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American Fact Finder | US Census | | 1999 & 2000 |
This site provides statistics about population, housing, industry and business. Viewing a list of US Census Bureau products, creating reference and thematic maps, and searching for specific data also is possible.
Business Abstracts (Wilson Web) | | 1982- |
To search only this database, click Business (BUS) in the Subject Area menu of Wilson Web's OmniFile Full Text Mega. It covers topics such as accounting, acquisitions & mergers, advertising, banking, building & construction, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, communications, computers, cosmetics industry, economics, electronics, entertainment industry, finance, government regulations, health care, hospitality and tourism, human resources, industrial relations, insurance, international business, management, marketing, mass media, occupational health & safety, oil & gas, paper and pulp industries, public utilities, publishing, purchasing, real estate, retail, small business, and transportation.
Eur-Lex: the Portal to European Union Law | | 1998- |
The Official Journal of the European Communities, published daily in 11 languages, consists of the L series (legislation) and the C series (information, preparatory acts and notices). There also is a section of the C series, known as the O J C E, that is only published electronically.
Federal Register | | 1995- |
Updated daily, FR is issued by the US Government Printing Office (GPO) and published on the Web by Community of Science. It lists US federal agency announcements and information, such as presidential documents, agency meetings, grant opportunities, and proposed federal regulations.
GPO Access | | 1774- |
This site provides access to regulatory, legal, congressional and presidential documents, business and economic publications and historical documents databases from the Government Printing Office. It also includes the Core Documents of American Democracy collection.
Index to Legal Periodicals & Books (Wilson Web) | |
To search only this database, click Legal (ILP) in the Subject Area menu of Wilson Web's OmniFile Full Text Mega. This database covers administrative law; antitrust legislation; banking; constitutional law; domestic relations; environmental protection; estate planning; food, drug & cosmetic law; international law; labor law; landlord/tenant decisions; malpractice suits; minorities; multinational corporations; negligence; non-profit corporations; occupational health & safety; politics; probate; products liability; public law; real property; securities; tax law; and trade regulation.
FACTS.com: Issues and Controversies | |
Issues & Controversies @ FACTS.com presents and enhances the full back file of Issues & Controversies On File, which has probed more than 600 controversial topics in the news since its debut in September 1995. Chronologies, illustrations, maps, tables, sidebars, bibliographies, and contact information augment the balanced, accurate coverage of current and historical events.
JSTOR | | date varies |
JSTOR offers full-text online access to back issues of more than 100 scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Issues are entered online after having been published for 2-5 years. The entire printed matter of the journal as published is included, and coverage for most titles begins with their starting numbers. Adobe Acrobat Reader is necessary to view and print from JSTOR.
LegalTrac | | | 1980- |
For college-level and adult researchers and advanced high school students, this database is an index to law and legal periodicals with selected full text articles. It indexes over 1,400 titles; full text articles from 100+ titles; major law reviews, legal newsletters, bar association journals and international titles; as well as law-related articles from over 1,000 additional business and general interest titles.
LLMC Digital - Law Library Microform Consortium | |
This database contains over 7,500 titles and approximately 90,000 volumes of interest to researchers in law and history. Its backfile comprises the world's largest collection of legal literature and government documents in microform.
Military & Government Collection| | |
Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military, this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of those sites. The Military & Government Collection provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 400 journals and periodicals. The database also includes full text for 245 pamphlets and offers indexing and abstracts for more than 500 titles.
NTIS - National Technical Information Service | | 1990- |
This database contains complementary materials from international sources as well as citations for 750,000 documents and links to government web sites for scientific, technical, engineering, and related business information that is produced by or for the US government.
Population Index | | 1986-2000 |
This website is a searchable and browsable database that contains over 42,000 abstracts of demographic literature published in Population Index. It provides access to monographs, articles and other serials, working papers, doctoral dissertations, machine-readable data files, as well as relevant acquisitions lists and bibliographies for topics such as rates of fertility, mortality, population size and growth, migration, marriage and the family, research methodology, projections, and demographic and economic interrelations.
Project Muse | |
Includes the full-text of over 300 quality journal titles, covering literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics, and many others.
SCIway: SC Census Information | | 1994-1998 |
This website features the largest and most comprehensive directory of information about South Carolina on the Internet.
SC State Agency/Employee Phone Book | |
This directory offers access to the phone numbers for SC state government. The database is searchable by specific agency classified listings and by employee name or agency affiliation.
US Census Bureau | | 2000 |
This website includes the census of population and housing, economic census, census of governments and other census bureau surveys, data, and publications.
US Patent and Trademark Office | | 1790- |
This website is a searchable full-text database of all patents issued since 1976. It includes all bibliographic data, such as the inventor's name, the patent's title, and the assignee's name, as well as the abstract, a complete description of the invention, and the claims; full images of all patents issued since 1790 are available. The trademark database contains more than 2.9 million pending, registered, and dead federal trademarks.
US Patents Citation Database | | 1975- |
Updated monthly, this bibliographic database, which is available from the Community of Science, contains information about all awarded US patents since 1975.