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GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS * GENERAL GOVERNMENT RESOURCES * LOCAL GOVERNMENT * REGIONAL & STATE GOVERNMENT * FEDERAL GOVERNMENT * INTERNATIONAL
ARC (replaces the NARA Archival Information Locator) online catalog of the holdings of the National Archives & Records Administration (NARA) in the Washington, DC area, Regional Archives, and Presidential Libraries. Includes digitized historical photographs, drawings, maps, charts, and textual documents; many viewable online.
Black Book Online - - Public Records including criminal/prison, business/corporate, aviation and vessels, etc. Has some unusual searches too, such as a birthday lookup (search by last name, plus partial first name and partial zipcode)
BRB Publications - List of sites with Free Internet Access to Government Public Records. They have a monthly newsletter. Their PublicRecordSources.com - Lists vendors by state and type of info needed.
Congressional Record (GPO) - the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. 1995 to the present.
Federal Depository Library Gateways (GPO Gate):
, Congressional Directory, U.S. Budget, calendars, & hot issues, such as the Privacy Issue and Campaign Reform. Individual resources are also listed below.
FEDERAL REGISTER: - Updated 6 am EST, each day of publication. Contains the official publication for Presidential Documents and Executive Orders as well as Notices, Rules and Proposed Rules from Federal Agencies and Organizations. Access through a Federal Depository Library (above)
Federal Register (GPO) - the official publication for Presidential Documents and Executive Orders as well as Notices, Rules and Proposed Rules from Federal Agencies and Organizations
FedWorld Information Network (U.S. Dept. of Commerce) browse or search for federal information
Government Documents in the News (University of Michigan) archived 1995 to the present; links to federal, international, foreign and state government sites and documents; government documents librarianship
Legislative Sourcebook - Index to Available Documents and Resources (Law Librarians' Society of Washington, D.C.)
LLRX.com -- ResearchRoundUp, Federal, State and Commercial Bill Tracking Resources - Updated, November 15, 2001 - overview of resources available for bill tracking (federal, state and commercial resources)
The National Security Archive - The National Security Archive is an independent non-governmental research institute and library located at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The Archive collects and publishes declassified documents acquired through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Public Data Center - Online Public Records Databases, Free Access - links to various free sources.
PublicRecordSources.com - available court records; corporate records, UCC filings, trademark registrations, tax assessor records, bankruptcy files. Search vendors by type of record/location needed; Public Record Retriever Network (PRRN) and, coming soon, Demo Site for the Public Record Research System (PRRS)
Public Records Online - an information portal to official state websites, and those Tax Assessors' and Recorders' offices that have developed websites for the retrieval of available public records over the internet.
Public Records USA - (Investigative Resources International) Links to lots of public records and publicly available information on the web. Not all are free.
Search Systems - - Claims to be the "largest free public records database collection." Search by keyword or browse by state, Canadian provinces, or country. You can track things like farm subsidy recipients, child support payments, corporate records, automobile lemon records, campaign contributions, physician discipline records, etc.
U.S. Federal Government often used reference materials (Columbia Univ)
Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress 1774 - present
Congress.Org -- Your Link to Congress - Congressional Directory, vote scorecard, committee information, roll call votes ...
Current Research Information System (CRIS) (USDA) - Fairly technical, but possibly useful for experts
Cybercemetery - The University of North Texas Libraries and the U.S. Government Printing Office, as part of the Federal Depository Library Program, created a partnership to provide permanent public access to the electronic Web sites and publications of defunct U.S. government agencies and commissions.
EBITV.COM - live video coverage of the U.S. Executive Branch, Congress and other government bodies (RealPlayer)
FAS Project on Government Secrecy - Federation of American Scientists, which maintains a Project on Government Secrecy. FOIA documents, Secrecy and Security News.
FedBuzz - daily news from the federal government.
Federal Agencies and Commissions (White House Web)
Federal Agency Directory (LSU) long list with agency segments
Federal Government Information Pointers - (Maggie Parhamovich Farrell & Blake Gumprecht)
The Federal Web Locator (The Center for Information Law and Policy)
FirstGov.gov - Official website for searching the U.S. Government.
Google Search: <Unclesam> - A Google "Topic-Specific" search tool which looks for matches only on United States federal, state, and local government maintained Web pages.
GovEngine.com - Federal, State & Local Government and Court Resources - This well-organized, browsable directory, maintained by a Florida nonprofit, consolidates links to official federal, state, and local government information sites for the United States, Guam, American Samoa, Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Browse by type of government--federal, state, or local--or by state. The local government section includes links to official county and city Web sites.
Governments on the WWW: Table of Contents - international orientation, with groupings by subject (eg. broadcasting, political parties ...)
GPO Gate - see Federal Depository Library Gateways (GPO Gate) above
GUIDE TO LAW ONLINE: U.S. States and Associated Jurisdictions (Law Library of Congress) - legal links and general resources on every state and territory belonging to the US, including the constitution and historical documents of each state; the Governor, Attorney General, and Election Commission of each state; judiciary opinions of each state's Supreme Court and Court of Appeals; and the code of laws, acts, and bills of each state. Links to each state's official Web site, state libraries, local governments, and public schools.
