Research Databases: Government
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- CQ Researcher
(CQ Press) Full-text, balanced, comprehensive journalistic reports and analysis of current and controversial issues of the day.
- Country Information Sites – free web
- CountryWatch (LSC-North Harris only)
(CountryWatch, Inc.) Provides news, geographical, political, economic, and cultural information and maps on each of the 194 countries of the world.
- Films on Demand (LSCS Libraries)
(Films Media Group) High-quality, educational streaming video from companies such as Films for the Humanities, BBC, and PBS.
NOTE: Disable Compatibility View under Tools menu in Internet Explorer if the films do not play on your IE browser. Compatible browsers include: IE 8.0+, Mozilla Firefox 4.0+, Google Chrome 3+, Apple Safari 4.0+.
- Legal Collection
(EBSCO) Provides full text for almost 250 law journals including information in such areas as criminal justice, international law, federal law, organized crime, and ethics, with backfiles of selected titles from 1965 to the present.
- LexisNexis Academic New!
(LexisNexis) Contains laws and court rulings as well as law reviews and legal analysis for state and federal courts; full-text U.S. and world news articles, magazines, and journals; and company profiles for private and public businesses.
- Statistical Abstract of the U.S. (Online Edition) (LSCS Libraries)
Comprehensive summary of statistics about the United States population, industries and more. Browse broad subject categories or search to locate statistics or use as a guide to more information in print and on the internet. Sources include the United States government, as well as commercial publishers.
- Texas Statutes - free web
(State of Texas) Texas laws.
- Gale Legal Forms (LSC-CyFair, LSC-Tomball, & HCPL)
(Gale) View, add to, and print Texas legal forms in such areas as wills, leases, and divorces.
- U. S. Code - free web
(U.S. House of Representatives) United States Laws.
- Academic Search Complete
(EBSCO) Articles from journals, magazines, newspapers on a variety of topics.
- EBSCO eBook Collection - formerly NetLibrary
(EBSCO) Search complete electronic books. Set up a free account and download to your PC, Mac, Nook, Sony, Android, iPhone, or iPad.
- Federal Register - free web
(National Archives and Records Administration) Official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents - 1994 to present.
- Handbook of Texas - free web
(Texas State Historical Association) Full-text, brief article entries about Texas history & geography.
- JSTOR (LSCS Libraries)
(Mellon Foundation) Includes full-text back issues of selected peer-reviewed journals in such areas as history, statistics, sociology, literature, and economics.
- Military & Government Collection
(EBSCO) Full-text news for all military branches including almost 300 periodicals and 245 pamphlets.
- Project MUSE (LSCS Libraries)
(Johns Hopkins University Press) Full-text articles from "over 300 high quality humanities, arts, and social sciences journals."
Current events database: over 100,000 articles from diverse sources & points of view, on important social/political/economic issues.