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Academic OneFile (Gale)Login Required
Articles

From Gale, Academic OneFile contains peer-reviewed, full-text articles for academic libraries from the world's leading journals. This comprehensive resource covers the physical and social sciences, technology, medicine, engineering, the arts, technology, literature, and many other subjects.

Academic Search PremierLogin Required
Articles Newspaper
(Via EbscoHost) Full text for thousands of publications, including thousands of peer-reviewed journal articles as well as newspapers. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further.
American Factfinder (U.S. Census Bureau)
Government Statistics / Weights / Measures
American FactFinder provides access to data about the United States, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas. The data in American FactFinder come from several censuses and surveys.
Associated Press Collections Online [Gale]Login Required
Images Movies/Films Newspaper

Gale Databases

Associated Press Collections Online gives insight into major events, people and trends from the mid-1800s through the twentieth century from the Associated Press Corporate Archive. Collections may include: original wire copy, personal papers, AP style books, internal publications, and more. Hundreds of videos from the AP Archive and thousands of striking images from AP Images archive add depth to the original reporting and stories behind the news from this venerable news agency.

AVON: Academic Video Online (was VAST)Login Required
Movies/Films
From Alexander Street Press, this comprehensive multidisciplinary streaming video resource on the Web brings together thousands of video titles in a wide range of disciplines. With thousands and thousands of complete titles (not clips), AVON includes award-winning films from dozens of notable producers and distributors.
Backgrounders: Current political & economic issues (Council on Foreign Relations)
Website
The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher. Backgrounders are articles on current political & economic issues.
Ben's Guide - for kids, parents & teachers
Government
The educational component of GPO Access, GPO's service to provide the official online version of legislative and regulatory information. Documents, such as the U.S. Constitution, are available here.
Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
Biographies Directories / Phone Books Government
Biographical directory of the United States Congress (1774 - present)
Britannica Academic EditionLogin Required
Dictionaries / Thesauri Encyclopedia Information Maps
An excellent online encyclopedia, dictionary, and world atlas. Don't know much about your topic? Start here.
Canada's National Statistical Agency
Statistics / Weights / Measures Website
Find Canadian statistics for population, resources, economy, society and culture.
Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, 1976 to present (GPO Access)
Articles Government
Finding tool for Federal publications that includes descriptive records for historical (since 1976) and current publications and provides direct links to those that are available online. For publications 1895-1976 visit Monthly Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, 1895-1976 (Chadwyck).
Chatham House Online Archive [Gale]Login Required
Articles

Gale Databases

The research, publications, speeches and archives of the leading international affairs think tank, The Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, London. High level analysis and research on almost 100 years of global events and issues. Includes 'behind the doors' insight into the real movers and shakers, influencers and deal brokers. For researchers of international affairs, economics, law, and business, diplomacy, security and terrorism, environment, development, war and peace studies.

CIA World Factbook
Government
The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.
Congress.gov (Legislative Information)
Government
In the spirit of Thomas Jefferson, legislative information from the US  Library of Congress. Formerly, Thomas Legislative Information.
Constitutions, Treaties & Declarations (International)
Website
International in scope, this guide is maintained by Richard Kinble of the University of Keele, United Kingdom.
Countable (Quick & Easy Law Information)
Website
Countable makes it quick and easy to understand the laws Congress is considering. We also streamline the process of contacting your lawmaker, so you can tell them how you want them to vote on bills under consideration. A free website.
Country Information (from UNESCO)
Statistics / Weights / Measures Website
A primary source for cross-nationally comparable statistics on education, science and technology, culture, and communication for more than 200 countries and territories.
CountryWatchLogin Required
Articles Statistics / Weights / Measures
Includes country reviews, data, maps, intelligence briefings, specials reports and more.
Credo ReferenceLogin Required
E-Book Encyclopedia Information
General reference source, aggregating content of major subjects from the "best publishers of reference."
Criminal Justice Periodicals (Proquest)Login Required
Articles
This comprehensive database focuses on U.S. and international criminal justice journals, providing research support for students interested in careers in criminal justice, law enforcement, corrections administration, drug enforcement, rehabilitation, family law and industrial security.
CRS Annotated Constitution (Cornell U. Law)
Website
Find the U.S. Constitution here with sections and articles discussed, including history of the sections and footnotes.
Data.Gov (U.S. Government data & statistics)
Government Website

The home of the U.S. Government’s open data

Here you will find data, tools, and resources to conduct research, develop web and mobile applications, design data visualizations, and more.

