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The Furman University Libraries are offering a selection of database trials through February 9. To discover and access trial databases, visit the library’s guide for Electronic Resources Trials.

Reports of U.S. Presidential Commissions and Other Advisory Bodies is a listing of publications created by presidential advisory bodies, and will be useful to researchers interested in U.S. history, political science, and law. Presidents have created advisory groups (also called committees, commissions, boards, blue ribbon panels, or task forces) to advise them on particular problems or issues such Pearl Harbor, civil rights, the status of women, the assassination of JFK, the 1967 riots, Iran Contra, HIV/AIDS, the Challenger Space Shuttle accident, and 9/11. The bibliographic listings of more than 6,000 reports and other documents from the administrations of Andrew Jackson to Barack Obama are indexed by commission/advisory body name, report title, report subject and presidential administration. Links to the full text of the reports are provided whenever possible.  This trial will be available through Friday, February 9, 2018.

PolicyMap is a U.S. national data and mapping tool and analytics platform with multidisciplinary applications for research related to social sciences, urban studies, real estate and housing analysis, community and economic development, public administration, public health, policy and political science, education, business, economics, statistics, and geography. Users can leverage thousands of U.S. data indicators to perform demographic and socioeconomic analysis, from a neighborhood census block group in many cases, up to a national level, as well as create custom regions, for their research and studies. This trial will be available through Friday, February 9, 2018.

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