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ADA - Americans with Disabilities Act

ACCES-VR (formerly VESID) Vocational Rehabilitation
ACCES-VR assists individuals with disabilities to achieve and maintain employment and to support independent living through training, education, rehabilitation, and career development.
Americans With Disability Act - Job Accommodation Network
Job Accommodation Network, a service of the Office of Disability Employment Policy of the U.S. Dept. of Labor. Very good site for full-text documents relating to the law.
Disability Resources - Department of Labor
U.S. Federal programs, services and resources - consumer oriented - "the site provides access to disability-related information and programs available across the government on numerous subjects, including civil rights, community life, education, employment,housing, health, income support, technology and transportation."
Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Laws, Cases, and Resources
From the Law Librarians" Society of Washington, D.C.
National Council on Disability
Includes an extensive list of links to appropriate Federal agencies.
Section 508.gov
Federal accessibility standards
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
Independent, bi-partisan commission includes information on filing a complaint
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC)
Includes information on how to file a charge of employment discrimination/sections for employers and employees

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Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
The Animal and Plant Health inspection Service (APHIS) is responsible for protecting and promoting U.S. agricultural health, administering the Animal Welfare Act, and carrying out wildlife damage management activities.
The Animal Welfare Information Center
"The Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC) is mandated by the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) to provide information for improved animal care and use in research, testing, teaching, and exhibition.
Cornell AgriTech (formerly New York State Agricultural Experiment Station)
To advance a sustainable plant agriculture and food system through state-of-the-art research and extension programs that address local and worldwide needs.
Census of Agriculture
Includes historical censuses from 1840 to 2007, search local statistics for your County or State.
Cornell Cooperative Extension
"Cornell Cooperative Extension puts knowledge to work in pursuit of economic vitality, ecological sustainability and social well-being. They bring local experience and research based solutions together, helping families and communities thrive in our rapidly changing world."
Cornell Mann Library - Databases
Digital collections including Agriculture Network Information Center,Core Historical Literature of Agriculture and Invasive Species Compendium (some databases have restricted access).
Farmers Markets
Find a farmer's market in your state
Home and Garden Resource Center - University of Maryland, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Linked from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, includes links to flowers, insects, soil, lawn. invasives, diagnostic and more.
National Agricultural Library
National Organic Program - Department of Agriculture
"Learn the difference between organic fact and fiction. Exploring the organic option."
New York State Department of Agriculture
Welcome to the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Website. The Department, through its various divisions and programs, promotes New York agriculture and its high-quality and diverse products, fosters agricultural environmental stewardship, and safeguards the State's food supply, land and livestock to ensure the viability and growth of New York's agriculture industries.
Statistics in Schools from the US Census Bureau
Educate your students about the value and everyday use of statistics. The Statistics in Schools program provides resources for teaching and learning with real life data. Explore the site for standards-aligned, classroom-ready activities.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (formerly USDA - Food Stamps Program)
SNAP offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities. SNAP is the largest program in the domestic hunger safety net.
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Official home page of the United States Department of Agriculture
USDA - Disaster Assistance Programs
USDA offers a variety of programs and services to help communities, farmers, ranchers, and businesses that have been hard hit by hurricanes and other natural disaster events.
USDA State Fact Sheets
"State fact sheets provide information on population, employment, income, farm characteristics, farm financial indicators, and top commodities, exports, and counties for each state in the United States."

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Federal Mobile Apps Directory
"Looking for government information and services optimized for your smart phone? Find government native apps, hybrid apps, responsive sites, and mobile websites that offer official information and services in the palm of your hand."
New York State Mobile Apps
Explore all of New York State's Official applications.

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Armed Services

Air Force

Air Force Link - Official Web Site of the U. S. Air Force
Air Force Times Online
Air University
"Air University, with headquarters at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., is a key component of Air Education and Training Command, and is the Air Force's center for professional military education."
Airman Magazine
The U.S. Space Force
"The U.S. Space Force (USSF) is a new branch of the Armed Forces. It was established on December 20, 2019.The USSF is a military service that organizes, trains, and equips space forces in order to protect U.S. and allied interests in space and to provide space capabilities to the joint force. USSF responsibilities include developing military space professionals, acquiring military space systems, maturing the military doctrine for space power, and organizing space forces to present to our Combatant Commands.


Army Field Manuals
Army Medicine - U.S. Army Medical Command, Office of the Surgeon General
"Army Medicine is the Nation's premier expeditionary and globally integrated medical force ready to meet the ever-changing challenges of today and tomorrow."
Army Times Online
Office of Strategic Services
"It is important to understand how the past has influenced Army Special Operations Forces. One of America's legendary paramilitary organizations during WWII was the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) whose field ranks were largely filled by detailed military personnel. As a wartime organization, it became a USASOC legacy unit because a number of their Army personnel played important roles during the formative years of Special Warfare after the war... This website features a primer on OSS wartime activities and functions and republished copies of the declassified manuals for each of the above elements.
Military journal
U.S. Army
U. S. Army Corps of Engineers
The U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Legal Center & School Library
External Link in Charlottesville, VA, holds extensive collections of primary source materials and publications in the field of military law. Selections from these collections are now being made accessible in full text PDF versions via the Library of Congress Federal Research Division (FRD) Web site.
U.S. Army War College/Strategic Studies Institute
U. S. Military Academy, West Point


Marine Times Online
The Official Website of the Marine Corps (formerly MarineLINK)
The Mattis Way of War: an Examination of Operational Art in Task Force 58 and 1st Marine Division
PDF. Secretary of Defense nominee James Mattis.


All Hands
Military journal
America's Navy - The Official Website of the United States Navy
Navy Times Online Home Page

Coast Guard

Coast Guard Magazine
2002 - 2012 issues.
U. S. Coast Guard

Maritime Administration

Maritime Administration
"The Maritime Administration is the agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation dealing with waterborne transportation. Its programs promote the use of waterborne transportation and its seamless integration with other segments of the transportation system, and the viability of the U.S. merchant marine. The Maritime Administration works in many areas involving ships and shipping, shipbuilding, port operations, vessel operations, national security, environment, and safety."
U.S. Merchant Marine

National Guard

Air National Guard
Army National Guard
Commission on the National Guard and Reserves
Includes "Transforming the National Guard and Reserves into a 21st Century Operational Force"
New York Guard Times Newspaper
"Guard Times is a quarterly magazine, "Serving the New York Army and Air National Guard, Naval Militia, New York Guard and Families."

Other Services Sites

Assist Quick Search - Department of Defense
For military specifications, standards and related publications - includes access to ASSIST (database) Quick Search.
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs
The "Bureau of Political-Military Affairs provides policy direction in the areas of international security, military coordination and peace operations, and arms trade." This site is an electronic archive of information released prior to January 20, 2001. It includes links to the Bureau of Arms Control, Burea of Nonproliferation and the Bureau of Verification and Compliance.
Defense Technical Information Center
Scientific and technical information including a link to STINET technical reports with an index to specifications and standards
Department of Veterans Affairs
Federal Voting Assistance Program
Voting help for Uniformed Service Members, their families, and Citizens living outside the United States
The Military Chaplins' Association of the United States of America
National Archives World War II
Resources include photographs, recordings, records and casualty lists.
National Defense University
Papers of the War Department
"Fire destroyed the War Department office in 1800. For decades historians believed that its files, and the window they provide into the early federal government, had been lost forever. This collection unites copies of the lost files in a digital archive that reconstitutes this invaluable historical resource."
Records on Military Personnel Who Died, Were Missing in Action or Prisoners of War as a Result of the Vietnam Conflict
Selective Service System
Sesame Street for Military Families
"As many as 700,000 children under the age of five have a parent in the military. Recognizing the need for first-rate media-based resources to support military families, in fall 2006, Sesame Workshop launched the bilingual (English/Spanish), multimedia outreach initiative Talk, Listen, Connect: Helping Families During Military Deployment (TLC). This critical outreach tool helped military families and their young children cope with the challenges of deployment and build resilience in times of separation and change. The overwhelming response to this program revealed a need for additional resources and in 2008 and 2010, respectively, Sesame Workshop followed up with Talk, Listen, Connect: Deployments, Homecomings, Changes (TLC 2) and Talk, Listen, Connect: When Families Grieve (TLC 3)."
"Stars and Stripes"
"A Department of Defense - authorized daily newspaper distributed overseas for the U.S. military community". Started during the Civil War, ended and resumed during WWI and WWII, continuous since 1942.
State-level Lists of Casualties
From the Korean War (1951-1957) and Vietnam Conflict (1956-).
U. S. Casualties in Iraq
Statistics from Globalsecurity.org
U.S. Department of Defense
Latest news from the DOD
The Vietnam Center and Archive
"The mission of the Vietnam Archive at Texas Tech University is to support and encourage research and education regarding all aspects of the American Vietnam experience; promoting a greater understanding of this experience and the peoples and cultures of Southeast Asia."
World War II Army and Army Air Force Honor List of Dead & Missing
By state.
World War II Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Personnel Honor List of Dead & Missing
By state.

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Art Theft - FBI
The illicit trade in art and cultural artifacts is a major category of international crime. This includes theft of individual works of art, illegal export of objects protected by international laws, and pillaging of archaeological sites." This site provides an overview of U.S. legislation on art theft, an international list of stolen art registered with the FBI, and links to related sites. From the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Cultural Funding: Federal Opportunities
National Endowment for the Arts, includes link to cultural funding
Fine Arts Collection from the U.S. General Services Administration
"The Fine Arts Collection is one of the nation's oldest and largest public art collections. It consists of mural and easel paintings, sculptures, architectural and environmental artworks, as well as prints and other works on paper dating from the 1850s to the present. These civic artworks are displayed in federal buildings and courthouses nationwide. In addition, more than 23,000 easel paintings, prints, and small-scale sculptures created during the New Deal are on long-term loan to museums and other non-profit institutions across the United States. Maintained by GSA as a part of America's national and cultural heritage, the Fine Arts Collection also serves as a reminder of the important tradition of individual creative expression."
The Magazine of the National Endowment for the Humanities
National Gallery of Art
Smithsonian Institution

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Career Outlook (formerly Occupational Outlook Quarterly)
Gateway site sponsored by the Department of labor, includes links to State Job Banks.
Federal Job Classification Information
Provides Federal position classification, job grading, and qualifications information that is used to determine the pay plan, series, title, grade, and qualification requirements for most work in the Federal Government.
InterJob Search
A directory of career resources and job searching websites. Provided by Middletown Thrall Library.
mySkills, myFuture
A new, free online tool to help job seekers increase their career mobility and economic prospects has been developed by the Federal Department of Labor / Employment Training Administration. helps laid-off workers and other career changers find new occupations to explore. Users can identify occupations that require skills and knowledge similar to their current or previous job, learn more about these suggested matches, locate local training programs, and/or apply for jobs.
New York State Dept. of Education: Resources for Licensed Professionals
Includes online licenses verifications, a searchable file of disciplinary cases, professional organizations, and more.
Occupational Information Network - O*Net
"The O*NET system is a unique, powerful source for continually updated information on skill requirements and occupational characteristics...O*NET information on related occupational interests and work values helps the public to select career goals and develop education and training plans for work they are likely to find satisfying."
Occupational Outlook Handbook - Online Journal
"Describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects"
New York State Department of Labor
United States Government Policy and Supporting Positions (Plum Book)
"Every four years, just after the Presidential election, the United States Government Policy and Supporting Positions, commonly known as the Plum Book, is published, alternately, by the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs and the House Committee on Government Reform. The Plum Book is used to identify presidentially appointed positions within the Federal Government."
USAJobs - Working for America
"USAJOBS.gov is a free web-based job board enabling federal job seekers access to thousands of job opportunities across hundreds of federal agencies and organizations, allowing agencies to meet their legal obligation (5 USC 3327 and 5 USC 3330) of providing public notice for federal employment opportunities. ...Setting up a USAJOBS account simply requires an email to sign up. Registered users can build a resume or upload a resume in a compatible format for submission across most Federal Agencies. To search for potential job matches, seekers can look for positions through a variety of methods including agency, job type, location or salary range."

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Census 2010
Census 2020
Learn more about the 2020 Census ? how to respond, and why it matters.
Census Bureau Home Page
Census History - Through the Decades - Index of Questions
"Through the decades, the census has collected data on race, ancestry, education, health, housing, and transportation. An examination of the questions asked during each census illustrates changes in our nation's understanding of race, the impact of immigration, growth of the Hispanic population, and computer usage."
CensusScope - From the Social Science Data Analysis Network
Includes maps, rankings charts, trends and more. Brought to you by the Social Science Data Analysis Network (SSDAN) at the University of Michigan.
Current Population Survey
The Current Population Survey (CPS), sponsored jointly by the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), is the primary source of labor force statistics for the population of the United States.
Explore Census Data
The U.S. Census counts every resident in the United States. It is mandated by Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution and takes place every 10 years. The data collected by the decennial census determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives and is also used to distribute billions in federal funds to local communities.
Governments Division Home Page
Census - Federal, State, and local governments including schools
IPUMS - Minnesota Population Center
"The MPC [Minnesota Population Center] is one of the world?s leading developers of demographic data resources. We provide population data to thousands of researchers, policymakers, teachers, and students. All MPC data are available free over the internet. Includes: IPUMS-USA Harmonized data on people in the U.S. census and American Community Survey, from 1850 to the present. IPUMS-CPS Harmonized data on people in the Current Population Survey, every March from 1962 to the present. IPUMS-International Harmonized census data from around the world for 1960 forward."
Measuring America: The Decennial Censuses from 1790 to 2000
National Historical Geographic Information System
"The National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS) provides easy access to summary tables and time series of population, housing, agriculture, and economic data, along with GIS-compatible boundary files, for years from 1790 through the present and for all levels of U.S. census geography, including states, counties, tracts, and blocks."
New York State Data Center
"Welcome to Empire State Development's New York State Data Center, the state's primary and most comprehensive source for economic and demographic data, tracking the trends of the State of New York, its businesses and people."

