Legal & Government

Gale Encyclopedia of American Law (e-book)

Covers today's leading cases, major statutes, legal terms and concepts, notable persons involved with the law, and important documents. Includes topics such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, capital punishment, domestic violence, gay and lesbian rights, physician-assisted suicide and more.

Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law (e-book)

Includes information on common legal issues, from civil rights to real estate, providing historical background, important statutes and cases, profiles of U.S. laws and regulations, and details of how these laws and regulations vary from state to state.

Legal Information Reference Center

Legal Information Reference Center contains full-text publications and legal forms. The legal reference books are provided through Nolo­, the nation's oldest and most respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses. State-specific legal forms are searchable by subject areas including Adoption, Bankruptcy, Name Changes and more.

Military & Government Collection

Offers current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government. Periodicals, academic journals and other sources are included. Many are full text.

My Government

This database provides government information including guides on basic U.S. government, how laws are made in Congress, becoming a U.S. citizen, and how to contact your legislators. Search by zip code for elected officials to locate contact information and biographical data including which bills a particular candidate has sponsored and more.

Presidents (e-book)

Contains biographies and portraits of all presidents, a detailed chronology of the life of each president, and suggested further reading about each president.

Rand California

A statistical database about California containing facts and figures on the economy, crime rates, school test scores, government and finance, demographics, and more. Also provided is an online index of public policy reports and research publications.

U.S. Constitution A to Z, The (e-book)

Explains every key aspect of the U.S. Constitution. Features new entries covering the events of recent years including court cases with impact on Constitutional rights.