These databases can not only provide you with articles and essays on important topics in policy, law, and legal aspects. They can also give you access to news, government resources,and research tools such as law reviews.
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Covers thousands of business publications, most of them in full-text. Subject coverage includes business conditions, management techniques, business trends, management practice and theory, corporate strategy and tactics, and competitive landscape.
Provides lengthy essays on current events and issues such as online privacy. Articles include background information, timelines, links to related essays, and detailed bibliographies. A great place to go to get a thorough overview of complex topics.
Billions of data sets a wide variety of subjects from government agencies, international organizations, corporations, and financial exchanges. Users can search and manipulate data sets, make comparisons, and chart trends over time.
The authoritative database for government and legal research. Look here for news, scholarly law review articles, court cases, patents, transcripts and more. The interface can be challenging, so check out the tutorials or ask a librarian for help.
Provides differing viewpoints on the full range of social issues. Entries include topic overviews and diverse viewpoints, plus links to authoritative sources such as academic journals, statistics, maps, news outlets, and external websites.
Provides online access to nearly a thousand newspapers from around the world, including prominent U.S. papers like the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. It's also a good place to look for Star Tribune articles, with archives from 1986. Use the advanced search tab to limit to particular titles or dates.
"The U.S. Government's Official Web Portal," this site can direct you to government information on just about any topic. Browse the categories (e.g., "Jobs and Education" or Health and Nutrition") or use the search box at the top of the page.
Statistical Abstract is a great first place to look for government-produced statistics of any kind on any subject. A comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States.
Another site by the U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder is a tool for finding data on populations (by categories such as "age and sex", "education", etc.), housing (physical and financial characteristics), and economic data. You can easily get an easy-to-read "Fact Sheet" of information on any community in the country.
An excellent source for background information on topics ranging from child abuse to economics of contracts to welfare. Entries are well-organized and easy to read, and each has suggestions for further reading. See the Reader's Guide at the beginning of volume one to see articles listed by theme.
This book is unique for the extensive text that accompanies its charts and tables. Although you won't find as many statistics here as you would with other books, you'll get detailed explanations and background information to help you interpret the data. Read it online!