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Administration for Children and Families
Includes links for Adoptions and Foster Care, Child abuse and neglect, Child care, Child support, Missing children and more.
Child Welfare Information Gateway
"Formerly the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information and the National Adoption Information Clearinghouse, Child Welfare Information Gateway provides access to information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families."
ChildStats: Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics
Department of Health and Human Services - Children's Bureau - Child Maltreatment - Annual Reports (1995 to current)
The Children's Bureau develops the annual Child Maltreatment reports, which include data provided by the states to the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data Systems.
Maternal and Child Health Bureau
New York State Office of Children and Family Services
Includes adoption services.
The State of the World's Children
UNICEF publication - Most current with links to older editions

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General Sites

Architect of the Capitol
"The Architect of the Capitol is responsible to the United States Congress for the maintenance, operation, development, and preservation of the United States Capitol Complex, which includes the Capitol, the congressional office buildings, the Library of Congress buildings, the Supreme Court building, the U.S. Botanic Garden, the Capitol Power Plant, and other facilities. MORE..."
Center for Strategic and International Studies
Providing strategic insights and policy solutions. "Bipartisan outreach to Congress is critical to the CSIS mission of policy impact. Congressional involvement varies by program but has a considerable influence on every aspect of CSIS research and analysis."
"Congress.gov is the official source for federal legislative information. A collaboration among the Library of Congress, the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives and the Government Publishing Office, Congress.gov is a free resource that provides searchable access to bill status and summary, bill text, member profiles, the Congressional Record, committee reports, direct links from bills to cost estimates from the Congressional Budget Office, legislative process videos, committee profile pages and historic access reaching back to the 103rd Congress."
Congressional Budget Office
"Objective, nonpartisan, and timely analyses to aid in economic and budgetary decisions on the wide array of programs covered by the federal budget and the information and estimates required for the Congressional budget process." Includes testimony, reports, briefs and more on hot topics.
Congressional Directory
Congressional Globe
"The Globe is the third of the four series of publications containing the debates of Congress. It was preceded by the Annals of Congress and the Register of Debates and succeeded by the Congressional Record. The first five volumes of the Globe (23rd Congress, 1st Session through 25th Congress, 1st Session, 1833-37) overlap with the Register of Debates. Initially the Globe contained a "condensed report" or abstract rather than a verbatim report of the debates and proceedings. With the 32nd Congress (1851), however, the Globe began to provide something approaching verbatim transcription." From the Library of Congress - American Memory Project.
Congressional Record
The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session.
Fax Numbers to Congress - House and Senate
Click on your State's postal code abbreviation for contact information for all of the Senators and Representatives in the United States Congress.
Federal Register
Published by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.
"We organize published Federal Register documents into six sections, similar to a web journal (Money, Environment, World, Science & Technology, Business & Industry, and Health & Public Welfare). We think these sections include themes that have broad interest and which cover a majority of the documents published in the Federal Register. We feature articles in these sections based on the OFR?s editorial judgment, user interest, and agency input. Use the ?Sections? pull-down in the main navigation at the top of any page to see highlighted documents and suggested searches."
"Govinfo is a service of the United States Government Publishing Office (GPO), which is a Federal agency in the legislative branch. Govinfo provides free public access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government."
"GovTrack is open source and supports open knowledge." Very timely, includes links to Bills and Resolutions, Members of Congress, voting records, committees, and Congressional Record. "GovTrack has information on all bills going back to 1993 and follows the status of current pending legislation as it goes through the law-making process."
The Web's only source for congressional staff salaries." Also includes a "Travel Database" - privately financed trips and who takes them
Local Representatives
Republican Conference, U.S. House of Representatives
Includes hot topics, floor briefings and index of legislation
Statement of Disbursements United States - House of Representatives
"Since 1964 Congress has been required by law to publish the SOD, which is a quarterly public report of all receipts and expenditures for Members of Congress, Committees, Leadership, House Officers and Offices of the House of Representatives. The Chief Administrative Officer of the House publishes the SOD within 60 days of the end of the quarter based upon the following schedule: January-March, April-June, July-September and October-December. Since 2009 the SOD has been published online to increase governmental transparency and accountability."
U.S. House Of Representatives
United States House of Representatives - History Art, and Archives
"Discover the rich heritage of the People's House and its central role in U.S. history since 1789. Explore its unique story and the men and women who have shaped it. Browse its collections. Access historical data and other research resources."
United States Senate
United States Senate Democratic Leadership
Includes latest news and links to multimedia.
What is the Federal Register
YouTube video presentation.

Congressional Research Services / CRS Reports

Archived Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports
Archived since June of 2008. Collected by: Stanford University, Social Sciences Resource Group
Dudley Knox Library - Naval Postgraduate School
Includes links to other free resources for CRS Reports.
Federation of American Scientists
Links to reports covering Homeland Security, Foreign Policy, Terrorism, Intelligence, and more.
Law Librarians" Society of Washington
"Selected Congressional Research Service Reports on Congress and its Procedures"
Every CRS Report
"EveryCRSReport.com is a project of Demand Progress in collaboration with the Congressional Data Coalition - a bipartisan coalition founded by Demand Progress and the R Street Institute to promote open legislative information. CRS is Congress' think tank, and its reports are relied upon by academics, businesses, judges, policy advocates, students, librarians, journalists, and policymakers for accurate and timely analysis of important policy issues. The reports are not classified and do not contain individualized advice to any specific member of Congress."
University of North Texas - Congressional Research Service Reports
"Reports were downloaded from a variety of web sites that host CRS reports, either currently or in the past. As of January 2019, we have ceased updating this collection with downloaded content. Ongoing updates to the collection will be limited to converting older print reports discovered or donated to the UNT Libraries."

Hearings & Reports

Congressional Chronicle
From C-SPAN the site allows one to listen to a live ongoing hearing - just check the schedule listed and "click on" the correct "Hearing Room"
Center for Legislative Archives - National Archives
"While congressional publications can be found nationwide, the Center's combination of publications and unpublished committee records make our holdings unique. Visit our Research Portal to get started with your congressional research."
Committies of the House of Representatives
News releases, hearing schedules and transcripts, oversight plans
Committes of the Senate
News releases, hearings schedules and transcripts, oversight plans.
Committee on Oversight and Reform
"The Committee on Oversight and Reform is the main investigative committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. It has authority to investigate the subjects within the Committee?s legislative jurisdiction as well as "any matter" within the jurisdiction of the other standing House Committees. Provides the latest press releases, letters, and hearings.
Congressional Committee Reports
"Committee reports are one set of documents among the variety of document types produced by House and Senate committees that address legislative and other policy issues, investigations, and internal committee matters. Executive reports are issued by Senate committees reporting on treaties and nominations. You can browse separate lists of committee reports by type." (House, Senate or Executive)
Congressional Russian Investigations + Impeachment 2019
This website includes a public document clearinghouse which has: "...compiled significant documents in Congress?s various Russia investigations dating back to the 2016 election cycle. This collection seeks to include significant original source materials including letters, subpoenas, deposition transcripts, hearing transcripts, press statements, contempt resolutions, criminal referrals, and any subpoena enforcement litigation."
See also these for related documents:
Government Accountability Office (GAO)
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress. Often called the "congressional watchdog," GAO investigates how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars.
Government Accountability Office - Reports and Decisions
The GAO Reports and Comptroller General Decisions collection contains reports ("blue books") on audits, surveys, investigations, and evaluations of Federal programs conducted by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). All published reports, testimonies, correspondence, and special publications are included. Products that are restricted or classified are not included. GAO Comptroller General Decisions contains decisions and opinions issued by the Comptroller General in areas of Federal law such as appropriations, bid protests, and Federal agency rulemaking. Reports from 1989 to 2008 are included.
United State Congress Congressional Hearings

Party Caucuses and Conferences

House Democratic Caucus
The Democratic Caucus works with every Democratic member of the House of Representatives to help achieve consensus, bring their ideas and work to the forefront and ensure members have the tools they need to implement their goals. It is the only subgroup within the House of which every Democrat is a Member.
House Republican Conference
"The organizational body for all GOP Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, the House Republican Conference is responsible for electing the House Republican leadership, approving GOP Member committee assignments, managing leadership-driven floor debates, and executing a communications strategy that is executed within the party and is conveyed to constituents through the media."
Senate Democratic Caucus
The Senate Democratic Caucus is the central organizational front for Democrats in the Senate. Its primary function is communicating the party's message to all of its members under a single banner.
Senate Republican Conference
"The Senate Republican Conference is the organization of Republican members in the U.S. Senate. The Conference, chaired by Senator John Barrasso of Wyoming, helps senators communicate their priorities directly to the American people through a wide variety of communications resources, including television, radio, web technology, social media, graphic design, and Spanish language services, among others resources."

Voting Records of the Members of Congress

Look for Roll Call Votes under the House of Representatives and the Senate.
Library of Congress
An introduction on how to compile a member's voting record.
Includes a Congressional votes database.

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Consumer Sites

"The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation's consumer protection agency, has created the Admongo campaign to help teach kids about advertising."
The Better Business Bureau
Central website for U.S. and Canada
The Better Business Bureau - New York
"BBB services include: Business Profiles; Charity Reports; Consumer Complaints and Reviews; Dispute Resolution; Scam Tracker(SM) reports; and Consumer and Business tips and resources."
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
"The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is a 21st century agency that helps consumer finance markets work by making rules more effective, by consistently and fairly enforcing those rules, and by empowering consumers to take more control over their economic lives."
Consumer Information Guide
A guide to consumer information, reviews, and related resources. Directory by Middletown Thrall Library.
Federal Trade Commission - Protecting Americas' Consumers
Gateway site to links for health, product safety, money, children, careers, technology and more.
United States Consumer Product Safety Commission
"CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years."
USAGov (Formerly Federal Citizen Information Center)
"Passports. Social Security benefits. Tax forms. Small business help. There are so many reasons to need government information and services, but finding them can be tough. Let us help. USA Gov is the federal program that guides you to tips and tools in English and in Spanish from hundreds of government agencies, departments, and programs. Online, by phone or chat, and in print?we help make everyday life a little easier."

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Constitution of the United States of America

The Bill of Rights
Constitutional Amendments 1 - 10. Click here for Amendments 11 - 27.
Constitution Annotated
A new website, from the Library of Congress, for the Constitution Annotated. "With advanced search tools and a modern user-friendly interface, the new website makes the 3,000 pages of the Constitution Annotated fully searchable and accessible for the first time to online audiences."
Constitution of the United States
Text and images of the original document. Also includes questions and answers. Hosted at the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). The questions are now part of the new URL webpage.
Constitution of the United States
From the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) - Look for the Constitution link listed on right side of page, under "Reflect on our Nation's independence by exploring these resources from the CGP."
The Constitution of the United States
From Ben's Guide to U.S. Government.
Constitutional Amendment Process
From the U.S. National Archives.
Constitutional Law
Includes an overview and an annotated version of the Constitution. From the Legal Information Institute (LII), Cornell University Law School.
Documents from the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention, 1774-1789
"Contains 277 documents relating to the work of Congress and the drafting and ratification of the Constitution. Items include extracts of the journals of Congress, resolutions, proclamations, committee reports, treaties, and early printed versions of the United States Constitution and the Declaration of Independence."
Meet the Framers of the Constitution
Includes biographies. From the U.S. National Archives' "America's Founding Documents."
National Constitution Center
Information about the museum. Also includes an interactive Constitution, which you can search by keyword or browse by topic.
United States Constitution - Primary Documents in American History
From the U.S. Library of Congress.

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Federal Judicial Center
The Federal Judicial Center is the education and research agency for the federal courts.
Federal Judiciary Home Page
U.S. courts (U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. court of Appeals, District Courts, Bankruptcy Court)
Forms - New York State Unified Court System
Includes Family Court and Divorce Forms
International Criminal Court
"The Court's founding treaty, called the Rome Statute, grants the ICC jurisdiction over four main crimes. First, the crime of genocide...Second, the ICC can prosecute crimes against humanity...Third, war crimes which are grave breaches of the Geneva conventions ...Finally, the fourth crime falling within the ICC's jurisdiction is the crime of aggression."
Judge Sonia Sotomayor
Information from the Law Library of Congress.
The Justice Manual (Formerly the United States Attorneys' Manual)
National Center for State Courts
Links to each States Judicial branch are included - appellate and trail courts.
New York State Unified Court System
New York CourtHelp
Includes court forms and procedures, find a lawyer, addresses, phone numbers and more - also includes a Spanish edition
Quick Links and Sources to U.S. Court Opinions
From the Law Librarians Society of Washington, D.C.
Supreme Court of the United States
United States Bankruptcy Court Southern District Of New York
Provides a link to the PACER Case Locator, a "one-stop location to search all courts (appellate, bankruptcy, district) for cases."
United States Reports (Official Opinions of the U.S. Supreme Court)
"United States Reports is a series of bound case reporters that are the official reports of decisions for the United States Supreme Court. A citation to a United States Supreme Court decisions includes three elements that are needed to retrieve a case. For example, Chevron U.S.A., Inc. v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., 467 U.S. 837 (1984). 467 indicates the volume in which the case is reported, U.S. indicates the abbreviation for U.S. Reports, 837 indicates the initial page number of the case, and 1984 indicates the year the case was decided. Early reports of U.S. Supreme Court decisions were named for the clerk who compiled them."
United States Sentencing Commission
The U.S. Sentencing Commission, a bipartisan, independent agency located in the judicial branch of government, was created by Congress in 1984 to reduce sentencing disparities and promote transparency and proportionality in sentencing. The Commission collects, analyzes, and distributes a broad array of information on federal sentencing practices. The Commission also continuously establishes and amends sentencing guidelines for the judicial branch and assists the other branches in developing effective and efficient crime policy."

