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.
Database of legal resources, including laws, regulations, some trials and court reports, treaties, and a variety of other materials covering United States and foreign law.
Full-text of federal and state case law. For additional sources for legal research, including law reviews, federal statutes and regulations, and state statutes -- select the option to "Search by Content Type."
Index of journal articles, books, and conference papers in political science and related fields. Includes a substantial amount of full text.
Index of articles, books, government documents, and other materials on global public policy issues, including international affairs.
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).
Index coverage: vol. 1 - present; Full-text coverage: 1996-present
Full text of articles reviewing the scholarly literature for a variety of topics in the physical, biomedical, and social sciences.
Coverage: 4000BCE - Present
Collection of historical documents related to law, economics, politics, diplomacy and government.
Index of major journals in the humanities and social sciences.
Revision (c.2008) of the classic first edition. Features new articles and biographies contributed by scholars from around the world on a wide array of global topics in the social sciences.
Database of information on members of Congress and staff that offers information such as biographies, contact details, legislative issues covered, participation in committees and caucuses, planned town halls and more. Includes disclosure information for foreign gifts, travel, and lobbying activities.
This portal from the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism includes a Global Terrorism Database, datasets on terrorism, and an index of research on terrorism, counter terrorism, radicalization, and more.
Resources, including laws and research, on domestic violence, sexual assault, and other forms of violence against women.
Index covering the journal literature of the social sciences. Allows you to search for a topic, an author, or for articles that cite a known author or work.