ABI/INFORM Complete (ProQuest)
The most comprehensive ABI/INFORM™ database, this comprises ABI/INFORM Global, ABI/INFORM Trade and Industry, and ABI/INFORM Dateline. The database features thousands of full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics periodicals, country-and industry-focused reports. America: History and Life (EBSCO)
A complete bibliographic reference to the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. The database also includes citations and links to book and media reviews. Business Source Premier (EBSCO)
Business Source Premier is a full-text, scholarly and trade article database covering a wide range of topics including management, marketing, accounting, finance, economics, international business, operations management and management information systems. CIAO: Columbia International Affairs Online
A resource that aggregates dispersed content about theory and research in international affairs. CIAO includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, full-text journal articles and policy briefs, and teaching materials including original case studies written by leading international affairs experts, course packs of background readings for history and political science classes, and special features. Advanced searching capability is present and results can be sorted by date and relevance. CIAO also provides links to international affairs Internet sources. All sections of CIAO are updated monthly. CINAHL with Full Text (EBSCO) CQ Press Library (SAGE)
Combines many Congressional Quarterly (CQ) Press resources for research in American government, politics, history, public policy, and current affairs. Access is provided to Congress and the Nation (1945-2004), Historic Documents Series (1972 -), Political Handbook of the World, Supreme Court Yearbook (1989 -), Vital Statistics on American Politics and the Washington Information Directory, and more. CQ Researcher (SAGE)
Congressional Quarterly (CQ) Researcher report offers in-depth, non-biased coverage of political and social issues, with regular reports on topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy. Each CQ Researcher report is based on a common structure: overview, background, current situation, pro/con section, special focus, chronology, bibliography and next step. Criminal Justice Abstracts (EBSCO)
Criminal Justice Abstracts covers crime trends, crime prevention and deterrence, juvenile delinquency, juvenile justice, police, courts, punishment and sentencing. The database contains indexes and summaries of international journal articles, books, and governmental and non-governmental reports on a wide range of topics in criminal justice. Dissertations and Theses Full Text (ProQuest)
A comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses with over 2.4 million dissertations and theses included from around the world.The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and strong retrospective full text coverage for older graduate works. Each dissertation published since July 1980 includes a 350-word abstract written by the author. Master's theses published since 1988 include 150-word abstracts. Bibliographic citations are available for dissertations dating from 1637, and more than 65,000 new citations are added to the database every year. Where available, PQDT provides 24 Page Previews of dissertations and theses. In addition, nearly one million are available for download in PDF format. (Digital dissertations and theses are archived as submitted by the degree-granting institution. Some will be Native PDF, some PDF Image). ERIC
Free web interface for Educational Resources Information Center. Currency may be better than CSA. Education Full Text (EBSCO)
Education Full Text™ provides full text of articles from over 350 journals as far back as 1996, in addition to indexing of more than 770 periodicals dating back to 1983. Subject coverage includes adult education, multicultural/ethnic education, teaching methods and much more. Content includes in-depth coverage of special education and more than 100,000 controlled and cross-referenced names of educational tests. ERIC, the government education file, can be searched simultaneously by clicking Open Database Selection Area and selecting ERIC. Foundation Directory Online Professional
Excellent source for learning about non-profits via grant, grantmaker, company and 990 (non-profit tax form) searches. ICPSR Orientation Tutorial
Tutorial for Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research which has holdings that include several time series and other types of aggregate data; its holdings consist mainly of raw data derived from surveys, censuses, and administrative records. The data holdings contain some 6,000 studies and 450,000 files that cover a wide range of social science areas such as population, economics, education, health, social and political behavior, social and political attitudes, history, crime, aging, and substance abuse. Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) offers several time series and other types of aggregate data that consist mainly of raw data derived from surveys, censuses and administrative records. The data holdings contain studies and files that cover a wide range of social science areas such as population, economics, education, health, social and political behavior, social and political attitudes, history, crime, aging, and substance abuse. Click here
for searching tips.
