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- American FactFinder (U.S. Census Bureau)
A searchable database for population, housing, economic, and geographic data
- American President: An Online Reference Resource
A comprehensive collection of material about the Presidents of the United States and the history of the presidency. This web site features essays about the President's life before, during, and after each presidential term. It additionally provides information about the First Lady and cabinet officials of each administration. A collection of essays on the President at Work delves into the function, responsibilities, and organization of the modern presidency and traces the history and evolution of presidential duties.
- Bureau of Justice Statistics
Compilation of various stats coming out of the Dept. of Justice: Crime & Victims; Law Enforcement; Prosecution; Criminal Offenders, etc.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics
Includes information on unemployment, earnings, productivity, consumer prices, work stopages, employee benefits, and occupational injuries.
- Bureau of Transportation Statistics
The statistics gathering arm of the federal Department of Transportion. Stated mission:"to lead in developing transportation data and information of high quality, and to advance their effective use in both public and private transportation decisionmaking."
C-SPAN is a non-profit public service of the cable television industry, providing live, gavel to gavel coverage of the U.S. House & U.S. Senate, public policy events, history and book programming. Streaming video, archived as well as live.
- Code of Federal Regulations
The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is a codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the Executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government.
Very Cool! You can enter your zip code and find out who your elected officials are at the Federal, State, and Local level as well as biographical information about them and some of their key votes.
- Constitution of the United States
Analysis and interpretation, annotations of cases decided by the Supreme Court of the United States prepared by the Congressional Research Service Library of Congress.
Data.gov increases the ability of the public to easily find, download, and use datasets that are generated and held by the Federal Government. Data.gov provides descriptions of the Federal datasets (metadata), information about how to access the datasets, and tools that leverage government datasets. The data catalogs will continue to grow as datasets are added. Federal, Executive Branch data are included in the first version of Data.gov.
- Embassy.org: The Electronic Embassy
Find here the websites for foreign embassies in Washington D.C..
Provides access to statistics collected from more than 100 agencies in the U.S. Federal Government
- FindLaw: Constitutional Law Center
A wealth of information about constitutional law--explanations, analysis, newsletters, justice bios, court history, orders and rules, court docket. Sign up for e-mail delivery of decision summaries as they are handed down.
- First Amendment Center
Features comprehensive research coverage of key First Amendment issues and topics, daily First Amendment news, a unique First Amendment Library and guest analyses by respected legal specialists.
Grants.gov allows organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making agencies. Grants.gov is THE single access point for over 900 grant programs offered by the 26 Federal grant-making agencies.
- Internal Revenue Service
Federal tax forms are available from this site.
- Library of Congress
- LLRX.com Web Guide to U.S. Supreme Court Research
"This Web Guide attempts to overcome the shortcomings of general web searching by providing a selection of annotated links to the most reliable, substantive sites for U.S. Supreme Court research. The sites mentioned here focus predominantly on information
- National Archives and Records Administration
...to ensure ready access to essential evidence . . .that documents the rights of American citizens, the actions of federal officials, and the national experience...
Nationalatlas.gov™ is the new National Atlas of the United States® produced by the US Geological Services in concert with more than 20 federal agencies. Like its predecessor, this new atlas provides a comprehensive, maplike view into the enormous wealth of geospatial and geostatistical data collected for the United States. It is designed to enhance and extend our geographic knowledge and understanding and to foster national self-awareness.
- NCJRS: National Criminal Justice Reference Center
The National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts Database contains summaries of more than 170,000 criminal justice publications. To search the NCJRS collection of 7,000+ full-text publications, go to the NCJRS Virtual Library. Federal sponsors in
- Office of Management and Budget
Find data and background info on the United States government budget.
- Our Documents: 100 Milestone Documents
Explore 100 milestone documents of American history. These documents reflect our diversity and our unity, our past and our future, and mostly our commitment as a nation to continue to strive to "form a more perfect union." A cooperative effort among National History Day, The National Archives and Records Administration, and USA Freedom Corps.
Science.gov is a gateway to authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. Government agencies, including research and development results.
The U.S. government’s official search engine with about 50 million pages from federal, state, local, territorial and tribal websites.
This Web site, staffed entirely by professional journalists, was originally envisioned primarily as a resource for newsmen and newswomen who cover state government.But our readership has grown far beyond our original target audience and now includes thousands of state officials, students of state government and ordinary citizens who want to keep track of what's going on in their state capitol and in other states throughout the country.
- Statistical Abstract of the U.S.
Collects social and economic statitistics on the U.S. as well as selected international data.
- Supreme Court Decisions
Search and view Full Text of Supreme Court decisions issued between 1937 and 1975.
- Thomas--U.S. Congress on the Internet
Find here the answer to your questions about all things legislative in the Federal Government. Plus find links to your state and local legislature.
- U.S. Census Bureau
Social, demographic, population, economic, and geographic census data. Try here first!
- U.S. Department of Education
- U.S. Government Printing Office
Focal point for printing, binding, and information dissemination for the entire Federal community.
Information portal for the United States Federal Government is intended to be your first resource to find any government information on the Internet, with topics ranging from business and economy to money and benefits to science and technology.
- White House
- WhiteHouse Tapes.org
Between 1940 and 1973, six American presidents from both political parties secretly recorded just under 5,000 hours of conversations. This site is designed as a service to the research community by making freely available all of the presidential recordings.
- World FactBook
Published by the CIA. Access to maps of countries along with brief information about geography, population and demographics, government, economy, communications infrastructure, transportation systems, military strength, and transnational issues (such as