyword, entire document, subjects, abstracts, author, brand name, company name, person name, place name, document title, etc. Coverage: 1980 to present day. Includes articles in magazines, journals, news sources, and books. Gale Cengage

Date Coverage:
1980 to present
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Some Full Text
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Current index to legal periodicals (Online : Seattle, Wash.)

Provides subject indexing and table of contents listing of more than 500 law reviews, law journals, and other periodicals on a weekly basis in three formats: HTML, MS Word, and PDF. The HTML version links to current issues

Date Coverage:
1999 to present
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Citations Only
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Directory of open access journals

Indexes the scholarly and scientific literature in open access journals (journals which do not charge the individual or the institution a subscription fee but make their content freely available). Journals indexed must be peer-reviewed or have editorial quality control and report results of research to a scholarly community to be included in the indexing. Access to full text varies by journal. All languages and subjects are covered. Search for articles by keyword (with Boolean "and/or/not" connectors), search journals by title, or browse journals by broad subject categories. DOAJ, Lund University Library (Sweden)

Date Coverage:
~2002 - present
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

Ebook central

Provides access to academic and scholarly electronic books which Baylor University Libraries have purchased. Covers all subject fields. Keyword search across entire collection or browse by broad subject. Search by keyword within individual books. Links out to definitions, explanations, biographies, maps, and other information resources. Copy and paste text (citation is embedded in the copy feature) or print up to 60 sequential pages at a time. Create account to use "Bookshelf" and save notes features of reader. ProQuest

Date Coverage:
~2000 - present
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Full Text
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EBSCOhost electronic journals service

Provides access to a directory of electronic journals indexed in EBSCO databases; for some titles, EBSCO has rights to grant online, full-text access. Browse journals by title, subject, or publisher; search journals by title (keyword in title, title contains, or exact match); or search for articles by keyword or author. NOT the place to start a research or paper project as the results returned will be too numerous for most users. Very useful to view the table of contents of a particular journal, to search for all articles in a specific journal on X topic, or to find an article in a specific journal indexed by EBSCO when the database which includes the journal in its coverage is unknown. EBSCOhost

Date Coverage:
Varies
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Some Full Text

English historical documents

Provides modernized English language texts for major primary sources in English history from 500 to 1914, including American Colonial era documents. Browse by subjects (technology, foreign affairs, etc.), chronological timeline, or by original published volume order. Search by keyword or use advanced search for specific document title, personal name, or place name

Date Coverage:
500 - 1914
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Full Text

Environment complete (EBSCO)

Indexes domestic and international titles going back to 1888, covering agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, environmental law, environmental technology, geography, marine and freshwater science, natural resources, pollution and waste management, public policy, renewable energy resources, social impacts, and urban planning. Provides full text for more than 190 monographs and for the conference papers of the North American Association of Environmental Education. Searchable using author, keyword, title, geographic terms, people, NAICS, company, etc. EBSCOhost

Date Coverage:
1888 to present
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Some Full Text
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Environment complete (EBSCO)

Indexes domestic and international titles going back to 1888, covering agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, environmental law, environmental technology, geography, marine and freshwater science, natural resources, pollution and waste management, public policy, renewable energy resources, social impacts, and urban planning. Provides full text for more than 190 monographs and for the conference papers of the North American Association of Environmental Education. Searchable using author, keyword, title, geographic terms, people, NAICS, company, etc. EBSCOhost

Date Coverage:
1888 to present
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Some Full Text
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Environmental studies & policy collection (Gale)

Provides information on journal articles and reports covering environmental studies and policy intended primarily for academic researchers, beginning from 1980. Addresses global warming, climate change, alternative energy, environmental policy, going green, recycling, soil, plants, and agronomy. Search by keyword, author, publisher, etc. Limit by document type, year, etc. Browse by subject or publication. This collection is part of the larger Academic OneFile database. Gale Cengage

Date Coverage:
1980 to present
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Some Full Text
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Ethos

Makes UK theses (electronic and paper based) available via a 'one-stop-shop' by harvesting e-theses from institutional repositories and digitizing paper theses on- demand from researchers. Some theses are available for immediate download, while others can be requested from a participating institution which then sends the thesis to the British Library for digitization. In order to download a thesis or request digitization, you must register with the site