A searchable and browsable archive of full-text core journals in the humanities, social sciences and mathematics. Opposing Viewpoints Resources in Context (Gale)
Access information on social issues through viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to web sites and full-text magazine and newspaper articles. PAIS International (ProQuest)
The Public Affairs Information Service (PAIS) International database contains references for over half a million journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference papers, publications of international agencies, microfiche, Internet material, and more. Newspapers and newsletters are not indexed. In addition to English, some of the indexed materials are published in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and other languages. PsycINFO (ProQuest)
Indexes journals, dissertations and some books in the fields of personality psychology, social psychology, educational psychology and more. PubMed
PubMed was developed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). It was developed in conjunction with publishers of biomedical literature as a search tool for accessing literature citations and linking to full-text journals at web sites of participating publishers. Click for downloadable instructions.
Provides abstracts and citations for peer-reviewed journals in all major disciplines. Offers comprehensive coverage of the scientific, technical, medical, geographic and social sciences (including arts and humanities). Includes complete contents of GEOBASE multidisciplinary database. Search Harvard Business Review & Cases
Search Harvard Business Review & Cases Social Explorer
Explore thousands of historical data maps. Our maps are interactive and go from the first U.S. Census in 1790 to the present. Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences, including the legal research network and political science network. Social Sciences Citation Index (Thomson Reuters)
Provides access to current bibliographic information and cited references from the journal literature in the physical and social sciences. Search by article title word, journal title, author, cited author or reference, or address word (e.g. author's institution). Coverage begins 1956 to present. Sociological Abstracts (ProQuest)
Covers sociological topics in fields such as anthropology, economics, education, medicine, community development, philosophy, demography, political science, and social psychology. Journals published by sociological associations, groups, faculties and institutes, and periodicals containing the term "sociology" in their titles are abstracted fully. TRID Online
"World's largest and most comprehensive bibliographic resource on transportation information... produced and maintained by the Transportation Research Board (TRB)." The TRID Database contains references to books, technical reports, conference proceedings and journal articles in the field of transportation.
The Library's catalog enables patrons to search & browse Falvey Memorial Library’s collection of books, journals, audio/video materials, electronic resources and more. SpringerLink
An integrated database for journals, books, protocols, eReferences, and book series published by Springer. Villanova has full-text access to more than 2,500 fully peer-reviewed journals and some books, including the Lecture Notes in Mathematics and Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series. WorldCat (OCLC)
WorldCat is a catalog of library collections worldwide. WorldCat highlights publications available at Villanova University. Other items can be requested via an inter-library loan request form.WorldCat Step-by-Step
is a self-paced interactive tutorial for students new to this resource.
Lexis Nexis Academic
Provides full-text access to a wide range of news (national, international, regional, business, legal, and foreign language), business (company financial news and information, accounting, auditing & tax information, industry and market news), and legal (law reviews, federal case law, state legal research) sources. It also features news transcripts, the U.S. Code, Constitution & Court rules, state and country profiles, medical abstracts, and reference & directory sources. New York Times Historical [Fulltext from 1851-1999]
New York Times reporters often covered news and happenings between the CIA and various African governments, especially during the Cold War era. Philadelphia Inquirer
Contains the complete text of articles covered beginning with 1981. It DOES NOT include advertising, calendar listings, horoscopes, sports statistics, stock tables, weather, weddings, engagements and puzzles. ProQuest Central
Vast aggregated full-text database ProQuest Newsstand
Includes access to the full text of over 1,300 newspapers, news websites and blogs including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post, plus other important U.S., international and minority interest papers. Washington Post Historical: 1877-1996 (ProQuest)
The historical Washington Post
offers full-text searching of every available issue of the Washington Post
and Washington Post/Times-Herald
title variations, from 1877 -1996, with digital page and image reproductions. Historical coverage will expand annually, by one year. For more recent Washington Post
articles, see Lexis Nexis Academic
coverage (1977 - Present).
American FactFinder is a web site used to distribute data collected by the United States Census Bureau. Bureau of Economic Analysis
It provides data for the lowest level of geography, to largest geographic entities, from zip code areas, to Census tracts.
"The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) promotes a better understanding of the U.S. economy by providing the most timely, relevant, and accurate economic accounts data in an objective and cost-effective manner." Bureau of Justice Statistics
Federal crime statistics on a wide variety of subjects from crime and victims, to criminal offenders and courts and sentencing.
