ICPSR – Inter-University Consortium For Political And Social Science

March 2013 Database of the Month

Inter-University Consortium For Political And Social Science (ICPSR) acquires, preserves, enhances, and distributes original social science research data for research and instruction.

ICPSR data span many disciplines including sociology, political science, criminology, history, education, demography, gerontology, international relations, public health, economics, and psychology.
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African American Newspapers, 1827-1998

February 2013 Database of the Month

African American Newspapers, 1827-1998 provides online access to approximately 270 U.S. newspapers chronicling a century and a half of the African American experience. This unique collection features papers from more than 35 states—including many rare and historically significant 19th century titles.

African American Newspapers, 1827-1998 offers researchers valuable primary sources for such diverse disciplines as cultural, literary and social history; ethnic studies and more. Users can compare and contrast African American views on practically every major theme of the American past. Continue reading

Campus Research on WestlawNext


 January 2013  Database of the Month

The new WestlawNext platform is not fully accessible off campus at this time. Use the previous platform to access off campus.

Campus Research, the legal research tool for students who need to research law-related issues, is now on the new platform, WestlawNext.  This platform allows users to search the world’s leading collection of legal content in just one simple language query. You no longer have to choose a database before you start to search, and you can apply intelligent tools to help you work smarter and faster with the total confidence that you have the information you need.

Content includes expert’s analysis from hundreds of law reviews and journals, encyclopedias, treatises and full-text legislation, regulations, and court decisions.

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Arab-Israeli Relations, 1917-1970 – December Database of the Month

Arab-Israeli Relations, 1917-1970 includes a wide range of original source materials — letters, minutes, reports, and maps — from the 1917 Balfour Declaration through to the Black September war of 1970-1. These documents, housed in the National Archive, London, are from the Foreign Office, Colonial Office, War Office and Cabinet Papers. Major policy statements and minor documents reveal the workings of colonial administration and, following the creation of the State of Israel in 1948, British diplomacy towards Israel and the Arab states. Continue reading

ProQuest Congressional – November Database of the Month

ProQuest Congressional ( formerly LexisNexis Congressional) has an all new look!

ProQuest Congressional is a  comprehensive collection of historic and current congressional information. Use this database to discover the original documentation that built America’s laws –  from reading expert congressional testimony, to tracing a law’s history.  Find selected full text of Congressional publications, regulations,  laws, legislative histories,  background information on members of Congress, and a bill tracking service. Also included is the Congressional Hearings Digital Collection (CHDC), a collection of published and unpublished hearings held by Congress.

Make sure to update your bookmarks with the new URL: http://ezproxy.fau.edu/login?url=http://congressional.proquest.com/congressional/search/advanced/advanced?accountid=10902

Collection overview:

  • New exclusive full-text digital collection of all U.S. bills and resolutions
  • Read congressional testimony by experts, administration witnesses, and affected parties
  • Discover a law’s intent by tracing its legislative history
  • Learn more about a wide variety of topics and issues from House and Senate Reports
  • Retrieve authoritative statistics on a wide range of topics
  • Search the Congressional Record, the U.S. Code, Statutes at Large, Code of Federal Regulations, Federal Register, Rules of Congress, and political news sources
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Business Insights: Essentials – October Database of the Month

Business & Company Resource Center is now Business Insights: Essentials and features a completely updated, intuitive user interface, making it easy for users to access in-depth information on U.S. and international businesses, industries and products.  The Business & Company collection includes  key business references and journals, company investment reports, industry rankings, profiles, market share data and company histories. Researches can analyze key metrics and compare companies and industries, generate lists of key competitors, or conduct in-depth research on a wide array of  business-related topics.


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Opposing Viewpoints in Context – September Database of the Month

On July 18th, a suicide bomber kills Syrian Defense Minister Daoud Rajha and President Bashar al-Assad’s brother-in-law Assef Shawkat.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context is the premier online resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from Offshore Drilling to Climate Change, Health Care to Immigration. Opposing Viewpoints in Context helps students research, analyze and organize a broad variety of data for conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, creating presentations and more. Continue reading

CQ Researcher Plus Archive – April Database of the Month

CQ Researcher plus Archive provides in-depth coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy, dating back to 1923. Find reports on historical events such as passage of the Social Security Act of 1935, as well as reports that give background on issues of current debate such as abortion, health insurance, and responses to global terrorism.  Each single-themed, 12,000-word report is researched and written by an experienced journalist and includes an introductory overview; background and chronology on the topic; an assessment of the current situation; tables and maps; pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions; and bibliographies of key sources.

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PsycNet – March Database of the Month

“Go rest, young man”
In late 1800s, men were sent West to cure excessive nervousness

Discover authoritative and comprehensive resources in the behavioral sciences with APA PsycNET databases. PsycNET provides access to international literature in psychology and related disciplines by bringing together the PsycINFO index and the full text of PsycARTICLES. This database includes literature from an array of disciplines related to psychology such as psychiatry, education, business, medicine, nursing, pharmacology, law, linguistics, and social work. Continue reading

ProQuest Newsstand – February Database of the Month

ProQuest Newsstand

ProQuest newspapers can now be searched on the all-new, powerful, comprehensive and easy-to-navigate platform (see information on new platform).  ProQuest Newsstand indexing helps users quickly find the news information they need. Each issue is indexed thoroughly, so there is access to not only top news stories but also the information contained on the various sections of the paper.  The indexing covers not only complete bibliographic information but also companies, people, products, etc. Continue reading