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Books and Government Documents @ Rod Library

Use Rod Library's online catalog, UNISTAR, to search for books and government documents

    If you are looking for materials on immigration policies, you would want to do a keyword search with the following terms: immigra*AND policy

    immigra*= immigrant, immigrants, immigration

    If you are looking for a congressional hearing on immigration, you would want to do a keyword search with these terms: immigra*AND policy AND hear*

    hear* = hearing, hearings

Databases @ Rod Library

  • Research Databases A-Z
  • America: History and Life (EBSCO)
    America: History & Life is an index of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. The database indexes 1,700 journals from 1964 to present and also includes citations and links to book and media reviews. Strong English-language journal coverage is balanced by an international perspective on topics and events, including abstracts in English of articles published in more than 40 languages.
  • CQ Researcher
    The CQ Researcher is a collection of reports covering political and social issues, with regular reports on topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy.
  • HathiTrust Digital Library
    As a digital repository for the nation's great research libraries, HathiTrust brings together the immense collections of partner institutions. HathiTrust was conceived as a collaboration of the thirteen universities of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation and the University of California system to establish a repository for these universities to archive and share their digitized collections.
  • Historical Abstracts (EBSCO)
    Historical Abstracts covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present, including world history, military history, women's history, history of education, and more. The database indexes more than 1,700 academic historical journals in over 40 languages back to 1955.
  • Lexis Nexis Academic
  • ProQuest Congressional
    Committee Prints, Hearings, House & Senate Documents, House and Senate Reports, Legislative Histories, and Serial Set (not always full-text)
  • New York Times (1851-2009): ProQuest Historical Newspapers
  • Project Muse

Newspapers & Journals

The Washington Post (1974-)

Congressional Digest (1921-)

Congressional Quarterly Almanac (1945-)
  • UNI Ref JK1.C66
National Journal
  • 1998-current available through multiple online databases
  • 1969-1970 available on UNI Microfilm
  • 1970-current available in UNI Stacks JK1.N28
Roll Call (1989-)
The Hill (1995-)


    Federal Government Documents and Reference Materials

    Congressional Serial Set
         UNI Docs v. 1037-13309 bound and shelved after Y.4: (incomplete)
         UNI Docs Fiche v.1-37 American State Papers and v. 1-2160 Serial Set

    Congressional Record; 1873 –
    (formerly Annals of Congress 1789-1824, Register of Debates 1824-1837, Congressional Globe 1833-1873)

         UNI Docs X 1: and X 1.1: (title varies)

    Federal Register
         1994-current available online at
         1980-current available online through ProQuest Congressional

    Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
         1996-current available online at
         1981-current available online through ProQuest Congressional

    United States Congressional Hearings
         UNI Docs Y.4:

    Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States
        UNI Ref J80 .A283

    Statutes at Large (United States) (1789-)
         UNI Documents AE 2.111: (e.g. 65 Stat 767 ... volume 65, p. 767)

    Public and Private Laws

    Compilation of Presidential Documents


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