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Nursing Policy Resources
Description: Legislative information for the U.S. Government, sponsored by the Library of Congress.
Description: Data is collected via vital records, through the use of surveys, and by partnerships with other public and private entities such as the U.S. Census Bureau. Customers for our information include the general public, other legislative and executive branch agencies (both state and federal), local communities and researchers. The Division of Health Statistics works as a partner with the National Center for Health Statistics and with its counterparts in other states.
Description: A collection of searchable databases including Virginia bills, the Code of Virginia, the Virginia Administrative Code, and Supreme Court Rules.
Congressional Research (Cancelled)
Description: Searchable full text for congressional publications and legislative research. Includes abstracts and indexing for congressional publications, legislative histories, member biographies, committee assignments, voting records, and financial data; and the full text of key regulatory and statutory resources.

Also includes full text of Congressional Committee Prints (1970-present); House & Senate Documents (1970-present); House & Senate Reports (1970-present); Hearings (1970-present); and Legislative Histories (1969-present).

Sponsored by VIVA: the Virtual Library of Virginia
CRS Reports (2004-present) sponsored by JMU Libraries.

Description: Searches CQ Press reference works and historical documents simultaneously on issues in U.S. politics, health care, education, economics, bioethics, environment and society. CQ's news team covers Capitol Hill with more than 125 reporters, editors and researchers to provide summaries and detailed analysis of issues facing Congress.
Description: Rand COMPARE is an attempt to synthesize, analyze, and compare information about health policy decisions at the state and federal levels.  COMPARE offers objective analyses of policy options currently being used, considered, or discussed by public and private policymakers
Description: Index and full-text source for scholarly journals and magazines. Contains nearly 12,000 publications, including more than 6,300 peer-reviewed publications. This scholarly collection offers information in nearly every area of academic study. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.

SPONSORED BY: VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia.
Description: Contains secondary and primary sources discussing today's social issues, such as Gun Control, Genetic Engineering, Censorship, Endangered Species, and Terrorism. Opposing Viewpoints In Context brings together viewpoint articles, contextual topic overviews, government and organizational statistics, biographies of social activists, court cases, profiles of government agencies and special interest groups, newspaper and magazines articles, as well as links to more than 1,800 reviewed and subject-indexed web sites. It takes its name from the Opposing Viewpoints print series published by Greenhaven Press, an imprint of the Gale Group.
Description: Full text analysis of opposing viewpoints for more than 600 controversial topics in the news. Chronologies, illustrations, maps, tables, sidebars, bibliographies, and contact information augment the coverage of current and historical events.
Contact the Nursing Librarian:
Carolyn Schubert
email: schubecf