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  • Council of State Governments
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    The Council of State Governments (CSG) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that provides quality research support "to help state officials shape public policy." Its research areas include governmental operations, state and federal legislation and regulations, and policies issues at the state and national levels. Of most use is the Knowledge Center section, especially the subsections titled Policy Area, which contains reports on numerous topics (e.g., education, elections, public safety), and Data Center, which links to polling numbers, an unemployment tracker, and a database where one can compare how states perform in certain categories.
  • Technical Report Archive and Image Library (TRAIL)
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    TRAIL-Technical Report Archive and Image Library: a collaborative project to digitize, archive, and provide persistent and unrestricted access to federal technical reports issued prior to 1975.
  • Transportation Libraries group catalog (TLCat)
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    OCLC catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide.
  • TRB Research in Progress (RIP) Database
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    The Transportation Research Board's Research in Progress (RiP) website contains the Research In Progress (RiP) Database and a data-entry system to allow users in State Departments of Transportation, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and University Transportation Centers to add, modify and delete information on their current research projects. The RiP database now contains over 12100 current or recently completed transportation research projects. Most of the RiP records are projects funded by Federal and State Departments of Transportation. University transportation research is also included. The RiP Database now serves as a clearinghouse of University Transportation Centers ongoing research.
  • Urban Studies Abstracts
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    The database contains 40,000 records gathered from legislative groups, research institutions, public research agencies, universities, and scholars from around the world covering essential areas related to urban studies, including urban affairs, community development, urban history, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. Coverage is from 1973 to the present.
  • UrbanRail.Net
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    This site is a resource that has grown over the course of 15 years froma site focusing on the metro system in Barcelona to a site called“metroPlanet” to its current incarnation with an international scope andconvenient, easy-to-use maps of urban railway systems in the world’slargest cities on 6 continents. Users will mainly appreciateUrbanRail.Net for its quick, simple maps, but the site put together by aBerlin public transportation enthusiast and historian also featurespractical information such as transit pricing, links, and timelines oftransportation history for each rail service or line.
  • USC Digital Library
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    The USC Digital Library (USCDL) is the digital repository for original research materials which have been selected for archiving by the Libraries. Content made available by the USCDL facilitates new and creative opportunities for scholarship and teaching by providing enhanced access to materials which feature and highlight the Libraries' holdings or from non-Library held collections identified in collaboration with members of the USC academic community. Accordingly, the USCDL provides a wealth of primary and original source material in a variety of formats. These may include, but are not limited to USC theses and dissertations; photographs; rare books, or portions thereof; manuscripts; source documents; sound recordings; moving images; data sets; 'born digital' documents; and digital representations of physical objects. USCDL content can be licensed or sub-licensed to parties outside of USC.