US Congress presents a Web version of this longstanding historical publication. Biographical information for each member has been updated through the 105th Congress but is otherwise identical to the latest official print edition (1989).
Thomas provides the full text of bills (103rd Congress and after), laws, Congressional Record (103rd and after), most committee reports, and many of the Library of Congress's excellent guides to legislation in print). The latter include "Major Legislation," "Bill Summary and Status," and "Floor Activities" for the current week. Texts of many historical documents are being added, and there are two lengthy guides to the legislative process.
FedSpending.org was created by OMB Watch (Office of Management and Budget) for the public to learn how the federal government is spending money. The website contains original material direct from government agencies and is reliable and valid.
This site is a resource for busy journalists, providing current news and analysis from sources in all 50 states. It tracks daily Top Stories and provides links to Additional Headlines and Recent Stories, gathered by a team of professional journalists who look at local publications each day and present the most important news emerging from state capitols. Especially helpful is the Issues Menu, which links to specific areas such as Elections, Education, Energy, Environment, and Health Care.
"The State Data Center of Iowa is your source for population, housing, business and government statistics about Iowa, including data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Iowa state agencies, and other state and federal sources."
Fulltext handbooks from Oxford Handbooks series are now available online as a collection in four subject modules:
* Business & Management
* Political Science
Each handbook takes an aspect of its discipline and explains the key issues, the classic and contemporary debates on those issues, and sets an agenda for how those debates might evolve. Introductory and yet sophisticated, the handbooks offer authoritative and trustworthy guides to the scholarship that defines the field.
Available on-line through CREDO Reference, this book will aid any researcher seeking information on major U.S. court decisions that have had a significant impact on American society. While focusing primarily on Supreme Court cases, it also includes major federal or state cases that set precedents.
RefWorks automates the tasks of citing information & creating bibliographies for research papers. Allows you to create your own citations or import from online databases. For remote access, call the Reference Desk at 271-2113 and ask to speak with the librarian on duty to obtain the site code.