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American FactFinder
Statistics from the U.S. Census including the Decennial Census, American Community Survey, Population Estimates Program, Economic Census, and Annual Economic Surveys.  
Tags: Statistics
Categories: Topical Indexes and Guides
Attorney General Opinions (HeinOnline)
This library contains in PDF documents from the Attorney General's National Committee to Study the Antitrust Laws (1955) -- Attorney General. Annual Report. U.S. Department of Justice (1870-2005) -- Digest of the Published Opinions of the Attorneys-General, & of the Leading Decisions of the Federal Courts, with Reference to International Law, Treaties and Kindred Subjects (1877) -- Official Opinions of the Attorneys General of the United States (1791-1982) -- Opinions of the Office of Legal Counsel of the United States Department of Justice (1977-1996).
NOTE: Off-campus access limited to law school community.
Categories: Executive Branch
Ben's Guide to U.S. Government
A children's guide to the U.S. government.  
BrowseTopics.gov
Created in a partnership between Oklahoma State University and the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), this website provides lists of federal websites compiled by professional librarians. Each topic contains a list of websites with detailed descriptions.  
Categories: Topical Indexes and Guides
Bureau of Justice Statistics
The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) publishes information "on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government." Publications may be searched, browsed using the BJS alphabetical index, or browsed by topic or product type. The BJS website also provides data analysis tools for a variety of topics and datasets, including an Arrest Data Analysis Tool, Crime trends from the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports, and a Prisoner Recidivism Analysis Tool.  
Tags: Statistics
Categories: Executive Branch
Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) measures labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy, collecting, analyzing, and disseminating essential economic information to support public and private decision-making. Browse BLS publications by publication type or explore the BLS Databases, Tables & Calculators by subject, such as data and tools in the categories of Unemployment, Pay and Benefits, Workplace Injuries, etc., and calulators such as the CPI Inflation Calculator.  
Tags: Statistics
Categories: Executive Branch
Canada Supreme Court Reports (HeinOnline)
Provides access to Canada Supreme Court Reports. Browse by volume or by using HeinOnline's Citation Navigator.
NOTE: Off-campus access limited to law school community.
Categories: Foreign Governments
Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP)
The CGP is the finding tool for federal publications that includes descriptive records for historical and current publications and provides direct links to those that are available online. Users can search by authoring agency, title, subject, and general key word, or click on "Advanced Search" for more options.  
Categories: Topical Indexes and Guides, Starting Points
Citation Guides for Government Information
University of Michigan-produced guides to citing government documents in various formats; online sources to cite government publications regardless of format.  
Categories: Topical Indexes and Guides
Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
Formally published Federal Regulations Available in full-text html, XML, or as a PDF.  
Categories: Executive Branch
Code of Federal Regulations and Federal Register (HeinOnline)
This library contains the Federal Register from its inception in 1936, the Code of Federal Regulations, the Official U.S. Bulletin, the Administrative Procedure Act, Code of Emergency Federal Regulations, the U.S. Government Manual and the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents.
NOTE: Off-campus access limited to law school community.
Categories: Executive Branch
Compilation of Presidential Documents
The Compilation of Presidential Documents collection consists of the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents and the Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents which are the official publications of materials released by the White House Press Secretary.  
Categories: Executive Branch
Congress.gov
(Formerly Thomas.gov) Legislative information from the Library of Congress. Includes Congressional information and documents, links to Committee sites, and information on the legislative process.  
Categories: Congressional, Starting Points
Constitutions of the World (Oxford)
Includes English translations of the constitutions of 192 countries and 144 territories and dependencies, along with extensive expert commentary. Also offers access to the current constitutions of the United States, each of the 50 states and the 15 U.S. territories.
NOTE: Off-campus access limited to law school community.
Categories: State Governments, Foreign Governments
Copyright Registry
Searches copyright information for works registered and documents recorded by the U.S. Copyright Office since January 1, 1978.  
Country Studies
Library of Congress’s Country Studies were published from 1988-1998. The original intent of the series was to provide information related to lesser-known areas of the world where U.S. troops might be deployed. The collection is not all-inclusive, but it does cover 101 different countries and regions around the world.  
Categories: Foreign Governments
Courthouse News Service
Newswire for lawyers that provides daily comprehensive reports on new appellate rulings, new legislation and new civil cases from the federal and state courts with the most prolific and weighty litigation.  
Categories: Judicial Branch, Topical Indexes and Guides
C-SPAN Video Library
Every C-SPAN program aired since 1987, totaling over 230,900 hours, is contained in the C-SPAN Archives and immediately accessible through the database and electronic archival systems developed and maintained by the C-SPAN Archives.  
Categories: Congressional, Topical Indexes and Guides
Cyber Cemetery
Archive of defunct U.S. government agency websites.  
Categories: Executive Branch
Data.gov
This website provides access to U.S. government open data sets. Provides access to “raw” data, geodata, and data tools. Data is easily searchable through the catalogs and can be accessed in XML, Text/CSV, KML/KMZ, Feeds, XLS, or ESRI Shapefile formats.  
Tags: Statistics
Categories: Topical Indexes and Guides, Starting Points
Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Inspector General (OIG)
The DHS OIG conducts independent and objective inspections, audits, and investigations to provide oversight and promote excellence, integrity, and accountability in DHS programs and operations. Includes links to DHS OIG publications such as their strategic plan, annual performance plan, peer reviews of DHS OIG, and other DHS OIG resources. Provides access to DHS OIG reports by DHS components, by oversight area, and by fiscal year.  
Categories: Executive Branch
E-Secretary of State
Links to the secretary of state webpages for every state. Also includes links to forms, tax forms, statutes, and an entity search.  
Categories: State Governments
European Union Publications
The official website of the European Union provides an overview of EU publications, reports, statistics and EU libraries and a register of all official EU documents for all EU institutions.  
Categories: Foreign Governments, International Organizations
FDLP Basic Collection
“Publications included in the Basic Collection are vital sources of information that support the public's right to know about the workings and essential activities of the Federal Government. The list of titles constituting the Basic Collection was first developed in 1977 to identify the most basic Federal publications for inclusion in all depository collections. This list has been periodically updated since then.”  
Categories: Starting Points
FDsys - Federal Digital System
The GPO's Federal Digital System (Fdsys) provides public access to Government information published by Congress, Federal and Judicial agencies. Fdsys expands and replaces the previous system, called GPO Access. The Fdsys collection includes the Federal Register, Code of Federal Regulations and Congressional Record. FDSys Online Help  
Categories: Congressional, Executive Branch, Judicial Branch, Starting Points
Federal Agencies and Departments
This USA.gov webpage includes links to U.S. Government Departments and Agencies listed alphabetically.  
Categories: Executive Branch, Starting Points
Federal Agency Directory (LSU)
(Louisiana State University (LSU) Libraries Federal Agencies) This LSU/GPO partnership directory provides a browsable listing of government agencies listed categorically. This directory is searchable by agency keyword.  
Categories: Executive Branch
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Reports
Provides access to FCC reports, filtered by bureau or office, topic, and/or report type.  
Categories: Executive Branch
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Working Papers
Provides access to FCC working papers, filtered by bureau or office and/or by topic.  
Categories: Executive Branch
Federal Court Locator
A map of the circuit and district courts of the U.S. federal court system.  
Categories: Judicial Branch
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Cases and Proceedings
All FTC cases & proceedings can be filtered by name and date, but some older actions may not be filtered by other attributes (industry, topic, enforcement type, etc.).  
Categories: Executive Branch
FedStats.gov
Statistical information across all government agencies, mapped statistical profiles of states, counties, cities, congressional districts, andfederal judicial districts, international comparisons and more.  
Tags: Statistics
Categories: Topical Indexes and Guides
Foreign Law Guide
Lists sources of English translations of full text legislation in print and online, with URLs where available.
NOTE: Off-campus access limited to law school community.
Categories: Foreign Governments
Foreign Trade Data
Foreign Trade is the official source for U.S. export and import statistics and responsible for issuing regulations governing the reporting of all export shipments from the United States. If you're searching for import or export statistics, information on export regulations, commodity classifications, or a host of other trade related topics, this is the place to get the information you need.  
Tags: Statistics
Government Forms
(Forms.gov) Official source for locating federal forms. Provides links to forms listed by agency and then by name.  
Categories: Executive Branch, Topical Indexes and Guides
Government Information on the Web Subject Index
(GovDocs Subject Index on the Web) St. Mary’s University, in partnership with GPO has created an index of government information subject pages at various libraries and institutions around the country.  
Categories: Topical Indexes and Guides
Government Information Online (GIO)
GIO provides users with virtual reference services via chat and email. Government Information experts from around the country can help find information from government agencies of all levels (local, state, regional, national, and international).  
Categories: International Organizations, State Governments, Starting Points, Executive Branch, Congressional, Judicial Branch
Government Sales and Auctions
Buy new, seized, and surplus merchandise and real estate from the U.S. government. Some items sold online by auction or fixed price. Others available by public auction, sealed bid, or contact with a Realtor.  
GovSpeak: A Guide to U.S. Government Acronyms & Abbreviations
This guide, from the UC San Diego library, lists acronyms and abbreviations commonly used by the U.S. federal government. Each acronym is defined and links to the home page (or best alternative) of the identified department, agency, office, program or publication.  
Categories: Topical Indexes and Guides
Guide to Law Online (Law Library of Congress)
Index of sources of law and legal information, by jurisdiction, maintained by the Law Library of Congress.  
Categories: State Governments, Foreign Governments, International Organizations, Topical Indexes and Guides
HealthCare.gov Information
A guide to HealthCare.gov, arranged topically and in FAQ format with links to further information.  
Categories: Executive Branch
ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) Library
The online library for ICE includes access to the "Faces of ICE" video series, fact sheets, Federal Register notices and regulations, forms, the ICE Freedom of Informtion Act (FOIA) library, metrics, policies, reports, and speeches and testimonies.  
Categories: Executive Branch
Immigration Reports, (DHS Office of Inspector General)
Provides access to immigration reports, sorted by date issued. Email updates signup available.  
Categories: Executive Branch
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Forms & Publications
Provides access to current and prior forms and other publications of the Internal Revenue Service.  
Categories: Executive Branch
Legislative Process (Congress.gov)
"Nine videos explain each of the common legislative stages, and that the process by which a bill becomes law is rarely predictable."  
Categories: Congressional
LLMC Digital
(Law Library Microform Consortium Digital Collection, LLMC Digital Collection) This cooperative of libraries focuses on the preservation of legal and government documents. This content is accessible and searchable through the online collection of federal, state, territorial, and international documents.
NOTE: Off-campus access limited to law school community.
Categories: Congressional, Executive Branch, Foreign Governments, State Governments, Judicial Branch
MetaLib
MetaLib is a federated search engine that searches multiple U.S. Federal government databases, retrieving reports, articles, and citations while providing direct links to selected resources available online.  
Categories: Topical Indexes and Guides, Starting Points
MuniCode Library
Portal for city and county ordinances nationwide (commercial site, currency of the information not guaranteed).  
Categories: State Governments
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Government Documents
NARA holds the records of the United States Government. Links to government publications in the National Archives, gateways and guides to federal information, finding aids and indexes to government documents, federal directories, and other government publications, including US legal manuscripts, the Federal Register, and more.  
Categories: Topical Indexes and Guides
Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) Guide (Duke)
Research guide and searchable directories for non-government organizations produced by Duke University.  
Categories: International Organizations
Official State Government Websites
A USA.gov webpage that includes links to the official state webpages for all 50 states and Washington, DC.  
Categories: State Governments
Open CRS
Provides access to a number of Congressional Research Service reports available in the public domain. Links to other collections of CRS reports around the country are also included at this website. This is not an exhaustive list.  
Categories: Topical Indexes and Guides, Congressional
Patent Application Information Retrieval (PAIR)
Allows you to check the filing status of a patent application.  
Patent Full-Text and Full-Page Image Databases (PatFT)
Searches full-text patents since 1976 and/or an accompanying database of full-text applications published since 2001.  
ProQuest Congressional
(Formerly CIS Congressional Universe; LexisNexis Congressional) Indexing and some full-text of U.S. Congressional documents. Indexing begins with the 1st Congress. Full text coverage as follows: Bills from 1989; Hearings from 1980-2010 (some more recent documents also available); United States Serials Set from 1789-current; Committee Prints, 1830-2003); CRS reports, 1830-2003; the Congressional Record from 1985; Public Laws from 1987 For more information, see Content Coverage Chart.
NOTE: Off-campus access limited to law school community.
Categories: Congressional
Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER)
Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) provides access to case and docket information from federal appellate, district and bankruptcy courts, and the PACER Case Locator. There may be per-page charges for printing and downloading. Law students and faculty needing access to PACER should contact a reference librarian for instructions.  
Categories: Judicial Branch
Public Records Online Directory
The Public Records Online Directory is a portal to official state web sites, and those Tax Assessors' and Recorders' offices that have developed web sites for the retrieval of available public records over the internet.  
Categories: State Governments, General Gateways
Recovery.gov
The U.S. government’s official website for the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, providing access to data related to the Recovery Act spending and reporting of potential fraud, waste, and abuse.  