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Doing Business with the Government

Buying from/Selling to the Government

Department of Justice's Asset Forfeiture Program
"The Marshals Service administers the Department of Justice's Asset Forfeiture Program by managing and disposing of properties seized and forfeited by federal law enforcement agencies and U.S. attorneys nationwide. The program has become a key part of the federal government's efforts to combat major criminal activities."
Empire State Development
New York State
The Official site to buy U.S. Government Property
U.S. General Services Administration
"We help federal agencies better serve the public by offering, at best value, superior workplaces, expert solutions, acquisition services, and management policies."
National Association of Unclaimed Property
Administration - searchable database organized by State
Seized Property Auctions - U.S. Department of the Treasury
U.S. Marshals Service: National Sellers List
"The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) offers property for sale to the public which has been forfeited under laws enforced or administered by the United States Department of Justice, its investigative agencies (Drug Enforcement Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms), and certain other federal law enforcement agencies." List of major sites.
USA.gov: Small Business (formerly Business USA)
BusinessUSA, a centralized, one-stop platform to make it easier than ever for businesses to access services to help them grow and hire.

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Beige Book
"Commonly known as the Beige Book, this report is published eight times per year. Each Federal Reserve Bank gathers anecdotal information on current economic conditions in its District through reports from Bank and Branch directors and interviews with key business contacts, economists, market experts, and other sources. The Beige Book summarizes this information by District and sector. An overall summary of the twelve district reports is prepared by a designated Federal Reserve Bank on a rotating basis."
Budget of the United States Government
Budget of the United States Government 1996 - Current Year.
Citizens Against Government Waste
Includes a link to The Pig Book.
Consumer Price Index - Bureau of Labor Statistics
Econ Ed Live Online Learning from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Your planning and classroom times are limited. Our free economics and personal finance lessons, activities, and readings provide flexibility and real-world connections, making it easier to prepare students with 21st century skills." Elementary through college level lessons available.
Economic Census
"The Economic Census provides detailed information on employer businesses, including detailed data by industry, geography, and more."
Economic Indicators
Providing "timely access to the daily releases of key economic indicators from the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau."
Economic Crisis and Recovery Information Guide
Crisis of 2008 with news, updates, web and library resources.
Economics and Statistics Administration
Includes links to Economic Indicators, Reports archived back to 1995 and other Economic links.
Federal Reserve Archive - Budget in Brief
The Budget in Brief presents a more concise, less technical overview of the Budget of the United States Government. It is intended for the use of the general public. Publication History: Federal Budget in Brief: 1951-1962 (Bureau of the Budget), Budget in Brief: 1963-1971 (Bureau of the Budget), United States Budget in Brief: 1972-1990 (Office of Management and Budget).
FRASER - Discover Economic History
"The Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research (FRASER) began as a data preservation and accessibility project of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis in 2004. FRASER's mission is to safeguard and provide easy access to economic history-particularly the history of the Federal Reserve System. Providing economic information and data to the public is an important mission for the St. Louis Fed. We continue the proud tradition, started by former St. Louis Fed Research Director Homer Jones in 1958, by offering digital access to historical policy documents and data to scholars, economists, analysts, students, and interested observers of the U.S. economy. As part of this mission, FRASER staff occasionally add digital material to FRASER from other sources such as the Internet Archive and the American Memory program of the Library of Congress to provide further context for materials digitized for FRASER."
FRED Economic Research (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"This site offers a wealth of economic data and information to promote economic education and enhance economic research. The widely used database FRED is updated regularly and allows 24/7 access to regional and national financial and economic data."
Inflation Calculator
Based on the CPI, just enter an amount, a year and compare its value with 2020 inflation numbers.
United States National Debt Clock - Real Time
Requires Adobe Flash Player.

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Financial Aid

The Biden-Harris Administration's Student Debt Relief Plan Explained (plus FAQ and Sign-up)
Federal Student Aid - FAFSA online form
From the U.S. Department of Education.
Federal School Code List
Verify or search for a school code to complete your financial aid forms.
Higher Education Opportunity Act Information On College Costs
"Here you will find information about tuition and net prices at postsecondary institutions. The site highlights institutions with high and low tuition and fees as well as high and low net prices (the price of attendance minus grant and scholarship aid). It also shows institutions where tuition and fees and net prices are increasing at the highest rates."
"Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. At the office of Federal Student Aid, our more than 1,400 employees help make college education possible for more than 10 million students each year."

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Are You Looking for Student Loan Debt Relief?
Student debt forgiveness. "The Biden-Harris Administration is providing up to $20,000 in student loan debt relief for eligible borrowers. Apply today (but no later than Dec. 31, 2023)."

General Education Resources & Agencies

College Navigator
Find the best college for you by searching type of degree and location, then click on individual college websites.
Digest of Education Statistics
DOCS Teach
"Bring History to life for your students", an online resource from the National Archives.
EDSITEment - National Endowment for the Humanities
The Best of the Humanities on the Web - "EDSITEment is a partnership among the National Endowment for the Humanities, Verizon Foundation, and the National Trust for the Humanities and is a proud member of the Thinkfinity Consortium of premier educational websites. EDSITEment offers a treasure trove for teachers, students, and parents searching for high-quality material on the Internet in the subject areas of literature and language arts, foreign languages, art and culture, and history and social studies."
Education Commission of the States
Provided by GPO. "The documents received from the Educational Resources Information Center have dates that range from 1995 to 2004. Prior reports are available from select Federal depository libraries nationwide in microfiche."
Education Reports from ERIC
Provided by GPO. Keyword searchable.
"EngageNY.org is developed and maintained by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) to support the implementation of key aspects of the New York State Board of Regents Reform Agenda. This is the official web site for current materials and resources related to the Regents Reform Agenda. The agenda includes the implementation of the New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS), Teacher and Leader Effectiveness (TLE), and Data-Driven Instruction (DDI). EngageNY.org is dedicated to providing educators across New York State with real-time, professional learning tools and resources to support educators in reaching the State's vision for a college and career ready education for all students."
English Teaching Forum
Online periodical for teachers of English as a foreign or second language
ERIC Database
Nation's Report Card
Includes subject areas including Civics, Geography, Mathematics, Reading, Science. U.S. History, Writing and more
National Public School and School District Locator
New York State Dept. of Education
New York State School Report Cards
Includes Statewide, District and Individual School report cards.
New York State Dept. of Education Curriculum Resource Guides
Includes learning standards.
Share My Lesson
"Share My Lesson is a place where educators can come together to create and share their very best teaching resources. Developed by teachers for teachers, this free platform gives access to high-quality teaching resources and provides an online community where teachers can collaborate with, encourage and inspire each other. Share My Lesson has a significant resource bank for Common Core State Standards, covering all aspects of the standards, from advice and guides to help with dedicated resources that support the standards. Share My Lesson was developed by the American Federation of Teachers and TES Connect, the largest network of teachers in the world."
Statistics in Schools from the US Census Bureau
Educate your students about the value and everyday use of statistics. The Statistics in Schools program provides resources for teaching and learning with real life data. Explore the site for standards-aligned, classroom-ready activities.
U.S. Department of Education
Includes links for Loans, Grants, Laws and Data.
U.S. Department of State Student Programs
"The Department manages several student employment programs that enable students to get experience in a foreign affairs environment through on-the-job experience. Some of our students work in Washington, DC, and others have the opportunity to work at an embassy overseas. Positions are both paid and unpaid and many are available during spring, summer, or fall."
USA.gov: Education and Training
Includes government information on education including primary, secondary, and higher education; Child Care and Related Issues; How to Study in the U.S.; Financial Aid for Students; Managing and Repaying Student Loans; and Finding Libraries and Archives.

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Ballotpedia is an online encyclopedia about American politics and elections. Our goal is to connect people to politics by providing accurate and objective information about politics at the local, state, and federal level. Find out today's most important issues, players and campaigns, including those at the State and Local level.
Can I Vote
"This site was created by the nation's chief state election officials to help make voting as simple and convenient as possible." Includes where and how to register to vote, find a polling place, information on candidates.
I Will Vote
"Use I Will Vote to register to vote in your state, look up your polling locations, remind you of what ID you need to bring with you to the polls, determine which voting days are most convenient for you and your family, and more."
National Election Studies
ANES is a collaboration of Stanford University and the University of Michigan, with funding by the National Science Foundation. To serve the research needs of social scientists, teachers, students, policy makers and journalists, the ANES produces high quality data from its own surveys on voting, public opinion, and political participation.
Vote Smart
"Vote Smart's mission is to provide free, factual, unbiased information on candidates and elected officials to ALL Americans."
Use this easy website to register to vote - Official site of the U.S. Government.

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Annual Energy Review
Includes all forms of energy (electricity, natural gas, coal, nuclear energy, petroleum, renewable energy)
Building Energy Codes
"Your resource for tools to facilitate energy code compliance, development, adoption, implementation, and enforcement."
Department of Energy Home Page
Department of Energy Reports
"At OSTI, you can search vast collections of DOE research results, find out about ongoing research projects, explore significant DOE discoveries, learn about DOE Nobel Prize Winners, access and search e-prints, sign up for alerts, find science conference papers and proceedings, connect with national laboratory education sites, and more."
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Energy Network includes link to latest Fuel Economy Guide
Energy Information Administration
Includes energy information by fuel type, price, geography as well as an alphabetical index of topics, publications, statistics and history
Energy Star
ENERGY STAR is a government-backed program helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency.
Home Energy Saver
"The Home Energy Saver quickly computes a home's energy use on-line based on methods developed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. By changing one or more features of the modeled home, users can estimate how much energy and money can be saved and how much pollution prevented by implementing energy-efficiency improvements."
Short-Term Energy Outlook
From The U.S. Energy Information Administration. The EIA "... collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment."
Solar Energy Technologies Office
"The goals of the Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) are to develop the technologies and knowledge base needed to continue the sweeping cost reductions seen throughout the industry since 2010, to improve the ability of solar energy to integrate into the country?s electric grid, and to combine solar technologies with storage, efficiency, and other value-adding technologies that allow solar to contribute to enhanced grid reliability and resiliency."

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Earth Observatory
The purpose of NASA's Earth Observatory is to provide a freely-accessible publication on the Internet where the public can obtain new satellite imagery and scientific information about our home planet. The focus is on Earth's climate and environmental change.
Provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EPA - Air and Radiation
Includes acid rain, global warming, ozone depletion, hot topics, environmental health and more
EPA Science Inventory
a searchable database of science activities and sceintific/technical work
EPA's Superfund Site
Learn all about the National Flood Insurance Program including information about Residential and Commercial Flood Insurance, flooding and flood risks, preparation and recovery, how to file a claim and locate an agent.
National Climate Report - NOAA
NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, State of the Climate: National Climate Report for April 2019, published online May 2019, retrieved on May 31, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/national/?Set-Language=ar.
National Climatic Data Center - State of the Climate
The State of the Climate is a collection of monthly summaries recapping climate-related occurrences on both a global and national scale. Includes a National Overview - a summary of national and regional temperatures and precipitation, placing the data into a historical perspective, covering 1997 to current.
Natural Resources Conservation Service
"NRCS's natural resources conservation programs help people reduce soil erosion, enhance water supplies, improve water quality, increase wildlife habitat, and reduce damages caused by floods and other natural disasters."
Quality of Air Means Quality of Life
"The U.S. EPA, NOAA, NPS, tribal, state, and local agencies developed the AIRNow Web site to provide the public with easy access to national air quality information. The Web site offers daily AQI forecasts as well as real-time AQI conditions for over 300 cities across the US, and provides links to more detailed State and local air quality Web sites."
U.S. Forest Service: Celebrating Wildflowers
"Celebrating Wildflowers is dedicated to the enjoyment of the thousands of wildflowers growing on our national forests and grasslands, and to educating the public about the many values of native plants."
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
USGS Water Science for Schools
"Welcome to the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) Water Science for Schools web site! We offer information on many aspects of water, along with pictures, data, maps, and an interactive center where you can give opinions and test your water knowledge." Parts of the website are also in Spanish.

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Government Agencies

General Agency Sites

Cybercemetery (University of North Texas)
Archive of defunct U.S. government agency and commission Web sites"
Grants and Federal Domestic Assistance
From the website of New York State Senator Charles E. Schumer.
Society for History in the Federal Government - History@fed.gov
"An Educational Portal to Federal History, Historical Resources, and Historical Programs."
USA.gov - A-Z Index of U.S. Government Departments and Agencies
Includes e-mail, website, physical address, telephone and toll free telephone numbers where available.

Government Commissions/Bureaus/Etc.

