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Databases & Article Indexes (102) E-Journals (566) Almanacs & Factbooks (1) Associations, Organizations & Societies (2) Biography (1)
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Primary Public Policy & Administration Government Information

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Center for Research Libraries
Also Known as: CRL CAMP LAMP MEMP SAMP
The Penn Library participates in CRL's area studies programs. A consortium of North American universities, colleges, and independent research libraries. The consortium acquires and preserves tradition...   [more]
Supplemental URLs
    CRL Catalog
    CRL Quick Search Page / General Overview
    CRL Area Studies Programs - CAMP, LAMP, MEMP, SAMP
    CRL Catalog: Newspapers search
    South Asia Microform Project - SAMP

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Proquest Statistical Insight
Also Known as: Statistical Universe, lexisnexis statistical
Statistical Universe indexes statistical data published in federal, state, and selected privately published titles, at the table level. In some cases the fulltext of the document is also available....   [more]

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Important Public Policy & Administration Government Information

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AccessUN
Also Known as: Readex United Nations Index, Access UN
Topics of concern to the United Nations through its publications and documents: international affairs and diplomacy, political science, contemporary history, international law, peacekeeping, human rig...   [more]
Holdings: Covers 1951 to the present. This subscription covers retrospective indexing back to 1946 as it becomes available

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American Legal Publishing's Municipal Code Library
Free online fulltext for municipal codes nationwide....   [more]
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Annual Review of Population Law
Summaries and excerpts of legislation, constitutions, court decisions, and other official government documents from every country in the world relating to population policies, reproductive rights and ...   [more]
Holdings: 1974-present.
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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
Also Known as: CFDA
Descriptions of all federal programs available to state and local governments of the United States; domestic public, quasi-public, and private profit and nonprofit organizations and institutions; spec...   [more]
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Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (GPO)
Also Known as: MoCat, CGP, Monthly Catalog
This online catalog consists of bibliographic records published in the Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications (MOCAT). Records describe Government information products avai...   [more]
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Cities Online, United States Conference of Mayors
The U.S. Conference of Mayors is the official nonpartisan organization of the nation's 1183 U.S. cities with populations of 30,000 or more. Each city is represented in the Conference by its chief elec...   [more]
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Supplemental URLs
    Links to official webpage for each city in the US

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Code of Federal Regulations
Also Known as: CFR
- from HeinOnline
Includes supplements...   [more]
Holdings: 1938-1983

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Congressional Record (Daily)
Official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress, published daily while Congress is in session....   [more]
Holdings: 1994 (vol. 140) to present
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Consolidated Federal Funds Report
Also Known as: CFFR
Federal expenditures or obligations for the following categories: grants, salaries and wages, procurement contracts, direct payments for individuals, other direct payments, direct loans, guaranteed or...   [more]
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Constitutional Sources Project
Also Known as: CONSOURCE
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Department of State Bulletin
- from HeinOnline
[more]
Holdings: 1939-1989

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Digital National Security Archive
Also Known as: DNSA
- from Digital National Security Archive
The database includes more than 94,000 of the most important declassified documents regarding critical U.S. policy decisions.

DNSA contains forty collections as of December 2012, which are deta...   [more]

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Earmarks
US OMB-hosted database of funds provided by the Congress for projects or programs where the congressional direction (in bill or report language) circumvents the merit-based or competitive allocation p...   [more]
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eCode360.com - Municipal Code Library
Collection of browseable fulltext municipal and county law codes and ordinance collections. Includes codes for many Philadelphia-area towns, townships, and counties....   [more]
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EEOC Performance and Accountability Report
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...   [more]
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Federal Assistance Award Data System
Also Known as: FAADS
Data on all types of financial assistance awards made by Federal agencies to all types of recipients, by quarter. Provides Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) program code number and name, t...   [more]
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Federal Register
- from HeinOnline
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Holdings: 1936-1981 1996 1998 1999-

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Federal Register and Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1981-
Tthe full text of the Federal Register. Coverage goes back to July 1, 1980. The file is updated daily, so each day's Federal Register is available online the same day as the printed version. ...   [more]