Data sets for analysis available online. Bureau of Labor Statistics Census (U.S.) Demographic Profiles
Search by U.S. summary or by state geographic areas: nation, region, division, state, county, county subdivision, place, consolidated city, metropolitan area, American Indian Area/Alaska Native Area/Hawaiian Home Land, and congressional districts. Census Bureau (United States)
United States Census Bureau Data-Planet
Search and browse for datasets on topics ranging from banking to criminal justice to economic indicators to health to labor to natural resources and transportation gleaned from government agencies, private exchanges and international organizations. Statistical Datasets supports customized graphing, mapping and even some common statistical functions. Data.gov
Data.gov increases the ability of the public to easily find, download, and use datasets that are generated and held by the Federal Government. Data.gov provides descriptions of the Federal datasets (metadata), information about how to access the datasets, and tools that leverage government datasets. Economic Indicators - U. S. Census Bureau
The Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA) releases 12 monthly and quarterly Principal Federal Economic Indicators collected by its constituent bureaus: the U.S. Census Bureau and the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Fdsys- Federal Digital System from U.S. Government Printing Office
Provides public access to the following collections currently available in FDsys: Compilation of Presidential Documents (1993 to Present), Congressional Bills (103rd Congress to Present), Congressional Documents (104th Congress to Present), Congressional Hearings (105th Congress to Present), Congressional Record (1994 to Present), Congressional Reports (104th Congress to Present), Federal Register (1994 to Present) and Public and Private Laws (104th Congress to Present). FDsys will eventually replace GPOAccess. FedStats
"The gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. federal agencies." Foundation Directory Online Professional
Excellent source for learning about non-profits via grant, grantmaker, company and 990 (non-profit tax form) searches. Global Edge
Global business knowledge site providing access to authoritative data from Michigan State University. NBER National Bureau of Economic Research
"Founded in 1920, the National Bureau of Economic Research is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of how the economy works. The NBER is committed to undertaking and disseminating unbiased economic research among public policymakers, business professionals, and the academic community." Excellent source for working papers and datasets. Polling Guide
Topic guide listing selected polling databases and Internet sources Social Explorer
Explore thousands of historical data maps. Our maps are interactive and go from the first U.S. Census in 1790 to the present. Statistical Insight (ProQuest)
Indexing and abstracting (with select full text from 2007) of statistical resources from U.S. state government, business and research institute statistical publications. Tables for U.S. government and business reports. THOMAS - federal legislative information from the Library of Congress THOMAS - state legislature websites
Information from state legislatures, often including video, audio, calendars, meetings, bills, house and senate members, some legislative history, etc.
American Society for Public Administration (APSA)
Prominent professional association for public administration dedicated to advancing the art, science, teaching and practice of public and non-profit administration. ASPA’s four core values are Accountability and Performance, Professionalism, Ethics and Social Equity.Brookings Institution (The)
The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC.Government Accountability Project
The Government Accountability Project’s (GAP) mission is to promote corporate and government accountability by protecting whistleblowers, advancing occupational free speech, and empowering citizen activists. GAP is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.IssueLab
A project of the Foundation Center
("Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide"), IssueLab is working to more effectively gather, index, and share the collective intelligence of the social sector. IssueLab provides free access to thousands of case studies, evaluations, white papers, and issue briefs addressing some of the world's most pressing social problems.Kaiser Family Foundation
Private health care policy and advocacy organization that conducts primary research including surveys, case studies and focus groups on media and health. Disseminates news and reports conducted by others related to health and media such as television, advertising, public education campaigns, internet and social media.National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)
A bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the nation's 50 states, its commonwealths and territories; founded to improve the quality and effectiveness of state legislatures, promote policy innovation and communication among state legislature and ensure state legislatures a strong, cohesive voice in the federal system.National Education Association (NEA)
Professional employee organization committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.Project for Excellence in Journalism (PEJ)
The Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism studies the information revolution and specializes in using empirical methods to evaluate and study the performance of the press, particularly content analysis.Rand Corporation Research Briefs
The RAND Corporation is a nonpartisan, nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis, focusing on issues of health, education, national security, international affairs, law and business, the environment, and more.Urban Institute (the)
According to its mission statement, the Urban Institute gathers data, conducts research, evaluates programs, offers technical assistance overseas, and educates Americans on social and economic issues — to foster sound public policy and effective government.
ED.gov - U.S. Dept. of Educ.
ED's mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access. This website includes information on No Child Left Behind, including the Act and policy, and the Obama Administration's blueprint for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)
A bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the nation's 50 states, its commonwealths and territories; founded to improve the quality and effectiveness of state legislatures, promote policy innovation and communication among state legislature and ensure state legislatures a strong, cohesive voice in the federal system. PEW Trusts - Research & Analysis
Sample research & food for thought
These examples do not endorse any point of view, company or organization.
