Major Research Tools

Applied Science and Technology Abstracts

Index

Coverage: 1983-present

Indexes core periodicals in engineering and other technical fields.


Environment Complete

Full-Text, Index

Database covering the journal literature of environmental sciences, including applicable areas of ecology, energy, geography, pollution & waste management, law, public policy, and urban planning.


GreenFILE

Index

Coverage: 1970s-present

Database of scholarly, governmental, and general-interest articles and books covering all aspects of human impact on the environment.


Public Affairs Index

Index

Index of articles, books, government documents, and other materials on global public policy issues, including international affairs.


Web of Science

Index
Index covering the journal literature of science, technology, and the social sciences. Allows you to search for a topic, an author, or for articles that cite a known author or work. Includes citation metrics and funding information.

Other Suggested Research Tools

CQ Congress Collection

Data, Full-Text

Legislative information and analysis of "key votes" in the U.S. Congress. Biographical, political, and electoral data about members of Congress, plus information and data on the structure of the legislative branch.


CQ Researcher

Full-Text
Coverage: 1991-present

Weekly reports on "hot" topics. Each report focuses on one topic and includes an explanation of the issues, a "pro and con" debate feature, a chronology, and a bibliography that can lead to additional resources. Especially useful for political and social issues.


CQ Voting and Elections Collection

Data, Full-Text

Data and analysis on U.S. presidential, congressional, and gubernatorial elections, plus information on voter demographics and political parties. Includes biographical information on candidates and some election speeches.


CQ Weekly

Full-Text

Coverage: 1983-present

News and analysis of the U.S. Congress. Includes status of major legislation and a record of votes.


Energy Information Administration

Data, Gateway

Statistics and analysis from the U.S. Energy Information Administration


Governing.com: The resource for states and localities

Full-Text, Gateway

Resource for finding current information by and about state and local government. Links to news stories, local and state government sites, etc.


International Energy Agency

Data, Gateway

Statistics, news and publications from the International Energy Agency


iPoll Databank

Data, Full-Text

Coverage: 1935 to present

Database of U.S. national public opinion surveys. From The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research.


Pew Research Center

Data, Full-Text

Research, opinion polls (national and global), and news coverage on politics, religion, immigration, demography, and the media. Includes daily tracking of policy trends by state. Its Hispanic Center focuses on the U.S. Hispanic population and its growing impact on the nation.


Science and Technology Policy Institute

Full-Text, Gateway

Research and publications which provide rigorous and objective analysis for the formulation of national science and technology policy.


Social Explorer

Data, Gateway, Visual Resource

Online application for locating and mapping US Census data and other demographic resources. Maps created on Social Explorer can be exported as images. To download the data itself in tabular and GIS formats see National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS).