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Government Information on the Web

FDSYS - Federal Digital System - A service of the U.S. Government Printing Office to provide electronic access to information products produced by the Federal Government. The information available on this site is the official, published version and the information retrieved from GPO Access can be used without restriction, unless specifically noted. This free service is funded by the Federal Depository Library Program. 

FedWorld Information Network - An online locator service from the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) of the Department of Commerce providing a comprehensive inventory of information disseminated by the Federal Government.

FedStats - More than 70 Federal agencies produce statistics of interest to the public. The Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy maintains this site to provide easy access to the statistics and information produced by these agencies for public use.

Thomas - Legislative information on the web

Library of Congress

Bureau of the Census

CQ Library - Publications from Congressional Quarterly. Weekly Report covers legislative news and analysis. Researcher offers in-depth analyses of current and controversial issues, along with bibliographies of more extensive sources.

The Documents Center from the University of Michigan - a central reference and referral point for government information, whether local, state, federal, foreign, or international. Its web pages are a reference and instructional tool for government, political science, statistical data, and news.

Supreme Court opinions from Cornell University contains all opinions of the court issued since May of 1990, along with many of the most important historical decisions of the Court.

Statistical Abstract of the United States - online version of the annual summary of US statistics, from the 1995 edition to the present. Select "Adobe Acrobat PDF Files" for full text access. Use the "index" section to find specific table numbers, then select the appropriate "section"; or, browse an individual section for appropriate statistical lists.

County and City Data Book - online access at the Geospacial and Statistical Data Center at University of Virginia.

Country Studies / Area Handbooks - Online books published by US Govt Printing Office and Dept of the Army. Each book covers a particular foreign country, describing and analyzing its political, economic, social, and national security systems and institutions, and examining the interrelationships of those systems and the ways they are shaped by cultural factors.

Background Notes - Brief summary information on individual countries and and international organizations, published by the US Dept of State.