AmeriCorps and Senior Corps (formerly Corporation for National Service)
Serve your Community and Volunteer.
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Government Accountability Office
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress. Often called the "congressional watchdog," GAO investigates how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars. The head of GAO, the Comptroller General of the United States, is appointed to a 15-year term by the President from a slate of candidates Congress proposes.
National Technical Information Service (NTIS)
"Serves our nation as the largest central resource for government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business related information available today." Also provides a source for purchasing government health information.
Office of Management and Budget
Federal budget and economic report of the President
Peace Corps
United States Postal Service
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

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Food & Nutrition

Food and Drug Administration
The Dietary Supplement Label Database
(DSLD) is a joint project of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) and National Library of Medicine (NLM). The DSLD contains the full label contents from a sample of dietary supplement products marketed in the U.S.
"Your gateway to federal food safety information."
Fruits & Veggies - More Matters
From the CDC. Find out how many fruits and vegetables you need each day; what counts as a cup; search for recipes; "analyze my plate" to get a nutritional analysis of what you eat - have fun and learn.
MyPlate.gov (formerly ChooseMyPlate.gov)
"You can use the MyPlate Plan to find the calorie level that is right for you based on your age, sex, height, weight, and physical activity level. Print or download a corresponding MyPlate Plan PDF to use in tracking your food choices. This checklist shows what and how much to eat from the foods groups within your specific calorie allowance."
"Nutrition.gov provides easy access to vetted food and nutrition information from across the federal government. It serves as a gateway to reliable information on nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety for consumers. Providing science-based dietary guidance is critical to enhance the public's ability to make healthy choices in the effort to reduce obesity and other food related diseases. Since dietary needs change throughout the lifespan, specialized nutrition information is provided about infants, children, teens, adult women and men, and seniors."
Pesticides and Food
Includes health issues, "organically grown", regulations
Team Nutrition
Team Nutrition is an initiative of the USDA Food and Nutrition Service to support the child nutrition programs through training and technical assistance for foodservice, nutrition education for children and their caregivers, and school and community support for healthy eating and physical activity."
USDA Nutrient Database
"The mission of the Methods and Application of Food Composition Laboratory (MAFCL) is to identify critical food composition needs for researchers, policymakers, food producers and consumers. MAFCL develops and maintains food composition databases for foods available in the United States; conducts research on the impact of the environment, production, and preparation on food composition and intake; and develops new and improved analytical methods."
What's in the Food You Eat
Search Tool, includes a nutrient profile for 13,000 most commonly eaten foods

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Government Searches & Publications

Search Engines

E-books and E-magazines from the U.S. Government Online Bookstore
Check for the free downloads!
"Joint Venture NTIS-1832 between the National Technical Information Service and Public.Resource.Org. Here we feature the best movies of the United States Government, from training films to history, from our national parks to the U.S. Fire Academy and the Postal Inspectors, all of these fine flix are available for reuse without any restrictions whatsoever."
Government Information Online - Ask a Librarian
"GIO is a free online information service supported by libraries that participate in the U.S. Government Publishing Office?s Federal Depository Library Program. Many are also official depository libraries for other types of governments and public agencies. GIO is sponsored by the Government Documents Round Table of the American Library Association."
Links to numerous live feeds of State and Federal government News.
Learning SUDOC Call Numbers
From Michigan State University. "This tutorial is designed to teach staff or student workers the SuDocs classification or call number system. The first section, SuDocs Basics, gives a brief overview of the system and focuses on the three most important things to remember. The second section is an interactive quiz with multiple choice and true/false questions, where even wrong answers teach a lesson. In the third section, you can arrange call numbers in shelving order in four different call number sequences."
Marcive - Search
Catalog of U.S. Government Publications July 1976 - present. Available at Middletown Thrall Library.
"Welcome to MetaLib, a service of the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications! MetaLib is a federated search engine that searches multiple U.S. Federal government databases, retrieving reports, articles, and citations while providing direct links to selected resources available online."
Search and browse U.S. government sites and agencies. An official U.S. Government site.

General Sites

Catalog of Government Publications
Locate Federal Depository Libraries
U.S. Government Online Bookstore

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Government Publishing Office

Catalog of Government Publications (CGP)
Government Publishing Office
"The core mission of Keeping America Informed, dated to 1813 when Congress determined to make information regarding the work of the three branches of Government available to all Americans."

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Grants / Loans

Answer questions to find out which government benefits you may be eligible to receive.
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
"Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) provides a full listing of all Federal programs available to State and local governments (including the District of Columbia); federally-recognized Indian tribal governments; Territories (and possessions) of the United States; domestic public, quasi- public, and private profit and nonprofit organizations and institutions; specialized groups; and individuals."
GovLoans is a portal site linking to government loans for housing, health, education, business, agriculture, disaster relief and veterans.
"This site allows organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making agencies. Navigation of the site is simple."

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Hazardous Materials

ATSDR - Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
"Public Health Satements" - more indepth toxicological Profiles
Chemical/Biological/Radiological Incident Handbook CIA
ChemIDPlus -National Library of Medicine
Chemical Information Database:Search and display of registry number, chemical name, molecular formula, structure, physical and toxicological properties plus locator and classification data.
Environmental Protection Agency - Pesticides
Consumer Product Information Database (CPID)/a>
"Health & Safety Information on Household Products"
EPA SuperFund sites
"This Web site provides topical information for the general public and for those involved in the Superfund program. On this site, you'll find information about Superfund sites in your area, the health effects of common contaminants, cleanup efforts, and how you can become involved in cleanup activities in your community."
Managing Hazardous Materials Incidents (MHMIs), Version 2001
Includes: Volume I - Emergency Medical Services: A Planning Guide for the Management of Contaminated Patients; Volume II - Hospital Emergency Departments: A Planning Guide for the Management of Contaminated Patients; Volume III - Medical Management Guidelines (MMGs).
MSDS - Safety Information Resources, Inc.
NIOSH National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health
Chemical Safety databases.
OSHA/EPA Occupational Chemical Database
"Available database reports include: "Physical Properties," "Exposure Guidelines," "NIOSH Pocket Guide," and "Emergency Response Information," including the DOT Emergency Response Guide. In addition, an all-in-one report, "Full Report," is available."
ToxFAQs: Hazardous Substances Fact Sheets
Toxics Release Inventory (TRI)
"The Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) is a resource for learning about toxic chemical releases and pollution prevention activities reported by industrial and federal facilities. TRI data support informed decision-making by communities, government agencies, companies, and others."

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General Sites / Databases

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality - Comparing Medical Treatments
Includes Consumer Guides, e-mail updates from a physician and more.
Find U.S. Government information on all aspects of the coronavirus, including specific resources for special populations.
DailyMed Database
DailyMed provides high quality information about marketed drugs. This information includes FDA approved labels (package inserts). This Web site provides health information providers and the public with a standard, comprehensive, up-to-date, look-up and download resource of medication content and labeling as found in medication package inserts."
Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)
"GARD Information Specialists can provide you with current, reliable, and easy to understand information about rare or genetic diseases in English or Spanish." Includes searchable database.
HealthCare.gov: Your Health Care Explained
Understand the new healthcare law, insurance options, prevention links, links for families, seniors, the disabled and more - very consumer friendly.
Consumer oriented including keyword searching, selected health topics and health care provider information
Hospital Compare
The site includes information on hospitals, quality measures, your rights and more. May be searched using zip code, hospital name or other geographic limits.
Medline Plus Medical Encyclopedia
"The A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia includes over 4,000 articles about diseases, tests, symptoms, injuries, and surgeries. It also contains an extensive library of medical photographs and illustrations."
National Library of Medicine
Includes links to MEDLINE/PubMed and MEDLINEplus.
National Institutes of Health
Consumer site from the "National Institutes of Health." Browse health topics alphabetically.
National Respite Network and Resource Center (formerly National Respite Locator)
Includes a Respite Locator. "The National Respite Locator Service helps parents, family caregivers, and professionals find respite services in their state and local area to match their specific needs."
"Published as part of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration and WebMD partnership to protect and promote your health." Get the latest consumer updates. "Every day, Americans rely on FDA-regulated products from toothpaste and contact lenses to food and life-saving medicines. WebMD and FDA are partnering to give you fast and dependable answers when you need them most."
Searching MedlinePlus
Youtube videos on searching techniques for Medline Plus


Administration for Children & Families
"A federal agency funding state, territory, local, and tribal organizations to provide family assistance (welfare), child support, child care, Head Start, child welfare, and other programs relating to children and families."
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
ToxFAQs, hazardous waste sites, asbestos, child health, and more.
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH)
The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) oversees 12 core public health offices - including the Office of the Surgeon General and the U.S. Public Health Service Corps - as well as 10 regional health offices across the nation and 10 Presidential and Secretarial advisory committees.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
"Latest Data on Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illegal Drugs from the Offices of Applied Studies/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration."
U.S. Administration on Aging
Find Administration on Aging resources and programs including: Nutrition, Elder Justice, Ombudsman,Caregiver, Volunteer Programs and more.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Includes Programs and Services, Laws and Regulations, Grants and Contracts
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Consumer information, patient and health professional sections, hot topics, information on drugs, medical devices, cosmetics, and more.

Centers for Disease Control

"WONDER provides a single point of access to a wide variety of reports and numeric public health data." Includes a Topical and Alphabetic Index
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Search Diseases and Conditions, Healthy Living, Traveler's Health, Emergency Preparedness, and More. Includes links to Coronavirus, Diseases and Conditions, Healthy Living, Emergency Preparedness, Traveler's Health, and more.
National Center for Environmental Health
"National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) plans, directs, and coordinates a program to protect the American people from environmental hazards."
National Center for Health Statistics
National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
Links to "Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards"
State Health Profiles from the CDC
"The 2015 NCHHSTP State Health Profiles include statistical and other information on HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB for all 50 states and Washington, District of Columbia, as of September 2015. They also include descriptions of prevention and control programs supported by CDC and state public health officials. Select state profiles from the map or the list below."

National Institutes of Health

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (formerly National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)
"For more than 50 years, NICHD has supported and conducted research on the processes of human development and how they affect health, from preconception through adulthood."
National Institutes of Health
Includes institutes, centers, and offices
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Includes links to "Alcohol Alert," "Alcohol Research & Health"
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
National Cancer Institute
Includes links to clinical trials, FAQs, types of cancer treatment, screening and testing.
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (formerly National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
National Human Genome Research Institute
"Established in 1989, NHGRI collaborates with the scientific and medical communities to catalyze genomic breakthroughs and supports the robust study and treatment of specific diseases ...In this uniquely collaborative organization, everyone is focused on contributing to high-impact research and helping to apply new discoveries to the study of human health."
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Links to "Environmental Health Perspectives."
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
Link includes "science education booklets on topics such as cell biology, structural biology, genetics, chemistry, computational biology and pharmacology" as well as interactive links such as "Computing Life" and "Biomedical Beat."
National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Includes Conference Proceedings, booklets and brochures and fact sheets on diseases including Parkinson's, Stroke, Epilepsy, Dementia, Hunting's Disease, Headaches, Traumatic Brain Injury and much more.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Includes sections for patients and the public and health professionals
National Institute of Mental Health

New York State

New York State Department of Health
Includes health insurance information for individuals and families, clinical guidelines for providers, and information on hospitals, nursing homes and other health care facilities.
New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services
Addiction treatment centers, information for the public.
New York State Office of Mental Health
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA)


NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards (NPG)
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Environmental Health Perspectives
Reports of the Surgeon General, U.S. Public Health Service

Special Topics

Cancer Statistics
Dietary Supplements Labels Database
"The Dietary Supplements Labels Database offers information about label ingredients in more than three thousand selected brands of dietary supplements. It enables users to compare label ingredients in different brands. Information is also provided on the "structure/function" claims made by manufacturers."
Easy-To-Read Drug Facts
"This easy-to-read website talks about drug abuse, addiction, and treatment. It has pictures and videos to help readers understand the text. The website also can read each page out loud. The pages are easy to print out to share with people who do not have computers."
EPA: "Protect Your Family From Lead In Your Home
Includes basic facts, effects of lead, how to work with an older home as swell as other helpful links.
FoodSafety.gov Gateway to Food Safety Information
"This site was created to help girls (ages 10-16) learn about health, growing up, and issues they may face. It focuses on health topics that girls are concerned about and helps motivate them to choose healthy behaviors by using positive, supportive, and non-threatening messages. The site gives girls reliable, useful information on the health issues they will face as they become young women and tips on handling relationships with family and friends, at school and at home." From the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Women's Health.
Global Health
Includes topical links, travel tips and regulations, news items, reports, and more.
Influenza (Flu)
Learn about flu prevention, symptoms, treatment,and anti viral drugs. Also includes a Flu Vaccine Finder with zip code.
Insure Kids Now!
"Your state, and every state in the nation, has a health insurance program for infants, children, and teens. The insurance is available to children in working families, including families that include individuals with a variety of immigration status."
Includes Treatment Locator, featured topics and latest videos as well as information on the basics and the latest National Conference.
National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children
"The National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children exists to help make a difference in the lives of children who are living in dangerous drug environments."
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (formerly National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse)
National Institue on Drug Abuse
The science of drug abuse and addiction - includes information on individual drugs of abuse, general facts and publications.
"Nutrition.gov is a USDA-sponsored website that offers credible information to help you make healthful eating choices. It serves as a gateway to reliable information on nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety for consumers."
Nutrient Data Laboratory - Nutrient Database
OrganDonor.gov (formerly Donate Life)
The site answers questions about organ and tissue donation, including myths and facts, stories, frequently asked questions, and a link to organ donor registeries.
Smoking and Tobacco Use
From the CDC. Includes links to Surgeon Generals Reports, effects on health, quite smoking, statistics and more
"Smokefree.gov is intended to help you or someone you care about quit smoking. Different people need different resources as they try to quit. The information and professional assistance available on this Web site can help to support both your immediate and long-term needs as you become, and remain, a nonsmoker." Includes studies.
Stem Cell Information
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration - Drug Information
Comprehensive description of controlled substances such as cocaine, hydrododone, oxycontin, inhalants, LSD and others. Also includes links to Drug Policy and Drug Prevention.

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Archive-It Federal Depository Library Program Web Archive
To provide permanent public access to Federal Agency Web content, the Federal Depository Library Program harvests selected U.S. Government Web sites in their entirety. Access to these sites is made available through links in our online public access catalog, the Catalog of U. S. Government Publications.
Avalon Project at the Yale Law School
Benjamin Franklin Papers
"The papers of statesman, publisher, scientist, and diplomat Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) consist of approximately 8,000 items spanning the years 1726 to 1907, with most dating from the 1770s and 1780s. The collection's principal strength is its documentation of Franklin's diplomatic roles as a colonial representative in London (1757-1762 and 1764-1775) and France (1776-1785), where he sought to win recognition and funding from European countries during the American Revolution, negotiated the treaty with Britain that ended the war, and served as the first United States minister to France. The papers also document Franklin's work as a scientist, inventor, and observer of the natural world, and his relations with family, friends, and scientific and political colleagues."
Center for Studies of Intelligence
A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation
U. S. Congressional Documents and Debates (1774-1873)
Central Intelligence Agency - Library
The Director of the CIA established Project CAESAR in 1952; and this series of working papers was published from 1953-1972. The purpose of Project CAESAR was to study the members of, and events affecting the Soviet leadership hierarchy. The collection focuses on internal policies and politics.
Combating Terrorism Center at West Point
"The Center will remain an enduring institution that will continue to educate current and future leaders on the threat from terrorism, produce academically rigorous and theoretically sound research, and serve as a national resource for national leaders ? and the country."
Core Documents of American History
From The Cornette Library, West Texas A&M University. Includes Historical Core Documents from the Library of Congress in addition to other links for Primary Source Government History Resources.
Core Documents of Our Democracy
"To provide American citizens direct online access to the basic Federal Government documents that define our democratic society, a core group of current and historical Government publications was made available via GPO Access. These titles contain information which is vital to the democratic process and critical to an informed electorate. This page archives and updates the GPO Access page, with some additions."
The "University of North Texas Libraries and the U.S. Government Publishing Office, as part of the Federal Depository Library Program, created a partnership to provide permanent public access to the Web sites and publications of defunct U.S. government agencies and commissions. This collection was named the "CyberCemetery" by early users of the site."
End of Term Web Archive: U.S Federal Web Domain at Presidential Transitions
The End of Term Web Archive captures and saves U.S. Government websites at the end of presidential administrations. Beginning in 2008, the EOT has thus far preserved websites from administration changes in 2008, 2012 and 2016.
Foreign Relations of the United States - University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
"The Foreign Relations of the United States series is the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions that have been declassified and edited for publication. The series is produced by the State Department's Office of the Historian and printed volumes are available from the Government Publishing Office."
"governmentattic.org provides electronic copies of hundreds of interesting Federal Government documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act. Fascinating historical documents, reports on items in the news, oddities and fun stuff and government bloopers, they're all here. Think of browsing this site as rummaging through the Government's Attic -- hence our name. Our motto: Videre licet."
Historical Publications of the United States Commission on Civil Rights
A partnership of the United States Government Publishing Office, The United States Commission on Civil Rights and the Thurgood Marshall Law Library. An historic record of the Commission since its beginning in 1957.
Joseph McCarthy
The U. S. Senator, famous for conducting the McCarthy hearings regarding communism in the United States, was never the focus of an FBI investigation. FBI records contain extortion investigations and correspondence between McCarthy and J. Edgar Hoover.
National Archives and Records Administration
The National Archives on YouTube
Watch the captured moments of our nations' history with videos from the National Archives through YouTube! Several organizations within the National Archives maintain YouTube channels to share videos from their collections with the public."
National Security Archive
"The National Security Archive is a non-profit research institute and library in Washington, D.C., which provides unprecedented public access to declassified government documents obtained through extensive use of the US Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)."
The New York State Archives and Records Administration
Nixon Grand Jury Records
"In May 1975, the Watergate Special Prosecution Force (WSPF) decided that it was necessary to question former President Richard M. Nixon in connection with various investigations being conducted by the WSPF. Mr. Nixon was questioned over the period of two days, June 23 and June 24, 1975, and the testimony was taken as part of various investigations being conducted by the January 7, 1974, Grand Jury for the District of Columbia (the third Watergate Grand Jury). Chief Judge George Hart signed an order authorizing that the sworn deposition of Mr. Nixon be taken at the Coast Guard Station in San Mateo, California with two members of the grand jury present."
Our Documents
Includes 100 "milestone documents," related resources and a teacher's toolbox - integrating documents into the classroom
Papers of the War Department
Papers of the War Department is a project of the Center for History and New Media, George Mason University. "Fire destroyed the office of the War Department and all its files in 1800, and for decades historians believed that the collection, and the window it provided into the workings of the early federal government, was lost forever. Thanks to a decade-long effort to retrieve copies of the files scattered in archives across the country, the collection has been reconstituted and is offered here as a fully-searchable digital database."
Pentagon Papers
"On the 40th anniversary of the leak to the press, the National Archives, along with the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon Presidential Libraries, has released the complete report. The 48 boxes in this series contain a complete copy of the 7,000 page report along with numerous copies of different volumes of the report, all declassified. Approximately 34% of the report is available for the first time."
Prints and Photographs Reading Room of the Library of Congress
"Unique in their scope and richness, the prints and photographs collections today number more than 13.7 million images. These include photographs, fine and popular prints and drawings, posters, and architectural and engineering drawings. While international in scope, the collections are particularly rich in materials produced in, or documenting the history of, the United States and the lives, interests and achievements of the American people."
Library of Congress - Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
"The Sanborn maps are arranged by state, then city and release data. Currently there are over 25,000 sheets from over 3000 city sets online in the following states: AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, GA, ID, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NV, OH, OK, PA, SD, TX, VA, VT, WY and Canada, Mexico, Cuba sugar warehouses, and U.S. whiskey warehouses."
Smithsonian Institution
Thurgood Marshall Law Library
Thurgood Marshall Law Library's Historical Publications of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
U.S. National Archives Records on Fold3
"These digital images of records preserved in the National Archives represent a growing collection of millions of historic records now becoming available online for the first time." Many documents are available for free.
Witness and Respones: September 11 Acquisitions at the Library of Congress

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Center For Security Policy
The Center for Security Policy is a non-profit, non-partisan national security organization that specializes in identifying policies, actions, and resource needs that are vital to American security and then ensures that such issues are the subject of both focused, principled examination and effective action by recognized policy experts, appropriate officials, opinion leaders, and the general public.
Central Intelligence Agency
Combating Terrorism Center at West Point
"The Combating Terrorism Center at West Point contributes relevant scholarly perspectives through education, research and policy analysis to combat terrorist threats to the United States. We maintain expertise in four primary areas: terrorism, counterterrorism, homeland security, and weapons of mass destruction. By developing a curriculum of the highest quality, producing theoretically informed studies, and crafting relevant policy recommendations, we remain an internationally recognized center of excellence dedicated to the advancement of terrorism knowledge and expertise."
Country Reports on Terrorism
Department of Homeland Security
See also:
Real ID
DHS Announces Extension of REAL ID Full Enforcement Deadline: "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced its intent to extend the REAL ID full enforcement date by 24 months, from May 3, 2023 to May 7, 2025. Under the new regulations published to execute this change, states will now have additional time to ensure their residents have driver’s licenses and identification cards that meet the security standards established by the REAL ID Act." See also www.DHS.gov.
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
Homeland Security Affairs
The Journal of the NPS Center for Homeland Defense and Security. "Homeland Security Affairs is the peer-reviewed online journal of the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS), providing a forum to propose and debate strategies, policies, and organizational arrangements to strengthen U.S. homeland security. The instructors, participants, alumni, and partners of CHDS represent the leading subject matter experts and practitioners in the field of homeland security."
Homeland Security Digital Library
"The Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) is the nation's premier collection of documents related to homeland security policy, strategy, and organizational management. The HSDL is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's National Preparedness Directorate, FEMA and the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security. Resources in the Homeland Security Digital Library cover a wide range of homeland security topics and are carefully selected and evaluated by a team of librarians and content specialists. Sources include, but are not limited to: Federal, state and local governments; International governments and institutions; Nonprofit organizations and private sector entities; Think tanks, research centers, colleges and universities."
National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and the Responses to Terrorism (START)
The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism-better known as START-is a university-based research and education center comprised of an international network of scholars committed to the scientific study of the causes and human consequences of terrorism in the United States and around the world. Includes the Global Terrorism Database, "...an open-source database including information on terrorist events around the world from 1970 through 2017 (with annual updates planned for the future). Unlike many other event databases, the GTD includes systematic data on domestic as well as international terrorist incidents that have occurred during this time period and now includes more than 180,000 cases."
National Security Agency
"The National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS) leads the U.S. Government in cryptology that encompasses both signals intelligence (SIGINT) and information assurance (now referred to as cybersecurity) products and services, and enables computer network operations (CNO) in order to gain a decision advantage for the Nation and our allies under all circumstances."
Office of the Director of National Security
"The Director of National Intelligence (DNI) serves as the head of the Intelligence Community (IC), overseeing and directing the implementation of the National Intelligence Program and acting as the principal advisor to the President, the National Security Council, and the Homeland Security Council for intelligence matters related to the national security." Includes current press releases, semi-annual reports, and the current National Intelligence Strategy.
Rand Corporation Research
"RAND conducts a broad array of national security research for the U.S. Department of Defense and allied ministries of defense. Our federally funded research and development centers (FFRDCs) explore threat assessment, military acquisition, technology, recruitment and personnel management, counterinsurgency, intelligence, and readiness. RAND is a world leader in terrorism research. Studies address such topics as terrorism financing and strategies to undermine violent extremism."
Includes information on how to make a kit of emergency supplies, how to make a plan for what you will do in an emergency and how to be informed.
The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
For more than 45 years, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and its staff attorneys have provided free legal resources, support, and advocacy to protect the First Amendment and freedom of information rights of journalists working in areas where U.S. law applies, regardless of the medium in which their work appears.
Secret Service
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
"The border inspection functions of the U.S. Customs Service, the Immigration and Naturalization Service, and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, along with the U.S. Border Patrol, were transferred to the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection."
United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism
Includes specific documents and reports

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Hot Docs (1997 - 2011) - New and Noteworthy Government Documents arranged by publication date:

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PBS: "Read the Full Trump Indictment on Mishandling of Classified Documents"
United States of America vs. Donald J. Trump and Waltine Nauta.
The New York Times: "The Donald Trump Indictment, Annotated"
New York vs. Donald J. Trump. Concerning the charge of "falsifying business records" with regards to Stormy Daniels and Michael Cohen.


Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization (19-1392)
PDF. Decision from the U.S. Supreme Court: "The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe v. Wade, 410 U. S. 113, and Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pa. v. Casey, 505 U. S. 833, are overruled; the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives."
Read the Supreme Court's Full Opinion Overturning Roe Vs. Wade
JFK Assassination Records - 2022 Additional Documents Release
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is processing previously withheld John F. Kennedy assassination-related records to comply with President Joe Biden’s Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies on the Temporary Certification Regarding Disclosure of Information in Certain Records Related to the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy, requiring disclosure of releasable records by December 15, 2022. The National Archives has posted records online to comply with these requirements.


The Trump-Ukraine Impeachment Inquiry Report
From the UHouse Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Online edition. See also this direction link to the PDF document. Published Dec. 2, 2019.
Review of Four FISA Applications and Other Aspects of the FBI?s Crossfire Hurricane Investigation (PDF document)
From the U.S. Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General. Published Dec. 9, 2019. See also the corresponding press release (PDF).

Older Documents


Japanese Nuclear Incident: Technical Aspects
April 5, 2011. Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service.


American Jihadist Terrorism: Combating a Complex Threat - Congressional Research Service
From the American Federation of Scientists.
Deepwater Horizon Accident Investigation Report - from BP
"This report presents an analysis of the events leading up to the accident, eight key findings related to the causal chain of events and recommendations to enable the prevention of a similar accident. The investigation team worked separately from any investigation conducted by other companies involved in the accident, and it did not review its analyses, conclusions or recommendations with any other company or investigation team."
Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Selected Issues for Congress
Federation of American Scientists, May 27, 2010.
Growing Terrorist Threat? Assessing 'Homegrown' Extremism in the United States
2010 Center for Strategic and International Studies. (PDF format: view with Adobe Reader)
Too Fat to Fight
From Mission: Readiness. (PDF format: view with Adobe Reader)
Youth Safety on a Living Internet
The Online Safety and Technology Working Group (Working Group) was established pursuant to the "Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act."


"Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009"
Of the "Credit Card Act of 2009" H.R. 627
Gunshow Undercover: Report on Illegal Sales at Gun Shows
"According to ATF, 30 percent of guns involved in federal illegal gun trafficking investigations are connected in some way to gun shows. In response to these concerns, the City of New York launched an undercover investigation of illegal sales at seven gun shows across three states. The investigation shows it is both feasible and easy for criminals to illegally buy guns at gun shows." October 30, 2009.(PDF format: view with Adobe Reader)
"Investigation of Failure of the SEC to Uncover Bernard Madoff's Ponzi Scheme"
August 31, 2009. From the Securities and Exchange Commission. (PDF format: view with Adobe Reader)
"Recovery Through Retrofit"
October 2009. "A report that builds on the foundation laid in the Recovery Act to expand green job opportunities and boost energy savings by making homes more energy efficient."
Tora Bora Revisited: How We Failed to Get Bin Laden and Why It Matters Today
A Report To Members of the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate from John F. Kerry, Chairman, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, First Session, November 30, 2009. (PDF format: view with Adobe Reader)


2008 National Drug Control Strategy Annual Report
2008. (PDF format: view with Adobe Reader)
FDA - Center For Veterinary Medicine
Animal Cloning Documents.
Iraqi Perspectives Project - Saddam and Terrorism: Emerging Insights
From Captured Iraqi Documents (Redacted) (5 volumes). Institute for Defense Analyses - released 3/2008. Provided by the Federation of American Scientists.


Benchmark Assessment Report: Assessment of the situation in Iraq
September 14, 2007. (PDF format: view with Adobe Reader)
Hearing on Private Security Firms Standards: Cooperation and Coordination in the Battlefield
Concerning Blackwater (PDF format: view with Adobe Reader)
Initial Benchmark Report: Assessment of the situation in Iraq
July 12, 2007. (PDF format: view with Adobe Reader)
OIG Report on the CIA Accountability With Respect to the 9/11 Attacks.
June 2005. Released August 2007. (PDF format: view with Adobe Reader)
"Report to the Commissioner of Baseball of an Independent Investigation into the Illegal Use of Steroids and Other Performance Enhancing Substances by Players in Major League Baseball"
George J. Mitchell. December 13, 2007. (PDF format: view with Adobe Reader)
Trafficking in Persons Report, U.S. Department of State
"The Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report is the U.S. Government?s principal diplomatic tool to engage foreign governments on human trafficking. It is also the world?s most comprehensive resource of governmental anti-trafficking efforts and reflects the U.S. Government?s commitment to global leadership on this key human rights and law enforcement issue."
The United Nations Secretary General's "World Report on Violence Against Children"
(PDF format: view with Adobe Reader)


Communications Opportunity, Promotion and Enhancement (COPE) Act - 2006
"Addresses network neutrality, e911 and municipal broadband. The group Common Cause offers this take on the newtwork neutrality provisions..."
A Failure of Initiative: Final Report of the Select Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to Huricane Katrina
U.S. House of Representatives - February 15, 2006 (PDF format: view with Adobe Reader)
The Federal Response to Hurricane Katrina: Lessons Learned
February 2006. (PDF format: view with Adobe Reader)
Government Access to Phone Calling Activity and Related Records: Legal Authorities - CRS Report to Congress, May 17, 2006
From the Federation of American Scientists website. (PDF format: view with Adobe Reader)
Network Neutrality Act of 2006
Report of the Select Committee on Intelligence on The Use by the Intelligence Community Of Information Provided By the Iraqi National Congress
109th Congress 2nd Session Senate Report - September 8, 2006. (PDF format: view with Adobe Reader)
Trafficking in Persons Report, U.S. Department of State
"The Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report is the U.S. Government?s principal diplomatic tool to engage foreign governments on human trafficking."
United States Institute of Peace - Iraq Study Group
Includes a PDF file
White Paper on NSA Legal Authorities
(PDF format: view with Adobe Reader)


McCarthy Hearings, 1953-54
From the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs.
National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza, November 2005
From the Homeland Security Council. (view using Adobe Reader)
President's Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform
Final Report - November 1, 2005.
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) "What everyone Should Know..."
From the Center for Disease Control (CDC)
State of the Union Address - George W. Bush
February 2005. Full text transcript provided by CNN
Democrats' Response to the President's State of the Union Address - February 2005
Full text transcript provided by CNN
Sexual Harassment and Violence At the Military Service Academies
June 2005. (requires Adobe Reader)


2004 Republican Party Platform: A Safer World and a More Hopeful America
(requires Adobe Reader)
The 9-11 Commission Report: Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, Official Government Edition
Comprehensive Report of the Special Advisor to the DCI on Iraq's WMD - 30 September 2004
National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States
Senate Intelligence Committee Report on the U.S. Intelligence Community's Prewar Intelligence Assessments on Iraq (July 7, 2004)
(PDF format: view with Adobe Reader)


Apparatus of Lies: Saddam's Disinformation and Propaganda, 1990 - 2003
Challenger Space Shuttle Accident
Selected Congressional Hearings and Reports
U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell Addresses the U.N. Security Council


Child Soldiers: Implications for U.S. Forces
Seminar report November 2002 produced by Center for Emerging Threats and Opportunities Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory. (PDF format: view with Adobe Reader)
A Decade of Deception and Defiance: Saddam Hussein's Defiance of the United Nations, September 12, 2002
(PDF format: view with Adobe Reader)
In the Matter of Representative James A. Traficant, Jr., July 19, 2002
What Does Disarmament Look Like?


To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System
Medical mistakes. (requires Adobe Reader)
Report on the Marketing of Violent Entertainment to Children
From the Federal Trade Commission


Impeachment of President William Jefferson Clinton
Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General


Report of the Commission on Protecting and Reducing Government Secrecy
Daniel Patrick Moynihan, 1997

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Buying a House: Tools and Resources for Homebuyers
"Whether you're just thinking about buying a home or about to close, we help you take control of the process." From the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau.
Fannie Mae
"For 50 years, Ginnie Mae has provided liquidity and stability, serving as the principal financing arm for government mortgage loans and ensuring that mortgage lenders have the necessary funds to provide loans to customers."
Foreclosure Resources for Consumers - Federal Reserve Board
Includes housing counseling agencies and approved credit counseling groups.
National Flood Insurance Program
Learn the basics, find an agent, check your flood risk.
Freddie Mac - HomeSteps
Includes sections for the homebuyer and real estate professional as well as providing a searchable database of homes for sale.
Ginnie Mae
Includes various calculators for potential home buyers - Buy vs. Rent Calculator, Loan Estimator Calculator, Homeownership Mortgage Calculator.
Home Mortgage Disclosure
HUD.gov - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
"HUD's mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes: utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination; and transform the way HUD does business."
New York State Homes and Community Renewal
"New York State Homes and Community Renewal builds, preserves and protects affordable housing and increases home ownership while spurring related economic development activity to create business opportunity and strengthen communities across the state."
New York State Housing Finance Agency/State of New York Mortgage Agency (SONYMA)

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Now under the Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Yearbook of Immigration Statistics
See also Thrall's Immigration Web Guide

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Bureau of Indian Affairs
Department of the Interior
Federal Websites: Native Americans
A comprehensive list of Federal Government websites including: Art, Exhibits, Maps and Photographs; Business and Employment; Census and Population; Communication Education; Environment and Wildlife;Federal and Tribal Government; Gaming; Grants and Funding; Health and Human Services; Highway, Engineering and Energy; History; Housing and Land; Justice and Crime; Military; Taxes; Treaties; Reference Tools for Tribal Librarians. Prepared by the Oklahoma Dept. Of Libraries, Steve Beleu, Regional Depository Librarian.
National Park Service
U.S. Geological Survey

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Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Government
Country Reports on Human Rights
Country Studies
From the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress
Foreign Relations of the United States
Project of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries with the University of Illinois at Chicago Libraries
Global Gateway - World Culture & Resources, from the Library of Congress
Includes access to the 21 international reading rooms, Special International Guides, Fellowships in International Studies and Portals to the World.
International Religious Freedom Reports
From the U.S. Department of State.
Library of Congress - Treaty Documents
You can search treaty documents from the search available on most pages (main search) by selecting Treaty Documents as the source and entering your search terms in the search box. Treaty documents also are included when you search All Sources.
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Office of Global Affairs (OGA) (formerly Global Health)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Trafficking in Persons Report, U.S. Department of State
"The Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report is the U.S. Government?s principal diplomatic tool to engage foreign governments on human trafficking. It is also the world?s most comprehensive resource of governmental anti-trafficking efforts and reflects the U.S. Government?s commitment to global leadership on this key human rights and law enforcement issue."
Travel from the State Department
Includes information on emergencies and warnings, living abroad, passports and visas
UNdata: A World of Information
"The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) has launched a new internet-based data service for the global user community. It brings UN statistical databases within easy reach of users through a single entry point from which users can now search and download a variety of statistical resources of the UN System."
UNODC on Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling
Includes the Human Trafficking Case Law Database.
U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets (formerly Background Notes)
U.S. Overseas Loans and Grants (Greenbook)
"The Greenbook shows a complete historical record of United States' (U.S.) foreign aid to the rest of the world. The Greenbook reports all loans and grants authorized by the U.S. Government for each fiscal year by purpose and by country."
World FactBook
"The World Factbook provides basic intelligence on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, environment, communications, transportation, military, terrorism, and transnational issues for 266 world entities."
Yearbook of the United Nations - 1946 - current edition
"Comprehensive: Each Yearbook is fully indexed and includes all major General Assembly, Security Council and Economic and Social Council resolutions."

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Export.gov helps U.S. companies plan, develop and execute international sales strategies necessary to succeed in today's global marketplace. Developed by international trade specialists and economists, here you will find trusted market intelligence, practical advice and business tools to help you understand how to export, connect with foreign buyers, and expand operations in new markets.
Foreign Agricultural Service
Includes trade policy, commodities, food aid, export programs, trade events
International Trade Administration
Small Business (formerly BusinessUSA)
From USA.Gov. Learn how to start a small business, get financing from the government, business tax information and incentives, and more.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Imports/exports, port information, NAFTA, Harmonized Tarrif Schedules, forms and publications.
U.S. Trade Commission - Interactive Tariff and Trade Data Web
"The USITC Interactive Tariff and Trade DataWeb provides international trade statistics and U.S. tariff data to the public full-time and free of charge."
USA Trade online
"It's easy for first-time and novice users to become overwhelmed by USA Trade Online's massive databases of merchandise trade data, not to mention the variety of options available to help analyze the data. This QuickStart Guide lays out the basics and carries you through five easy steps to self-sufficiency." From Census.gov. Free access but requires user to subscribe.

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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
Central Intelligence Agency
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Department of Justice - Civil Rights Division
Includes the following special initiatives: The First Freedom Project (religious), Safeguarding the Rights of Servicemembers and Veterans, Operation Home Sweet Home: A Fair Housing Initiative, Information on Human Trafficking, Initiative to Combat Post-9/11 Discriminatory Backlash.
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Hall of Justice
"Hall of Justice, a project of the Sunlight Foundation, is a robust, searchable inventory of publicly available criminal justice datasets and research."
Institute for Intergovernmental Research
"The Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR), a nonprofit research and training organization, specializes in law enforcement, juvenile justice, criminal justice, and homeland security issues." includes links to the National Gang Center, Justice training and resources.
Office for Crime Victims (OVC)
"Established in 1988 through an amendment to the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) of 1984, OVC is charged by Congress with administering the Crime Victims Fund (the Fund). Through OVC, the Fund supports a broad array of programs and services that focus on helping victims in the immediate aftermath of crime and continuing to support them as they rebuild their lives."
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services - COPS
Includes a link to the e-newsletter "Dispatch" plus latest news, research guides and podcasts.
U.S. Marshals
The duties of the U.S. Marshals Service include protecting the federal judiciary, apprehending federal fugitives, managing and selling seized assets acquired by criminals through illegal activities, housing and transporting federal prisoners and operating the Witness Security Program.


Federal Bureau of Prisons
Federal Inmate Locater
"Locate the whereabouts of a federal inmate incarcerated from 1982 to the present." Locate by assigned number or name.
New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision
"The New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, guided by the Departmental Mission, is responsible for the confinement and habilitation of approximately 46,900 individuals under custody held at 54 state facilities and 36,344 parolees supervised throughout seven regional offices."
New York State Inmate Look-up


Criminal Justice Profiles
"A web site providing reliable, relevant and up-to-date career, employment and education resources for aspiring criminal justice professionals." Explore criminal justice careers, as well as campuses and online colleges and universities offering traditional and online criminal justice degrees.
DNA Initiative
"The President's DNA Initiative provides funding, training, and assistance to ensure that forensic DNA reaches its full potential to solve crimes, protect the innocent, and identify missing persons." Includes basic biology of DNA and history of forensic DNA. Archival notice: This is an archive page that is no longer being updated. It may contain outdated information and links may no longer function.
"iCivics is a web-based education project designed to teach students civics and inspire them to be active participants in our democracy. iCivics is the vision of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who is concerned that students are not getting the information and tools they need for civic participation, and that civics teachers need better materials and support."
National Gang Center
"This Web site features the latest research about gangs; descriptions of evidence-based, anti-gang programs; and links to tools, databases, and other resources to assist in developing and implementing effective community-based gang prevention, intervention, and suppression strategies."
Office for Victims of Crime: Directory of Crime Victim Services
Search by location, type of victimization, service needed or agency.
Features: Cyberbullying, Stop It on the Spot,New Online Course,Bullying Prevention and Kids.
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
VERA Institute of Justice
"The Vera Institute of Justice combines expertise in research, demonstration projects, and technical assistance to help leaders in government and civil society improve the systems people rely on for justice and safety. Vera is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit center for justice policy and practice, with offices in New York City, Washington, DC, New Orleans, and Los Angeles. Our projects and reform initiatives, typically conducted in partnership with local, state, or national officials, are located across the United States and around the world."


