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CQ Press Voting and Elections Collection

The CQ Press Voting and Elections Collection  is organized into six categories of presidential elections, congressional elections, gubernatorial elections, campaigns and elections, political parties and voters and demographics generally covering from 1789 to the present.   Includes candidate and office histories, seat status and competition, special elections, maps, bibliographies, encyclopedic information, chronology, definitions and sources and web links.  Supports scholarly research in political science, particularly American Government, campaigns and elections, Congress, the presidency, and American history.
 

  • Presidential Elections includes explanations of the presidential electoral process, analyses and data for historical and modern presidential elections, modern voting behavior, key events and issues, and biographies.
  • Congressional Elections provides explanations of the congressional electoral process, including reapportionment and redistricting; data for historical and modern congressional elections; analyses of modern congressional elections; modern voting behavior; modern district profiles; key events and issues; and biographies.
  • Gubernatorial Elections presents explanations of the gubernatorial electoral process and data for historical and modern gubernatorial elections. 
  • Campaigns and Elections explores the American system of voting and elections, electoral process and reform, media, interest groups, and the impact of money.
  • Political Parties covers the party system in America, including party strength and control, and profiles Democratic, Republican, and third parties.
  • Voters and Demographics covers expansion of voting rights, voter turnout, voting behavior, modern county census data, and modern district profiles.
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e-Codes from International Code Council (Civil Engineering)

Civil Engineering students and faculty will be pleased to have electronic access to a collection of the International Code Council’s reference works.  E-Codes Premium include the full text of the most recent versions of the International Building Code, International Energy Conservation Code, International Mechanical Code, International Plumbing Code as well as pertinent titles from the Code of Federal Regulations.  With this new resource you can do simple keyword searches, browse the table of contents, print and make notes in the text.  You can link to this resource from the Engineering subject page, E-Reference Resources and the library catalog.

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Chicago Manual of Style Online

The Chicago Manual of Style Online incorporates the popular Chicago Style Q&A, a resource that thousands have found as entertaining as it is informative.

The Q&A content is fully searchable along with the content of The Chicago Manual of Style.

Your queries will return results—clearly distinguishable—from both the Manual and the Chicago Style Q&A. (Publisher’s notes)

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MRI+ University Internet Reporter

MRI+ is an outstanding research tool every marketing major will want to add to his or her toolbox.  Based on a national consumer survey this database allows you to generate reports on user demographics and media exposure keyed to products.  Product summary reports can also be used to calculate market share by user or volume consumed for product catagories or brands.

Before you get started with MRI+, you need to create an individual user name and password with your Villanova email address.  This resource is only compatible with the Internet Explorer browser (sorry Firefox and Safari users).

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New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics Online

The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics aspires to be the “definitive scholarly reference work for a new generation of economists.” Given the caliber of its contributors and scope of the encyclopedic articles included, this resource should be the first stop for undergraduates and researchers looking for orientation to and context for unfamiliar economics topics. Faculty members’ pedagogical goals may be well served by assigning articles from this source as supplementary reading. This encyclopedia contains almost 2000 articles and will be updated quarterly. It is browsable by JEL topics or alphabetically and supports simple keyword searching.

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Bizminer : online database that delivers detailed industry analysis

Bizminer offers

  • “Sole Proprietor and Start-Up”
  • “Industry Financial Reports” with average income statements
  • cash flows
  • balance sheet and financial ratios for benchmarking
  • projections for smaller private enterprises
  • It is searchable by keyword, SIC code or industry cluster
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Now available –Fuente Académica: a multi-disciplinary Spanish language database

Fuente Académica
Fuente Académica is a full text Spanish language database with a rapidly growing collection of scholarly journals from Latin America, Portugal and Spain.

  • It is a multidisciplinary database that indexes articles from more than 200 Spanish language scholarly journals and magazines.
  • Coverage includes:   literature, linguistics, history, political science, business & economics, medical sciences, law, computer science, library & information sciences, philosophy and theology.
  • Time span from 1990 (for most titles) to the present.  The database is updated monthly.
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International Encyclopedia of Communication: Available online

International Encyclopedia of Communication *

The International Encyclopedia of Communication is an authoritative and comprehensive reference work sponsored by the International Communication Association. The contributors are all respected scholars in their areas of specialty.

For Communication students this, rather then Wikipedia, should be the first place to look for background and orientation to topics across the spectrum of communication topics.

The scope of subjects covered include

  • theory
  • philosophy
  • interpersonal communication
  • organizational communication
  • foreign media systems
  • technology
  • media policy
  • research methods

To find what you need browse alphabetically, by subject, people, place or period or search the full text of articles for your own keywords.

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OpinionArchives Database: accessing electronic archives to leading journals of opinion.

OpinionArchives
Provides an accessible and invaluable source of information of electronic archives to leading journals of opinion.

  • Search the full text of over 740 years of archives including:

    • Harpers Magazine
    • The New Republic
    • The Nation
    • Commentary
    • Scientific American
    • NACLA
    • Commonweal
    • American Spectator
    • National Review
    • The New York Review of Books

    An invaluable resource, providing in-depth analysis of topics such as the cold war, the Arab-Israeli conflict, American foreign policy, defense, the Supreme Court, affirmative action, welfare, crime, immigration, religion, education, art, literature, militarism, human rights violations, environmental destruction, classical music, and much more.

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    Encyclopedia of Business Information Sources Available online

    Gale Directory Library: Encyclopedia of  Business Information Sources is a research guide for business topics.  Use it to identify the handbooks, manuals, encyclopedias, article databases, statistical sources, periodicals and trade and professional associations for industries and issues important to doing business in the US.

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