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Subject: Government Information

World Factbook

Information on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. Current year only.


Links to official and ephemeral information issued by all branches of the U.S. Federal Government.

Presidential Recordings Digital Edition

Recordings and transcripts of Presidents Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon. Includes transcripts of President Nixon’s conversations appearing in Ken Hughes’s Chasing Shadows: The Nixon Tapes, the Vietnam War, and the Casualties of Reelection (among others).Includes interactive charts.


Statistics on a wide variety of topics related to industry and finance; international in scope. Updated variably and dates of coverage vary. Mostly 2008 – present.

LAPOP Latin American Public Opinion Project

Surveys analyzing public perceptions of the role of government, political tolerance, citizen participation, and corruption among other issues. Current data is available on from the website. For 1998 – 2003 data, contact the library to get the spreadsheets emailed to you:

Westlaw Campus

Full-text access to law cases, federal and state, legal subject guides, law reviews, statutes and administrative materials, legislative materials and legal encyclopedias. Most data 1996- present. Cases go back to 1945, Federal Register back to 1980. Key search allows searching by Westlaw’s keynote system of indexing.

Political and economic data on over 140 countries and forecasts political risk ratings (from the International Country Risk Guide) from 1984 – present. Customizable downloading in multiple formats.

United Nations Treaty Collection

Full text of over 30,000 bilateral and multilateral treaties in their authentic language(s), along with a translation into English

OECD iLibrary

Statistical data on Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries. Data from November 2000. Full text available for some periodicals with the subscription , but not all. Data is extractable accross 14 datasets. NOTE: International Energy Agency (IEA) statistics are not included in this subscription.