Central Intelligence Agency - Electronic Reading Room
Includes how to file and check on an FOIA request, searchable by key word.
FBI Records - The Vault
Includes FBI declassified files.
Hate Crime Statistics
Justice Information Center (NCJRS)
Established in 1972, the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) is a federally funded resource offering justice and drug-related information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide.
Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted
"The FBI publishes Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted each year to provide information about the officers who were killed, feloniously or accidentally, and those officers who were assaulted while performing their duties. The FBI collects these data through the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program."
National Institute of Justice Journal
Research online journal.
Uniform Crime Reports

Sex Offender Websites

National Sex Offender Public Web Site
First established in 2005 as the National Sex Offender Public Registry (NSOPR), NSOPW was renamed by the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 in honor of 22-year-old college student Dru Sjodin of Grand Forks, North Dakota, a young woman who was kidnapped and murdered by a sex offender who was registered in Minnesota. NSOPW is the only U.S. government Website that links public state, territorial, and tribal sex offender registries from one national search site.
New York State Sex Offender Registry and the Sex Offender Registration Act (SORA)

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Kids Only

"The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation's consumer protection agency, has created the Admongo campaign to help teach kids about advertising." Includes Teacher and Parent pages, a game-based website and more.
America's Story
"This Web site is brought to you from the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., the largest library in the world and the nation's library.... The site was designed especially with young people in mind, but there are great stories for people of all ages, and we hope children and their families will want to explore this site together." - from the Librarian of Congress.
Ben's Guide to U. S. Government for Kids
This site provides learning tools for K-12 students, parents, and teachers. These resources will teach how our government works, the use of the primary source materials of GPO Access, and how one can use GPO Access to carry out their civic responsibilities. And, just as GPO Access provides locator services to U.S. Government sites, Ben's Guide provides a similar service to U.S. Government Web sites developed for kids.
Classic Children's Books
View classic children's books online. From the Library of Congress.
Coloring Books from Federal Agencies
Discover the Forest
Discover the Forest aims to inspire tweens (aged 8-12) and their parents to re-connect with nature, experiencing it first-hand. The campaign brings to life the joy and excitement kids have when they discover the wonders of nature, helping create interest in their environment and a lifelong relationship with it.
Earthquakes for Kids
Includes cool earthquake facts, ask a geologist, animations, science fair projects, puzzles games and other activities.
Energy Kids
Energy Facts, games, history, classroom activities and related links. From the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
EPA - Games, Quizzes and Videos about the Environment
EPA has tons of fun games to play and learn about the environment. From the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Everyday Mysteries: Fun Science Facts from the Library of Congress
"Did you ever wonder why a camel has a hump? If you can really tell the weather by listening to the chirp of a cricket? Or why our joints make popping sounds? These questions deal with everyday phenomena that we often take for granted, but each can be explained scientifically."
FBI Kids
FBI Safe Online Surfing Internet Challenge, Awareness for Teens and link to fun and games page
The Globe Program from NOAA
"GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) is a worldwide hands-on, primary and secondary school-based science and education program. GLOBE's vision promotes and supports students, teachers and scientists to collaborate on inquiry-based investigations of the environment and the Earth system working in close partnership with NASA and NSF Earth System Science Projects (ESSPs) in study and research about the dynamics of Earth's environment."
iCivics teaches students how government works by having them experience it directly. Through our games, the player steps into any role - a judge, a member of Congress, a community activist fighting for local change, even the President of the United States - and does the job they do. Educational video games allow for concepts to happen to us. They convey information while teaching skills for effective civic engagement.
Invent Now
Great for kids interested in inventing! "Calling All Inventors! Do you have a great idea or invention to share? Have you been thinking about the next big thing in skateboards? A car that doesn't use gas? A hands-free hairbrush? Whether it's a re-invention or an idea all your own- send it in to show it off in our Inventors Gallery! But please be careful and learn what it takes to be a Smart Inventor first." Provided by several organizations and the U.S. Patent and Trade Office (USPTO).
Kids Environment Kids Health
From the From the National Institute of Environmental Health Science, this website provides, "A resource for kids, parents, and teachers to find fun and educational materials related to health, science, and the environment we live in today."
The Kids in the House
"The Kids in the House Web site is a public service provided by the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives. Our mission is to provide educational and entertaining information about the legislative branch of the United States government to students of all age levels. Topics covered include the role of the U.S. House of Representatives, the legislative process, and House history."
MyPlate.gov - Games for Children
Every kid can have a MyPlate adventure! Make your way through all the food groups with these fun games.
NASA "Amazing Space"
"We are the Formal Education Group of the Space Telescope Science Institute's Office of Public Outreach. We promote the science and majestic beauty of the universe for use in the classroom. The materials we develop for educators and learners of all ages are accurate, classroom-friendly, visually appealing, and carefully crafted to adhere to accepted educational standards. By producing and sharing classroom resources based on the Hubble Space Telescope's greatest discoveries, it is our sincere hope that young people will enjoy learning about the universe we inhabit... and perhaps pursue an even greater understanding of it in the future."
NASA for Students
Includes link to Kids Club - Find out how to be an astronaut, check out the robots storybook, play games, get homework help and more.
NASA Kids Club
Interactive Space games for Kids.
NASA - The Space Place
"The Space Place is a lively and colorful Web site aimed at students in elementary through middle school and their teachers. It also has a Spanish-language counterpart site. Information from NASA is integrated into games, projects, animations and articles that explain concepts in space and Earth science."
NGAKids - from the National Gallery of Art
Includes an animated musical story and interactive art that you can make online! Learn about digital photography, abstract art and use the collage machine or visit NGAKids Jungle.
Our White House, Looking In Looking Out from - The National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance
"This website is primarily written for adults who live with and work for young people - parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, guardians, teachers, librarians, mentors, coaches, and community leaders. We hope that the ideas and activities we suggest will help you ignite young people's interest in our nation's past as well as provoke them to thoughtfully consider our future."
Planet Protectors Club for Kids - from the EPA
Be a Planet Protector! As a Planet Protector, your mission is to improve the world around you by making less trash. Planet Protectors also help other people learn to reduce, reuse, and recycle. To carry out this mission, check out the fun activities and games below. The more you learn about reducing wastes and saving resources, the better you become at carrying out the Planet Protector goals."
"Explore new worlds: Read. The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress invites people of all ages to discover the fascinating people, places and events that await you whenever you read." "Read a Book in the making" as well as Classics for Kids and Teens with a new, special format.
Ready.gov (formerly FEMA for Kids)
From the Department of Homeland Security, this website provides games that help children learn the skills needed to be prepared for a wide range of emergencies.
Smithsonian Education
Includes stories about some of the unusual objects owned by the museum, virtual exhibitions, interactive sites about science, history and culture.
Smog City 2
"In 2006, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Sacramento Air Quality Management District created Smog City 2 to add simulations for particle pollution and to update simulations for ground-level ozone. Using an interactive air pollution simulator to control the air quality in Smog City 2, you can see how individual choices, environmental factors, and different types of land use affect air pollution. In Smog City 2 you are in charge - so whether your visit is a healthy or unhealthy experience depends on the decisions that you make."
Smokey Bear - Get Your Smokey On
Learn about wildfires, read Smokey's story, play games, explore Smokey's cabin.
Star Child
"A learning center for young astronomers" by NASA
State Facts for Students
This website, from the United States Census Bureau, helps students learn about the state they live in by collecting, organizing, and mapping a variety of information. Children will have the opportunity to "... examine data about kids their age, as well as a variety of other facts selected to appeal to young students."
Treasury Direct KIDS
This website from the Treasury Department's Bureau of the Fiscal Service provides games, videos and articles which help children learn about debt, saving, investing, bonds and securities.
U.S. Mint H.I.P. Pocket Change
"H.I.P. Pocket Change is all about fun and information, especially coin information. With coins, we literally carry the past in our pockets. But most of us seldom stop and think about the historical riches at our fingertips. This site aims to change that! As we discover the hidden stories behind our coins, we can develop a fascination that can last a lifetime."
USGS Education
Biology, Geography, Geology, Water, and much more... Grades K-6, 7-12, undergraduate.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics
Compliance Assistance - Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
Department of Labor
Department of Labor - BackPay
To help the wage-earner who feels they are owed back pay.
Department of Labor - Rules and Regulations for Teen Workers
Hours, safety, types of jobs that are considered too dangerous. Includes the Employer's Pocket Guide to Youth Employment.
Employee Benefits Security Administration
From the U.S. Department of Labor. "The Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) is committed to educating and assisting the nearly 149 million workers, retirees and their families covered by approximately 703,000 private retirement plans, 2.3 million health plans, and similar numbers of other welfare benefit plans holding approximately $9.4 trillion in assets; as well as plan sponsors and members of the employee benefits community."
International Labor Organization
includes online publications
Monthly Labor Review
"Established in 1915, Monthly Labor Review is the principal journal of fact, analysis, and research from the Bureau of Labor Statistics ...to provide a wealth of research in a wide variety of fields-the labor force, he economy, employment, inflation, productivity, occupational injuries and illnesses, wages, prices, and many more."
New York State Department of Labor
Includes unemployment, wages and hours, veterans' services and more.
Occupational Safety & Health
Occupational Information Network
O-Net includes links to America's Job Bank and School-to-Work Sites.
Office of Personnel Management for the Federal Government: Salaries and Wages Tables
Pension Benefit Guaranty corporation
Report on the American Workforce
System for Award Management (SAM.gov)
"The authoritative and single location for obtaining appropriate Service Contract Act (SCA) and Davis-Bacon Act (DBA) wage determinations for each official contract action."

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Law & Politics


"Common Abbreviations and Legal Citation Examples for Selected Federal Government Documents: Legislative, Regulatory and Statutory"
PDF document. From the Law Librarians' Society of Washington D.C.
"The Federal Register is the official journal of the federal government of the United States. In it, you'll find any kind of proposal, notification, or solicitation for data that a federal agency puts out. It's the pulse of your government. For much of its existence the Federal Register has had no easily accessible form. govpulse seeks to change this and enable you to respond to your government. We give you a way to browse the Register (from 1994 on) and use filters to decide what is important to you. And then act on it."
Publications on GovInfo include Legislative, Executive, and Judicial content: Bills and Statutes, congressional committee materials, and proceedings of Congress; Presidential and regulatory materials; Opinions from more than 100 U.S. courts New content daily- Congressional Record, Federal Register, House and Senate Calendars; Multiple file formats- PDF documents, audio, photos, XML; Curated collections- Nancy Reagan tribute, documents related to the sinking of the Titanic; Digitized historical content- oldest dates back to 1849; High-profile publications- 9-11 Report, Post JFK Assassination Audio, Warren Commission Report and Hearings, Financial Crisis Inquiry Report, Nixon?s Watergate Grand Jury Testimony, and landmark legislation: Civil Rights Act and Obamacare.
Historic United States Code from the Library of Congress
"This collection contains editions of the United States Code dating back to the 1925-1926 edition."
Historic United States Code, United States Reports, CFR, Federal Register
"Through an agreement with the Library of Congress, the publisher William S. Hein & Co., Inc. has generously allowed the Law Library of Congress to offer free online access to historical U.S. legal materials from HeinOnline. These titles are available through the Library's web portal, Guide to Law Online: U.S. Federal, and include: United States Code 1925-1988 (includes content up to 1993); From Guide to Law Online: United States Law; United States Reports v. 1-542 (1754-2004); From Guide to Law Online: United States Judiciary; Code of Federal Regulations (1938-1995); From Guide to Law Online: Executive; Federal Register v. 1-58 (1936-1993); From Guide to Law Online: Executive." These collections are browseable. For example, to locate the 1982 version of the Bankruptcy code in Title 11 of the U.S. Code you could select the year (1982) and then Title number (11) to retrieve the material.
Law Librarians' Society of Washington, D.C.
Legislative Histories of Selected U.S. Laws on the Internet.
Law Library of Congress
Includes a link to GLIN: "The Global Legal Information Network (GLIN) is a public database of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations."
Federal Regulations
"On this site, you can find, review, and submit comments on Federal Register documents..."
Law Resource Web Guide
An annotated guide to law resources on the Internet and in the library system. Provided by Middletown Thrall Library
National Priorities Project
"National Priorities Project (NPP) is a 501(c)(3) research organization that analyzes and clarifies federal data so that people can understand and influence how their tax dollars are spent. Located in Northampton, MA, since 1983, NPP focuses on the impact of federal spending and other policies at the national, state, congressional district and local levels."
A Research Guide to the Federal Register and The Code of Federal Regulations
By Richard McKinney. Law Librarians' Society of Washington, DC
Uniform Law Commission
"The Uniform Law Commission (ULC, also known as the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws), established in 1892, provides states with non-partisan, well-conceived and well-drafted legislation that brings clarity and stability to critical areas of state statutory law." Search for Acts by title, keyword or category for specific States.
United States Code
Cornell University Law School
United States Code
"Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives prepares and publishes the United States Code pursuant to section 285b of title 2 of the Code." The site includes "tables show where recently enacted laws will appear in the United States Code and which sections of the Code have been amended by those laws." Keep up with the latest amendments.
United States Statutes at Large
"The laws of the first forty-two Congresses, 1789-1873" from the Library of Congress "A Century of Lawmaking"
"Have you ever wanted to find more information on government spending? Have you ever wondered where federal contracting dollars and grant awards go? Or perhaps you would just like to know, as a citizen, what the government is really doing with your money. The Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (Transparency Act) requires a single searchable website, accessible by the public for free."


Common Cause
Find Your Elected Officials (includes local officials)
Encyclopedia of Political Science
Available to members of Thrall. "This comprehensive, multi-volume work traces the evolution of political theories, concepts, research frameworks, and political practices from across the world."
The online source for money in politics data.
Vote Smart Web
Tracking performance of President, Congress, governors and state legislators

Local Representatives

List of Local Representatives
For Middletown, New York and surrounding areas.