Date Coverage:
1600s-present
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Some Full Text
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ETHXWEb

Comprises an index of " journal articles, book chapters, bills, laws, court decisions, reports, books, audiovisuals, and news relating to bioethics and professional ethics." (Publisher's website). Maintained by the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, this resource has very limited full text accessibility (for non-Georgetown University users). Good source for citations to research literature of bioethics and professional ethics. But in most cases, accessing the text will require consulting other resources. Results processing options are limited; either save all results from search or print all results...no email option is available. The save results option is difficult to use. Despite its quirks, however, researchers requiring comprehensive bibliographies of research literature for work in the areas of professional and bioethics will want to consult this resource. Began in the 1970's under the title BIOETHICSLINE. Some retrospective journal coverage goes back to 1947

Date Coverage:
1947? - present
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Some Full Text
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Expanded academic ASAP

Provides broad coverage of news sources (including video), popular, trade, and scholarly journals on a wide range of topics. Good starting place to find or narrow a topic. Gale Cengage

Date Coverage:
~1980 - present
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Some Full Text
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Expanded academic ASAP

Provides broad coverage of news sources (including video), popular, trade, and scholarly journals on a wide range of topics. Good starting place to find or narrow a topic. Gale Cengage

Date Coverage:
~1980 - present
Content Availability:
Some Full Text
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FDsys

Provides authenticated, free online access to official federal government publications. The Federal Digital System (FDsys) allows searching, browsing, downloading of content and metadata for documents and publications. FDsys replaced GPO Access (1994-2011). GPO

Date Coverage:
Current
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Full Text

Foreign law guide

Offers information on sources of foreign law. Provides complete bibliographic citations to legislation, English translations and selected references to secondary sources useful for comparative law research. Browsing by country is the best way to access content. Each country has a ̐Μưmain page' where you will find information on the government and legal system, primary sources of law, other print and online sources, and laws of the country arranged by subject

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Date varies
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Some Full Text
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Google patent search

Searches the full text of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office dating as far back as 1790. Each patent search includes the patent summary, claims, drawings, citations, and referenced by notes. Applications, international patents, and those approved in the past few months are not included. Advance search by patent number, title, inventor, assignee, US Classification, International Classification, Patent type/status, date. Limitable by date, filing status, patent type

Date Coverage:
1790 to present
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Full Text
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GreenFILE (EBSCO)

Indexes scholarly, government, and general-interest titles on all aspects of human impact to the environment including the environmental effects of individuals, corporations, and local/national governments, and what can be done on each level to minimize negative impact. Topics covered include global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. GreenFILE is multidisciplinary by nature and draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health, and technology. Searchable by keyword, author, title, etc. Uses EBSCO interface

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N/A
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Some Full Text
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GreenFILE (EBSCO)

Indexes scholarly, government, and general-interest titles on all aspects of human impact to the environment including the environmental effects of individuals, corporations, and local/national governments, and what can be done on each level to minimize negative impact. Topics covered include global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. GreenFILE is multidisciplinary by nature and draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health, and technology. Searchable by keyword, author, title, etc. Uses EBSCO interface

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N/A
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Some Full Text
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HathiTrust digital library

Serves as a digital repository for major research institutions and libraries to archive their immense digital collections and to ensure that the cultural record that these digital collections represent is preserved and accessible today and in the future. HathiTrust was founded in 2008 and includes content from the Google Books project and Internet Archive

Date Coverage:
16th cent. to present
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

HeinOnline

Provides a collection of law and law-related periodicals, U.S. federal documents, state session laws, treaties, and historical legal materials. Provides PDF images for all available resources

Date Coverage:
Date varies
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Full Text

Historic documents

Provides a digital edition of all 38 volumes of the print edition annual Historical Documents. Each volume consists of about 100 primary source documents related to the year's most significant events. Included in these documents are presidential speeches, international agreements, and Supreme Court decisions to U.S. governmental reports, scientific findings, and cultural discussions. These documents can be searched by keyword, browsed by title or subject, or searched by cumulative index. SAGE

