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Tips For Searching The Library Catalog For State And Local Info
To search the catalog for information on local government follow the form "Local government State" or "Municipal government City" or "Metropolitan government City" e.g.:
The state, county and city level government websites are good places to find some information, particularly current news.
Below are some helpful databases to use when researching state and local government information.
This database is hosted by the United States Census Bureau and provides access to a variety of U.S. Census datasets, including the Decennial Census, American Community Survey, Puerto Rico Community Survey, annual population estimates, and the Economic Census.
The CQ Researcher publishes reports 44 times a year that offer in-depth single-topic coverage of political and social issues, with regular reports on topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy.
Academic Search Premier
A multi-disciplinary database which offers information in many areas of academic study, Academic Search Premier focuses on a range of subjects including biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, religion/theology, and more.
This database provides full-text documents from over 10,000 news, business, legal, medical, and reference publications. A number of document types are in the collection, including Federal and state cases and statutes, patents, tax materials, company data, newspapers, journals, magazines, and others.
Using this link from off-campus will route your session through our proxy server, and thus ensure that links within Google Scholar work with our resources when available.
Dissertations & Theses: Full Text
Dissertations & Theses: Full Text provides access to millions of searchable citations to dissertations and theses from around the world, available from 1861 to the present day.
National Bureau of Economic Research
This database provides access to a collection of papers, working papers, and other information from the National Bureau of Economic Research. Approximately 1000 papers are published each year, and are added to the collection as they become available.
THOMAS is operated by the Library of Congress and is the database of the United States Congress
HeinOnline is a database of searchable full-text content from four library collections: the Law Journal Library, the Federal Register Library, the Treaties and Agreements Library, and the U.S. Supreme Court Library. Coverage extends from the 18th century to the present, and varies by collection.