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United States Government Information


FDSYS Federal Digital System (U.S. Government Printing Office)
Government information databases & publications; tools to help locate U.S. Government information

The official U.S. Government web gateway

U.S. Government Manual
Listings of organizations and individuals; also by function

Catalog of US Government Publications
Index to publications of the U.S. Federal Government since the late 19th century

Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe (SLU Community ONLY)
Includes federal case law, government and political news, the U.S. Code, and U.S. Court rules


Libraries, Archives and Historic Documents

Library of Congress
LOC catalog, American Memory, Thomas (legislative information,) internet links, etc.

National Library of Medicine
Health information, library services, historical materials, etc.

National Agricultural Library
Publications, exhibits, Agricola, etc.

National Library of Education
Education information & resources

National Archives
Research, genealogy, exhibits, etc

POTUS - Presidents of the United States (Internet Public Library)
Election results, cabinet members, biographies and notable events for all presidents

A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation. U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1873
House and Senate Journals, Journals of the Continental Congress and more

Core Documents of U.S. Democracy (GPO Access)
Many key historical texts, including the George Washington papers and Abraham Lincoln papers

DOSFAN Electronic Research Collection (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Extensive archives of the State Department and the Arms Control & Disarmament Agency

Open CRS
Web repository for Congressional Research Service Reports on current political issues


Executive Branch

The White House
Policy, press briefings, speeches

Our Government (White House)
In-depth description of the US Government, with links

Office of the Federal Register (GPO Access)
Code of Federal Regulations, Federal Register, and Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents

Code of Federal Regulations (Cornell Law School)
Search or browse the CFR

Executive Branch Web Sites (Library of Congress)
Executive Agencies, Independent Agencies and the White House


Legislative Branch

U.S. House of Representatives
Directory of members, committee links, current activities, Roll Call votes since 101st congress

U.S. Senate
As above, for the Senate

THOMAS; Legislative Information on the Internet (Library of Congress)
Congressional record, Public Laws, Bills, and other congressional information

U.S. Code (House of Representatives)
Search or browse.

U.S. Code (Legal Information Institute)
Search or browse.

Congressional Information (Library of Congress)
Links to congressional and political information, both official & independent

ProQuest Congressional (SLU Community ONLY)
U.S. Congressional publications and information, 1970-

Congressional Serial Set (SLU Community ONLY)
Historical Documents Selected by Congress, 1789-1969


Judicial Branch

Supreme Court of the United States
Includes docket, calendar and recent bench and slip opinions

Supreme Court Collection (Cornell Law School)
Recent (1990- ) and selected pre-1990 decisions. Includes order lists and pending cases

Supreme Court Decisions, 1937-1975 (FedWorld)
Fulltext of over seven thousand decisions

U.S. Courts (Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts)
Information from and about the Judicial Branch, includes publications & statistics

Federal Judicial Center
The Judicial Branch's planning, policy and educational agency



Statistics from 100+ agencies: arranged by topic, alphabetically by agency, geographically, etc

U.S. Census Bureau
Publications, data, maps, software etc. Includes Census 2000

American FactFinder (U.S. Census Bureau)
Population, housing, economic & geographic data; downloadable data sets

Economic Report of the President
Annual report with statistics, 1995 - present

Statistical Abstract of the United States
Annual editions, 1878 - present

Historical Statistics the United States (SLU Community ONLY)
Thousands of data sets, 18th century - modern times

U.S. Historical Census Data Browser (University of Virginia/ICPSR)
Browse decennial census data, 1790-1960

ProQuest Statistical Insight (SLU Community ONLY)
U.S. and international statistics, 1972-



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