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Federal Register. 1994-
Also Known as: GPO Access
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GAO Reports and Comptroller General Decisions
Fulltext U.S. General Accounting Office reports on audits, surveys, investigations, and evaluations of Federal programs. Includes blue books, published reports, testimonies, correspondence, and specia...   [more]
Holdings: 1995-present.
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History of Bankruptcy: Taxation & economic reform in America, Part III
- from HeinOnline
Fulltext legislative histories, documents, treatises, and other materials relating to U.S. bankruptcy and related reforms....   [more]

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Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL)
US government-sponsored database of policy strategy-related documents on homeland security. Topics covered include: borders and immigration, emergency management, infrastructure protection, intelligen...   [more]

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Human Development Reports
Fulltext for UN Development Programme global, regional, and national reports, describing development issues, including human rights, poverty, education, economic reform, HIV/AIDS, globalization, capac...   [more]
Holdings: 1990-present (national reports published on irregular basis)
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LABORSTA
Statistics on worldwide labor, employment, unemployment, hours of work, wages, labor cost, consumer price indices, occupational injuries, strikes and lockouts. Includes reference work, Sources & Metho...   [more]
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Monthly Treasury Statements of Receipts and Outlays of the United States Government
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MuniCode Municipal Code Library
Also Known as: LexisNexis Municipal Codes Web Library
Fulltext (some restricted) for U.S. city and county law codes. Includes Philadelphia and Los Angeles County....   [more]
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National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
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National Library for the Environment (NLE)
Includes Congressional Research Service reports and CRS Briefing Books on agriculture, biodiversity, climate change, economics and trade, energy, pollution, natural resources, science and technology, ...   [more]
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NATLEX
Abstracts of national labour, social security and related human rights legislation from more than 170 countries. Topics include: freedom of association, collective bargaining, elimination of child lab...   [more]
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NCJRS Virtual Library
Also Known as: National Criminal Justice Reference Service Virtual Library
Identifies and links to fulltext U.S. federal publications on criminal justice....   [more]
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Oversight.gov
All Federal Inspector General reports in one place....   [more]
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Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development
Includes fulltext library of documentation on municipal and county government, including planning, budgeting, and training....   [more]
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Pennsylvania eLibrary
Online collection of Pennsylvania county and muncipal land use documents. Includes documentation for local budgets, codes, and comprehensive plans....   [more]
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Pennsylvania Governor's Center for Local Government Services publications
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Pennsylvania Legislator's Municipal Deskbook
Covers basic topics of municipal government, with lists and links for municipal issues resources. Continually updated....   [more]
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Philadelphia Code and Charter
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Popular Names of U.S. Government Reports
Reproduces first four editions (1966, 1970, 1976, 1980) of a basic U.S. government documents reference work that provides bibliographic citations to reports by their popular name....   [more]
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ProQuest Congressional
Also Known as: Congressional Universe, LexisNexis Congressional, Lexis Nexis Congressional
U.S. legislative publications and government information. Much of the material is fulltext. Includes pending bills, laws, legislative histories, committee reports and documents, Congressional heari...   [more]
Holdings: Varies with document series
Supplemental URLs
    new interface

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Proquest Congressional Hearings (1824 - present)
Also Known as: LexisNexis Congressional Hearings Retrospective 1824-1979
Digital access to the fulltext of over 150 years of U.S. Congressional hearings. Searchable by committee name, geographical location, topic, witness name or affiliation, and more. Includes abstracts, ...   [more]

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Proquest Congressional U.S. Serial Set 1789-Present
Also Known as: LexisNexis Congressional Universe, U.S. Serial Set Digital Collection
Fulltext for House and Senate Documents and Reports, 1789-current, as well as other U.S. documents , such as Executive publications, often included in the Serial Set in earlier years. Still in progre...   [more]

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REIS (Regional Economic Information System)
Available in Lippincott Library Only.
The REIS database provides local area economic data for states, counties, and metropolitan areas for 1969-1999. Statistics in the data base...   [more]
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Roll Call
Full text, online access requires password. To access the password for this resource, you will be required to authenticate yourself as an authorized Penn user. If you have further questions, please a...   [more]