Date Coverage:
1972 to present
Content Availability:
Full Text

Human rights studies online

Provides comprehensive, comparative documentation, analysis, and interpretation of major human rights violations and atrocity crimes in the 20th and 21st centuries. Using a case study approach, this resource provides primary and secondary materials across multiple media formats and content types for each selected event

Date Coverage:
Varies
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Full Text

Humanities & social sciences index retrospective (EBSCO)

Indexes articles from English-language periodicals from 1907 to 1984. Includes some of the best-known scholarly journals and numerous lesser-known but important specialized magazines. Coverage includes a wide range of interdisciplinary fields covered in a broad array of humanities and social sciences journals. Content from H.W. Wilson's International Index and Social Science and Humanities Index included

Date Coverage:
1907-1984
Content Availability:
Citation + BU Info Links
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IndexMaster

Provides access to the indexes and table of contents listings of secondary legal titles. Results display as originally published. Login Instructions: IndexMaster is accessible only through the Baylor Law School network. No password is needed to access this service from the law school (it recognizes the IP addresses)

Date Coverage:
1998 to present
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Citations Only
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INIS

Provides citation information through the International Nuclear Information System (INIS) operated by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Covers scientific literature on the peaceful uses of nuclear energy including atomic, molecular, and condensed matter physics; economic, environmental, legal, and safeguards; elementary particle physics; engineering and instrumentation fuel cycle, waste, and radiochemistry; life sciences; nuclear materials; nuclear physics; and nuclear power and safety. Includes journal articles, scientific and technical reports, conference papers, books, patents, theses, laws, regulations and standards, and web documents

Date Coverage:
N/A
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Citations Only
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Intelligize

Intelligize is a resource that enables users to more efficiently research SEC filings, corporate transactions, and various other agreements. Through powerful searching, filtering, comparing, analyzing, and alerting capabilities, Intelligize is designed to help the user cut down on the amount of time and effort it takes to research and analyze SEC documents, filings, and other corporate transactions

Date Coverage:
Varies
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Full Text
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International bibliography of the social sciences

Indexes and provides abstracts for books and scholarly journals in all areas of the social sciences (anthropology, business, history, law, media, international studies, philosophy, etc.). International in scope, countries, and languages covered. Searches may be limited by language, type of item (book, journal, conference paper, etc.). ProQuest

Date Coverage:
1951 - present
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

Internet guide for the legal researcher

Resource guide to finding legal information on the internet

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Journal citation reports

Provides information for journal evaluation using citation data including total cites, impact factor (with and without self-cites), 5-year impact factor, citable items, cited half-life, citing half-life, Eigenfactor score, article influence score, % articles in citable items, normalized Eigenfactor, and average JIF percentile. Also available are ranking by both Web of Science and Essential Science Indicator categories. Find journals by title or category. Can limit to open access journals only

Date Coverage:
1997 to present
Content Availability:
Citations Only
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JSTOR

Provides online access to important scholarly journals and books in many different disciplines. For journals, JSTOR mainly serves an archival function; it contains recent issues for some titles, but for most titles the available issues are two years old or more. Can be searched by author, title, or keyword, with limits available for discipline, dates, language, type of publication, and publication title. No subject access is provided, so use other databases for subject searching

Date Coverage:
19th - 21st centuries
Content Availability:
Full Text

Lawschool.westlaw.com

Provides access to West's online legal research service. Includes statutes, case law materials, public records, and other legal resources, along with current news articles and business information. Baylor University students who are not enrolled in the law school do not have access to Westlaw through the law school's account. Login Instructions: Law students needing access should consult with the reference librarian at the law school

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Date varies
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Legal collection (EBSCO)

Provides access to law journals, documents, and case studies on current issues, studies, thoughts and trends on the discipline of law, legal issues and topics. Other types of publications included in this resource are magazines, trade publications, and book reviews. EBSCO

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Date varies
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Some Full Text
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Legal forms library. Texas legal forms

Provides official, state specific, federal, business, personal, real estate, legal and general forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues

