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  Catalog of U.S. Government Publications U.S. Government Resource Resource Guide
    1976 - present
The CGP is the finding tool for publications from the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the U.S. government. Contains more than 500,000 descriptive records for publications and provides direct links to those that are available online. For Murphy Library government document holdings, consult the Library Catalog first.
  CIAO: Columbia International Affairs Online (Columbia University Press) Authentication Required 
    Coverage: 1991 to present. Updated: weekly.
Citations, abstracts, and selected full-text of journal articles, working papers, and conference papers in topics such as: international affairs, economics, environment, and politics. Also includes case studies, course packs, and a schedule of events with calls for papers.
  Encyclopedia of U.S. Campaigns, Elections, and Electoral Behavior (Sage) Authentication Required 
    Last Updated: 2008.
This e-book includes over 450 entries covering American campaigns, elections, and electoral behavior while providing a culturally and politically diverse perspective of American democratic practices and institutions. Themes include: * Ballot Issues * Corruption * Electoral Behavior * Local Campaigns and Elections * Media’s Role * Political Parties, Interest Groups * Political Theory and Democratic Elections in America * Polls, Public Opinion, and Campaigns and Elections * Presidential Campaigns and Elections * Reform * Running Political Campaigns * Social and Psychological Dynamics * State and Congressional Campaigns and Elections.
  International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences 2nd Ed. (Gale) Authentication Required 
    Last Updated: 2008.
This e-book includes over 3,000 articles on a variety of social science topics such as: achievement testing, censorship, personality measurement, aging, income distribution, foreign aid (political and economic aspects), food (world problems, consumption patterns), cultural adaptation, comparative health-care systems, terrorism, political correctness, agricultural innovation, legislation of morality, sexual violence and exploitation, white collar crime.
  JSTOR Authentication Required Bought to you by UW-L Student Differential Tution Funds 
    Coverage: varies (some 19th century) to 2005.
Access to the full text of over 1700 scholarly journals from a variety of disciplines. Coverage: varies (some 19th century) to 2005. Collections include: Arts and Science I - VIII and Life Sciences. Access to JSTOR Arts & Sciences V through VIII is made possible by Academic Initiative funding.

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  ComAbstracts (CIOS) Authentication Required 
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    Coverage: 1980 to present. Updated: monthly.
Citations and abstracts of journal articles published in over 50 primary professional journals in the communications field.
  Communications & Mass Media Complete (EBSCOhost) Authentication Required 
    Coverage: Early 20th century. Updated: Daily.
This resource includes full text from at least 25 communication studies journals (i.e. full text for the National Communication Association Journal), and citations for over 40,000 articles on mass media. Materials in this database are the result of merging CommSearch and Mass Media Articles Index with ongoing enhancements and improvements underway.
  CQ Researcher (CQ Press) Authentication Required Brought to you by the University of Wisconsin System 
    Coverage: Past 15 years to present. Updated: weekly.
Full-text articles on the most current and controversial issues of the day with complete summaries, insight into two sides of the issues, bibliographies and more.
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  Homeland Security Digital Library Authentication Required U.S. Government Resource Resource Guide
Over 60,000 reports and primary sources related to homeland security policy, strategy, and organizational management. Sources include federal, state, tribal, and local government agencies, professional organizations, think tanks, academic institutions, and international governing bodies.
  Military & Government Collection (EBSCOhost) Authentication Required Brought to you by BadgerLink 
Current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government. Provides full text for nearly 400 journals and periodicals, full text for 245 pamphlets, and offers indexing and abstracts for more than 500 titles.
  Project Muse Authentication Required Brought to you by the University of Wisconsin System 
    Coverage: 1993 to present. Updated: monthly.
Includes the full text of over 100 scholarly journals in the fields of: literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, and many others.
  Science Citation Index Expanded (Thomson) Authentication Required Brought to you by the University of Wisconsin System 
    Coverage: 1987 to present. Updated: weekly.
Indexes more than 5,700 major journals across 164 scientific disciplines. Can also be used to find other articles citing a specific article (footnotes in reverse).
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  World Factbook (U.S. CIA) U.S. Government Resource Resource Guide
    current ed
Country profiles track such demographics as population, ethnicity and literacy rates, as well as political, geographical and economic data. Also includes full-color maps and flags of all nations and geographical entities.