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Social Security Administration
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Standards for Effective Local Government
Workbook self-assessment manual covering basic functional areas of local government, with sets of standards for measuing performance. Published by Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission....   [more]
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State Agency Databases - GODORT
Web index of US State Government databases. Arranged by state and agency....   [more]
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State Blue Books - GODORT
Web index of US state almanacs, yearbooks or other annual government manuals....   [more]
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TRACfed
Also Known as: TRAC Reports, Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Trac Fed, TRAC
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U.S. Congressional Documents: HeinOnline
Also Known as: U.S. Congressional Documents: Hein Online
The Congressional Record and preceeding publications covering the period from 1789-1943 and 1971-present. Includes the Daily Record from 1994-2008. Also includes the American State Papers, U.S. Stat...   [more]

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U.S. Declassified Documents Online - DDRS Online
Also Known as: Declassified Documents Reference System
Primary sources, fulltext and image for declassified United States government documents from the second half of the twentieth century to the present. The collection provides coverage for domestic an...   [more]
Holdings: Declassified documents issued from 1941 through the 1990s. Documents have been declassified since 1974.
Supplemental URLs
    Old URL, as DDRS

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U.S. Government Documents - Research Guide
Also Known as: U.S. Government Publications - Research Guide
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U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
Finding aids, catalogs, research guides, and digitized documents for curricular use from NARA....   [more]
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Supplemental URLs
    ARC - Archival Research Catalog
    Microfilm Publications Catalog
    Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States
    Digital Classroom

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U.S. Serial Set (via GPO)
Fulltext of U.S. Congressional reports and documents, 104th Congress (1995-1996) to present....   [more]
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UN ODS
Also Known as: United Nations Official Documents Search
UN ODS, also known as UN Official Documents Search or UN Optical Disk System, provides fulltext documents, official records, and resolutions of the United Nations covering all topics of concern to the...   [more]
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UNdata
The central statistical information service for the United Nations and its affiliates and international partners. Replaces UNSTATS....   [more]
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UNSTATS
Also Known as: United Nations Common Database, UNCDB
Time series statistical information for countries collected from UN and related international governmental organizations. Topics covered include population composition and change; human settlements, h...   [more]
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Weekly Compilation of Presidential Papers
1977-2003...   [more]

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World Bank E-Library
Fulltext PDF-format collection of more than 1,200 World Bank books, including all new titles and selected titles beginning in 1984. Topics covered include:agriculture, education, environment, finance,...   [more]

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World Bank Research Datasets
Datasets compiled for World Bank research in agriculture, domestic and household finance, education, environment, globalization, governance, health, population and demography, industry, infrastructure...   [more]
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Related Public Policy & Administration Government Information

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Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Secretariat
Also Known as: APEC Secretariat
Web site, with publications and working group documents, for APEC, the premier forum for facilitating economic growth, cooperation, trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific region. APEC has 21 member ...   [more]
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Supplemental URLs
    APEC publications (free downloads, PDF and MS Word)

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Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice
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Supplemental URLs
    BJS Data for Analysis
    Publications List

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Congressional Research Service Reports
Also Known as: CRS
This is not a complete collection of CRS Reports: "The Congressional Research Service, a congressional support agency, does not make its publications directly available to the public online. The FAS [...   [more]
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Global Development Finance
Also Known as: World Bank GDF Online
World Bank time series statistical data covering 1960 to the present, with forecast data for up to seven years, for the 210 countries reporting public and publicly-guaranteed debt. Data include extern...   [more]
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Supplemental URLs
    old interface url

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WEB Site Locator for the United Nations System
Alphabetic Index of Websites of the United Nations System of Organizations . "This site serves as a portal to web sites of the United Nations, its funds and programmes, and specialized agencies. It al...   [more]
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World Bank Documents & Reports
Also Known as: World Development Sources, WDS
Page-image fulltext of more than 14,000 World Bank documents. Covers World Bank activities and interests worldwide in agriculture, economic policy, education and social protection, electrical power, o...   [more]
Holdings: 1960-present. Updated weekly.
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World Development Indicators
Also Known as: World Bank WDI Online
The World Bank's principal data source on the global economy. More than 550 time series, 1960-present, on more than 200 countries and 18 country groups, covering demographic, social, economic, financi...   [more]
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