FDsys - GPO's Federal Digital System (FDsys) provides public access to
Government information submitted by Congress and Federal agencies and
preserved as technology changes. This is a good place to begin looking for government information, such as the Federal Register and the Congressional Record.
Catalog of U.S. Government Publications - 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.
Census Bureau - Find statistics on population, housing and social characteristics, the economic census, projections, maps and more. Click on publications to access Statistical Abstracts or the State and Metropolitan Area Data Book.
Central Intelligence Agency - Links to CIA and even a page for children.
Century of Law Making for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates- The records of the Continental Congress, the Constitutional Convention, and the United States Congress.
Congress.gov - Resources about legislators and legislative activity.
Congress - House - Senate Biographical Directory - Contains committee hearing schedules, roll call votes, current legislative proceedings, committee assignments, biographical sketches, email links to representatives and senators and more.
Congressional Budget Office - Includes cost estimates (required of CBO for every bill reported by a Congressional committee) back to the 105th Congress, as well as publications and general information about the CBO.
Code of Federal Regulations - Codification of the rules published in the daily Federal Register.
Congressional Record - Official record of the proceedings of Congress. It is available on the Web back to 1994.
Constitution of the U.S. - Good news for political science and law students. Visit this site to find discussion and analysis of Supreme Court cases in context of the Constitution on which the Court's decision was based.
Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents
Federal Bureau of Investigation - This site contains addresses and phone numbers for national and regional contacts, a tip line, information about types of crimes investigated, the FBI "10 Most Wanted" list, career opportunities, and many other items of interest.
Federal Register - Daily record of federal agencies' Rules and Notices. Cumulated in in the Code of Federal Regulations.
FedLaw - A General Services Administration site that links you to federal circuit and district courts, as well as the Supreme Court.
Fedstats - This site, which is maintained by the Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy, provides access to statistics and other information provided by over 70 agencies.
Fedworld - This is a search engine developed by the Department of Commerce to locate (and order online, if you wish) government information including National Technical Information Service publications, 20 federal databases and more than 100 government bulletin boards.
GEM: The Gateway to Educational Materials - This site, sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Education and the National Library of Education, is an attempt to "collect and catalog educational materials from government, non-profit and commercial sites into a one-stop searchable gateway for educators." It's a great source for lesson plans.
Genealogy Page - If you're interested in researching your family tree, this National Archives and Records Administration site can help you.
Geographic Names Information System - An index compiled from U.S. Geological Survey maps, this site will give you information on man-made and physical features, including latitude, longitude, altitude and name of quadrangle map in which the feature appears.
GovSpeak: A Guide to Government Abbreviations and Acronyms
Healthfinder - This is a gateway site (a site that will lead you to many other sites) to consumer health and human services pages. It includes online publications, clearinghouses and support groups.
Internal Revenue Service - The kinder, gentler, user-friendly IRS. Need forms? Need help? It's here.
Library of Congress - Click on the LoC link for information about the library's services and collections, information on the Copyright Office, the American Memory project, online exhibitions, legislative information and much more.
MetaLib - a federated search tool that is a service of the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications. Use MetaLib's federated searching to retrieve reports, articles, and citations by simultaneously searching across multiple databases.
Public Papers of the President of the United States
Public Papers of the President of the United States (archive)
Public Laws - Individual laws enacted by Congress. Public Laws from the 104th, 105th, and 106th Congress are available online. They are codified in the U.S. Code.
Social Security Administration - The Social Security Administration's official site; contains information about the agency as well as disability information, how to apply for services and SSA reports.
THOMAS - "Legislative information on the Internet…in the spirit of Thomas Jefferson." This site has information on current bills, text of the Congressional Record, Congressional committee reports and more.
Uniform Crime Reports - The FBI is providing reliable criminal justice statistics through this cooperative effort. It is a voluntary effort by city, county and state law agencies of reporting crime data to the FBI.
U.S. Code - The Code contains the "general and permanent laws of the United States" arranged by title and prepared by the Office of Law Revision Council.
U.S. Consumer Gateway - This site links the user to many resources of consumer interest, including "food," "health," etc.
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office - Calling all inventors! Want to patent your "new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter or any new and useful improvement thereof"? You can check the Bibliographic Database section for a short description of the patent's contents or the Full-Text Database for a more thorough search at the "Welcome to the USPTO" screen.
U.S. Post Office Zip Code Lookup - Need a Zip Code? On this site, you can look it up, track down priority mail and parcel post packages and view collectible stamps.
United States Postal Service
Where to Write for Vital Records - Don't know where to write or whom to contact for birth, marriage or death records? Then take look at this site.
White House - You can take a virtual tour of the White House, find information about the Presidents and First Ladies, communicate via email with the President and Vice-President, read press briefings and much more.
Women's Health and Girl's Health