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Metropolitian Governance (POL 30450)

This page is designed to give a general introduction to some of the resources available to you. As you begin to focus on your own research topic, please feel free to set up an appointment with me for research assistance specific to your needs.

KSU-provided tools for locating articles on specific cities and issues

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America's Newspapers
Full text of 5 Ohio newspapers: The Blade (Toledo), 1996 - present; Cincinnati Post, 1990- 2007; Columbus Dispatch, 1985 - present; Dayton Daily News, 1990 - present; Plain Dealer (Cleveland), 1991 - present. Also includes 27 popular and news magazines.

LexisNexis Academic
Contains the full-text of newspapers for the past 20 years, federal and state case law and legislative materials, law reviews, company news and financial information, medical and health information, general information sources and much more. Updates and coverage vary by section.

Masterfile Premier
Provides full text for over 1,900 periodicals, mainly popular magazine titles, covering nearly all subjects including general reference, business, health, and much more.
List of journals included.

Newspaper Source
Provides selected full text for over 180 regional U.S. newspapers, international newspapers, newswires, newspaper columns and other sources as well as indexing and abstracts for national newspapers. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, FOX News, NPR, etc. This database is updated daily.
List of journals included.

Regional Business News
A full text database that incorporates 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.
List of journals included.

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Academic Search Complete
Indexes numerous titles in political science and related fields. Many of the articles are available full-text.

LexisNexis State Capital
Provides access to state government information, including legislative information (status of bills, full text of bills, legislative calendars), state statutes, full text of state regulations, information about state legislators and their staffs, and news sources for information on state issues for all 50 states.

Ohio Capitol Connection (1989 - Current)
Ohio Capitol Connection provides information about current and past legislation of the Ohio General Assembly. Updated daily, it has the complete status and full text of bills introduced in the Ohio General Assembly. This database includes rosters of House and Senate members searchable by name or location, and addresses and biographies of the General Assembly members. While the database focuses on Ohio, information about the Federal government is also available.

Readers' Guide Full Text (1890 - Current)
Reader's Guide covers general-interest periodicals published in the United States. Full text is provided for 215 magazines back to 1994; indexing or abstracts available for 360 magazines back to 1890.

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Locating City Websites

To find appropriate resources, keep in mind these search tips: if you are searching for a phrase, such as political economy, put it in quotes, i.e., "political economy". If you are looking for scholarly materials, either use the Google Scholar subset of Google OR use one or more of the many research databases Kent State provides for you.

Compiled by the Library of Congress.

A directory of official state, county and city government websites in Ohio.

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