References Resources:


U.S. Government


FDsys [Federal Digital System]: America’s Authentic Government Information

The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States

The Oxford Guide to the United States Government

The Oxford Guide to United States Supreme Court Decisions

State and Local

State Government Information (from Library of Congress)

State and Local Government on the Net


The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics

Country Studies (e-versions of 80 Library of Congress-produced books providing overviews of select countries, e.g. India: A Country Study)

CultureGrams (information on countries, U.S. states, and Canadian provinces)

A Dictionary of Political Biography

Encyclopedia of Human Rights

A Guide to Countries of the World

Nations of the World (from Library of Congress)

The Oxford Companion to the Politics of the World

World Factbook


Credo Reference (articles from almost 900 reference works, such as subject-specific encyclopedias)

Britannica Academic Edition (a general encyclopedia aimed at college students)

Gale Virtual Reference Library (a small set of reference resources on various subjects)

Oxford Reference (almost 900 reference resources, such as subject-specific encyclopedias, in all subjects)

Biography in Context (information about notable people, both contemporary and historical, from a wide range of sources, such as biographical dictionaries, magazines, newspapers, and academic journals)


Converse’s Mickel Library Catalog

Ebook Central (ProQuest) (over 200k academic books)

eBook Collection (EBSCOhost) (over 130k academic books)

PASCAL Delivers (combined catalog for South Carolina’s college/university libraries)

WorldCat (combined catalog for most U.S. college, university, and public libraries)

Other E-book Databases (including open-access e-books)

Periodical Article Databases

Academic Search Complete (one of the world’s largest databases of academic journals and magazines on all subjects)

Military and Government Collection (nearly 300 full-text periodicals dealing with all branches of the military and government)

Readers’ Guide Full Text Mega (magazine articles in all subjects)

Social Sciences Full Text (full-text articles and citations to articles in core journals in economics, psychology, sociology, anthropology, etc.)

Periodicals Available at Converse

Interlibrary Loan/PASCAL Delivers

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