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December 2, 2009

New online collection: The National Security Agency: Organization and Operations, 1945-2009

Yale University Library now has access to the new online collection The National Security Agency: Organization and Operations, 1945-2009, through the Digital National Security Archive.


The National Security Agency: Organization and Operations, 1945-2009, is a uniquely detailed collection of records documenting the history, mission, and intelligence collection and analytic operations of America's largest and most secretive intelligence agency, the National Security Agency and its predecessor organizations.When complete, the collection will include some 2,200 documents, many of them written at the Top Secret Codeword level, culled from both archival sources and FOIA requests submitted to more than a dozen government departments and intelligence agencies over the past 25 years. Archival research has included a systematic search through the records currently held by the National Archives and Records Administration in College Park, Maryland.

December 7, 2009

Voting records for all General Assembly and Security Council resolutions online

The United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld Library has completed a project to make voting records for all General Assembly and Security Council resolutions available online (previous coverage was limited). Search for voting records using the voting record database in the library's online catalog (UNBISnet). Records are retrievable by resolution symbol (e.g. A/RES/43/2), keyword (e.g. human rights), or vote date (YYYYMMDD).

December 14, 2009

Citing government documents in your paper: tools and guidelines

Use a tool like RefWorks or EndNote to make citation formatting and bibliography creation easy.

Various online guides can help with specific examples for government documents.
For example, LexisNexis Congressional's How to Cite guide gives great examples of citing full-text materials from its digital collections.

Grants to research U.S. Congress - deadline February 1, 2010

"The Dirksen Congressional Center invites applications for grants to fund research on congressional leadership and the U.S. Congress." Deadline is February 1, 2010. Read more...

December 23, 2009

Research U.S. government archives - without leaving Yale

Yale Library owns or has access to a wealth of U.S. federal government archival material, including microfilm sets of materials from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). These resources may save you the time and effort of making a trip to NARA or to a presidential library.

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