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Articles (from journals)
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Index and full-text source for scholarly journals and magazines ... [more info]
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A great way to keep up with research trends, this source provides reviews of scholarly literature on various topics... [more info]
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Indexing and full text for periodicals and news sources covering all aspects of business. [more info]
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A comprehensive full text source for theory and research in international affairs... [more info]
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Full online text and images for back issues of selected scholarly journals in history, economics, political science, anthropology, sociology, literature, etc. [more info]
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This database contains over 300 scholarly law journals on topics ranging from criminal justice to organized crime... [more info]
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An index with abstracts and some full text covering all subjects, including humanities and social sciences. [more info]
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Indexes publications on all subjects that relate to contemporary public issues.  Includes PAIS Archive. [more info]
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Browse the title list from SAGE Journals. Contains JMU subscription titles only. [more info]
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Indexing, abstracts, and citation searching for science and social science scholarly literature... [more info]
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Articles (from magazines)
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Index and full-text source for scholarly journals and magazines ... [more info]
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Indexing and full text for periodicals and news sources covering all aspects of business. [more info]
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Background - Law
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Excellent legal resource for non-attorneys. [more info]
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Books / Book Chapters
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JMU Library Catalog is the online catalog of materials in James Madison University Libraries. [more info]
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Catalog of over 62 million titles cataloged by libraries worldwide ... [more info]
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Citation Searching
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Indexing, abstracts, and citation searching for science and social science scholarly literature... [more info]
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Countries & Regional Information
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Factual publications that contain information on all the countries of the world with which the United States has relations. They include facts on the country's land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and its relations with other countries and the United States. [more info]
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Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, and geography for 266 world entities.  Includes photos, maps, and flags. The Factbook is in the public domain. [more info]
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A continuing series of books containing studies of 100 countries... [more info]
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Europa World provides the latest information covering political elections, country profiles, and industry statistics.... [more info]
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Portal to information, data, documents, and policy information on the EU. [more info]
Internet
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Keesing's World News Archive indexes articles covering world events since 1931.  Full text only available online for articles from January 2010 to present.  To get to full text content quickly, run a search then click on the My View link under the search bar.  Print versions of Keesing's are available in Carrier Library Reference; call number Carrier Lib-Reference D410.K4[more info]
Campus/Remote, D410 .K4
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Passport GMID is an online market research tool containing global information on consumer spending, industry information, country profiles, and much more.
Users will be asked to login with their JMU eid and password. 
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Provides tabular data for countries and regions as well as demographic indicators, population pyramids and source information for countries. [more info]
 
 
Directory Information
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Associations Unlimited (Gale) (Cancelled)
This resource has been cancelled, effective 6/30/2014. Information about associations and professional societies, listings for nonprofit membership organizations.  Before using this resource, be certain of your SIC industry classification code.  For a tutorial, click here[more info]
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Resource guide to development organizations on the Internet. Search by region or country.
 
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Internet
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Database of IRS filings for nonprofit organizations. [more info]
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Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, & Almanacs
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Excellent legal resource for non-attorneys. [more info]
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Government Information
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Search through in-depth profiles and photographs of every governor and member of Congress. [more info]
Campus/Remote, JK271.B343
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Searches subscribed CQ Press reference works and historical documents. [more info]
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GPO's Federal Digital System (FDsys) provides public access to Government information submitted by Congress and Federal agencies. [more info]
Internet
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This resource will cease as of 11/30/2014. Note: login not required for use. Profile login/individual user account is optional.
An interactive tool designed to show relationships among lobbyists, organizations, and government employees.
No longer updated as of 7/2012. 
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A catalog of all types of U.S. government documents, including Congressional reports, hearings,... [more info]
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Web site focusing on parliamentary democracy. [more info]
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International
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Contains websites, documents, publications, and information guides about European political and economic events, focusing on the European Union. [more info]
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Law/Statutes
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GPO's Federal Digital System (FDsys) provides public access to Government information submitted by Congress and Federal agencies. [more info]
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Legal Information
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ASIL's research portal pulls together international law items, ranging from primary documents to publications of the ASIL.  View the ASIL Guide for help in conducting research in international law. [more info]
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Free website offering comprehensive legislative tracking through use of open government information.  Search members of Congress, bills and resolutions, voting records, committee memberships, and more. [more info]
Internet
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This database contains over 300 scholarly law journals on topics ranging from criminal justice to organized crime... [more info]
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Contains several full-text databases: current news, laws and legislation, business and company information and more... [more info]
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Includes bills and congressional record information to the 93rd congress (1973-74) [more info]
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Excellent legal resource for non-attorneys. [more info]
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Legislative & Congressional Information
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Searchable full text congressional publications and legislative research. [more info]
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Nonbiased analysis of votes and other data relating to the U.S. Congress and its legislation... [more info]
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Searches subscribed CQ Press reference works and historical documents. [more info]
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GPO's Federal Digital System (FDsys) provides public access to Government information submitted by Congress and Federal agencies. [more info]
Internet
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This resource will cease as of 11/30/2014. Note: login not required for use. Profile login/individual user account is optional.
An interactive tool designed to show relationships among lobbyists, organizations, and government employees.
No longer updated as of 7/2012. 
[more info]
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Contains several full-text databases: current news, laws and legislation, business and company information and more... [more info]
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Includes bills and congressional record information to the 93rd congress (1973-74) [more info]
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An incomparably rich collection of primary source material on all aspects of American history originating from Congress and other federal agencies...
 
