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Academic OneFile (1980 to present)
Full-text articles from all disciplines.
Academic Search Premier (date coverage varies)
Full-text articles from over 3,600 journals in the social sciences, arts and humanities, and sciences.
America: History & Life (1964 to present)
Covers the world's scholarly literature on the history and culture of the United States and Canada.
AnthroSource (1988 to present)
Developed by the American Anthropological Association (AAA), AnthroSource indexes 100 years of anthropological material.
LEXIS-NEXIS Academic Universe (date coverage varies)
Full-text federal and state laws, international legal materials, and law reviews. Also newspapers and business information.
MLA International Bibliography (1926 to present)
Covers critical scholarship on literature, language, linguistics, and folklore.
Encyclopedia Britannica Online
Standard general encyclopedia.
Information on citing government publications, like the census - remember, some databases like American Factfinder and Social Explorer provide information on how to cite tables and maps you make from them (do a search on the sites for how to cite!)
Garner, D. L., & American, L. A. (1993). The Complete Guide to Citing Government Information Resources: A Manual for Writers & Librarians (Rev. ed.). Bethesda, MD: Congressional Information Service.
AC Frost reference desk / Z7164.G7 G37 1993
DocsCite is a step-by-step guide to putting government publication citations into proper style format (APA or MLA) using a template; from Arizona State University.
MIT Library's guide to citing data sources
Select Census reference sources in print
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America's Historical Newspapers (1690-1980)
Searchable archive of American newspapers including Early American Newspapers (1690-1922) and Hispanic American Newspapers (1808-1980).
Access to more than 1.2 billion names, primary source documents, census records, and images and a variety of genealogical and historical research features.
Historical Statistics of the United States
Standard source for quantitative information about the U.S., updated and includes 37,000 data series.
Online Databases for making tables and maps
U.S. Census Bureau's American Fact finder
Source for population, housing, economic, and geographic data for places in the United States.
Here's how to cite tables and maps drawn from American Factfinder.
Social Explorer provides easy access to demographic information about the United States from 1790 to the present. To get started, select "Maps" or "Reports."
Here's the FAQ page with an entry on "how do I cite information from social explorer"