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Libraries & Educational Technologies


Public Administration Guide

Search for a JMU Libraries database:
Government Information


United States

FDsys (U.S. Government Printing Office)

Provides public access to Government information submitted by Congress and Federal agencies.

First Street (CQ Press)

Use this database to find information about lobbyists, lobbying organizations, and government


GPO Monthly Catalog

Catalog of all types of U.S. government documents, including Congressional reports, hearings, debates, and records; judiciary materials; and documents issued by executive departments.

ProQuest Congressional

Searchable full-text database of congressional publications and legislative research.

PAIS International

Indexes publications relating to contemporary public issues; includes PAIS Archive.


Legislative information for the U.S. Government, sponsored by the Library of Congress.

U.S. Congressional Serial Set Digital Edition

Rich collection of primary source material on all aspects of American history originating from Congress and other federal agencies; covers the 1817-1977.


European Union

Europa:  Gateway to the European Union

Website with links to information on the European Union.


Internet virtual library for European integration.

Europa World YearBook

Provides information on political elections, economics, country profiles and comparisons, and industry statistics for over 250 countries and territories.


European Commission web site providing access to European statistics.

Economic Commission for Europe

Web page for this United Nations agency.

Global Gateway: World Culture and Resources (U.S. Library of Congress)

Access to collaborative digital libraries, digital collections, and other international resources and links.

ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research)

Archive of social science data for research and instruction, available for download and re-use.

LexisNexis Legal Research

Full-text database of U.S. Federal and state cases (including Supreme Court cases), federal and state codes and regulations, legal news, law reviews, international legal information, and more.


Entry portal from which users can search and download a variety of statistical resources from the UN System.

CIAO (Columbia International Affairs Online)

Full-text source for working papers, conference proceedings and other materials on international affairs.

More International Government Websites


Official website of the UK Parliament.

Interparliamentary Union

Website focusing on parliamentary democracy.

REESweb: Russian and East European Studies

Virtual library covering Russia and Eastern Europe.















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