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  Academic Search Premier (EBSCOhost) Authentication Required Brought to you by BadgerLink Resource Guide
    Coverage: 1975 to present. Updated: Daily.
Provides access to citations and abstracts for over 8,000 magazines and journals, with full text access to over half these titles. For scholarly publications, full text is available for more than 3,600 titles covering subjects such as social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies.
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  CQ Researcher (CQ Press) Authentication Required Brought to you by the University of Wisconsin System 
    Coverage: Past 15 years to present. Updated: weekly.
Full-text articles on the most current and controversial issues of the day with complete summaries, insight into two sides of the issues, bibliographies and more.
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  JSTOR Authentication Required Bought to you by UW-L Student Differential Tution Funds 
    Coverage: varies (some 19th century) to 2005.
Access to the full text of over 1700 scholarly journals from a variety of disciplines. Coverage: varies (some 19th century) to 2005. Collections include: Arts and Science I - VIII and Life Sciences. Access to JSTOR Arts & Sciences V through VIII is made possible by Academic Initiative funding.
  LexisNexis Academic (LexisNexis) Authentication Required Brought to you by the University of Wisconsin System 
Over 5,600 full text sources.
News: 350 newspapers, 400 magazines/journals, 600 newsletters, broadcast transcripts, campus news, wire services.
Business: news, accounting literature, company information, directories.
Legal Research: secondary literature, case law, codes & regulations, tax law, international legal materials, patent research, career information.
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  MasterFILE Premier (EBSCOhost) Authentication Required Brought to you by BadgerLink 
    Coverage: 1984 to present. Updated: daily.
Full-text from nearly 3,000 general reference, business, consumer health, general science, and multi-cultural periodicals.
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    News & Media

  Alternative Press Index (FirstSearch)Authentication Required 
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    Coverage: 1991 to present. Updated: quarterly.
Indexes nearly 290 newspapers and magazines that report and analyze the practices and theories of cultural, economic, political and social change. Provides additional viewpoints on internationally significant subjects.
  Alternative Press Index. Archive (FirstSearch)Authentication Required 
    Coverage: 1969 to 1990. Updated: quarterly.
Indexes nearly 290 newspapers and magazines that report and analyze the practices and theories of cultural, economic, political and social change. Provides additional viewpoints on internationally significant subjects.

    Periodicals

  Political Science Periodicals
A title list of the library's individual periodical subscriptions in Political Science. Many more Political Science related periodicals are available through the library's article databases.

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    E-Reference Books

  Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, & Conflict (Elsevier) Authentication Required 
This e-encyclopedia includes 225 articles on antagonism and reconciliation in all contexts. Topics include arms control, conflict resolution, peace movements, child abuse, social justice, terrorism, political assassinations, and more.

    Featured Reference Books @ Murphy Library

  Black’s Law Dictionary
    8th ed., 2004
  Congressional Districts in the 2000s: A Portrait of America
    2003
  Cultures of the States: A Handbook on the Effectiveness of State Governments
    2003
  Encyclopedia of Crime & Justice
    2nd ed., 4 volumes, 2002
  Encyclopedia of Intelligence and Counterintelligence
    2 volumes, 2005
  Encyclopedia of the American Constitution
     2nd ed, 6 volumes, 2000
  Encyclopedia of the United Nations and International Agreements
     3rd ed, 4 volumes, 2003
  Guide to Congress
     5th ed, 2 volumes, 2000
  Guide to the Presidency
    3rd ed, 2 volumes, 2002
  Guide to the U.S. Supreme Court
    4th ed, 2 volumes, 2004
  Historic U.S. Court Cases: An Encyclopedia
    2nd ed., 2 volumes, 2001
  Major Peace Treaties of Modern History: 1648-2000
    6 volumes, 2002
  The American Dictionary of Criminal Justice: Key Terms and Major Court Cases
    2005
  The Encyclopedia of Third Parties in America
     3 volumes. 2000
  The Europa World Year Book
    45th ed., 2 volumes, 2004
  The Human Rights Encyclopedia
     3 volumes, 2001
  The International Year Book and Statesmen’s Who’s Who
    53rd ed., 2005
  West’s Encyclopedia of American Law
     2nd ed., 13 volumes, 2005

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