Databases by Subject

Government Information

  • Search or browse U.S. congressional materials originating from 1789 and covering through 1838, including 1st Congress, 1st Session through 25th Congress, 2nd Session.

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  • The video archive includes all programming from the three C-SPAN's networks.  Coverage spans Congressional sessions from 1987-present with special indexing by person with full text transcripts.  Other access points include: subject, speaker names, titles, affiliations, sponsors, committees, categories, formats, policy groups, keywords, location, congressional calendar, and programming date/time.

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  • Covers electronic and print publications from the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the United States Federal Government published since 1976.

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  • Executive branch publications from 1789 to 1932 covering topics that span business and industry, foreign trade, navigation, immigration and population, health, causes of death, religious affiliations, military operations, and weather conditions.

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  • A digital content management system managed by the Government Printing Office (GPO), which collects and authenticates government information. Information is gathered through three methods: Files submitted by Congress and Federal agencies; Information gathered from Federal agencies web sites; and, Digital files created by scanning previously printed publications. Collections include: Compilation of Presidential Documents ; Congressional Bills; Congressional Documents; Congressional Hearings; Congressional Record; Congressional Reports; Federal Register; Public and Private Laws; Statutes at Large; GAO Reports; and more. 

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  • Transcripts of foreign broadcasts and news that have been translated into English by the Foreign Broadcast Information Service, a U.S. government agency.  This fully searchable digital edition is the United States' principal record of political and historical open source intelligence. The dates of coverage are 1941 to 1996.

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  • Provides a quantitative view of American history from colonial times to the present.  Data is available for export in Excel or CSV formats for analysis.  Major sections include: Population; Work and Welfare; Economic Structure and Performance; Economic Sectors; and, Governance and International Relations.

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  • Contains documents related to homeland security policy, strategy, and organizational management, non-classified Presidential directives and policy and national strategy documents. Sources of documents include federal, state, tribal, and local government agencies, professional organizations, think tanks, academic institutions, and international governing bodies. Restricted access to the KU community and walk-in users provided through an official partnership agreement with HSDL and GPO.

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  • Provides full-text searching and digital images of 22,000 legal treatises on US and British law published from 1800 through 1926. These legal history resources cover many topics of interest to general researchers.

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  • Offers online access to early state codes, city charters, documents relating to constitutional conventions, and other resources in American legal history. Dates of coverage range from 1620-1970. Based primarily on holdings of the Lillian Goldman Law Library at Yale University.

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  • Provides full-text searching and digital images of thousands of books and pamphlets covering major and minor trials of English-speaking jurisdictions and English-language trials in other jurisdictions. Materials include unofficially published accounts of trials, as well as briefs, arguments and other trial documents where these were printed as separate publications. These legal history resources are also useful in the social sciences and reveal elements of the lives of ordinary people. Topics covered include: adultery, commercial law, conspiracy, constitutional law, crimes against persons, domestic relations, dueling, elections, impeachment, international law, land, libel, military offenses, murder, slavery, theft, torts, treason and wills, among many other subjects.

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  • Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and U.S. government. Includes full text for nearly 300 journals.

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  • Digitized searchable version of the catalog produced by the Government Printing Office covering the years 1895-1976. This database provides indexing to the plethora of government publications and the SuDoc (Superintendant of Documents classification number) assigned to each title. The Federal Depository collection here at KU is shelved by SuDoc number. Note: Please use the KU Catalog or the database Catalog of U.S. Government publications for items published and cataloged by the Government Printing Office 1976-present and this ProQuest database for cataloging from 1895-1976.

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  • Provides comprehensive access to U.S. legislative information, including congressional publications and documents, statistics, current members of Congress and congressional committees, and regulatory and statutory information.

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  • ProQuest legislative insight module A is a Federal legislative history service that makes available thoroughly researched compilations of digital full text publications created by Congress during the process leading up to the enactment of U.S. Public Laws. This resource is being funded through collaborative efforts between the KU Libraries and the School of Law Wheat Law Library.

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  • Includes statistical data produced by the U.S. government; international intergovernmental organizations, professional and trade organizations, business organizations, commercial publishers, independent research organizations, state government agencies, and universities. The KU Libraries subscribe to the Tables collection, the American Statistics Index (ASI), and Index to International Statistics (IIS) modules. ASI abstracts and indexes federal statistical publications dating back to 1973. IIS abstracts and indexes key statistical titles from international organizations dating back to 1983. Among these organizations are the United Nations, the European Union, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and the World Bank.

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  • A comprehensive electronic guide to federal, state, local and international public documents, spanning over 200 years of publication.

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  • Provides access to the more than 50,000 maps published within the U.S. Congressional Serial Set, 1817-1980. The maps illuminate a wide variety of topics in U.S. and World history.

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  • Provides easy access to current and historical census data and demographic information. Contains over 15,000 thematic and interactive maps, the entire U.S. Census from 1790 to 2000, plus the first 2010 data release. Also includes the American Community Survey through the most current release, and the Religious Congregations and Membership Study (RCMS) from 1980 to 2000 with the addition of 2010 and other recent data planned. (Restricted to 5 simultaneous users.)

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  • A comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Provides thousands of tables and millions of data points across a wide variety of topics.

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  • A comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Issues after 2012 are published by Proquest. Issues before 1900 are available from HeinOnline.

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  • Includes the federal, state, and international publications: Tax Notes Today, State Tax Today, and Worldwide Tax Daily. Provides special reports, analytical articles, investigative reports, and commentary from leading practitioners, scholars, and government officials. Includes an online archive of articles written by tax experts, as well as a tax calendar covering important events and conferences. Registration is required.  Follow these steps for your initial sign in.

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  • Primary source material, including maps, from the bound, sequentially numbered volumes of all the reports, documents, and journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Searchable by subject, publication category, standing committee author, and other parameters. 

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  • Texts from the bound, sequentially numbered volumes of all the reports, documents, and journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

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  • Records and briefs brought before the U.S. Supreme Court in the period 1832-1978. 

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  • A portal that retrieves data series from the United Nations System and other international organizations. Sources include FAO, ILO, WHO, and the Human Development Report. Country profiles and glossaries are also provided.

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  • Portal for the World Bank Development Data Development Group that coordinates statistical and data work and maintains a number of macro, financial and sector databases. Topics include: agriculture, environment, financial sector, health, poverty, and many more. For additional World Bank resources, please click here.

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