United States Government Information (Federal and State/Territorial)

General Sources

Provides links to all 50 states as well as many county and city governments. Links to U.S. Commonwealth and External territories and North American Indian governments are also included.

This Library of Congress site contains links to all 50 states as well as a number of other websites that provide state and local government information.

Contains comprehensive information on the agencies of the legislative, judicial and executive branches. Also includes information on quasi-official agencies, international organizations in which the United States participates, boards, commissions and committees.


Search Engines

The official U.S. Government portal to federal, state and territorial governments.

An intuitive, well-designed portal to federal, state, and local governments, including federal and state courts.

A gateway to U.S. federal science from over 60 databases and 2200 websites.


Executive Branch

Includes the Executive Office of the President, executive agencies, independant agencies, boards, commissions and committees.


Legislative Branch

Presents links to information about members, committees, Congressional organizations, e-mail addresses, calendars & schedules, floor proceedings, legislation, House and Senate rules, Congressional Record, voting records, executive business of the Senate, the legislative process, Congressional news and analysis, Congressional Internet services and the history of Congress.

There is no alphabetical browse list on this site, but only keyword searching by name, position (Representative, Senator, etc), state, year or congress number.

 

Judicial Branch

A comprehensive guide to the federal court system, covering its role and structure, court forms, fees, caseload statistics and reports, and a search feature (PACER) of court electronic records from 2000.

Decisions made since 1990, and links to collections of pre-1990 decisions.

The Center conducts research on federal judiciary activities, informing judges and judiciary staff on law, case management, leadership, ethics and court administration.

Hears disputes involving protests filed with U.S. government agencies such as U.S. Customs and Border Protection.


Legislation

Links to the United States Code, federal statutes and regulations, and courts within the federal judiciary.

The offical website for U.S. federal legislative information, providing access to Bills, the Congressional Record, Congressional Committee Reports and information about the legislative process. Search results can be downloaded.

Provides free legal information to the public including a detailed directory of law firms categorized by subject.

Congressional documents from the first 100 years (1774-1875).

Provides a selection of links to the U.S. Code, Statutes at Large and Public Laws.

In addition to the judicial brances of individual states, the site identifies law libraries, law schools and bar associations. Also includes executive and legislative agencies, and a vast international section browsable by country or subject.

Identifies state legislation as well as their executive, legislative and judicial bodies. In the left column, "Law for 200 countries" provides a gateway to legal materials, constitution and branches of government.

Identifies executive, legislative and judicial agencies as well as legal guides and constitutions.


Patents

Houses full text for patents issued from 1976 and PDF images for patents from 1790 to the present. Also provides general information about patents and trademarks, and the application process. 


Catalogues and Indexes

Internet access available to MUN users only.
Coverage: 1895 - June 1976
Identifies federal documents on a wide range of topics such as agriculture, economics, energy, food, earth sciences, natural resources, technology, public policy, transportation and health. Also links to the full text if available online. 

Finding tool for federal publications with links to those available online.

Provides online access to official publications from all three branches of the federal government.

A beta website that will replace FDsys (see above) sometime in 2018. All content on FDsys is also available on govinfo which is a redesign of the FDsys website.

Searches multiple U.S. federal government databases, providing links to full text when available. The basic search mode includes coverage of CGP and FDsys (described above). "Advanced" searches databases grouped by subject; "A-Z resource list" drills down to a specific department's database.

Online index with links to the full text of USGS (United States Geological Survey) publications going back to the 1870s.

Created by the National Technical Information Service (NTIS), the NTRL database provides access to U.S. federal government reports in science and technology.


Statistics

An interactive tool for charting demographic trends at the federal, state and metropolitan levels.

Statistics from pre-kindergarten through graduate school.

Topical listing to federal statistical sources.

Latest  annual report on health statistics, as well as previous reports back to 1975. Also includes links to related reports and topics.

Issues from the 1870s to 2012; in Oct. 2011, the U.S. Census Bureau terminated its publication as well as the supplemental products - the State and Metropolitan Data Book and the Country and City Data Book - linked at the bottom of the page. 

See entry directly above.

Includes general and hate crime statistics and assaults on police.

Official U.S. Census Bureau site, providing access to demographic and socio-economic statistics. Click Surveys/Programs for the 2010 and upcoming 2020 Census.

Provides census data from 1970, 1980, 1990 and 2000 for Metropolitian Areas, Central Cities and suburbs.

Provides both statistics and commentary on economic indicators, with selected statistics at the state and metropolitan area level.