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GENERAL GUIDES TO GOVERNMENT INFORMATION

Agency index
http://www.washlaw.edu/doclaw/executive5m.html
Organized by Washburn University School of Law. Index of government agencies.

Browse topics

http://www.library.okstate.edu/Govdocs/subject.htm

Federal resources by subject from the Oklahoma State University

library's documents department.

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications

http://catalog.gpo.gov/F?RN=520298933

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.

Government Documents Basic Collection

http://www.fdlp.gov/basicollection

A link to all the titles in the Basic Collection from the FDLP web site.

Frequently used U.S. government websites
http://www.library.vanderbilt.edu/romans/fdtf/
Hosted by Vanderbilt University

Substitution List

http://www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/fdlp/coll-dev/substitutions.html

FDLP guidelines on substituting electronic for tangible versions of

depository publications.

BUSINESS

FedBizOpps (Federal Business Opportunities)

http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS17708

Provides information previously included in the paper Commerce Business Daily and CBDNet (online database). FedBizOpps.gov is the single government point-of-entry for Federal government procurement opportunities over $25,000.

Small Business Administration
http://www.sba.gov/

CAREERS/OCCUPATIONS

Occupational Outlook Handbook
http://www.bls.gov/oco/
You can locate information on a variety of careers as well as articles from the the Occupation Outlook Quarterly.

O*Net OnLine
http://online.onetcenter.org/
Includes information on skills, abilities, knowledge, work activities and interests associated with occupations. Based on the Standard Occupational Classification system.

CENSUS

Census '90

http://www.census.gov/main/www/cen1990.html

The U.S. Census Bureau's gateway to its 1990 decennial census web resources.


Census 2000

http://www.census.gov/main/www/cen2000.html

The U.S. Census Bureau's gateway to its 2000 decennial census web resources.

U.S. Census Bureau
http://www.census.gov/
Includes links to many different sites in the Census Bureau.

U.S. Census Bureau - American Factfinder.
http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/BasicFactsServlet
This site has information from the 2000 Census data.

CITING GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS

Uncle Sam - brief guide to citing government publications
http://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewMaterial.htm?id=88222

A guide to citing print and online national government documents, including Congressional materials, statutes, US Code, and microform materials.

DocsCite
http://www.asu.edu/lib/hayden/govdocs/docscite/docscite.htm
From Arizona State University. An interactive form for generating citations to government publications.

CONSUMER INFORMATION

Federal Citizen Information Center

http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov

Website of free government information and publications. There are links to information on recalls and consumer protection topics.

Federal Trade Commission

http://www.ftc.gov/

Protecting America's consumers.

COUNTRY INFORMATION

Foreign Consular Offices
http://www.state.gov/s/cpr/rls/fco/
Contains and a complete and official listing of Foreign Consular offices in the United States.

The World Factbook
http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html
The CIA is the publisher of this resource which is also available in print. The World Factbook is an excellent resource to use for country reports. Included is a map and flag for the country as well as information on population, current issues, geography, economics, government structure, and the military. Regional maps of the world can also be viewed. When searching this site, don’t forget to click on “Notes and Definitions” for changes in a country’s name, the arrangement and organization of the publication, and an explanation of the information provided for each country.

DISABILITIES

American's With Disabilities Act
http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/adahom1.htm
ADA homepage.

EDUCATION

Educator's Reference Desk
http://eduref.org/
This site includes the resources that were formerly found at AskERIC. This site also includes 2000 lesson plans, 3000 value-added pointers to education information and organizations, and 200 question archives.

Department of Education
http://www.ed.gov/
Publications, products, statistics, administrative initiatives, Title IV school codes, and financial aid for students.

ERIC database

http://www.eric.ed.gov

The ERIC database provides the public with a centralized website for searching the ERIC bibliographic citations going back to 1966.

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

FDLP Electronic Collection

http://www.gpo.gov/su_docs/fdlp/ec

This site provides access to several sites that have links to government information on the Internet.

FedWorld Information Network
http://www.fedworld.gov/
FedWorld provides access to information from more than 60 federal agencies and to more than 100 government bulletin boards. It offers “a comprehensive central access point for searching, locating, ordering and acquiring government and business information”. Some databases require registration and/or fees.

USA.gov
http://www.usa.gov/
The first-ever government website to provide the public with easy, one-stop access to all online U.S. Federal Government resources.

Government Information Online

http://govtinfo.org

Government documents librarians across the country answer e-mail and chat questions 24-7.

