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  1. CQ Politics in America
    1. Database Name: CQ Politics in America
    2. Description: Profiles of all the current members of the U.S. Congress. Information includes biographical data, committee assignments, election results, CQ Key Votes, interest group ratings, CQ Vote Studies, and contact information; campaign finance, partisan caucuses, standing committees; detailed descriptions of each member's congressional district as drawn after the 2000 census, including updated maps and voting trends; and the vote for president in each of the House
      districts.
    3. Host URL: http://library.cqpress.com/pia/
    4. Direct URL: http://www.lib.umd.edu/dbfinder/id/UMD05468
    5. Vendor: CQ Press
    6. Coverage: Profiles of the 535 members plus the delegates.
    7. Time Span: 2000 to the present; updated for each new Congressional session (every 2 years).
  2. CQ Researcher
    1. Database Name: CQ Researcher
    2. Description: Full-text database that provides comprehensive analysis of each topic, including history and background information, relevant pro & con arguments, current status, bibliographies, contact information, and outlooks on upcoming "hot topics" in current events.
    3. Host URL: http://library2.cqpress.com/cqresearcher
    4. Direct URL: http://www.lib.umd.edu/dbfinder/id/UMD01775
    5. Vendor: CQ Press
    6. Coverage: Covers news topics in a wide range of subject fields, from social issues to the environment, health, education, politics, and science and technology.
    7. Time Span: Online access to issues dating back to October 25, 1991.
    8. Restrictions: Search Hints: Use version 4.01 or higher of Microsoft Internet Explorer or version 4.5 or higher of Netscape Navigator.
  3. CQ Supreme Court Collection
    1. Database Name: CQ Supreme Court Collection
    2. Description: Summaries and analyses for over 4,000 major decisions, as well as links to further relevant information. Users can access information by topic, justice, and case name. Also includes a Supreme Court Encyclopedia, Documents of America, 100 national constitutions, a chronology, and citation information.
    3. Host URL: http://library.cqpress.com/scc
    4. Direct URL: http://www.lib.umd.edu/dbfinder/id/UMD01776
    5. Vendor: CQ Press
    6. Coverage: Blends historical analysis with timely updates and expert commentary of Supreme Court decisions, biographies of Supreme Court justices, Supreme Court institutional history, and the U.S. Constitution.
    7. Time Span: 1969 - present.
    8. Restrictions: Only 20 simultaneous users allowed.
    9. Search Hints: Use version 4.01 or higher of Microsoft Internet Explorer or version 4.5 or higher of Netscape Navigator.

      Summaries and analyses for all cases in which a written opinion was issued from the Burger and Rehnquist Courts (October 1969 to the present). Information on all cases decided by the Supreme Court from its beginning (1790).
  4. CQ Voting and Elections Collection
    1. Database Name: CQ Voting and Elections Collection
    2. Description: Full-text database of statistics, analyses, definitions, and historical material on the American voter, major and minor political parties, campaigns and elections, and historical and modern races for Congress, the presidency, and governorships. Users can customize data on candidate and office history, seat status and competition, party control, split districts, third parties, party switches and special elections. Also includes an encyclopedia, calendar, and chronology.
    3. Host URL: http://library2.cqpress.com/elections/
    4. Direct URL: http://www.lib.umd.edu/dbfinder/id/UMD03676
    5. Vendor: CQ Press
    6. Coverage: Six main categories: Presidential Elections, Congressional Elections, Gubernatorial Elections, Campaigns and Elections, Political Parties, and Voters and Demographics.
    7. Time Span: Dependent on type of document or data.
  5. CQ Washington Information Directory
    1. Database Name: CQ Washington Information Directory
    2. Description: Contact information, descriptions, and organizational charts for over 10,000 federal, congressional, and state government offices, nongovernmental organizations, policy groups, and foundations. Ability to export contact information into letter templates and other formats, and to create your own profile of saved favorite documents, document history, and searches.
    3. Host URL: http://library.cqpress.com/wid
    4. Direct URL: http://www.lib.umd.edu/dbfinder/id/UMD07060
    5. Vendor: CQ Press
    6. Coverage: Objectives, responsibilities, structure, and activities of each organization, along with street and mailing addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses, and web sites.
    7. Time Span: Annual, with regular updates
  6. CQ Weekly
    1. Database Name: CQ Weekly
    2. Description: Weekly congressional news and analysis. Full text available from 1983 -- present.
    3. Host URL: http://library.cqpress.com/cqweekly
    4. Direct URL: http://www.lib.umd.edu/dbfinder/id/UMD01777
    5. Vendor: CQ Press
    6. Coverage: All the major policy issues confronting the U.S. Congress: Defense, Economy & Taxes, the Environment, Foreign Policy, Health, Education, and Welfare, Crime, etc.
    7. Time Span: 1983 to the present.
    8. Restrictions: Terms and Conditions
  7. CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics
    1. Database Name: CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics
    2. Description: This is the Internet Edition of the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, which corresponds to the latest edition of the printed book.
    3. Host URL: http://www.hbcpnetbase.com/
    4. Direct URL: http://www.lib.umd.edu/dbfinder/id/UMD07505
    5. Vendor: Taylor and Francis Group
    6. Restrictions: Terms and Conditions
  8. Credo Reference
    1. Database Name: Credo Reference
    2. Description: Online versions of 500+ published reference works from over 70 publishers, including general and specialist dictionaries and encyclopedias. A great place to begin your research.
    3. Host URL: http://www.credoreference.com
    4. Direct URL: http://www.lib.umd.edu/dbfinder/id/UMD07868
    5. Vendor: xrefer
    6. Restrictions: Terms and Conditions
    7. Search Hints: Boolean OR and NOT searches are not supported. If the Boolean OR or NOT is selected, only the first search box will be used. Searches done in the second search box are ignored.
  9. Crime and Punishment: Essential Primary Sources
    1. Database Name: Crime and Punishment: Essential Primary Sources
    2. Description: A focus on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Each title contains approximately 175 full or excerpted documents---speeches, legislation, magazine and newspaper articles, essays, memoirs, letters, interviews, novels, songs, and works of art---as well as overview information that places each document in context.
    3. Host URL: http://find.galegroup.com/openurl/openurl?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&url_ctx_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:ctx&req_dat=info:sid/gale:ugnid:umd_um&res_id=info:sid/gale:GVRL&ctx_enc=info:ofi:enc:UTF-8&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:book&rft_id=info:sid/gale:bmcode:recid/5FPD
    4. Direct URL: http://www.lib.umd.edu/dbfinder/id/UMD07723
    5. Vendor: Gale
  10. Crime in the U.S.
    1. Database Name: Crime in the U.S.
    2. Description: FBI statistics on crime in the United States as reported by 17,000 jurisdictions. Also provides access to the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS), Hate Crime Statistics, and Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted.
    3. Host URL: http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/ucr.htm
    4. Direct URL: http://www.lib.umd.edu/dbfinder/id/UMD03729
    5. Time Span: 1995 to present