Digital National Security ArchiveLogin Required
Articles Government
From Proquest, DNSA is several collections of recently declassified documents, other declassified documents and papers, the vast majority of them published here either for the first time or in less excised form.
EBook Central (formerly Ebrary)-- Academic Non-Fiction CollectionLogin Required
E-Book
At over 300,000 online books, these non-fiction books span all academic subject areas. Can be read online or downloaded.
Ebsco eBook CollectionsLogin Required
E-Book
The library subscribes to the following eBook collections that are searched together from this link: Publishing Collection, Academic Collection North America, and Community College Collection: Nursing & Allied Health (includes Vet Tech and Computer Software), Clinical collection and Engineering Collection.
Embassy.org
Directories / Phone Books Website
A resource of and for the Washington, D.C. foreign embassy community.
Encyclopedia of Associations: National Organizations of the U.S. (Part of Gale Directory Library)Login Required
Directories / Phone Books
This publication is part of Gale Directory Library, a federated search engine of directories.
Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) Complete (Proquest)Login Required
Articles Statistics / Weights / Measures
The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires that U.S. federal agencies or anyone receiving federal funding prepare detailed analyses of any of their actions that significantly affect the quality of the environment. Almost all developments, such as roads, houses and airports, have an impact on the environment. In recent years, EISs have looked increasingly at biodiversity. Most EIS documents will include a description of major habitats and a list of the plant and animal species present. They also pay particular attention to the presence of threatened species. Where the effects are considered significantly harmful to threatened species, an additional document, the Species Impact Statement (SIS), may also be prepared.
ERIC
Articles Government
(Education Resources Information Center) U.S. Department of Education produces the world's premier database of journal and non-journal education literature; greater than 1.4 million citations going back to 1966; Over 527,000 full-text non-journal documents (issued 1966-present), previously available for a fee.
FDLP Guide: Elections and Voting
Government

Links to federal election information: presidential, congressional, history, and a kids section.

FDLP Guide: Laws & Treaties Resources
Government

This guide provides information on laws and treaties that pertain to the United States government and Native American Indians.

FDLP Guide: Natural Disasters & General Preparedness
Government

Government resources for preparedness and response.

FDLP Guide: Opioids
Government

General medical information, national and state data & statistics, Help, and opioid overdose links.

FDLP Guide: Presidential Documents
Government

This guide contains information related to the Office of the President of the United States.

Federal & Wyoming Government Information (Wyoming State Library portal)
Government
The federal government produces vast amounts of information on a multitude of subjects from air travel to zoology in array of formats, including digital and print. Whatever your information needs, the federal government has likely published something useful. Government information is considered authoritative and accurate, and thus highly reliable.
FedStats
Government Statistics / Weights / Measures
The gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. government agencies. NOTE: Search this site for table information that was in the Statistical Abstracts of the United States, now discontinued.
Films on DemandLogin Required
Movies/Films
Collection by Films Media Group (FMG) of online educational videos. These films are viewed through streaming video and can be linked by faculty into online classes. Flash is the recommended viewing software. If streaming is not smooth, try a lower playback file size (300, or 400).
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (via EBSCO)Login Required
Encyclopedia Information
An online encyclopedia
Gale Reference (GVRL)Login Required
Biographies Encyclopedia Information
All of your favorite reference books online. Search within one reference title, across several reference titles, or even across several other Gale databases. 
Gallup.com
Statistics / Weights / Measures Website
With polling data dating back to at least 1952, Gallup.com is a fascinating, authoritative public opinion data resource.
General OneFile (Gale)Login Required
Articles

General OneFile is Gale's largest general-interest database with more than 8,000 titles (most in full text with no embargo), many of which are recommended by Bowker's Magazines for Libraries. We've included the reference, newspaper, and audio content that complements the resource's robust collection of magazines and journals.