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N/A
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Full Text

Legal Information Reference Center

Provides access to consumer legal reference books, publications, state specific forms, and general forms. Includes some forms in Spanish

Date Coverage:
N/A
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Full Text

Legal scholarship network

Legalscholarhsip network (LSN) is a division of the Social Science Research Network (SSRN). Site offers a searchable database of published papers with abstracts and full bibliographic descriptions relating to research in various area of law. Includes professional announcements and job listings

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LegalTrac (Gale)

Provides indexing for more than 1,400 titles including law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals and international legal journals. Useful for researching case studies, practice of law, statutes, taxation law. Also provides related articles from over 1,000 additional business and general interest titles. Gale

Date Coverage:
1980 to present
Content Availability:
Citation + BU Info Links
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LegalTrac (Gale)

Provides indexing for more than 1,400 titles including law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals and international legal journals. Useful for researching case studies, practice of law, statutes, taxation law. Also provides related articles from over 1,000 additional business and general interest titles. Gale

Date Coverage:
1980 to present
Content Availability:
Citation + BU Info Links
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Legislative & executive publications

Provides information produced by or pertaining to the United States Congress, including House and Senate publications: hearings, documents, reports, prints, and bills. Provides information on members and committees. Also provides access to the Congressional Record, CRS Reports, the United States Code, the Code of Federal Regulations, and the Federal Register. Provides political news content(1995-present) from the Washington Post, Roll Call, and CQ Political Transcripts. ProQuest

Date Coverage:
1789 - present
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Full Text
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Legislative & executive publications. Bills & laws (1789- present)

Provides the full text of all versions of all U.S. public and private bills and resolutions from 1789 to the present

Date Coverage:
1789 to present
Content Availability:
Full Text

Legislative & executive publications. Congressional record

Provides access to the digital edition of the official record of the proceedings, debates, and activities of congress including not only an almost verbatim account of the proceedings and debates but also such related materials as communications from the President, executive agencies, memoranda, and petitions. This database is searchable by index terms, keywords, subjects, members of congress, roll call votes, bills, laws, resolutions, content type (letters, summaries, text of bills, etc.), date, and congress. Coverage is from the first congress (1789) to the 105th (1998). Proquest

Date Coverage:
1789 - present
Content Availability:
Full Text

Legislative & executive publications. Executive orders and presidential proclamations (1789 - present)

Provides a complete collection of numbered and unnumbered Executive Orders and Presidential Proclamations, including those that are published in other sources as well as the Federal Register and cumulated annually in Title 3 of the Code of Federal Regulations

Date Coverage:
1789 to present
Content Availability:
Full Text

Legislative & executive publications. Hearings

Provides digital access to the official record of committee hearings proceedings. The publications of the hearings include the written and oral statements of witnesses, transcripts of the dialogue between committee members and witnesses, all materials submitted by witnesses for the record, and all correspondence and all other materials submitted by interested parties. The hearings can be searched by keyword, title, subject index term, geographical index term, committee name, witness name and affiliation, bill number, congressional number, CIS accession number, and SuDoc number. Coverage is from 1824 to present. Proquest

Date Coverage:
1824 - present
Content Availability:
Full Text

LexisNexis Academic

Provides access to resources for researching news, business, industry, and legal topics, as well as biographical materials and country information. The service covers newspapers, magazines, wire services, federal and state court opinions, federal and state statutes, federal regulations, and SEC filings such as 10- K's, 10-Q's, and their exhibits. News information is updated daily and wire services several times daily. Areas covered: top news, general news topics, and news transcripts; foreign language news sources; company, industry, and market news; legal news; company financial information; general medical and health topics and medical abstracts; accounting, auditing, and tax information; law reviews; federal case law; U.S. Code; and state legal research

Date Coverage:
Coverage varies, updated continuously
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Full Text

LexisNexis for law schools

Provides access to U.S. federal, state, and international constitutions, legislation, legislative history, statutory codes, regulations, regulatory materials, cases, case digests, citators, public records, law reviews, and treatises. Includes general and legal news. Access is limited to law school students and faculty. All others should use LexisNexis Academic. Login Instructions: Law students needing access should consult with the reference librarian at the law school

