Search Engines for Government information

Find Law

Fed World

Gov Spot

Internet Public Library

Citing Government Documents – NARA

Specialized Search Pages for Federal Government information

USA.Gov – search engine for government agencies and topics

White House

ALA Government Documents Roundtable

ARL – Government Information Policy

Health Care of Everyone – via US Government

Project Vote Smart (politics and statistics)

Campaign 2014 – C-Span

Voting for You: Are the Presidential Candidates Looking Out for Your Business

New York Times – Politics Navigator (Websites)

On Politics – includes polls and political articles from the Washington Post

Government info in government documents – browse topics (Oklahoma State University)

NOAA – Historical Coastal Surveys – Maps

GPO – Facebook page for current events

Government BookTalk Blog

All 50 American States

Stately Knowledge

Government Technology

Congress For Kids

US Federal Websites in Spanish

Statistical Abstract

Historical Census & Statistical Data

Congressional Addresses

US Federal Gov’t Agencies

Canadian Government Documents

State & Local Government Resources

National Conference of State Legislatures

State & Local Government on the Net

PEW Center on the States

Council of State Governments

OHIO Government

Ohio Capitol Connection / Rotunda (free at OHIOLink Libraries only)

County Resources

National Association of Counties

Franklin County, Ohio

City & Municipal Sites

Official City Sites – Info about cities in US

National League of Cities

American City & County

Miscellaneous Government Information Sites

Soldiers & Sailors Civil Relief Act

US Homeland Security Site

Center for Digital Government

AVALON Project – Yale University  Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy

U. S. Economy at a Glance – from Bureau of Labor Statistics

Economic Indicators – from the US Census Bureau, Department of Commerce

Government Gazettes (newspapers)

National Congress of American Indians

International City/County Management Association

American Library Association

US Dept of Education

Government Management Information Services

Municipal Codes – Seattle Public Library

Assoc of Records Managers and Administrators

US Gov’t resources – The Practicing Attorney’s Page

US Supreme Court – Oyez project

US Supreme Court

US Supreme Court Database (for analyzing decisions 1946-2012)

Supreme Court Historical Society

About the Presidents & the First Ladies

POTUS – Presidents of the United States

C-SPAN’s American Presidents: Life Portraits website

The Presidents – Whitehouse biographies


Presidents of the United States – Resource Guide from the Library of Congress

The First Ladies

National First Ladies’ Library

First Federal Congress Project

Early Republic Documents

Articles about government documents on the web (selected)

Hernon, Peter, Harold C. Relyea, and Robert E. Dugan “Access to Government Information in a Digital Environment” Academe Vol.88 no.4 (July-August 2002) available at: (older issues on JSTOR)

Drake, Miriam A. “IS the GPO Endangered?” Information Today, Inc  August 5, 2002

An Overview of the Congressional Record and Its Predecessor Publications  Richard J. McKinney, Assistant Law Librarian, Federal Reserve Board Law Library; Last revised in 2011 (Originally published by the Law Librarians’ Society of Washington, D.C., Inc. as an article in the Winter, 2002 issue (v. 45, No. 2) of “Law Library Lights”)

Compiling Legislative Histories