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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.
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).
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.
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.
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 150,000 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.
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.
How Far Is It?
Tools
Calculate distances between cities around the world.
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 - All Lexis & Company DossierLogin Required
Articles
Lexis Nexis has full-text and abstracts of news, business, and legal information. Great source for regional, national, and international newspaper coverage.
Lexis-Nexis - All News SearchLogin Required
Newspaper
LexisNexis® is a leading global provider of information designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. This link provides advanced searching of all major world publications, newspapers, reviews, broadcasts & more.
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 PremierLogin 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.
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.
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
Articles Encyclopedia Information
From ready-reference (quick reference) to comprehensive scholarly articles.
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.
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.
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.)

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.
Total BooX (Ebooks)
New E-Book
This innovative ebook service allows users to have an unlimited number of ebooks for as long as they like. Over 50,000 fiction and non-fiction titles. You'll need download a mobile app and set up an account with your library card and PIN.
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. 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 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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