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General & Subject Sources for Government Information

General Sources & Guides to Government Information:

USA.gov--official site for searching for U.S. Government information
FDsys—from the Government Printing Office
FedWorld Information Network(Dept. of Commerce)
Thomas—Legislative Information from the Library of Congress

Documents Data Miner (Wichita State University)

Search Engines for Government Information:

SearchGov (searches federal, state & local websites)
SearchMil (searches U.S. military websites)

Selected Basic Sources:

Background Notes (Dept. of State)
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
CIA World Factbook
Congressional Directory

Country Studies/Area Handbooks
National Atlas of the United States
Travel Information (Bureau of Consular Affairs)
U.S. Government Manual

Where to Write for Vital Records
Zip Code Information

Arts & Humanities Sites:

American Memory Historical Collections
Center for the Book (Library of Congress)
Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum
Freer Gallery of Art & Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
National Museum of African Art
National Museum of American History

National Museum of the American Indian

National Portrait Gallery

National Register of Historic Places

Naval Historical Center
Presidential Libraries
Smithsonian Center for Folklife & Cultural Heritage
U.S. Army Center for Military History
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

Business & Economics Sites:

America's Job Bank
Beige Book (Current Economic Conditions/Federal Reserve)

Consumer Price Indexes
Economic Report of the President
Economic Research Service (USDA)

Economic Statistics Briefing Room (White House)

Economy at a Glance

Fed in Print (Federal Reserve)
U.S. Housing Market Conditions
IGNET (Inspectors General)

Income Statistics (Census Bureau)
Labor Force Statistics (Census Bureau)
Labor Force Statistics (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Monthly Labor Review

North American Industry Classification System

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Occupational Outlook Quarterly

Poverty Statistics (Census Bureau)

Survey of Current Business

Treasury Bulletin

Treasury Financial Manual

 

 

 

Crime, Justice, & Law Sites:

Bureau of Justice Statistics Publications
Code of Federal Regulations

FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin

Federal Register

Homicide Trends in the United States
National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts Database

Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics

Supreme Court Decisions, 1992--

Supreme Court Decisions, 1937-1975

Uniform Crime Reports (FBI)

U.S. Code

World Factbook of Criminal Justice Systems

Education Sites:

America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being
Condition of Education

Digest of Education Statistics

ERIC—Educational Resources & Instruction Clearinghouse

National Assessment of Educational Progress

Projections of Education Statistics

Public Policy Sites:

Bureau of Population, Refugees & Migrations (State Dept.)
Human Rights (State Dept.)

Freedom of Information Act Electronic Reading Room (State Dept.)

Homeland Security

McNair Papers (Institute for Strategic Studies)
United States Participation in the United Nations

Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents

Science Labs & Centers:

Alaska Volcano Observatory (USGS)
Ames Laboratory (DOE)
Ames Research Center (NASA)

Argonne National Laboratory (DOE)

Atlantic Oceanographic & Meterological Laboratory (NOAA)

Brookhaven National Laboratory (DOE)

Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center

Columbia Environmental Research Center (USGS)

FBI Laboratory

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (DOE)

Fort Collins Science Center (USGS)
Goddard Institute for Space Studies (NASA)

Goddard Space Flight Center (NASA)

Glenn Research Center (NASA)(Cleveland)

Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (NOAA)

Great Lakes Science Center (USGS)

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (USGS)

National Human Genome Research Institute
Institute for Telecommunication Sciences

Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA)

Johnson Space Center (NASA)

Kennedy Space Center (NASA)
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (DOE)

Los Alamos National Laboratory (DOE)

National Air & Space Museum

National Center for Biotechnology Information

National Center for Health Statistics

National Geophysical Data Center (NOAA)

National Hurricane Center

National Museum of Natural History

National Oceanographic Data Center

National Space Science Data Center (NASA)
National Wetlands Research Center (USGS)

Northeastern Research Station (USDA Forest Service)
North Central Research Station (USDA Forest Service)

Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center

U.S. Naval Oceanography Portal

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (DOE)

Rocky Mountain Research Station (USDA Forest Service)
Sandia National Laboratories (DOE)

Southern Research Station (USDA Forest Service)

Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center (USGS)

Other Science & Technology Sites:

Endangered Species Program
Minerals Yearbook
National Wetlands Inventory
North American Breeding Birds Survey

Physical Reference Data

President's Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues
Water Resources of the U.S.

 

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