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Databases/Websites

Congress.gov

Congress.gov is the official website for U.S. federal legislative information. The site provides access to accurate, timely, and complete legislative information for Members of Congress, legislative agencies, and the public. It is presented by the Library of Congress (LOC) using data from the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Office of the Secretary of the Senate, the Government Publishing Office, Congressional Budget Office, and the LOC's Congressional Research Service.

TeachingBooks

TeachingBooks is an easy-to-use resource that offers thousands of multimedia resources you can use to explore children's and young adult books and their authors. Easily find resources by grade, curricular area, genre, and cultural experience. Readers can find books they might like, build reading lists,and look for homework help.  Educators can find teaching ideas, lesson plans, text complexity, book readings, activities, author interviews and insights, and more.

Women's Issues & Identities: Gale Primary Sources

From Gale, access primary sources that trace the path of women's issues from past to present.  Discover manuscripts, newspapers, periodicals and more that demonstrate the foundation of women's struggles and triumphs.  With over one million never-before-digitized pages, you can take a deep dive into pioneers of women's movements and the social, political, and professional achievements of women throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.

Dorothy

Named for prominent Dorothys, this database collects production details for films and television programs mainly produced since 2010. Projects directed or created by women and key topics in gender and women's studies are central to this expanding resource curated for diversity. Updated regularly, Dorothy incorporates comprehensive options for researching documentaries, dramas and comedies, television shows, and educational films.

Historical Newspapers: U.S. Major Dailies [Proquest]

Full text coverage of several national daily newspapers. This database includes: Chicago Daily Tribune (1849-1996), Los Angeles Times (1881-1995), New York Times (1857-up to three years behind the current year of publication), Wall Street Journal (1889-2002), and Washington Post (1877-2003). This database provides coverage previously found in the Historical New York Times database.

Mergent Archives

Mergent Archives is an online database featuring a vast, indexed collection of corporate and industry related documents. The database contains hundreds of thousands of reports covering many countries and industries.  Check out the newly added Country Insight Reports under D&B Manuals to find essential political, economic and commercial information on over 130 countries.

MedlinePlus

This consumer health resource from the National Library of Medicine provides information about health and wellness topics.  Medline Plus is a good website to use as a starting point for health-related questions and includes information on health, drugs, supplements, encyclopedia and dictionary entries, and videos.  Available in Spanish.

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