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LLMC

Provides links to scanned historical legal documents and materials: federal & state legislative documents, international law, federal cases, and legal periodicals. Login instructions: Only accessible through the Baylor Law School network. No password is needed to access this service from the law school (it recognizes the IP addresses)

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LLMC digital

Provides links to scanned historical legal documents and materials: federal & state legislative documents, international law, federal cases, and legal periodicals. Login instructions: Only accessible through the Baylor Law School network. No password is needed to access this service from the law school (it recognizes the IP addresses)

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Loislaw

Loislaw.com publishes case law, statutory law, constitutions, administrative law, court rules, other authority for all 50 states and D.C. plus the 18 most important federal law libraries

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Date Varies
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LoislawConnect

Loislaw.com publishes case law, statutory law, constitutions, administrative law, court rules, other authority for all 50 states and D.C. plus the 18 most important federal law libraries

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Making of modern law. American Civil Liberties Union papers, 1912-1990

Contains the records of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), an organization known for its focus on civil rights, race, gender, protest, the role of police, and the role of government on both the national and local levels. This primary source collection provides a historical look at the ACLU and other groups that have interacted with them. Covers years from before the official founding through the 20th century. This resource is part of the Making of Modern Law collection. Gale

Date Coverage:
1912-1990
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Full Text

Making of modern law. Foreign, comparative and international law, 1600-1926

Provides access to historical foreign and international legal literature including treatises and monographs from the collections of the Yale, George Washington University, and Columbia law libraries

Date Coverage:
1600-1926
Content Availability:
Full Text

Making of modern law. Legal treatises 1800-1926

Provides PDF images of more than 22,000 legal treatises on US and British law published from 1800 through 1926. Gale

Date Coverage:
1800 - 1926
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Full Text

Making of modern law. Primary sources

Provides access to resources in American legal history: constitutional conventions, cases, statutes, and regulations; as well as online access to archived state and municipal codes. Complements The Making of Modern Law : Legal Treatises

Date Coverage:
1620-1970
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Full Text

Making of modern law. Trials, 1600-1926

Provides court transcripts, briefs, arguments, and unofficial published trial accounts (1600-1926) from the law library collections of Harvard, Yale, and the Bar of the City of New York as well as some from the British Library. Gale

Date Coverage:
1600 -1926
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Full Text

Making of modern law. U.S. Supreme Court records and briefs, 1832-1978

Provides records and briefs brought before the U.S. Supreme Court

Date Coverage:
1832-1978
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Full Text

Military & government collection

Provides indexing and abstracts for popular and scholarly journal articles on military history and government. Covers all continents and eras, some more extensively than others. Basic and advanced searching with limits by scholarly/popular source, date of publication, and publication type. Includes images. EBSCOhost

Date Coverage:
1950s to the present
Content Availability:
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National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) abstracts database

Contains summaries of U.S. and international publications, including federal, state, and local government reports, books, research reports, journal articles, audiovisual presentations, and unpublished research on criminal and juvenile justice and drug control. Excludes most legal decisions, opinions, and statutes. Intended to meet the needs of criminal justice professionals, researchers, policymakers, and technical and legal experts. Unique elements of the collection include agency-produced documents and final grant reports of the Office of Justice Programs sponsored research. Documents are either written in English or have an English-language summary. No print version of the database is produced. Covers 1972 to the present. ProQuest

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1972 to present
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National Science Digital Library

Provides resources for education and research on learning in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). A digital library of resource collections and services, organized in support of science education at all levels. Covers chemistry; computing and information; ecology, forestry and agriculture; education; engineering; general; geoscience; history/policy/law; life science; mathematics; physics; social sciences; space science; and technology. Searchable by grade level, resource type, subject, and pathway

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NCJRS abstracts database

Contains summaries of more than 180,000 criminal justice publications including federal, state, and local government reports, books, research reports, journal articles, audiovisual presentations, and unpublished research on criminal and juvenile justice and drug control. The National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts Database excludes most legal decisions, opinions, and statutes. Intended to meet the needs of criminal justice professionals, researchers, policymakers, and technical and legal experts. Unique elements of the collection include agency-produced documents and final grant reports of the Office of Justice Programs sponsored research. Documents are either written in English or have an English-language summary. No print version of the database is produced. Covers 1972 to the present. Searchable by author, title, journal name, and general (keyword). Can be limited by language and date range

