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Access World News - NewsBank

The electronic editions of record for valuable local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers in full-text content -- all in one easy-to-search database with a world map. 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. Paid ads are excluded.

Issues & Controversies - Facts on File

Analyzes and explains hundreds of controversial topics, in a language and format that students can understand. with balance, accuracy and regular updating.

ProQuest Central

The largest aggregated full-text database in the market today totaling more than 11, 250 titles, with over 8,400 titles in full text. It serves as the central resource for researchers at all levels in all markets. Includes over 400 full text U.S., Canadian and international newspapers, including exclusive access to the full text of The Wall Street Journal and The Los Angeles Times.

ProQuest Military Collection

Search a comprehensive collection of material on military subjects such as defense, aeronautics and space flight, civil engineering, political science, and more.

SIRS

A comprehensive database portal which is comprised of several distinct reference databases including SIRS Researcher, SIRS Governement Reporter and SIRS Renaissance. It provides relevant, credible information on social issues, science, history, government, the arts and humanities.

 

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eBooks

 

Credo Reference

Over 1200 highly-regarded titles from over 80 publishers; Credo General Reference covers every major subject.

ebrary

Access to over 25,000 books from publishers such as McGraw Hill, Cambridge University Press and Oxford University Press.

EBSCO eBooks (formerly NetLibrary)

Over 5,000 eBooks are available to GBC students in the EBSCO eBook collection. Search by subject, title or author and research right from home.

Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Social Issues

Topic range from biotechnology to identity theft, from racial profiling to corporate governance, from school choice to food safety.

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History : Government and Politics

Provides a concise history of the U.S. government and political scene throughout American history, with a particular emphasis on how government and politics effects, and is affected by, social change.

 

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Websites

 

American Fact Finder

U.S. Census Bureau. Your source for population, housing, economic, and geographic data

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Children

Ben's Guide serves as the educational component of GPO Access, GPO's service to provide the official online version of legislative and regulatory information.

Bureau of Labor Statistics

The BLS is responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. The BLS collects, analyzes, and disseminates essential economic information to support public and private decision–making. As an independent statistical agency, the BLS serves its diverse user communities by providing products and services that are objective, timely, accurate, and relevant.

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications

Finding tool for federal publications that includes descriptive records for historical and current publications and provides direct links to those that are available online. Users can search by authoring agency, title, subject, and general key word, or click on "Advanced Search" for more options.

Fedstats

Provides access to the full range of official statistical information produced by the Federal Government without having to know in advance which Federal agency produces which particular statistic.

First Gov Libraries Link

Local, federal, and national libraries; online library databases; grants and benefits for libraries.

USA.gov

Official information and services from the U.S. government Whatever you want or need from the U.S. government, it's here on USA.gov. You'll find a rich treasure of online information, services, and resources.

GPO Access Prosidential Papers Provides access to Presidential Papers.

Government Documents Center - UNR

UNR provides links and resources to Government sites

Federal Digital System

GPO Access provides free public access to full-text, official Federal information; Federal information finding aids; and Federal products for sale.

GPO Access Presidential Papers

Government Printing office provides Presidential writings, addresses, and remarks of a public nature.

Library of Congress - Country Studies

The Country Studies Series presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world.

Library of Congress - U.S. Legislative Branch

Links to Congressional information from official and non-official sources.

State & County Quick Facts

Search the U.S. Census Bureau by state and county.

State & Federal Constitutions, Statutes, and Codes

Cornell University Law School provided links and resources.

State of Nevada

Homepage for Nevada's government.

Statistical Abstract

Statistical Abstract data present here ranges from our most recent edition to the historical abstracts compiled throughout the decades.

Congress.gov

Library of Congress provides. federal legislative information freely available to the public. THOMAS includes the features and content such as Bills, Resolutions, Activity in Congress, Congressional Record, Schedules, Calendars, Committee Information, Presidential Nominations, Treaties and Government Resources

U.S. Census Bureau

Statistics on Population & Housing , Economic, Census of Governments, American Community and survey results in - both Demographic & Economic, and Economic Indicators.

United Nations

Information from the United Nations about Peace & Security, Human Rights and International Law.

U.S. House of Representatives

News, information and links about the House activities.

U.S. Senate

News, information and links about the Senate activities.

U.S. State Department

News, information and links from the State Department.

White House

News, information and links from the White House.

Nevada State Controller's Website News, information, and links from the Nevada State Controller's Website.

 

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