Tags: Statistics
Registry of U.S. Government Documents Digitization Projects
(Digitization Projects Registry) Directory of records for digitization projects of documents that originate with the U.S. government. This website serves as a locator for publicly accessible digitization projects of government materials.  
Regulations.gov
On average, U.S. federal agencies and departments issue nearly 8,000 regulations per year. Each day, public users may submit comments on these regulations using Regulations.gov.  
Categories: Executive Branch, Starting Points
State Attorney General Reports and Opinions (HeinOnline)
Browse this collection of state Attorney General reports and opinions by state.
NOTE: Off-campus access limited to law school community.
Categories: State Governments
State Legislative History Research Guides
(State Legislative History Guides) Research guides and resources listed by state.  
Categories: State Governments
State Legislature Websites (LLSDC)
Includes links to the General Assembly, state codes, state regulations, public notices, administrative rules, and state library websites.  
Categories: State Governments
State Statutes: A Historical Archive (HeinOnline)
Browse this historical archive of state statutes by document title or by state.
NOTE: Off-campus access limited to law school community.
Categories: State Governments
Supreme Court of the United States
Homepage for the Supreme Court of the United States, providing links to general information about the Supreme Court as well as to recent decisions and other court documents.  
Categories: Judicial Branch
Taxation & Economic Reform in America (TERA) I & II (HeinOnline)
TERA I & II include the complete Carlton Fox Collection, which contains nearly 42 years of historical legislation related to the internal revenue laws from 1909-1950. The library also includes more than 100 other legislative histories related to taxation, economic reform, and stimulus plans.
NOTE: Off-campus access limited to law school community.
Categories: Congressional
Treaties and Agreements Library (HeinOnline)
Browse HeinOnline's Treaties and Agreements Library by category: treaty publications, treaty guides and indexes, treaties, books, and texts, or by important treaties and agreements links.
NOTE: Off-campus access limited to law school community.
Tags: Treaties
Categories: Foreign Governments, International Organizations
U.S. Attorney General & Department of Justice Collection (HeinOnline)
Includes U.S. Attorney General guidelines, reports, committees, commissions, manuals, etc. Browse title list or by using the HeinOnline Citation Navigator.
NOTE: Off-campus access limited to law school community.
Categories: Executive Branch, Judicial Branch
U.S. Census Bureau Data Access Tools
Provides access to various U.S. Census data access tools, including American FactFinder, QuickFacts, Easy Stats, and the 2010 Census Interactive Population Map.  
Tags: Statistics
U.S. Congressional Documents (HeinOnline)
Includes PDFs of the Congressional Record, Congressional Globe, Register of Debates in Congress, Annals of the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), Register of Debates (1824-1837), Congressional Globe (1833-1873), and an abridgement of the Debates of Congress (1769- 1856). Also available are the Congressional Record Dailies from 1980-present. Only accessible in the law library.
NOTE: Off-campus access limited to law school community.
Categories: Congressional
U.S. Federal Agency Documents, Decisions, and Appeals (HeinOnline)
The U.S. Federal Agency Documents, Decisions, and Appeals Library is a complete collection of the official case law of some of the United States’ most important government institutions. These include: Decisions of the National Labor Relations Board (1934-Current), Federal Communications Commission Record (1986-Current), and Internal Revenue Cumulative Bulletin (1919-Current).
NOTE: Off-campus access limited to law school community.
Categories: Executive Branch
U.S. Federal Courts Information
Provides information from and about the various courts making up the Judicial Branch of the U.S. Government.  
Categories: Judicial Branch
U.S. Federal Legislative History Library (HeinOnline)
The Sources of Compiled Legislative Histories Database is derived from the looseleaf publication Sources of Compiled Legislative Histories: A Bibliography of Government Documents, Periodical Articles, and Books by Nancy P. Johnson, Law Librarian and Professor of Law Georgia State University College of Law. All compilations for major laws are included in the database with the following exceptions: appropriations measures; ceremonial matters; laws that extend the life of an agency or authority; and laws that affect small numbers of persons or specific regions of the country. The sources for these compilations include congressional documents, legal periodicals, treatises and looseleaf services. NOTE: off-campus access available to law school community only.
NOTE: Off-campus access limited to law school community.
Categories: Congressional
U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) Legal Decisions & Bid Protests
GAO’s Office of General Counsel legal decisions, opinions, and reports on bid protests, appropriations law, and other issues of federal law.  
U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) Reports & Testimonies
Presents a collection of online editions of reports and testimonies by the GAO, the investigative arm of the U.S. Congress.  
