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Getting Started: Background Information
Not sure where to start?
These REFERENCE SOURCES will help you get a general overview of your topic (look for print Reference books in the Information Commons).
Cross-searchable access to a growing library of articles, lesson plans, eBooks, and essential reference works, including A-Z of Fashion and the complete Encyclopedia of World Dress. Plus an interactive timeline and a new exhibition archive,
Statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States based on information from government sources. [Print versions (2003-2012) are available in the Library's Information Commons (Call #: HA202 .U5).]
The official handbook of the Federal Government is updated to provide comprehensive and authoritative descriptions of the programs and activities of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches. Also includes information about quasi-official agencies, international organizations with U.S. membership, and Federal boards, commissions, and committees.
International Labour Office (ILO) database on labour statistics operated by the ILO Department of Statistics. Topics for over 200 countries include:
Consumer Price Index, Employment / Unemployment, Income and expenditure, Injuries at work, International labour migration, Labour costs, Strikes, and Wages.
Focuses public attention on economic mobility---the ability to move up or down the income ladder within a lifetime, or from one generation to the next. Nonpartisan presentation of the facts, figures, and trends in mobility.
Find the wit and wisdom of men and women from all walks of life and from all ages -- from Benjamin Franklin to Ronald Reagan, Abraham Lincoln to William Shakespeare, Margaret Mead to Garrison Keillor. Browse by topic or author.
A growing collection of state government documents are now part of the Internet Archive. Publications include the Missouri Constitution, Revised Statutes, General Assembly rosters, Code of State Regulations, and journals and other periodicals.
The PDR provides plain-English explanations for the safe and effective use of prescription and non-prescription medication that is consistent with information referenced by healthcare professionals using FDA approved Product Labels and FDA approved Patient Information Leaflets.