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News Articles
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Provides full-text for over 600 U.S. and over 700 international news sources. [more info]
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Full text and indexing for ethnic, minority, and international newspapers and magazines... [more info]
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Gateway to business resources including full text periodicals, news photographs, company reports, and financial data. [more info]
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Keesing's World News Archive indexes articles covering world events since 1931.  Full text only available online for articles from January 2010 to present.  To get to full text content quickly, run a search then click on the My View link under the search bar.  Print versions of Keesing's are available in Carrier Library Reference; call number Carrier Lib-Reference D410.K4[more info]
Campus/Remote, D410 .K4
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Full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue to about 3 years ago... [more info]
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Full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue to about 15 years ago... [more info]
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Polls / Surveys
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**Latinobarometro defaults to Spanish language text display.  To switch to English, simply click the "English" link in the far right corner of the gray header. 

Latinobarometro is a public opinion poll resource that includes polls conducted in 18 Latin American countries.  Users are able to download survey results and view questionaires from 1995 to 2009.  Survey results are available in SPSS, Stata, or SAS files. 
Please note!  Users must have the corresponding statistical program to download/use the survey results files.  The SPSS program is available on all public computers in the libraries.  The general computer labs on campus have both SAS and SPSS programs.  Students may request the SAS program for their personal computers through the Media Resources software request forms: http://www.lib.jmu.edu/media/
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Professional Organizations
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Associations Unlimited (Gale) (Cancelled)
This resource has been cancelled, effective 6/30/2014. Information about associations and professional societies, listings for nonprofit membership organizations.  Before using this resource, be certain of your SIC industry classification code.  For a tutorial, click here[more info]
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Regulations
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GPO's Federal Digital System (FDsys) provides public access to Government information submitted by Congress and Federal agencies. [more info]
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Includes bills and congressional record information to the 93rd congress (1973-74) [more info]
 
 
Reports & Proceedings
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A comprehensive full text source for theory and research in international affairs... [more info]
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Nonpartisan and objective research and analysis on all public policy issues including:  American Law; Domestic Social Policy; Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade; Government and Finance; Knowledge Services; and Resources, Science and Industry. [more info]
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Full text reports on current and controversial issues in U.S. politics, health care, education, economics... [more info]
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Indexes publications on all subjects that relate to contemporary public issues.  Includes PAIS Archive. [more info]
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Access to the catalog of UN documents and publications, as well as commercial publications and other non- UN sources, indexed by the UN Dag Hammarskjold Library and the Library of the UN Office at Geneva, with links to full-text.  Includes voting documents, index to speeches. [more info]
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Indexes books, journal titles, journal articles, working papers, conference proceedings, technical reports, videos, software, electronic resources, published IMF and World Bank materials, and more. [more info]
 
 
Statistics & Datasets
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Provides links to datasets reviewed or announced in the APSA Comparative Politics newsletter [more info]
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Full-text and statistics for international and internal conflicts... [more info]
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Statistical database offering demographic, economic, and government information... [more info]
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Statistics on U.S. crime, hate crime, and more. [more info]
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Provides access to statistics and information produced by more than 70 U.S. government agencies ... [more info]
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Detailed U.S. census information by state and county from 1790-1960.
 
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Historical Statistics of the United States from 1790 to 2000. [more info]
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A vast archive of social science data for research and instruction, available for download and re-use.... [more info]
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**Latinobarometro defaults to Spanish language text display.  To switch to English, simply click the "English" link in the far right corner of the gray header. 

Latinobarometro is a public opinion poll resource that includes polls conducted in 18 Latin American countries.  Users are able to download survey results and view questionaires from 1995 to 2009.  Survey results are available in SPSS, Stata, or SAS files. 
Please note!  Users must have the corresponding statistical program to download/use the survey results files.  The SPSS program is available on all public computers in the libraries.  The general computer labs on campus have both SAS and SPSS programs.  Students may request the SAS program for their personal computers through the Media Resources software request forms: http://www.lib.jmu.edu/media/
[more info]
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Access to latest immigration statistics, maps, and numbers for the United States and other countries. [more info]
 
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JMU Libraries resource
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VIVA resource
Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia
 
External Web site
Open Access/Free Resource