Global Issues in ContextLogin Required
Articles Encyclopedia Information Statistics / Weights / Measures

From Gale, this database provides perspectives on International news, events, health, business, foreign conflict, science, society, politics, women and family and other issues as well as maps, history and other tools.

Government Documents
Articles Website
University of South Florida's gateway to Federal and some state government documents.
GOVINFO.gov
Government

Govinfo is a service of the United States Government Publishing Office (GPO), which is a Federal agency in the legislative branch.

Govinfo provides free public access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.

GovTrack.us (Tracking the U.S. Congress)
Government Website

We publish the status of federal legislation, information about your representative and senators in Congress including voting records, and original research on bills and votes.

How Far Is It?
Tools
Calculate distances between cities around the world.
InfoTrac Newsstand [Gale]Login Required
Articles Newspaper

InfoTrac Newsstand provides access to full-text newspapers and allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section, or other fields. The database offers a one-stop source for current news and searchable archives.

JSTORLogin Required
Articles
Provides  full-text to scholarly journals in administration, African-American studies, anthropology, Asian studies, business, ecology, economics, education, finance, history, law, literature, mathematics, philosophy, political science, population, psychology, public policy, sociology, statistics,  US and International Music research and theory, and more... Current issues are not included.
LANIC - Latin American Network Information Center
Website
From the University of Texas at Austin, LANIC facilitates access to Internet-based information to, from, or on Latin America. Our target audience includes people living in Latin America, as well as those around the world who have an interest in this region. While many of our resources are designed to facilitate research and academic endeavors, our site has also become an important gateway to Latin America for primary and secondary school teachers and students, private and public sector professionals.
LearningExpressLibrary (Career, Skills & Practice Exams)Login Required
Test / Exam Practice Website
Access several K-12, college, and workforce centers for free online academic and licensing practice tests and exams; career exploration and advice; job searching skills; academic success & more! Learning Express offers over 27 tests including GED, SAT, TOEFL, Nursing, GRE, Firefighter, Civil Service, U.S. Citizenship, Writing. Create a simple, free account to take practice exams.
Lexis-Nexis - Advance (UNI)Login Required
Articles
Lexis Nexis has full-text and abstracts of news, business, and legal information. Great source for regional, national, and international newspaper coverage.
Maps: Blank and Outline Maps
Maps Tools
Collections of blank & outline maps to print out for educational or persaonal use at home or in the classroom.
MasterFILE CompleteLogin Required
Articles Biographies Images
(via EbscoHost) Multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 2,000 general reference publications dating as far back as 1975. Also includes more than 360 full text reference books, 84,074 biographies, 86,135 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps and flags.
Military and Intelligence Database [Gale]
Articles

Military and Intelligence Database Collection provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and reports covering all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs. The database offers content in key subject areas including governmental policies, the socioeconomic effects of war, the structure of the armed forces, and more.

Montana Census & Economic Information Center
Statistics / Weights / Measures Website
From the Montana Department of Commerce with links to Montana's census data.
Monthly Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, 1895-1976 (Chadwyck)Login Required
Government
An historical archive of U.S. Government publications from 1895-1976. For publications since 1976, visit Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, 1976 to present (GPO Access).
NACo
Statistics / Weights / Measures Website
National Association of Counties provides governance, ordinances, news, isuues, and other county organizational and demographic information. Also provides a "Find a County" feature.
National Archives (NARA) - search by topic
Government
The U.S. National Archives can be searched by topic or keyword. Topics include American Founding Documents; People; Foreign Policy & Military Records; Places; Federal Government; Maritime, Aviation, Science & Technology; Events, Centennials & Holidays; and Arts & Culture.
National Geographic Virtual Library [Gale]Login Required
Articles Images

Gale Databases

As journalism's most trusted name in exploration and discovery, National Geographic Virtual Library(NGVL) supports a range of scholarly research needs in the areas of science, history, technology, the environment, cultures, and more. NGVL brings the National Geographic Society to the library in a cross-searchable platform that fits the way today's students and patrons conduct their research.