Categories: Congressional, Topical Indexes and Guides
U.S. Patents and Trademark Office (USPTO) Patents Gateway
A gateway to patents information, including links to tools to find a patent, application, or to check the filing status of your patent application.  
Categories: Executive Branch
U.S. Presidential Library (HeinOnline)
U.S. Presidential Library includes such titles as Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Public Papers of the Presidents, CFR Title 3 (Presidents), Weekly Compilation of the Presidential Documents, and other documents relating to U.S. presidents.
NOTE: Off-campus access limited to law school community.
Categories: Executive Branch
U.S. Statutes at Large (HeinOnline)
Provides access to U.S. public laws. Browse by volume, popular name, public law number, by treaties, or by using HeinOnline's Citation Navigator.
NOTE: Off-campus access limited to law school community.
U.S. Supreme Court Library (HeinOnline)
HeinOnline’s U.S. Supreme Court Library offers the only complete coverage of the official U.S. Reports from 1754-2007. The U.S. Reports are the official record of the rulings, orders, case tables, and other proceedings of the Supreme Court of the United States. Other notable titles in this library include the Constitution of the United States of America, Rules of the Supreme Court of the United States, U.S. Reports Preliminary Prints, U.S. Reports Slip Opinions, and other historic works.
NOTE: Off-campus access limited to law school community.
Categories: Judicial Branch
UN Yearbook
The Yearbook is the principal reference work on the United Nations and provides a detailed overview of the Organization's concerns and activities. Each Yearbook is fully indexed and includes all major General Assembly, Security Council and Economic and Social Council resolutions. The complete collection is available (1946-2007).  
Categories: International Organizations
UncleSamSearch
Google search of U.S. government websites. Includes courts, military, federal, state, county, and local government websites.  
Categories: Topical Indexes and Guides, Congressional, Executive Branch, Judicial Branch, State Governments
United Nations Documents
Available documents include the UN Journal, documents from the General Assembly, Security Council, Human Rights Council, Economic and Social Council, Trusteeship Council, and others.  
Categories: International Organizations
United Nations Law Collection (HeinOnline)
A complete online international law collection of exact reproductions of major United Nations legal publications. Includes: Treaty Publications, International Court of Justice (ICJ), United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS), United Nations Yearbooks, United Nations Serials, Codification and Progressive Development of International Law, and United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR).
NOTE: Off-campus access limited to law school community.
Tags: Treaties
Categories: International Organizations
United Nations Library
The Dag Hammarskjöld UN library website includes subject guides to UN resources, research guides, UN system pathfinders, official documents, treaties, press releases, and links to UN depository libraries and information centers worldwide.  
Categories: International Organizations
United Nations Treaty Collection
Collection includes: Status of Multilateral Treaties Deposited with the Secretary General (MTDSG), UN Treaty Series, Certified True Copies of Treaties, and Depositary Notifications. Photographs of Treaty Signature ceremonies are included in the MTDSG portion of the site, as are Titles of Multilateral Treaties Deposited with the Secretary-General in the UN Official Languages. This site works best with Internet Explorer.  
Tags: Treaties
Categories: International Organizations
United States Code (HeinOnline)
The United States Code is the official consolidation and codification of all general and permanent laws of the United States that are in force as of a certain date. HeinOnline's United States Code library includes the Early Federal Laws Collection.
NOTE: Off-campus access limited to law school community.
USA Jobs
USAJobs is the Federal Government's official one-stop source for Federal Government employment opportunities.  
Categories: Executive Branch
USA.gov
Official portal for US government information, focused on interactions between government and individuals.  
Categories: Starting Points
USEmbassy.gov
This webpage from the U.S. Department of State provides links to websites of U.S. Embassies, Consulates, and Diplomatic missions around the world. Websites listed here are all available in English.  
White House Briefing Room
Homepage for the current President and presential administration's events and public statements, proclamations, executive orders, and press releases. Includes text, photo, and video content.  
Categories: Executive Branch
World Constitutions Illustrated (HeinOnline)
(World Constitutions Illustrated: Contemporary & Historical Documents & Resources).
This collection is meant to contain the current constitution of every country in the world, in its original language. For countries where multiple original-language versions exist, HeinOnline will provide each. Also included will be at least one English translation. Includes "more than 800 classic books on constitutions, constitutional history and jurisprudence, and political and economic history as well as more than a dozen legal periodicals focusing on constitutional law."
NOTE: Off-campus access limited to law school community.
Categories: Foreign Governments
World Factbook
(CIA World Factbook) Includes information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities.  
Categories: Foreign Governments

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