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1972 to present
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NDLTD

Provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD), this resource is building a comprehensive gateway to all doctoral and master-level theses and dissertations, many openly accessible, by harvesting the information from repositories throughout the world

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Nexis Uni

Provides access to resources for researching news, business, industry, and legal topics. Default search is for news, but you may choose to search news, legal cases, law reviews, company information, or a publication by clicking the named button. The service covers newspapers, magazines, wire services, federal and state court opinions, federal and state statutes, federal regulations, and SEC filings such as 10- K's, 10-Q's, and their exhibits. News information is updated daily and wire services several times daily. Narrow search by several options including subject, timeline, and source among others. Option to use "Get a Doc Assistance" to walk thorugh searching for legal cases or legislation

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OAIster

Makes available an Open Access Initiative to provide indexing and access to freely available books, journal articles, newspapers, manuscripts, audio files, video files, photographic images, datasets, and theses and dissertations. International in scope. Search by keyword, or use advanced search for author/title/subject search. Results may be limited by format. OCLC

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Oxford bibliographies. International law

Offers peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies on international law. Covers governmental rules and principles between states and other entities and other related topics. Introductory essay provides a review of current research trends and issues. Bibliographies are browseable by subject area and keyword searchable. Contains a "My OBO" function that allows users to create personalized bibliographies of individual citations from different bibliographies

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Oxford bibliographies. Political science

Offers peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies on political science and related fields. Introductory essay provides a review of current research trends and issues. Bibliographies are browseable by subject area and keyword searchable. Contains a "My OBO" function that allows users to create personalized bibliographies of individual citations from different bibliographies

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Oxford constitutions of the world

"Oxford Constitutions of the World (OCW) is the only resource to contain fully-translated English-language versions of all the world's constitutions (both national and sub-national), accompanied by individual jurisdictional commentaries, and supplementary materials, including foundation documents, historical versions of constitutions, and amendment Acts/Laws." from about page

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Oxford handbooks online. Political science

Provides peer-reviewed articles that survey the current state of scholarship in political science. Scholars review the latest thinking and research in the field, as well as review the key issues and major debates. They further provide an original argument for how those debates might evolve setting the agenda for new research. New articles are added continually which provides researchers with the most recent developments

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Papers of James Madison

Provides access to the digital papers of James Madison from his youth through 1820 (as of 2011). Includes his letters and correspondence, notes on his readings, his political and constitutional writings (including those from his service as Secretary of State and as President), and continuing into his retirement. The collection may be searched full text, or by date, author, or recipient. Includes a chronology. Primary Source. University of Virginia, Rotunda Collection

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1751 - 1840
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Papers of Thomas Jefferson

Provides digital access to Jefferson's papers, letters, and documents from the time he was 19. An ongoing publishing project (both in print and digitally) it includes the a "Retirement Series" from the end of his Presidency to his death. The collection may be searched full text, or by date, author, or recipient. Includes a chronology and Jefferson's drawings (largely architectural). Primary Source. University of Virginia, Rotunda Collection

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1762-1824 with ongoing updates
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Periodicals index online

Indexes the table of contents of journals going as far back as 1665 and as recent as 1995. It covers 37 key subject areas in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences and indexes over 15 million articles. Periodicals Index Online covers not only journals published by academic presses but also those journals published as popular reading which now provide valuable research materials for scholars. ProQuest/Chadwyck-Healey

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1665 - 1995
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Project Muse

Provides searching and full-text access to scholarly journals from a wide variety of not-for-profit organizations (university presses, scholarly societies, historical associations, and religious communities). Browse journals by individual title or by subject groupings, or search for articles by author, title, subject, etc. Limits by year, article type (review, poetry, drama, fiction), date, and language of article. Project Muse/Johns Hopkins University Press