New York Times
Newspaper
Free, but registration is required.
NewsLink
Newspaper Website
An online portal to news-related websites.
Northwest Trail
Newspaper
The newspaper of Northwest College. You may need an updated player--free QuickTime
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Government Statistics / Weights / Measures
U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Also a guide to career information about hundreds of occupations.
Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center (Gale)Login Required
Articles
Designed to aid students in the study of today's hottest social issues, this database can also be cross-searched with other Gale databases.
Our Documents (US primary source documents)
Articles Government
History buffs, trivia lovers, and engaged citizens and students alike will enjoy visiting Our Documents, a primary source website that showcases 100 of the most important U.S. documents ever written. See George Washington's Inaugural Address--written in his own hand--and more!
Oxford Reference Online: Premium CollectionLogin Required
Encyclopedia Information
Scholarly-level information on all subjects in a variety of formats: Overview pages, subject resources, timelines, quotations, specific dictionaries, and bilingual disctionaries.
Pais International (through Proquest)Login Required
Articles
From Proquest, this database chronicles issues in the public debate through highly selective coverage of a wide variety of sources including journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference papers, publications of international agencies, microfiche, Internet material and more. The database includes a historical perspective on many of the 20th century's social and public policies such as Prohibition, the civil rights movement, McCarthyism, Vietnam and Watergate.
PLOS One (Open access Science & Medicine)
Articles Website
PLOS publishes a suite of influential Open Access journals across all areas of science and medicine. Publications include Biology, Medicine, Computational Biology, Genetics, Neglected Tropical Diseases, Pathogens, and Current Events (Natural disasters, disease outbreaks, etc.) Note: Some content may not be fully peer-reviewed.
PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)
Articles Website

PNAS Archives articles are free to use (Search within the archives section).  The current issues require a subscription.  Please request articles from the library in which you are prompted to pay money.

Political Resources on the Net
Statistics / Weights / Measures Website
Listings of political sites available on the Internet sorted by country, with links to Parties, Organizations, Governments, Media and more from all around the world.
PolitiFact - Truth-O-Meter
Website
A joint project of the St. Petersburg Times & Congressional Quarterly to introduce a more balanced view of current politics.
Popular Magazines [Gale]Login Required
Articles

Popular Magazines provides access to the most searched magazines across the InfoTrac products. All of the titles are selected based on actual publication searches performed by library patrons and the database includes many titles recommended by Bowker's "Magazines for Libraries".

Powell Tribune
Newspaper
Local newspaper of Powell, WY
Proquest CentralLogin Required
Articles Newspaper
An interdisciplinary database by Proquest; includes JBI (nursing evidence-based journals) and agricultural journals. Also find peer-reviewed articles, newspapers, and magazines, plus more!
Proquest ComprehensiveLogin Required
Articles E-Book

Proquest Comprehensive includes Proquest Central, SciTech, Historical Newspapers, Ebrary (eBook Central) ebooks as well as many other smaller, specialized collections. Remember to limit to type of information once you do a search (scholarly articles or newspapers or books, etc.) 

