Government & Political Science
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Academic Search Premier has information in nearly every area of academic study and includes full-text for more than 4,600 journals, including more than 3,900 peer-reviewed titles.
Access World News provides access to local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers as well as full-text content of key international sources. Each provides unique coverage of local and regional news, including companies, politics, sports, industries, cultural activities, and people in the community, as well as a distinctive focus offering a variety of viewpoints on local and world issues. It includes Access Business News, Access Military, Gov, Defense, Alabama Newspapers and Access Newswires.
Developed by dedicated instructors and students of American history, these databases contain the rich, comprehensive material found in leading historic periodicals and books. Eyewitness accounts of historical events, vivid descriptions of daily life, editorial observations, commerce as seen through advertisements, and genealogical records are available in a user-friendly online environment. The time period covered is the late 1700’s and 1800’s.
Definitive collections of early American publications compiled by the Evans and Shaw-Shoemaker collaborations, with thousands of items in each of the two collections. From Readex, a division of Newsbank.
Expanded Academic ASAP provides access to scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers -many with full text and images. It includes information about the arts and humanities, social sciences, science and technology.
History Reference Center offers full text from more than 2,300 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for more than 130 leading history periodicals, more than 61,100 historical documents, 66,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 110,200 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.
This combination features the power of two databases. Retro covers 1908 to 1981 with indexing and abstracting. The full text product starts in 1982 and continues to the present, with actual full-text coverage starting in the mid-1990’s. WilsonWeb databases from Ebsco via the Jones School of Law.
The JSTOR archive holds the complete digitized back runs of core scholarly journals, starting with the very first issues, some dating as far back as the 1600s. Faulkner University users have access to both the Arts & Sciences III and Arts & Sciences IV Collections.
LegalTrac provides indexing for more than 1,400 titles including major law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals and international legal journals. The database also contains law-related articles from over 1,000 additional business and general interest titles.
LexisNexis Academic SEE Nexis Uni
LexisNexis Academic has been replaced by Nexis Uni. “Nexis Uni features more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources, including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790” retrieved from Lexis Nexis website.
This screen searches the digital collection of the Law Library Microform Consortium, a nonprofit group dedicated to preserving legal, historical, and government documents and providing easy access to thousands of them in digital and microform versions.
The Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises 1800-1926 provides digital images on every page of 22,000 legal treatises on US and British law published from 1800 through 1926. It provides access to critical legal history.
Military & Government Collection is designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government. This database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals, and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of those sites. It provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals and indexing and abstracts for nearly 400 titles.
This is Lexis Nexis Academic upgraded. “Nexis Uni features more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources, including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790” retrieved from Lexis Nexis website.
ProQuest Congressional, a comprehensive resource, offers full-text of congressional bills, testimony, reports, documents, selected prints, and the Congressional Record for recent years, as well as the U.S. Code, the Federal Register, and the Code of Federal Regulations. It covers a wide variety of additional congressional information, including member biographical and committee assignment information, voting records, and financial data.
Also included is the Congressional Serial Set. The Serial Set, labeled Historical Full-Text in ProQuest Congressional, will include the American State Papers, House and Senate Reports, House and Senate Documents, selected Executive Branch documents, other documents that Congress ordered printed, as well as all maps, illustrations, photos, and lithographs found within the printed Serial Set. AFTER CLICKING ON THE ABOVE LINK, SCROLL DOWN TO “OTHER ACCESS OPTIONS” AND BELOW THAT CLICK ON “USE YOUR INSTITUTION’S LOCAL LOGIN”. IF ON A MOBILE DEVICE, YOU SHOULD SEE “USE YOUR INSTITUTION’S LOCAL LOGIN” TO THE RIGHT OF LOGIN. NOW TYPE IN FAULKNER UNIVERSITY AND SEARCH. THEN CLICK ON FAULKNER UNIVERSITY LINK WHEN IT APPEARS.
Provides legislative histories back to the 82d Congress, compiled by the staff of the Congressional Information Service, long considered the industry standard for information on the proceedings of Congress. From ProQuest via the Jones School of Law. AFTER CLICKING ON THE ABOVE LINK, SCROLL DOWN TO AND CLICK ON “lOG IN THRU YOUR INSTITUTION”. CLICK ON “PLEASE SELECT YOUR REGION” DROP DOWN AND SELECT “ATHENS (OPENATHENS FEDERATION), THEN CLICK THE SELECT BUTTON. NOW CLICK ON “SELECT AN INSTITUTION” DROP DOWN AND CLICK ON FAULKNER UNIVERSITY IN THE LIST AND THEN CLICK ON “LOGIN”. YOU WILL THEN BE DIRECTED TO THE OPENATHENS FAULKNER LOGIN OR YOU WILL BE TAKEN INTO THE DATABASE IF YOU HAVE ALREADY LOGGED IN.
Access to a variety of resources on the ratification of the Federal Constitution, including broadsides, pamphlets, newspaper articles, letters, and governmental records, as well as the papers of James Madison.
SocINDEX with Full Text is a sociology research database. The database features more than 1,986,000 records and contains full text for 708 journals dating back to 1908. It also includes full text for more than 780 books and monographs, and full text for 9,333 conference papers.
United Nations Treaty Collection contains the current status of over 500 multilateral treaties deposited with the Secretary-General. Links to the full texts are provided.