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International & General Policy Research Tools
There are a number of quality resources to search for public policy information including articles, reports, white papers, and government documents.
Center for Security Studies: Resources
Formerly ISN. A one-stop information service in the fields of international relations and security. Among the services offered are: an annotated links library, a limited area search tool (ISN LASE), and a selection of resources on current world affairs.
CIAO: Columbia International Affairs Online This link opens in a new window
Full text of working papers, conference proceedings, policy briefs, economic indicators, and other resources in international affairs.
Digital National Security Archive This link opens in a new window
Nearly 40,000 declassified government documents from 1945 to present, organized into collections, each focused on a single topic.
Digital Public Library of America
Access thousands of videos from libraries, archives, and museums. To limit to video formats, do a keyword search for topic of interest and then select the "moving images" filter on the results page.
Presents online versions of major U.S. government publications, such as: the Congressional Record, congressional publications of all kinds, the Federal Register, Code of Federal Regulations, Supreme Court decisions, executive branch documents and more.
HathiTrust U.S. Federal Documents Collection
A collection of U.S. Federal Documents in HathiTrust, as identified via the HathiTrust Federal Government Documents Registry. This collection is a work in progress, and is updated regularly to add and remove content.
HeinOnline This link opens in a new window
Full text of law reviews/legal periodicals plus primary sources such as the Code of Federal Regulations; Federal Register; Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS); Treaties and Agreements Library; United States Code; U.S. Attorney General Opinions; U.S. Congressional Documents; U.S. Federal Agency Documents, Decisions, and Appeals; U.S. Federal Legislative History Library; U.S. Statutes at Large; State Session Laws Library; State Statutes: A Historical Archive; World Constitutions Illustrated; World Treaty Library. Includes additional databases: National Survey of State Laws; Subject Compilations of State Laws; Immigration Law & Policy in the U.S.; Indigenous Peoples of the Americas: History, Culture & Law; Women and the Law (Peggy); Religion and the Law;
IMF eLibrary This link opens in a new window
Provides comprehensive access to International Financial Statistics (IFS), Balance of Payments Statistics (BOPS), Direction of Trade Statistics (DOTS), and Government Finance Statistics (GFS) databases. Also provides access to the International Monetary Fund's recent publications, including periodicals, books, analytical papers, and statistical tools.
OECD iLibrary This link opens in a new window
OECD iLibrary is the Organisation for Economic Cooperation & Development's Online Library for Books, Papers and Statistics and the gateway to its analysis and data. Coverage includes development, economics, education, energy, environment, scitech, social issues, and more.
PAIS International (Public Affairs Information Service) This link opens in a new window
1972-present. Lists print and electronic articles, books, and government publications on issues of public policy, including politics, government, economy, marine policy, law.
ProPublica Data Store
ProPublica is an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest. The ProPublica Data Store provides access to the data behind the reporting.
ProQuest Congressional This link opens in a new window
Indexes Congressional materials from 1789-present. Includes full text access to U.S. legislative information, including bills and pending legislation, legislative history, hearings, testimony, Congressional Record, CRS Reports, public laws, etc.(For full text of most historic reports and documents, try the U.S. Congressional Serial Set via Readex.) Now also includes Serial Set Maps 1789-2007; Executive Branch 1789-1952; and Presidential Materials 1789-Present
Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC)
Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank. We are dedicated to informing and improving public policy in California through independent, objective, nonpartisan research.
Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Center on the States. Since 1999, it has reported and analyzed trends in state policy.
TRAC: Terrorism Research & Analysis Consortium This link opens in a new window
TRAC provides detailed profiles of terrorist groups and vulnerable regions. Also includes articles on ideologies, targets, tactics, and current chatter.
United Nations Digital Library This link opens in a new window
The online catalog of UN documents and publications. The Digital Library includes UN documents, voting data, speeches, maps, and open access publications. The platform provides access to UN-produced materials in digital format and bibliographic records for print UN documents starting in 1979. System features include linked data between related documentation such as resolutions, meeting records and voting, and refining of searches by UN body, agency or type of document. (Summary from Dag Hammarkskjold Library)
U.S. Congressional Serial Set This link opens in a new window
Reports, Documents, and Journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. (1817-1980)
U.S. Declassified Documents Online This link opens in a new window
Full text of documents from various government agencies: the White House, the CIA, the FBI, the State Department and others, declassified by the U.S. government, and obtained from Presidential Libraries.
World Bank e-Library This link opens in a new window
The World Bank e-library is an online, fully cross-searchable portal of World Bank documents. The collection consists of World Bank publications and Policy Research Working Papers, plus each new book and paper as they are published.