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Databases useful for research into general public policy, as well as some specific databases for social policy issues and environmental policy.
CQ Researcher Online is available from 05/10/1991 to present. It contains original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues in the news. CQ Researcher is noted for its in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Reports are published online 44 times a year by CQ Press. Each single-themed, 12,000-word report is researched and written by a seasoned journalist. The consistent, reader-friendly organization provides researchers with 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.
CQ Weekly The premier Congressional news source. It covers virtually every act of Congress, delivering nonpartisan news and analysis written in plain-English prose on important issues, plus a complete wrap up the previous week's news, including the status of bills in play, behind-the-scenes maneuvering, committee and floor activity, debates and all roll-call votes. Search by topic, page number, committee, "exact phrases or words," bill number, byline or reporter and by Boolean full-text and date searches.The list of further reading at the end of articles can be very useful.
Congressional Digest Debates Online is a group of journals that includes Congressional Digest, Supreme Court Debates, and International Debates. These are all accessible full-text through the Academic Search Premier database.
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