Use these resources for your Congressional Representative letters.
House of Representatives
Use this website to find our who your rep is. There will usually be links to his or her website, which should yield valuable information concerning issue stances.
This website allows you to search the Congressional Record. CR is the written transcript of what was said and done every day in Congress. So if your rep made a search, introduced a piece of legislation, reported a bill out of committee, etc., you will find reference to it in Thomas.
ACE can help you build your case for or against an issue. The reference collection has some wonderful resources on women's issues, spending statistics, government info, etc. You can limit your search to just the reference collection by selecting that under Quick Limits.
Contemporary Womens Issues
CWI is a multidisciplinary, full-text database that brings together relevant content from mainstream periodicals, "gray" literature, and the alternative press -- with a focus on the critical issues and events that influence women's lives in more than 190 countries. CWI includes English-language titles from East and West Africa, Asia, and South and Central America, the Caribbean, North America and Europe.
Academic Search Premier
The world's most comprehensive academic index and full text database provides full text for over 3,834 journals (2,926 peer-reviewed) covering the social sciences, humanities, general science, multi-cultural studies, education, and much more, plus indexing for an additional 4,450 journals.
America: History & Life
America: History and Life is a complete bibliographic reference to the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Published since 1964, the database comprises almost 400,000 bibliographic entries, providing an incomparable research tool for students and researchers of US and Canadian history. Links to full text articles in Project Muse and JSTOR are included.
On The Issues
The mission is to provide non-partisan information for voters in the Presidential election, so that votes can be based on issues rather than on personalities and popularity. They get their information daily from newspapers, speeches, press releases, and the Internet.
Other databases you might want to consider are:
The Evansville Courier and Press' has partial full text available online through Westlaw. Please see Meg for help using this resource.