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The Judicial Branch
Nexis Uni features more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources from LexisNexis—including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790—with an intuitive interface that offers quick discovery across all content types, personalization features such as Alerts and saved searches and a collaborative workspace with shared folders and annotated documents.
Newspapers and Magazines
New York Times Article Archive
The complete backfile of The New York Times can be searched from NYTimes.com, over 16 million articles in all. The database gives free access to articles from 1857 to 1922, and after 1987. For the full text of articles that appeared between 1923 and 1986, you can use the microfilm copies of the NYT, available on the lower floor of Milne Library.
Readers' Guide Retrospective
Comprehensive indexing of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States from 1890 - 1982. Reflects the history of 20th century America.
Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers
This site allows you to search and view newspaper pages from 1880-1910 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.
The Legislative Branch
See the Section above "From a Bill to a Law" to find specific Primary Sources in the Legislative Process.
Provides full-text access to current and recent U.S. Congressional and legislative documents. Includes some historical documents.
FDsys - Government Publications
The Government Printing Office's Federal Digital System (FDsys) is an advanced digital system that enables GPO to manage Government information from all three branches of the U.S. Government.
U.S. House of Representatives
The official homepage where you can find current and archived information for legislation in the House of Representatives.
The official homepage, where you can find current and archived information about legislation in the Senate.
U.S. House of Representatives Committees
A list of the Committees in the House of the Representatives with links to each Committee's official homepage.
U.S. Senate Committees
A list of the Committees in the U.S. Senate with links to each Committee's official homepage.
The Executive Branch
The official homepage for the White House, this is where you can go to find the Executive Branch's response to current legislation and other events from local to international.
Avalon Project at Yale
Primary source materials in the fields of law, history, economics, politics, diplomacy and government.
Making of America
Is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction.
Core Documents of U.S. Democracy
A compilation of both historical and modern documents and resources that have helped to define America's Modern Democracy.