Guide - A guide to writing policy briefs from The Women's and Children's Health Policy Center at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Research center -The Maxwell School Center for Policy Research Center for Policy Research (CPR) - policy briefs - The Maxwell School Center for Policy Research (CPR) conducts a broad range of interdisciplinary research and other activities related to public policy, involving graduate students as assistants and junior colleagues.
IssueLab - A project of the Foundation Center ("Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide"), IssueLab is working to more effectively gather, index, and share the collective intelligence of the social sector. We provide free access to thousands of case studies, evaluations, white papers, and issue briefs addressing some of the world's most pressing social problems. Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide.
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy - The leading resource for key issues concerning the use, regulation, and taxation of land. Their work is organized into three areas of study: planning and urban form, valuation and taxation and international studies.
Links to current studies - links to current studies about environmental policy, housing and land use policy, social science policy, health policy, human factors and vehicle safety and transportation policy from the University of Iowa Public Policy Center.
Database- CIAO - Columbia International Affairs Online - policy briefs - CIAO includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, full-text journal articles and policy briefs, and teaching materials including original case studies written by leading international affairs experts, course packs of background readings for history and political science classes, and special features.
Policy Agendas Project
Tool for tracking policy changes in the United States. Users can trace, graph and download policy changes in many different arenas. Datasets allow users to immediately download and access full text source policy documents from linked websites. By providing direct information on the sources of the measures of policy changes, this website allows users to access the original material, which provides the historical context of policy choice. A long-term objective of the Project is to provide a systematic gateway to a virtual digital policy library through a ‘guided search’ function.
Student Policy Brief for Legislators - Assessing the Feasibility of a Vermont Statewide Stormwater Utility:
A Comparative Case Study Approach to Stormwater Utilities
Transportation-- Understanding Transit Ridership Demand for a Multi-Destination, Multimodal
Transit Network in an American Metropolitan Area: Lessons for Increasing Choice Ridership While Maintaining Transit Dependent Ridership
Native Americans: - Alaska Native Self-Government and Service Delivery: What Works?
-- Title: Finances force more small towns to consider dissolution
(2012, Oct 14, 2012). St. Louis Post - Dispatch. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/1111786505?accountid=14853
--Title: Home run or strikeout: The dynamics of public opinion on new sports facilities
Author(s): Lasley Scott; Turner Joel
Source: SOCIAL SCIENCE JOURNAL Volume: 47 Issue: 4 Pages: 853-864 DOI: 10.1016/j.soscij.2010.07.004 Published: DEC 2010
-- Soccer/ Chester – Is it worth spending millions of public dollars? - Chester stadium: Two views
-- Soccer-Chester- Pa. ponders $45 million bet on soccer
-- Airport expansions and property values: the case of Chicago O'Hare Airport
Author(s): McMillen DP
Source: JOURNAL OF URBAN ECONOMICS Volume: 55 Issue: 3 Pages: 627-640 DOI: 10.1016/j.jue.2004.01.001 Published: MAY 2004
-- runways – Change for planes, cars - Moving Route 291 so runway can grow
-- Title: The impact of casinos on fatal alcohol-related traffic accidents in the United States
“This paper is the first of which we are aware to show that casinos impact the fatal accident risk posed by drunk drivers.”
Author(s): Cotti Chad D.; Walker Douglas M.
Source: JOURNAL OF HEALTH ECONOMICS Volume: 29 Issue: 6 Pages: 788-796 DOI: 10.1016/j.jhealeco.2010.08.002 Published: DEC 2010
Aging Policy & Research - aging research best practices applications from The Council of State Governments
Nextgov - Nextgov’s editorial mission is to lead the national discussion about how technology and innovation are transforming the way government agencies serve citizens and perform vital functions. Central to this mission is the exploration of emerging technologies and their potential impact on government.Nextgov is produced by Government Executive Media Group.
Economic policy consultant view:
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Use this link to locate journals or specific articles that may be available electronically.
]E-ZBorrow and Interlibrary LoanInterlibrary loans are only available for books and journals which are not owned by Falvey. The E-ZBorrow service can be used for books which the library owns, but which are currently checked out. E-ZBorrow books are provided by a local library network and tend to arrive faster than interlibrary loans.
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