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ProQuest dissertations & theses global(Online)

Includes citations to dissertations and theses from around the world from 1637. Each dissertation published since July 1980 includes a 350-word abstract written by the author. Master's theses published since 1988 include 150- word abstracts. Simple bibliographic citations are available for dissertations dating from 1637. The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and strong retrospective full-text coverage for older graduate works. Other dissertations and theses are available for purchase as printed copies. Included with this database is also ProQuest Dissertations and Theses - UK & Ireland

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1637 to present
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ProQuest legislative insight

Provides federal legislative histories related to enacted United States public laws. Users can search for histories by the popular name of the law, citation, subject, or by session of Congress. Congressional publications available for searching are bills, reports, documents, hearings, committee prints, the Congressional Record, and CRS Reports. Presidential signing statements are included if available. A historical context document is available for each congress

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ProQuest regulatory insight

Provides federal administrative law histories for individual federal statutes and Executive Orders. This resource is a companion to ProQuest Legislative Insight

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1936-2014
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Proquest Supreme Court insight

Provides access to a complete collection of full opinions from Supreme Court argued cases, including per decision, dockets, oral arguments, joint appendices and amicus briefs. Case compilation pages are organized so that users can easily understand the judicial process

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1975-2016
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Public administration abstracts

Provides indexing and abstracts of journal articles, papers, reports, and book reviews related to public administration, including public administration research and theory. EBSCOhost

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1974-
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Scopus

Provides citations and abstracts of peer-reviewed titles from international publishers, Open Access journals, conference proceedings, trade publications, book series, patents, and quality web sources as far back as 1823. Includes 4 collections: life sciences, health sciences, physical sciences, and social sciences and humanities. Search documents, authors, or affiliation. Advanced search uses Boolean operators and codes. Limitable by facets. Provides related articles and citation information. Customizable personal accounts. Part of the SciVerse system

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1823 to present
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Scopus

Provides citations and abstracts of peer-reviewed titles from international publishers, Open Access journals, conference proceedings, trade publications, book series, patents, and quality web sources as far back as 1823. Includes 4 collections: life sciences, health sciences, physical sciences, and social sciences and humanities. Search documents, authors, or affiliation. Advanced search uses Boolean operators and codes. Limitable by facets. Provides related articles and citation information. Customizable personal accounts. Part of the SciVerse system

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1823 to present
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Social Science Research Network

Provides the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences. Each of SSRN's networks encourages the early distribution of research results by publishing submitted abstracts and by soliciting abstracts of top quality research papers around the world. The SSRN eLibrary consists of two parts: an Abstract Database containing abstracts of scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers and an Electronic Paper Collection of downloadable full-text documents in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. The eLibrary also includes the research papers of a number of Fee Based Partner Publications. Searchable by Title only or by Title, Abstract & Keywords

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1994 to present day
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SpringerLink

Provides online, full-text access to Springer's journal titles and ebooks as well as journals from other publishers as far back as 1832. Subjects include architecture and design; behavioral science; biomedical and life sciences; business and economics; chemistry and materials science; computer science; earth and environmental science; engineering; humanities, social sciences, and law; mathematics and statistics; medicine; physics and astronomy; and professional and applied computing. Full text available for articles and books marked with a green square. Searchable by keyword, author, DOI, publication, etc. Journals are browsable by collection or title. Customizable personal accounts

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1832 to present
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Supreme Court yearbook

Provides in-depth coverage and analysis of every decision from the nation's highest court since the 1989-1990 term. Includes case summaries of every opinion written during each Supreme Court term, essays on the most significant cases from each year and the trends in each term, tables and figures on voting patterns and trends in constitutional law, biographies of justices, and reference documents for understanding how the Supreme Court works

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1989-current
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Texas laws and resolutions archive

Provides access to the texts of all legislative bills filed with the Office of the Texas Secretary of State - Statutory Documents beginning with the 78th Legislative Session as well as all bills, joint resolutions, and concurrent resolutions passed by the Texas Legislature, including those vetoed by the Governor. The collection can be browsed by legislative session and bill or resolution number. Current coverage is through the 80th legislative session

