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Human Rights

United States Politics and Government

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor State Department Unit which leads the U.S. efforts to promote democracy, protect human rightsand international religious freedom, and advance labor rights globally.

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices are submitted annually by the U.S. Department of State to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate, "a full and complete report regarding the status of internationally recognized human rights, within the meaning of subsection (A) in countries that receive assistance under this part, and (B) in all other foreign countries which are members of the United Nations and which are not otherwise the subject of a human rights report under this Act." 

Catalog of U. S. Government Publications ( Monthly Catalog)  (1976+) finding tool for U.S. federal government publications. Cites books, reports, studies, serials, maps, & other publications. Topics covered include finance, business, demographics, agriculture, medicine, public health, etc. The CGP contains descriptive records for historical and current publications and provides direct links to those that are available online.

CQ Library    (CQ Weekly and CQ Researcher)  (1983+) A service from Congressional Quarterly Inc. that provides access to two of CQ's premier publications, the CQ Weekly and The CQ Researcher. is the official United States Government (USG) website for human rights related information. The site's search function links users directly with news, reports and explanatory information from the State Department, USG agencies and other resources, allowing for easy access to publicly available documents.

Nexis Uni  Full text of selected newspapers, trade publications, legal periodicals, and scholarly journals. Includes company directories/financials; Hoover reports; quotes; almanac; federal/state laws, regulations, court opinions; accounting statements/guidelines; & news transcripts

LexisNexis Congressional
(1789+) U.S. legislative information: hearings; committee reports; bills, bill tracking; Congressional Indexes; Congressional Record; Federal Register; Code of Federal Regulations; U.S. Code; Public laws; National Journal, Congress Daily, & member info.

LexisNexis State Capital  (1990+) Includes state government information; directories; state laws; regulations; reports; newspapers of record; etc.

World Factbook Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) publication providing information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. 

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