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New Guide to Congressional Research

Interested in finding out more about Congress? SBU Libraries can help with our new guide to Congressional Research and Documents. Whether you are interested in Directories and Biographies on members of Congress or tracking down an elusive CRS report, we’ve

Posted in Databases, Government Information, Melville Library

GPO Name Change

Stop the presses! The GPO is now the Government Publishing Office, and no longer the Government Printing Office. The GPO has been providing free public access to government information since March 4, 1861, the day Abraham Lincoln was sworn into

Posted in Government Information, Libraries, Research

Honoring our Veterans

Tuesday, November 11 is Veterans Day, the date of the signing of the armistice in 1918 which led to the conclusion of the First World War. The following November, President Woodrow Wilson set aside November 11 as Armistice Day to

Posted in Government Information, History, Libraries

Election 2014- Library Resources

If you are thinking ahead to the upcoming 2014 elections, Stony Brook University Libraries have the resources to help you with research and other information. Our subject guide for Elections: 2014 shares links to the library resources you may need.These

Posted in Government Information, Political Science

Farewell Thomas, Hello

In 2015, government researchers will say goodbye to, the congressional research website of the Library of Congress that was launched back in 1995. Its successor,, currently available in beta format, will be the new official website for U.S.

Posted in Databases, Electronic Resources, Government Information, Libraries, Political Science, Research

Looking for Law in All the Wrong Places? Try WestlawNext

Stony Brook University Libraries are now offering access to the WestlawNext legal research system from two dedicated terminals in the Central Reading Room of the Melville Library. Fulltext primary law coverage includes state and federal caselaw, statutes and regulations. West’s

Posted in Central Reading Room, Databases, Electronic Resources, Government Information, Libraries, Melville Library

DATABASE TRIAL: The North China Herald (1850-1940)

TRIAL THROUGH JUNE 15, 2013. The English North China Herald is a crucial resource for the history of the foreign presence in China from 1850 through 1940. As the official journal for British consular notifications, and announcements of the Shanghai

Posted in Asian and Asian American Studies, Business, Chinese Studies, Cultural Analysis & Theory, Database Trials, Digital Collections, Government Information, History, Japanese Studies, Journalism, Korean Studies, Maps, Political Science, Social Sciences, Sociology, South Asian Studies

Federal Depository Library Program: User Survey

From technical reports to consumer information, University Libraries has a wealth of government information for you. University Libraries is a of Federal Depository Library, and provides access to thousands of government publications in myriad formats on a wide range of

Posted in Government Information

Washington Information Directory available

Now available online, the Washington Information Directory (WID) has been an essential source for U.S. government and non-governmental organizations for 30 years. WID offers capsule descriptions of these organizations and allows users to quickly and easily find contact people. The

Posted in Government Information