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Country Studies
Description from web site: contains the on-line versions of books previously published in hard copy by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress under the Country Studies/Area Handbook Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Army. The Country Studies Series presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world and examines the interrelationships of those systems and the ways they are shaped by cultural factors. Because the original intent of the Series' sponsor was to focus primarily on lesser known areas of the world or regions in which U.S. forces might be deployed, the series is not all-inclusive. At present, 102 countries and regions are covered. Notable omissions include Canada, the United States, France, the United Kingdom, and other Western nations, as well as a number of African nations. The date of information for each country appears on the title page of each country and at the end of each section of text.

CQ Weekly
CQ Reports on Congress weekly. It covers virtually every act of Congress, delivering nonpartisan news and analysis. Search by topic, page number, committee, "exact phrases or words," bill number, byline or reporter and by Boolean full-text and date searches.

Data for Local Communities (Oregon)
Is a service of the Orbis Cascade Alliance. It is a gathering place for statistical, spatial, and descriptive information about the cities, counties and other civil, economic, and natural regions of Oregon. You can use the LocalData database to retrieve web-based information by topic and geography. The Additional Resources database provides links to geospatial data and other organizational web sites.

GPO Monthly Catalog
Contains records for GPO-published books, congressional and agency reports and hearings, pamphlets, and more. Covers 1976 - present.

Legal Collection
Full text for more than 250 scholarly law journals. A source for information on current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world.

EBSCO's Legal Information Reference Center
Legal forms and guides for many areas of the law, including: business law, financial planning, family law, property and real estate, patents, copyright and trademark, wills, and estate planning. Includes over 300 full-text publications and thousands of legal forms. Accessible from any location within the borders of the state of Oregon.

Legal Trac
Indexing and some full-text to major law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals and international journals. Also contains law-related articles from additional business and general interest titles. 1980 – present.

Statistical Abstracts
A comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Use the Abstract as a convenient place to find statistics, and as a guide to sources of more information both in print and on the Web.