PAIS (originally, the Public Affairs Information Service) indexes sources on the 20th century’s most important public and social policies. It does not index journals cover-to-cover but selects articles relevant to public policy.
This Text Revision incorporates information culled from a comprehensive literature review of research about mental disorders published since DSM-IV was completed in 1994. Updated information is included about the associated features, culture, age, and gender features, prevalence, course, and familial pattern of mental disorders.
The LegalTrac database presents indexing for all major law reviews, legal newspapers, specialty
law publications, bar association journals and thousands of law-related
articles from general interest publications. LegalTrac also includes
selective full text. Also included are: British Commonwealth, European
Union and International Law.
A wealth of online resources maintained by the Government Printing Office, the official distributor of all U.S. government information for all three branches of government. GPO Access will cease to exist sometime in mid-2011
Each key concept begins with a concise definition followed by illustrations of how the concept has been applied within the field. Cross-references to related concepts are included along with suggestions for further reading.
Contains historical and current data, detailed analysis, and useful
graphs that answer questions about education in the United States.
Helps the reader understand and compare the quality of education at the
national, regional, state, and county levels.
Formerly part of the Army Area Handbook Program, "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."
An annual statistical publication of the Asian Development Bank, providing historical and current economic, financial, environment and social statistics on the Bank's thirty nine developing member countries (DMCs).
From the Preface: "A to Zoo can be used to obtain information about children's picture books in two ways: to learn the titles, authors, and illustrators of books on a particular subject, such as 'dragons' or 'weddings'; or to ascertain the subject (or subjects) when only the title, author and title, or illustrator and title are known." Now in its seventh edition, this is a standard reference source for picture books.
The FEC administers and enforces the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA), which governs the financing of federal elections. This independent regulatory agency discloses campaign finance information, enforces the provisions of the law, and oversees the public funding of Presidential elections.
A citizen's organization that provides tools to self-govern effectively. It covers candidates and elected officials in five categories: biographical information, issue positions, voting records, campaign finances, and interest group ratings.
World Bank's annual compilation of data about development includes more than 800 indicators in 83 tables organized in 6 sections: World View, People, Environment, Economy, States and Markets, and Global Links.
The Human Development Report (HDR) examines issues associated with rich and poor countries: migration, predatory extremism, and the expansion of cultural diversity. It also proposes policy to promote cultural liberty and multicultural democracy.
Somewhat dated (1995), but still useful, this work provides a bibliography of almost 27,000 annotated citations, selected from the best scholarship in all fields of history. The two volumes are invaluable to scholars beginning research on unfamiliar topics or researchers needing comparative evidence from other areas or periods.
"The Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics considers both the professional ethics of science and technology, and the ethical and political issues raised by science and technology in an increasingly complex and global society."
With such topics as broadband, content filtering, cyberculture, cyberethics, digital divide, freenet, MP3, privacy, telemedicine, viruses, and wireless networks, the encyclopedia will be an indispensable resource for anyone interested or working in this field.