House Policy Committee - Major Issues as presented by the House Republican Conference
Senate Republican Policy Committee Permanent Public Access to Electronic Government Information - State-by-State Report
Tax and Accounting Sites Directory - (Dennis Schmidt) - federal and state tax information and forms, as well as lists of federal tax revenue rulings from 1954 to the present.
munisource Information - municipalities worldwide
National Association of Secretaries of State - links to state business and corporations divisions, which may include corporate filings, UCC financiNg statements, trademarks, professional licensing applications, and other legally required special filings.
State and Local Government on the Net (Piper) - includes individual states, multi-state organizations, U.S. territories and tribal governments
stateline.org: your source for news on state policy innovations (site is operated by the Pew Center on the States, a research organization administered by the University of Richmond, and funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts) - Issue specific and state news and background information, statistics and links; identifies the gov's press secretary, glossary, various tables of data, ... register for extra journalistic expert assistance
StateSearch - Sponsored by NASIRE (National Assn of State Information Resource Executives) - has a topical clearinghouse to state government information on the Internet
StatesNews, Your Source for Daily State and CSG News - Daily news from the Council of State Governments. Also includes special topic guides on Health Literacy, Election 2002, policy issues, and an Internet Privacy Clearing House.
Tax Rates & Structures - Federation of Tax Administrators (FTA): Tax Rate Tables for the U.S. states.
theSTC - State Sales Tax Rates - search for sales tax by zip code, city, and county.
Aviation Safety Reporting System - voluntarily submitted aviation safety incident reports; program established by the FAA's Office of the Assistant Administrator for System Safety, and administered by NASA
Bureau of Economic Analysis - Data and Methodology - pdf format; summaries and fee-based data from STAT-USA
Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS) - (U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security) (formerly the Immigration and Naturalization Service) Searchable site offers information about the agency's services, downloadable forms, laws and regulations, reports and studies, immigration history, genealogy research tools, a glossary, and other resources.
No Child Left Behind (U.S. Department of Education) - official government Web site provides information about the No Child Left Behind Act, including an overview of the legislation, FAQs, statistics, progress updates, news releases, and resources for parents. Searchable.
CDI ONLINE (CDI is an independent, non-profit, research organization monitoring military affairs throughout the world.) - Arms trade database, facts&figures, military spending clock
Centers for Disease Control National Center for Health Statistics - publications, health information, travelers' health, health statistics
CODE, UNITED STATES: see entry in the Laws section of the Legal Page
Consumer Product Safety Commission - recalls, news, statistics, Products Under the Jurisdication of Other Federal Agencies
Embassies (U.S.): Foreign Service Posts, Key Officers of - US Embassies in foreign countries
Federal Domestic Assistance, Catalog of - a government-wide compendium of Federal programs, projects, services, and activities which provide assistance or benefits to the American public. It contains financial and nonfinancial assistance programs administered by departments and establishments of the Federal government. Searchable only.
Fish and Wildlife Service - Data files can be downloaded. Not searchable.
Homeland Security Actions - The Office of Homeland Security
Homeland Security (GovExec.com) - news, special reports, and resources on the status of the massive overhaul of U.S. homeland security agencies, establishing a Cabinet-level Department of Homeland Security and incorporating the existing agencies and offices of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Coast Guard, Transportation Security Administration, Customs Service, Immigration and Naturalization Service (including the Border Patrol), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, and Secret Service. See organization chart and agencies absorbed.
Diversity Visa Program - U.S. Government Immigration Center Green Card Lottery. (Popularly called the Immigration Lottery)
National Partnership for Reinventing Government Reports (formerly the National Performance Review)
The National Security Agency - includes, Public Information Release Programs (Press Releases, public speeches and briefings given by our senior leaders, Freedom of Information Act releases, and declassified documents), INFOSEC information systems security
National Transportation Safety Board - Office of System Safety - search NTSB files (1983-present) - data collected during investigations; Databases - Search by report #, location, date, make/model
Nuclear Regulatory Commission - with its RuleNet public forum
Office of Technology Assessment (1974-1995) - files available via Princeton
Securities & Exchange Commission filings - EDGAR database
STAFF: U.S. Government Policy & Supporting Positions - aka the Plum Book; chart lists govt branch, office, location, title, person's name, pay plan, type of appointment, level, grade, tenure and expiration of over 9,000 fed'l civil service leadership positions.
TRAC IRS - Internal Revenue Service enforcement
UNITED STATES CODE: see entry in the Laws section of the Legal Page
United States Geological Survey (USGS) - Earthquake Info
U.S. Federal Government Agencies Database (Duke Univ) - The selection of agencies for inclusion roughly follows those listed in The United States Governments Manual
United States Government Policy & Supporting Positions - aka the Plum Book; chart lists govt branch, office, location, title, person's name, pay plan, type of appointment, level, grade, tenure and expiration of over 9,000 fed'l civil service leadership positions.
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