Online Reference Works

Most resources presented on this page are library subscription databases; a few federal government sources are included. Both types of materials are useful in developing a complete picture of a topic or issue.


A number of the Library's article search databases are useful for finding information about the federal government and its activities. Look below for historical newspaper and journal articles as well as links to government periodicals and news.

Consider specialized databases like Criminal Justice Abstracts, PubMed, Web of Science, or ERIC (education) for subject-specific research.

Historical Articles

Policy Resources

Digital Newspaper Subscriptions

Other Digital News Platforms