Government Information Online: Ask a Librarian
Ask government information librarians who are experts at finding information from government agencies of all levels (local, state, regional, national international) on almost any subject. GIO is a free online information service supported by nearly twenty public, state and academic libraries throughout the United States.
American Presidency Project
An impressive website housing online versions of executive orders, inaugural and state of the union addresses, and a searchable archive of the Public Papers. Coverage is strongest for more recent presidents.
Public Papers of the Presidents
Search or browse official versions of presidential speeches and writings since 1991.
Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents
Search or browse presidential statements, messages, and remarks since 1993.
The official White House website, containing transcripts of speeches, press releases, issue papers, and other documents expressing the president's perspective.
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Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
Biographical information about every current
and former member of Congress.
A comprehensive source of past and present U.S. legislative information. The site offers bill summaries, bill texts and vote tallies. It will eventually replace THOMAS, Congress's current legislative database.
Identify and contact elected leaders in Congress, the White House, and state legislatures; post letters online to elected officials; have your representative's votes sent to you weekly via e-mail; and more. Please note: This is not the official site for the U.S. Congress. For the official legislative database, please see THOMAS.gov and Congress.gov.
Pictorial directory of the members of the current US Congress.
Search and retrieve legislation from 1989 through the present, search or browse the Congressional Record (the official transcript of the House and Senate) back to 1989, and read selected House and Senate committee reports. The bills and resolutions section includes detailed information on every bill, including sponsors, committee activity, floor votes, and the full text of the bill itself.
THOMAS.gov will eventually be replaced by Congress.gov, the current legislative database.
Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1875
Compiled by the Library of Congress, this browsable and searchable archive includes the Journals of the Continental Congress, the House and Senate Journals, Bills and Resolutions, and the American State Papers.
US House of Representatives Educational Resources
Includes an explanation of how laws are made and links to important historical documents such as the Constitution and Federalist Papers.
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Supreme Court of the US
Search for text of recent opinions and orders of the Supreme Court, and general information about the court.
Supreme Court Historical Society
Offers a detailed historical overview of the court, an explanation of how it works, and a handy resource guide for researching it.
Supreme Court Collection (Cornell Law School)
Cornell Law School's archive of decisions from 1990 through the present. Search by keyword or browse by topic.
FedWorld Supreme Court Decision Archive
An archive sponsored by the US Dept. of Commerce, covering decisions between 1937 and 1975.
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NH Administrative Services
Provides access to agencies and personnel working for the State of NH. Within this page you can search by Department, search for a state employee, browse a current Topical listing, or view a Departmental listing.
NH Data Center Library
Collection of data about NH drawn from the Census Bureau and various NH agencies.
NH General Court (Legislature)
The official homepage of the NH state legislature. It includes tools for searching legislation, browsing or searching state laws (the Revised Statutes Online), and checking out recent activity in the NH House and Senate.
NH Judicial Branch
Read recent opinions and orders from the various levels of the court system in NH.
NH State and Local Government Links (Piper Resources)
Quick links to NH agencies, departments and
NH State Government
NH State Government official website. Provides news, business and government information, laws, rules and more...
NH Tax Forms
Printable NH tax forms from the NH Department of Revenue Administration.
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American Law Sources On-Line
Provides state-by-state access to recent court decisions, legislative bills, laws and statutes, and other law-related resources.
National Association of Counties
This organization's website contains several useful resources, including papers and bulletins on important issues and a database of statistical information at the county level.
National Conference of State Legislatures
Provides access to bills, statutes, constitutions, and other documents for every state. Contains an issues page for fact sheets and reports organized by
State and Local Government on the Net
A metalink site to state and local online resources for the states, including individual government agencies and legislatures.
State Tax Forms
Printable state tax forms from the Federation of Tax Administrators.
State Constitutions, Statutes and Legislative Information (Cornell)
Links to important legislative and regulatory documents for every state.
StateList (University of Illinois)
This site maintains links to online publication catalogs for many states, allowing you to search for state documents on particular issues.
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A current and comprehensive source of socio-demographic, cultural, historical, economic, political, environmental and corporate information, along with news, analysis, maps, data and statistics on all of the 192 countries of the world.
