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[International Statistics/US Sources]      [Monthly Catalog/GPO]     [Legislative/Legal]    [States]     [Tax Forms]  


United States Government

Search Engines

FIRSTGOV - searchable government database of online U.S. government information. Indexes over 20,000 federal government websites and includes some state and local government websites.

Google Search: Unclesam - searchable database of U.S. government Web sites ranked by linking popularity

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Frequently Used Sites

Frequently Used Sites Related to U.S. Federal Government Information - directory of links organized by topic maintained by the the Federal Documents Task Force (FDTF) and the Government Documents Round Table (GODORT) of the American Library Association

U.S. Government Documents Ready Reference Collection - collection of the most frequently used document titles at Columbia University; most are available on the Web

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First Amendment Center - Web site, featuring comprehensive research coverage of key First Amendment issues and topics, a unique First Amendment Library and guest analyses by respected legal specialists.

GPO Access - the official published version of bills, laws, Congressional Record, Federal Register, GAO reports, and more available electronically

The Federal Web Locator - comprehensive listing of government Internet sites from The Villanova Center for Information Law and Policy

Fedstats - collection of statistics from over 70 United States Government Agencies; site includes a search engine that covers nearly 30 agencies

FedWorld Information Network - searchable locator service for information disseminated by the Federal Government from NTIS

Statistical Abstract of the United States - the complete text (the index does not contain hyperlinks); the site also includes versions back to 1995

Stat-USA - extensive collection of business, economic, social, and trade statistics [Available in the University Library only. Staff at the Reference Desk will assist you in accessing the site.]

Uncle Sam Migrating Government Publications - list of U.S. Government serials and periodicals that have been migrated to electronic format from the University of Memphis

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Bureau of Labor Statistics - search time series data and more

Commerce Business Daily - government procurement actions, contract awards, and sales of government property

Consumer Price Indexes - from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

County Business Patterns - state data for 1993- 2004

Economic Statistics Briefing room - current Federal economic indicators

EDGAR - database of filings submitted electronically by publicly traded domestic companies to the Securities and Exchange Commission

North American Industry Classification System - information and a matching table for this new classification system which will replace the SIC system

Small Business Administration

What is a Dollar Worth? - a CPI inflation calculator from the Woodrow Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

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America's Job Bank - large database of job postings

Federal Jobs Digest

Occupational Outlook Handbook, the latest edition

Plumbook - 9000+ Civil Service positions in the Federal Government that may be subject to noncompetitive appointment

Standard Occupational Classification - information on and examples of this new classification system which will replace the Dictionary of Occupational Titles

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Criminal Justice

Bureau of Justice Statistics - from the U.S. Department of Justice

Child labor reports  - reports on child labor and prostitution from the U.S. Department of Labor

National Criminal Justice Reference Service - a clearinghouse of information for people involved with research, policy, and practice related to criminal and juvenile justice

TRAC FBI - non-partisan information about the FBI from the Syracuse University

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DefenseLINK - home page of the Department of Defense

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Bureau of the Census

Bureau of Labor Statistics - search time series data and more

CenStats  - published statistical series from the Bureau of the Census including a census tract street locator, County Business Patterns, USA Counties, Zip Business Patterns and more

County and City Data Book - features the 1988 and 1994 edition

Ferret - data extraction service from the Bureau of the Census for the 1995 and 1996 Current Population Surveys

United States Historical Census Data Browser - from Harvard University and ICPSR this site allows the user to browse U.S. decennial census data from 1790-1960

State and Metropolitan Area Data Book,  - statistics on social and economic conditions at the state and metropolitan area level

Basic Tables Profile Generator - 1990 U.S. demographic profile generator from the Missouri State Census Data Center

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Climate Prediction Center - from NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - includes forecasts and environmental information

  • U.S. Climate at a Glance - current and historical temperature and precipitation data for the U.S., states, cities, and regions

Water Resources of the United States - from the U.S.Geological Survey

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Executive Branch

A Blueprint for New Beginnings: A Responsible Budget for America's Priorities - the George W. Bush administration's proposed budget

Government Information Locator Service (GILS) via GPO Access

The National Archives

Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents

The White House

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Foreign Relations

Current Issues - policy statements, features and articles prepared daily by the U.S. Information Agency

Department of State

Embassies in Washington, D.C. - complete list with links to available home pages

Project Visa - embassy and visa information

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International Statistics from U.S. Sources

International Data Base - statistical tables of demographic and socio-economic data for all countries of the world from the U.S. Census Bureau

International Data Base Population Pyramids - population pyramids by age and sex for 200+ countries from the U.S. Census Bureau

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Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present - updated, searchable directory from the Senate Historical Office and the Legislative Resource Center of the House of Representatives

Congressional Email Directory

Congressional Research Service Reports - selected reports compiled by the Congressional Research Service in the areas of Agriculture/Environment/Natural Resources, Economic Policy/Housing/Transportation, Education/Public Welfare, Government & Law, Foreign & Defense Policy/Immigration, Health, Reference/General Interest, and Science & Technology

Legal Information Institute - extensive collection of documents about legal matters worldwide from Cornell Law School

Pennsylvania Senate - Information about PA Senate

Roll Call Online - news and information about Congress

THOMAS - extensive full texts of bills, the Congressional Record, committee reports, historical documents and news from the U.S. Congress

U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. Senate

The White House

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DOE Energy Citations Database -"contains bibliographic records for energy and energy-related scientific and technical information from the Department of Energy. The Database provides access to DOE publicly available citations from 1948 through the present, with continued growth through regular updates."

