to Archival Databases -- online access to electronic records
from more than 30 archival series of electronic records, which include
over 350 data files totaling well over 50 million unique records. The
series selected for AAD identify specific persons, geographic areas,
organizations, or dates. Some of these series serve as indexes to
accessioned archival records in non-electronic formats. The AAD system
does not, however, support quantitative or statistical analysis of
Legislation in the U.S. Senate -- This list arranges active
bills by subject and provides bill numbers to facilitate your research
in THOMAS. Updated weekly while the Senate is in session.
Fact Finder -- create your own custom data sets from census
bureau data. A fabulous site!! (Click on 'data sets' on left menu bar)
Ask the White House
-- the contact web page for the White House.
Bureau of the
Public Debt -- talks about the debt and how deficits in
government work, plus more...
Catalog of U.S. Government
Publications -- a more friendly interface, many full text.
of Federal Regulations, searchable
of the US: Analysis and Interpretation: Annotations of Cases Decided
by the Supreme Court of the United States
Directory -- contains members of Congress, Biographies,
Office Listings, and District Descriptions arranged by state. Scroll
Congresspedia -- "designed to be a place where you can get a
closer look at representatives in Congress and a better understanding of
the environment in which they work. Because this site is a
wiki, itís open for anyone to edit or add new information, so you
can share what you know with everyone else. To help insure fairness and
accuracy, Congresspedia is overseen by a paid editor."
Portals -- "gateways that bring together federal
information and services from multiple agencies about a particular
topic or for a particular customer group,"
U.S. House Floor Proceedings - updated daily while in session,
with hyperlinked Bill numbers which show status and full-text.
of State Electronic Reading Room--texts of most frequently
released documents with links to other government department's reading
Telecommunications Act Page: text of legislation; also will
include regulations, analysis, challenges, etc.
Budget-- Line by line, how our tax dollars are spent. See the most
current pending and ones going back to 1997 are available. Searchable.
for an understanding of the Budget and it's process, quick facts and
public opinion polls.
Courts: An Overview -- from Cornell Law School
Gateway -- links
to every federal agency, as well as a reference center.
financial data here!
Register --not fun, not
exciting, but it is really useful.
Resources Organized by Topic -- publications for sale
-- "OMB Watch exists to increase government transparency and
accountability; to ensure sound, equitable regulatory and budgetary
processes and policies; and to protect and promote active citizen
participation in our democracy." Great data!
search engine that searches ONLY in government databases. Outstanding
for tracing legislation, court decisions and regulations.
Topic Guide--a user friendly index guides you to frequent
Free Government Public
Record Sites -- "locate resources for civil records, criminal
records, driving records, federal court documents and more."
Benefits -- the official (.gov) government benefits
website that for free helps you find government benefits you may be
eligible to receive.
Government Information Online - Ask a
Librarian -- Sometimes the answers you need are only available
government publications, so if you don't have a government documents
librarian right at hand, you can use this "free national online
information service supported by nearly thirty public, academic, and
state libraries throughout the United States. Participating librarians
specialize in finding government information sources of all kinds, and
will try to answer your questions through chat or email."
Information XChange--a site designed for the exchange of
information between federal, state and local government about common
Technology--this monthly magazine keeps you up to date on how
federal, state and local government agencies are using technology to
Search--one of several good tools for searching Federal
Register, court decisions, US Code, legislation.
Tax Law: An Overview
allows you to either search with LawFinder or go into
specific bodies of law to search--federal case law, supreme court, etc. It includes
Court TV live video and Supreme Court Audio as well.
Budget Simulator: you too can try to balance the federal
Archive-- Includes exhibits, National Audiovisual Information
Locator (which searches NARA's huge collection of stills, motion
pictures, videos, audio recordings), and the government information
locator, and individual files like the JFK assassination
of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives -- obtain copies
of House documents, including public disclosure forms and find
historical information about the House of Representatives and
information about its Members and Committees
-- improving communication from the Federal Government to the Public.
How to unlock the language of Government!
Libraries -- links to all the current Presidential libraries.
- Recovery.gov -- the transparent progress of the Stimulus Bill of
Feb, 17 2009. Searchable database of how and where our money is being
spent. It includes the full-text of the Act.
Regulations.gov -- this is an excellent site to find out what
proposed and finalized regulations are in the depts. of the US. It
allows a citizen or corporation or organization to submit comments on
proposed regulations as well. Very interesting reading and good evidence
U.S. Treaties and Agreements -- provides information on how to
find U.S. Treaties and Agreements and includes links to full-text
treaties on the Internet.
Congressional Research Service Reports -several
hundred authoritative reports and backgrounders on public issues
U.S. Senate Virtual Reference Desk -- general information on
the Senate, the legislative branch and process, & on the
federal government, by alpha subject.
Security: Understanding the Issue -- The Understanding the
Issue section lays out the facts and policy alternatives, while the
Public Opinion section offers a detailed profile of public thinking
about the issue.
Court -- official web site of the U.S. Supreme Court. Includes
court calendar, opinions, docket information, court rules, etc.
Tax Policy Center -- news and reports and more...
U.S. Congress on the Internet--including current bills,
committee reports, hearings schedule, public laws, roll call votes,
and historical documents, including historical congressional debates
of Michigan Government Documents Center
Code of Federal Regulations
Government Documents Repository --major
government data collections, law, and handbooks, arranged by broad
subject area. Incredibly useful.
Government Information -- an excellent site from the
University of Virginia's prestigious Law School.
Government Manual--your guide to every agency of the US
government, why it exists, what it does, and where it can be found.
Keyword searchable. View or download in pdf format.
Legislative Statistics, 1983-2002 -- a twenty year comparison
of Legislative activity. in .pdf format.
Presidential Election Maps, 1860-1996 -- includes both popular
vote and electoral vote maps
Public Laws Index-- allows you to do a key word search for the
laws, find the Public Law number, then find out full name of act, date
passed, and page number in statutes book.
The White House -- any current President's treasure trove of