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Government Information



The following list suggests the best sites to find government information available online for federal, state, international, and foreign levels of government.

Table of Contents

1.      Federal Government: General Information

2.      Federal Government: Legislative and Regulatory Information

3.      State Information

4.      International and Foreign Information

5.      Statistical Resources

6.      Additional Resources


Federal Government:
General Information

         American FactFinder (population, housing, economic and geographic data)

         Biographical Directory of the Presidents

         Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress (1774 to present)

         Budget of the United States Government

         Congressional Bibliographies (from North Carolina State University)

         Core Documents of U.S. Democracy

         Documents Center (one-stop shopping from the University of Michigan)

         Executive Branch Web Sites (Library of Congress)

         FRASER  (Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research -  provides economic information and data to researchers interested in the U.S. economy. On this web site you will find links to scanned images (in Adobe Acrobat PDF format) of historical economic statistical publications, releases, and documents.)

         Government Databases by Subject (IUPUI site)

         NCJRS (National Criminal Justice Research Service)
Abstracts database searches summaries of periodicals, government publications and research reports. Full-text database searches only Department of Justice publications.
 ("Selected science information ... including research and development results")

         U.S. Courts

         U.S. House of Representatives

         U.S. Senate Home Page
 (The U.S. government's official web portal)

         White House Home Page

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Federal Government:
Legislative and Regulatory Information

o    GPO Access

A service of the US Government Printing Office that provides access to

 information products produced by the Federal Government.

o     Thomas (search & retrieve the Congressional Record and the full text legislation from the 101st to current congresses)

o     U.S. Congress (GPO Access)

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State Information

  Kentucky State Government
1. Kentucky Atlas and Gazetteer (University of Kentucky)
2. Kentucky Court of Justice 
 Includes  Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, Circuit, District, Family & Drug Courts
 3. Kentucky Governor's Office
 4. Kentucky Revised Statutes
 5. Kentucky Stats (Kentucky Virtual Library)
 6. Kentucky State Data Center
 7. Kentucky State Legislature
 8. (Commonwealth of Kentucky web site)

     American Law Sources On-Line (ALSO!)

     Council of State Governments


     State & County Quickfacts (facts about people, business, and geography) 

     State and Local Government on the Net

     State Constitutions, Statutes and Related Legislative Information (Cornell University)

     State Data Centers

     WWW Virtual Library-Law (Indiana University School of Law)

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International and Foreign Information

     Country Studies (Library of Congress)

     Governments on the WWW

     International Agencies and Information on the Web (University of Michigan)

     U.S. Department of State Home Page

     United Nations

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Statistical Resources

    Bureau of Justice Statistics

    Bureau of Labor Statistics

    Election Statistics (Clerk of the House - official vote counts for federal elections from1920 to the present)


    Fedstats (Search engine for government statistics and data)

    InfoNation (United Nations)

    National Center for Education Statistics

    Statistical Resources on the Web (University of Michigan)

    US Census Bureau

    U.S. Historical Census Data 1790-1960 (University of Virginia)

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Additional Resources

    GPO Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (search for government documents)

    U.S. Government Online Bookstore via GPO (also see the commercial version from Claitor's)

    Subject Bibliographies (current government documents arranged by topic)

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11 December 2009