GPO Access
http://www.gpoaccess.gov/
Links to several government databases including: Budget of the U.S., CFR (Code of Federal Regulations), Federal Register, the Congressional Record, U.S. Code and others.

U.S. Department of State
http://www.state.gov
Provides information from the State Department, including information on key officials, travel tips and warnings, passport requirements, doing business overseas.

The White House
http://www.whitehouse.gov/
Has links to the cabinet, presidential press releases, information about the President and his family and other information.

FINANCE

Federal Reserve System
http://www.federalreserve.gov/

GOVERNMENT FORMS

Uncle Sam - forms from the feds
http://exlibris.memphis.edu/resource/unclesam/forms.html

GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov
Provides assistance in filling out the FAFSA form and has an application that can be filled out online.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
http://www.cfda.gov/
Lists government programs that offer financial assistance such as loans, grants, et al.

HEALTH

National Institutes of Health
http://www.nih.gov/index.html

KIDS

Ben’s guide to U.S. Government for Kids
http://bensguide.gpo.gov/
Benjamin Franklin guides children through this site with the intent of educating them about the government. Geared for grades K-12, but parents and teachers will find this site interesting and helpful.

FirstGov for kids

http://www.kids.gov/

A government documents search engine for kids. There are also subject headings with links to websites.

LEGAL

Code of Federal Regulations
http://www.gpoaccess.gov/cfr/index.html

Federal Register
http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/index.html

Public and private laws
http://www.gpoaccess.gov/plaws/index.html
From the 104th Congress forward

Statutes at large

http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS30184

Supreme Court Decisions
http://www.supremecourtus.gov/
This site includes 1999 term and in-chamber opinions of the court; information on locating Supreme Court opinions, and the Court and Argument Schedule and Supreme Court Calendar. The Adobe Acrobat Reader program is required to view the information.

Supreme Court Decisions - 1937-1975
http://www..gpo.gov/help/about_supreme_court_decisions.htm

Thomas: Legislative Information on the Internet
http://thomas.loc.gov/home.thomas.php
Includes information on legislation, congressional records, and committees.

United States Code

http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS2873

United States Senate
http://www.senate.gov/

U.S. House of Representatives
http://www.house.gov

LIBRARIES

Library of Congress
http://lcweb.loc.gov/

MAPS

Map collections at the Library of Congress

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/gmdhtml/gmdhome.html

Topographic maps from the USGS

http://topomaps.usgs.gov

Go to this site to order topographic maps.


USGS map information
http://www.usgs.gov/pubprod/maps.html
This site has links to several map sites.

MILITARY

Selective Service System
http://www.sss.gov/

Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.va.gov/index.htm
Statistics on the veteran population, disabled veteran resources, legislation, veterans benefits and services.

PATENTS/TRADEMARKS AND COPYRIGHTS

United States Patents and Trademarks Office

http://www.uspto.gov/

United States Copyright Office

http://www.copyright.gov/

 

PODCASTS

Podcasts from the U.S. Government

http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Reference_Shelf/Libraries/Podcasts.shtml

 

POLITICS/ELECTIONS

The American Presidency Project

http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/

This site has much information about the presidency, including the Public Papers of the Presidents and a link to elections. It is compiled at the University of California, Santa Barbara

SOCIAL SECURITY

Social Security Administration
http://www.ssa.gov/

STATISTICS/DEMOGRAPHICS

American Factfinder

http://factfinder2.census.gov/

Population, housing, economic and geographic data from the census.

CenStats Databases
censtats.census.gov
From the U.S. Census Bureau. Databases include Annual Survey of Manufacturers, Building Permits, Census Tract Street Locator, Consolidated Federal Funds Report, County Business Patterns, International Trade Data, information on occupations from the 1990 census, counties in the U.S. and Zip Code Business Patterns

Bureau of Transportation statistics
http://www.bts.gov

FedStats
http://www.fedstats.gov/
Links to over 70 federal agencies which produce economic and social statistics at all government levels.

Statistical Abstract of the United States
http://www.census.govcompendia/statab/

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
http://stats.bls.gov/

SENIOR CITIZENS

Administration on aging

http://www.aoa.gov

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services

http://www.cms.hhs.gov/default.asp?

Medicare

http://www.medicare.gov

TAX FORMS

Internal Revenue Service
http://www.irs.ustreas.gov/

The City of Apache Junction invites and welcomes people of all disabilities to use our programs, sites and facilities. Any question about Library services for people with disabilities can be answered by our Library ADA Coordinator (480) 474-8555, TDD (480) 983-6012 or ada@ajpl.org. Additional information may be found at www.ajcity.net/ada.