Background Notes (State Department)
Up-to-date summary information on the world's countries.
Country Studies (Library of Congress)
Detailed overviews of countries, covering their history, economy, geography, political system, and society.
Foreign Governments (Northwestern)
Links to official foreign government websites, including the pages of important agencies and offices.
Portals to the World (Library of Congress)
A handpicked selection of websites, organized by topic within each country of the world.
The international organization's official website, containing publications, key documents from the Security Council and General Assembly, and issue pages. (Visit www.unsystem.org to find websites of organizations under the UN umbrella, such as the ILO, UNESCO, UNICEF, and WTO.)
The World Factbook (CIA)
An authoritative reference handbook on individual countries, with extensive summary information, basic statistics, and maps.
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Created by the Dept. of Commerce, this website offers links to governmental scientific publications, historical Supreme Court decisions, and archived IRS forms and publications.
Frequently Used Sites Related to the US Government
A thorough collection of links to government-related websites and online publications, organized by numerous topics that include hot-button issues like global warming and terrorism.
Google U.S. Government Search
A Google-powered engine that limits the search to U.S. federal, state, and local government websites.
A well-organized information portal with links to the best governmental information by topic. Includes federal and state links.
Free electronic access to a wealth of important information products produced by the Federal Government. You can use the Federal Resources by Topic page to start finding government publications on specific issues.
United States Government Manual
Search or browse the official handbook of the Federal Government, providing information about the agencies of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches. Also includes information on quasi-official agencies, international organizations in which the United States participates, and boards, commissions, and committees
Home page of the US Government's Official Web Portal for all government transactions, services, and information. Contains:
- federal, state, local and tribal information
- A-Z agency list and agency contact information
- a reference center
.... and more. Browse by topic or search by keyword.
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Countries and Regions (World Bank)
Select a country or region, then click on Data and Research to gain access to statistics on health, education, poverty, and other factors.
The federal government's official portal to government-produced statistics. Use the Topic Links to find the best reports and statistics by subject, the Agency tools to find the relevant government agencies for your subject, or try the Search engine.
InfoNation (United Nations)
A simple tool for obtaining basic statistical information on countries, and performing side-by-side graphical comparisons.
OFFSTATS (Official Statistics on the Web)
An easy-to-use database of up-to-date statistics organized by country, from the University of Auckland Library (New Zealand).
Regional Indicators (University of New Hampshire)
Compare population and demographic factors across regions of the
country instead of state-by-state. This sitet uses data
from the Census Bureau and the Bureau of Economic
Statistical Abstract of the United States
The online edition of the annual Census publication that contains statistics on nearly every topic imaginable, as produced by various government agencies.
US Census Bureau
Demographics, housing, poverty, and economic statistics. You can use the American FactFinder to view or generate tables based on the most recent Census.
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Offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to
the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest
titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable
agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides
indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access
full text for more than 4,700 records.
Contains full text for over 60,000 articles from 399 diverse sources including
international and regional newspapers, EBSCO's unparalleled collection of
periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets,
and government information.
The home page for the American Memory Historical Collections from the Library of Congress. American Memory provides free access to historical images, maps,
sound recordings, manuscripts, motion pictures and more.
U.S. Copyright Office forms available for downloading to your computer.
Websites and publications of defunct U.S. government agencies and commissions, preserved here for posterity.
Government Resources for Seniors Workshop Notes
This is an online version of the handout for the Government Resources for Seniors training workshop.
GPO Catalog of Government Publications
Search the online CGP to find citation information on all government publications issued since the 1970s.
Immigration forms, naturalization test, e-filing, laws, services and more...
Internal Revenue Service
Printable federal tax forms and instructions, filing information, and more. You can also order forms here..
Library of Congress
The US national library's website, including links to Thomas, the American Memory Project, webcasts and more...
The government organization responsible for preserving important US documents and records. Their website includes scanned versions of "America's Historical Documents", archive searching tools, and links to many online document collections.
Uncle Sam (University of Memphis)
A guide to citing government publications.
US Government Online Bookstore (GPO)
Purchase government publications that are in-print directly from the Government Printing Office.
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