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Government, Law, & Politics

Government, Law, & Politics Research Materials

AtoZ databases

AtoZdatabases

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Premier Reference and Marketing Database including 30 million business profiles & 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, or finding friends and relatives.

 

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Britannica Library

Compare Countries

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Detailed side-by-side statistical comparisons of countries across the world.

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CultureGrams

CultureGrams

Use at Home? Yes

Description: More than 200 country-specific reports of every sovereign country recognized by the United Nations, plus several foreign dependencies and U.S. territories like the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Also includes information about each U.S. state and Canadian province as well.

 

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Driving-Tests.org

Driving-Tests.org

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Free driver education program containing 11 car practice tests, 9 motorcycle practice tests, 10 CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) practice tests, 3 online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL), and an FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions.

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Foundation Directory Online Professional

Foundation Directory Online Professional

Use at Home? No

Description: Unprecedented wealth of timely, comprehensive information on grant makers and their grants: over 140,000 foundations, corporate giving programs, and grantmaking public charities in the U.S.; over 4,000 sponsoring companies; over 3.8 million recently awarded grants; over 1 million recently filed IRS Forms 990 and 990-PF.

 

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Gale LegalForms

Gale LegalForms

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Illinois Legal Forms includes thousands of business, personal, litigation and federal forms.

 

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Check Illinois Instant Online Background Checks

Illinois Public Records

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Source for public records in the Chicago suburbs, including real estate transfers, foreclosures, business licenses and incorporations. Check Illinois is their free background check service or choose more specific records databases if you know exactly what you’re looking for.

 

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Mergent Archives

Mergent Archives

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Vast, indexed collection of back issues of corporate and industry related documents going back to the beginning of several key Mergent publications including the Million Dollar Directory, municipal manuals, and key business ratios.

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Mergent Intellect

Mergent Intellect

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Coupling Mergent’s expertise in developing products for the reference marketplace with D&B®’s Hoover’s™private company database, Mergent Intellect offers new and existing clients a unique opportunity to access private and public U.S and international business data, industry news, facts and figures, executive contact information, the ability to access industry profiles and much more.

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ProCitizen

ProCitizen

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Comprehensive citizenship prep course that contains 100 videos, plus interactive drills and quizzes.

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Statistical Abstract

Statistical Abstract of the United States

Use at Home? Yes

Description: The ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States. User Guide

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