FedWorld - central access point to U.S. government information from NTIS

National Water Conditions - Water resources of the United States

Office of Technology Assessment Publications  - complete full text archive of assessments from 1974-1995

Scientific and Technical Aerospace Reports (STAR)  - semimonthly abstracts journal

Energy Information Administration  - forecasts, prices, consumption, and other statistical information on all types of energy use and production

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Internet Access to Administrative Rules - directory of links to the administrative codes, registers, and manuals available on the Internet maintained by the Administrative Codes and Registers (ACR) Section of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS)

State Government Web Servers - links to the official home pages of U.S. states

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Tax Forms

1040.com  - federal and state tax forms plus tax tips

FedWorld Tax Form Search - search for federal tax forms by title and retrieve forms in PDF, PostScript, PCL and SGML formats

Forms and Publications - official IRS site that offers downloadable tax forms in PDF, PostScript, PCL and SGML formats; also offers forms for years back to 1992

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Foreign Governments & Organizations

Chiefs of Staff and Cabinet Ministers of Foreign Governments

Directory of the World's Embassies and Consulates - searchable list of embassies and United Nations missions with contact information and links to embassy Web sites

Government of Canada - home page of the Canadian government

Foreign Government Resources on the Web - from the University of Michigan

Foreign Governments - collection of official government sites

International Governmental Organizations - large collection maintained by the GODORT International Documents Task Force and Northwestern University Library

International Monetary Fund

Inter-Parliamentary Union - information and searchable databases about parliaments worldwide


Organization of American States

The United Nations; see also UN Wire for daily news about the U.N., and UN System Pathfinder for major publications

  • InfoNation - geographic, economic, demographic and social indicators data for 185 U.N. member countries from the U.N. Statistics Division publications World Statistics Pocketbook and Statistical Yearbook

United Nations System of Organizations

The World Bank

World Health Organization

World Trade Organization

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European Union

Europa - offering centralized access to European Union sites including its institutions, legal policies, background information and news

European Union Internet Resources - from the UC Berkeley Library

The European Union in the U.S. - news and information about the EU, EU legislation and publications, sites of European Union Centers in the U.S., and related links maintained by the Delegation of the European Commission to the U.S.

SCAD - searchable bibliographical database of 250,000 documents of the European Union since 1983

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American Fact Finder  From the U.S. Census Bureau. Information on population, economic  and geographic data as well as some data sets.

Book Source Nonfiction    On Campus   Off Campus via the public library  Need a card?
For school and public libraries, includes full text articles on civics, social studies, science, careers, health, sports, adventure, hobbies, technology, biographies from more than 2,100 popular nonfiction books.
Energy Citations Database 
Developed by the U.S. Department of Energy, it contains citations and some full-text in the areas of chemistry, physics, environmental science, geology, mathematics, climatology, oceanography and other related disciplines.
Expanded Academic ASAP    On Campus   Off Campus
General interest and scholarly resources across a variety of disciplines.
History Reference Center    On Campus  Off Campus via the public library  Need a card?
Offers full text from more than 750 history reference books and encyclopedias, and nearly 60 history magazines. The database contains 58,000 documents; 43,000 biographies; 12,000+ historical photos and maps; and 87 hours of historical film and video.
Homeland Security Digital Library    On Campus  Off Campus- Special Instructons
The Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) is the nation's premier collection of homeland security policy and strategy related documents." More info...
LexisNexis Academic    On Campus  Off Campus
News, current events, business, medicine and law with access to news transcripts.
NetLibrary    On Campus  Special Instructions for off campus access.
Access to digital versions of printed material such as books or journals, databases or any digital content. Available 24/7.
News-LexisNexis    On Campus  Off Campus
Over 350 newspapers and broadcast transcripts from major networks including ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, & NPR.
Proquest's PA Research I    On Campus  Off Campus
Abstract and full-text database of general interest and scholarly resources. 
WorldCat    On Campus   Off Campus
WorldCat contains more than 43 million items owned by libraries around the world. Materials covered in the catalog include: books, internet resources, films, journals, magazines, manuscripts, maps, musical scores, newspapers, slides, sound recordings, and videotapes. WorldCat does not include individual article titles or stories in journals, magazines, newspapers, or book chapters.

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