Note: Click on databases at top and select all databases to search everything.
Regional Business NewsLogin Required
Articles Newspaper
(via EbscoHost) Coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. This database is updated on a daily basis.
Serial Set: Congressional Research Digital Collection and U.S. Serial Set (1789-1969)Login Required
Articles Maps Statistics / Weights / Measures
(via Lexis-Nexis) Explore Congress in action; includes congressional publications, legislative research, Federal Register, and floor votes. Also includes U.S. Serial Set (1789-1969) and Serial Set Maps.
Serials Locator (360 Link) - Start with the citationLogin Required
Articles Tools
Have a journal article's citation but need to find which database carries the full text? Search for the citation in this electronic journal locator tool created by Serials Solution 360 Link. Includes information about paper holdings at the library.
The Making of Modern Law: Trials, 1600-1926 [Gale]Login Required
Trial Articles

Gale Databases

Based on holdings of the law libraries of Harvard and Yale, and the Library of the Bar of the City of New York, the product offers online access to these important collections.

The Making of the Modern World [Gale]Login Required
Articles Images

Gale Databases

The Making of the Modern World provides digital facsimile images of unique primary sources that track the development of the modern, western world through the lens of trade and wealth. Full-text searching across millions of pages of works from the period 1450-1850 (and 1851-1914 in Part II) provides researchers unparalleled access to this vast collection of material for research in the areas of history, political science, social conditions, technology and industry, economics, area studies and more.

U.S. Congress Votes Database
Statistics / Weights / Measures Website
Washington Post's deep database of every vote in the United States Congress since the 102nd Congress (1991). It lets you browse votes in a variety of ways -- both in aggregate and for individual members of Congress.
U.S. Declassified Documents Online [Gale]Login Required
Articles Government

Gale Databases

U.S. Declassified Documents Online, formerly Declassified Documents Reference System, offers access to more than 750,000 pages of government documents. Covering major policy issues from the period before the Second World War into the twenty first century, the archive serves as a convenient source for documents from government departments including Defense; State; Treasury; CIA; and the White House. USDDO supports the study of history, politics, international relations, and journalism, among other fields.

U.S. Department of State: Country Background Notes
Government Statistics / Weights / Measures
Country Fact Sheets
U.S. News Archives on the Web
Newspaper Website
United States newspaper archives available on the Web
UNdata
Articles Statistics / Weights / Measures Website
United Nations statistics portal that includes multiple databases, updates and country data services.
United Nations Demographic Yearbook
Statistics / Weights / Measures
Find statistics about countries, their people and population changes over time.
United Nations Documents
Articles Website
Available documents include the UN Journal, as well as documents from the General Assembly, Security Council, Human Rights Council, Economic and Social Council and others.
USA.gov
Articles Directories / Phone Books Government Statistics / Weights / Measures
The official portal for all USA federal, state, and local information, from online documents and resources to social security benefits, government jobs and tips on stretching your dollars.
Who's Alive and Who's Dead
Biographies
Best source on the internet for finding out which of the noted personalities of our time are still with us.
World Resources Institute (Organization)
Website

WRI is a global research organization that spans more than 50 countries. Our work focuses on six critical issues at the intersection of environment and development: climate, energy, food, forests, water, and cities and transport.

WorldCat - cataloged items from libraries around the world
Tools
Library catalog of books, audiovisual materials, music scores and recordings, government publications, etc. from around the world. No journal articles. Find an item you wish to check out? Contact NWC Library & we will get the item for you via Interlibrary Loan.
Wyoming Digital Collections (Wyoming State Library)
Website

All things Wyoming!  Wyoming newspapers, places, publications, legislation, inventors, and trademarks.

Wyoming Economic Analysis Division (Also Labor & Population)
Statistics / Weights / Measures
This Division includes Wyoming demographic information, economic data, cost of living information, population estimates, special reports and State revenue information. Also includes national population comnparisons.
Wyoming State Library
Articles Government Website
The Wyoming State Library serves Wyomingites, site visitors, librarians, state employees & public policy researchers. Online journal and book databases can be directly accessed using any Wyoming public or academic library card. Contact NWC library if you have questions or to obtain a library card.
Wyoming State Website
Government Website
Portal access to the State of Wyoming government

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