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Legislative and Judicial Information: Online Databases
Lexis Nexis Congressional
Access to U.S. legislative information, including bills and pending legislation, legislative history, hearings, testimony, reports, documents, Congressional Record, public laws, etc.
Full text access to federal and state court cases, laws and regulations; law reviews, legal periodicals, and encyclopedias; European Union legal documents; and legal guides.
Government Information: Websites
CIA World FactBook
U.S. government profiles of countries and territories around the world. Information on geography, people, government, transportation, economy, communications, and more. Available electronically and in print.
Historical Publications of the United States Commission on Civil Rights
Full text of historical reports of the commission, from 1957 (when it was established) to the present. The United States Commission on Civil Rights has been at the forefront of efforts by the Federal Government and state governments to examine and resolve issues related to race, ethnicity, religion and, more recently, sexual orientation.
The U.S. government's official web portal. A useful search engine that shows information by topic, agency, and source and searches .gov, .mil, and other government information sources.
U.S. Census-American Factfinder
Has population and demographics data for 1990 and 2000. Use Summary File 1 for statistics on race and gender. Use the library census guide
for more information.