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2003 - 2006
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Texas Legislature online

Provides access to the Texas Legislature. This website makes available links to information about legislators, committees, bills, amendments, votes, reports, and calendars. The website can be searched by bill (author, sponsor, subject, committee, etc.), by keyword in texts, amendments, statutes, house and senate journals, and the legislative archive system. Searches can be limited by legislative session. Online access began in 1996 with coverage from 1989 to the present

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1996 - present
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Thomas

Provides open access to federal legislative information. Under the direction of the Library of Congress, this database makes available the text of bills and resolutions, the floor activity in Congress, the Congressional Record, calendars and schedules, committee information, Presidential nominations, the text of treaties, and links to other government resources such as homepages of congressmen, webpages of other government branches, historical information from the Library of Congress, the U.S. Code, etc. This resource can be searched or browsed by bills and resolutions, sponsors, committees, Congresses, stages of the legislative process, dates, and more. Coverage is from 1995 (104th Congress) to the present

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1995 - present
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U.S. code

Provides access to the codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States. The print version of the U.S. Code was first published in 1926, and new editions are published every six years with cumulative supplements published between each edition. Another access point, FDsys, also contains main editions. Content is provided by the U.S. House of Representatives regardless of provider or vendor

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USA.gov

Serves as the U.S. government's official web portal or search engine. Provides access to government information and services. USA.gov went online in 2000 under the name FirstGov.gov

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Uspto.gov

Serves as the home page of the United States Patent and Trademark Office's main web site and provides a searchable database for patents and trademarks, as well as information and FAQs on patents and trademarks

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1790 to present
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Vital statistics on American politics

Provides data on American politics. Subjects covered include elections and political parties, campaign finance and political action committees, public opinion and voting, the media, Congress, the Presidency and executive branch, the judiciary, federalism, foreign and military policy, social policy, and economic policy. SAGE

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1789-current
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Voxgov

Provides access to nearly 100,000 new government documents each week from over 8,300 sources and 14,600 different websites. Contains a repository of over 30 million documents authored or adopted by the U.S. Federal Government and published through official government channels

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Washington information directory

Provides information on U.S. governmental and nongovernmental agencies and organizations. Searchable by topic, organization type, and organization name. SAGE

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Web of science. Core collection

Provides access to bibliographic information of journal articles through the Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Science Citation Index Expanded, and Social Sciences Citation Index from 1900 to present. Search by topic, author, publication, editor, language, etc. Provides citation information. Limitable by facets. Customizable personal accounts

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1900 to present
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Web of science. Current contents connect

Contains table of contents and bibliographic information from scholarly journals and books since 1998 to present in the areas of Agriculture, Biology & Environmental Sciences; Social & Behavioral Sciences; Clinical Medicine; Life Sciences; Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences; Engineering, Computing & Technology; Arts & Humanities; Business Collection; Electronics & Telecommunications Collection. Includes Basic Search (by topic topic, title, author, publication), Advanced Search, Browse Journals. Limitable by facets. Web of Science

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1998 to present
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Web of science. Derwent innovations index

Provides patent information from Derwent World Patent Index® as well as patent citation information from Patents Citation Index®. Patent coverage to 1963; citations to 1973

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1963 to present
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Wiley online library

Provides search access to all journals and e-books available from Wiley as well as full-text access to those journals and e-books to which the Baylor Libraries subscribe back to the first volume and issue of most works. Subjects include agriculture, aquaculture and food science; architecture and planning; art and applied arts; business, economics, finance and accounting; chemistry; computer science and information technology; earth and environment; humanities; law and criminology; life sciences; mathematics and statistics; medicine; nursing, dentistry and healthcare; physical sciences and engineering; psychology; social and behavioral sciences; and veterinary medicine. Full text available for articles with the unlocked icon. Searchable by keyword, title, author, publication, etc. Browsable by subject or journal. Customizable personal accounts. Wiley Online Library

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WorldCat

Contains an online catalog to the book, media, archival, journal, map, music, and special collections holdings of libraries across the United States and internationally. Can limit by year, type of material, and other factors. OCLC FirstSearch

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All years
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