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Library of Congress

Library of Congress
"The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections. The Library's mission is to support the Congress in fulfilling its constitutional duties and to further the progress of knowledge and creativity for the benefit of the American people."
Library of Congress E-mail Reference Service
Library of congress Information Bulletin
Online journal

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FEMA Flood Map Service Center
To find your flood map, enter an address, a place, or a set of longitude/latitude coordinates. The map will zoom in and show the boundaries of the flood map for the chosen location. When a specific flood map is selected, view and download options for that map will appear.
Perry-Castaneda Library - Map Collection
From the University of Texas at Austin.
USGS National Mapping Information
"USGS maps range from detailed local areas to the world. Because they can show many kinds of information, they are excellent for a wide range of uses, including emergency response, outdoor recreation, scientific research, and resource management."

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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Includes Medicare, Medicaid, State Children's Health Insurance Program, HIPAA and CLIA
HHS Office of the Inspector General Exclusion Program - Searchable Database
The Office of Inspector General's (OIG) List of Excluded individuals/Entities (LEIE) database provides information to the health care industry, patients and the public regarding individuals and entities currently excluded from participation in Medicare, Medicaid and all Federal health care programs.
Kaiser Family Foundation
"A leader in health policy and communications, the Kaiser Family Foundation is a non-profit, private operating foundation focusing on the major health care issues facing the U.S., as well as the U.S. role in global health policy. Unlike grant-making foundations, Kaiser develops and runs its own research and communications programs, sometimes in partnership with other non-profit research organizations or major media companies. We serve as a non-partisan source of facts, information, and analysis for policymakers, the media, the health care community, and the public. Our product is information, always provided free of charge - from the most sophisticated policy research, to basic facts and numbers, to information young people can use to improve their health or elderly people can use to understand their Medicare benefits."
The Official U.S. Government Site for People with Medicare.
The Medicare Drug Benefit: An In-Depth Examination of Formularies and Other Features of Medicare Drug Plans
from the Kaiser Family Foundation. (PDF format: Adobe Reader required)
New York State Attorney General's Office Prescription Drug Price Web Site
"On this site, you can now search and compare the prices for 150 commonly prescribed drugs that state law requires pharmacies to disclose to you upon request."
Nursing Home Compare
"To provide detailed information about the past performance of every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country."
Medicare.gov: Fraud
Includes how to prevent, spot and report fraud.

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Earth Observatory
The purpose of NASA's Earth Observatory is to provide a freely-accessible publication on the Internet where the public can obtain new satellite imagery and scientific information about our home planet. The focus is on Earth's climate and environmental change.
Mars Pathfinder Mission
NASA Space Science Missions
National Aeronautics & Space Administration

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National Parks

Main Website
National Park Service
"The National Park System covers more than 84 million acres and is comprised of 401 sites. These include 124 historical parks or sites, 78 national monuments,59 national parks, 25 battlefields or military parks, 18 preserves, 18 recreation areas, 10 seashores, four parkways, four lakeshores, and two reserves.

Related Websites
LGBTQ America
"LGBTQ America: A Theme Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer History is a publication of the National Park Foundation for the National Park Service and funded by the Gill Foundation.....gives background on the LGBTQ Heritage Initiative, defines terms commonly used throughout the theme study, provides information on how the theme study fits in within the National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmarks programs, and provides a broad social history of LGBTQ in America."
National Park Foundation
Chartered by Congress in 1967, the National Park Foundation is founded on a legacy that began more than a century ago, when private citizens from all walks of life took action to establish and protect our national parks. Today, the National Park Foundation carries on that tradition as the only national charitable nonprofit whose sole mission is to directly support the National Park Service.
Recreational opportunities on federal lands.

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New York State

See also: NYS (Gov. Info.)

The Checklist of Official Publications of the State of New York
The Council of State Governments
Includes the periodical "state trends"
Find Out If New York State Is Holding Your Money
New York State Unclaimed Funds
Governor of New York State
Includes key documents, appointments, press releases, contact information with video and audio links.
New York State Assembly
New York State Constitution
New York State Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment
Includes maps of the Senate and Assembly Districts.
New York State Senate
Office of the Attorney General
New York State Library
New York State Police
New York State Information Guide
A directory of websites about NYS government and other information sources. Provided by Middletown Thrall Library.
"SeeThroughNY is a web portal -- and more. It's designed to become the hub of a statewide network through which taxpayers can share, analyze and compare data from counties, cities, towns, villages, school districts and public authorities throughout New York."
Weekly Legislative Gazette
"Weekly Legislative Gazette brings you in-depth coverage of the New York State legislature, Executive Branch and State Agencies." Includes an e-Edition and archive copies.

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Occupational Safety & Health

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Copyright Office
Allows searching of three possible databases (books, music, ect./Serials/Documents). Includes copy forms, copyrighting procedures, and filing instructions. From the U.S. Library of Congress Copyright Office.
Advanced Google Patent Search
Invent Now
Great for kids interested in inventing! "Calling All Inventors! Do you have a great idea or invention to share? Have you been thinking about the next big thing in skateboards? A car that doesn't use gas? A hands-free hairbrush? Whether it's a re-invention or an idea all your own- send it in to show it off in our Inventors Gallery! But please be careful and learn what it takes to be a Smart Inventor first."
Inventors Eye
"Inventors Eye will appear every other month. Each issue will feature information you can use, tips on working with the USPTO; events, organizations and meetings of interest to the community; issues that impact independent and small entity inventors; and stories about people like you who have become successful inventors.We also want to hear from you with your ideas for stories and features that will enable us to better serve you through this publication."
IP Awareness Assessment Tool
"Welcome to the Intellectual Property Awareness Assessment Tool, a web-based tool designed to assess intellectual property (IP) knowledge and provide personalized training resources for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and inventors. The assessment is designed to help evaluate a user's IP asset awareness and target areas specific to those related business needs. The tool provides access to educational materials based on the assessment results."
United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
Official patents and trademarks website of the United States. Includes a searchable database, basics of patenting inventions, forms, resources for inventors, frequently asked questions (FAQ), intellectual property law and policy, fee schedules, and more.

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Library of Congress POW Database
Viet Nam Era

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Presidential Elections

Federal Election Commissions
Getting to Know the President: Intelligence Briefings of Presidential Candidates, 1952-2004
MP3s. "Getting To Know the President by John Helgerson describes the important process of information sharing between the Intelligence Community and the chief executive. First published in 1996 and now revised and updated to include accounts of intelligence support to candidates and presidents-elect in the three elections between then and 2004, Helgerson's study provides unique insights into the mechanics and content of the briefings, the interaction of the participants, and the briefings' effect on the relationships presidents have had with their intelligence services." Published by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies
"Since 1901,the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies has been responsible for the planning and execution of the swearing-in ceremonies and the luncheon for the Inauguration of the President of the United States at the U.S. Capitol." Includes a history of Inaugurations.
Law Librarians' Society of Washington DC
Executive Orders and Other Presidential Documents: Sources and Explanations.
Presidential Election Law - Electoral College
from the National Archives

United States Presidents

Abraham Lincoln Papers
Library of congress, American Memory Project
The American Presidency Project
Created by UC Santa Barbara, "providing the Public Papers for the presidents: Hoover-Ford, Carter 1977, and G.H.W. Bush.", archives contain almost 40,000 documents.
George Washington Papers at the Library of Congress
Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States
Internet Public Library- Presidents of the United States
The President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection
National Archives and Records Administration
Presidential Inaugurations
American Memory Project
Presidential Libraries of the National Archives and Records Administration
President Obama's White House Website - Archived
Warren Commission
Created by President Lyndon Johnson and chaired by Chief Justice Earl Warren to investigate President Kennedy's assassination. Includes 26 hearing volumes as well as the report available through the Government Publishing Office.
Weekly Compliation of Presidential Documents
Official news and policies of the Trump administration

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Public Policy

Center for Democracy & Technology
The Center for Democracy and Technology works to promote democratic values and constitutional liberties in the digital age.
The Center for Public Integrity
A "nonprofit, nonpartisan, tax-exempt organization that conducts investigative research and reporting on public policy issues in the United State and around the world."
Federation of American Scientists
"Global security analysis and advocacy"
National Coalition Against Censorship
"Founded in 1974, [NCAC] is an alliance of 50 national non-profit organizations, including literary, artistic, religious, educational, professional, labor, and civil liberties groups. United by a conviction that freedom of thought, inquiry, and expression must be defended, we work to educate our own members and the public at large about the dangers of censorship and how to oppose them."
Center for Effective Government (formerly OMB Watch.org)
"Build an open, accountable government that invests in the common good, protects people and the environment, and advances the national priorities defined by an active, informed citizenry. To ensure government is effective and responsive to the priorities of the American people, we conduct policy research and develop policy proposals; create tools to encourage citizen participation and government accountability; and build broad-based coalitions to advance these values. To ensure the American people understand the vital role of government, we produce and disseminate educational tools and communications materials. We are a resource for policymakers, the media, advocacy groups, community organizations, and the public."
"OpenTheGovernment.org seeks to advance the public's right to know and to reduce secrecy in government."
ProPublica - Journalism in the Public Interest
"ProPublica is an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest. Our work focuses exclusively on truly important stories, stories with "moral force." We do this by producing journalism that shines a light on exploitation of the weak by the strong and on the failures of those with power to vindicate the trust placed in them." For hot topics, check out the "Tools and Data" section or check out "Our Investigations."
We the People
"The right to petition your government is guaranteed by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. We the People provides a new way to petition the Obama Administration to take action on a range of important issues facing our country. We created We the People because we want to hear from you. If a petition gets enough support, White House staff will review it, ensure it's sent to the appropriate policy experts, and issue an official response."

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Biodiversity Heritage Library
The Biodiversity Heritage Library improves research methodology by collaboratively making biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community." "BHL also serves as the foundational literature component of the Encyclopedia of Life." Includes many Government Documents.
Federation of American Scientists
A non-profit organization that "combines the scholarly resources of its member scientists and informed citizens with knowledge of practical politics....FAS is uniquely qualified to bring the scientific perspective to public policy."
NASA home page
National Technical Information Service (NTIS)
"Serves our nation as the largest central resource for government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business related information available today." Also provides a source for purchasing government health information.
National Bioethics Advisory Commission
Archived site. Includes full-text reports
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Office of Science and Technology Information, Department of Energy (DOE)
Includes links to U.S. and Global Science information.
"A gateway to authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. Government agencies, including research and development results". Includes a topical index. "Science.gov is hosted by the U. S. Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), within the Office of Science. Science.gov is supported by contributing members of the Science.gov Alliance, including the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, the Interior, and Transportation; the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the National Science Foundation; and the Government Publishing Office, the Library of Congress, and the National Archives and Records Administration."
"ScienceCinema utilizes innovative, state-of-the-art audio indexing and speech recognition technology from Microsoft Research, allowing you to search for specific words and phrases spoken within video files. You can then easily access the exact point in the video where the words were spoken by the presenter. The videos in ScienceCinema highlight DOE's most exciting scientific research. Simply enter a term in the search box and start exploring DOE's multimedia!"
SciTech Connect
OSTI.GOV is the primary search tool for DOE science, technology, and engineering research and development results and the organizational hub for information about the DOE Office of Scientific and Technical Information. It consolidates OSTI?s home page and our now retired primary search tool SciTech Connect.
Smithsonian Institution
United States Geological Survey (USGS)
World Wide Science: The Global Science Gateway
"WorldWideScience.org was developed and is maintained by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), an element of the Office of Science within the U.S. Department of Energy. It is a global science gateway comprised of national and international scientific databases and portals."

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Administration for Community Living - ACL - Administration on Aging
"The Administration on Aging (AOA) is the principal agency of the U.S Department of Health and Human Services designated to carry out the provisions of the Older Americans Act of 1965 (OAA), as amended (42 U.S.C.A. ? 3001 et seq.). The OAA promotes the well-being of older individuals by providing services and programs designed to help them live independently in their homes and communities. The Act also empowers the federal government to distribute funds to the states for supportive services for individuals over the age of 60."
Aging Related Statistics including "Older Americans 2000: Key Indicators of Well-Being" as well as various other statistical links
FDA information for Seniors
Food Safety for Older Adults
From the FDA, "A need-to-know guide for those 65 years of age and older."
New York State Nursing Homes Profiles
Includes comparisons searchable by zip code.
Nursing Home Compare
"To provide detailed information about the past performance of every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country."
Older Workers

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Small Business Resources


Bureau of Labor Statistics
Comprehensive, includes up-to-date news releases
Consumer Price Indexes Home Page
"The Consumer Price Indexes (CPI) program produces monthly data on changes in the prices paid by urban consumers for a representative basket of goods and services."
Data and Statistics about the U.S.
From USA.gov
Economy.com provides real-time coverage of the global economy, including in-depth analysis of more than 300 economic indicators events, topics and long term trends, plus forecasts by Mark Zandi and the Moody's Analytics team.
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission - Accessing EDGAR Data - Public Searches
Learn how to quickly research a company's operations and financial information with EDGAR search tools.
"Export.gov brings together resources from across the U.S. Government to assist American businesses in planning their international sales strategies and succeed in today's global marketplace." Access to some information requires registration.
Minority Business Development Agency
"Through a national network of MBDA Business Centers and a wide range of domestic and international strategic partners, we provide Agency clients with technical assistance and access to capital, contract, and new markets opportunities to create new jobs."
NAICS - North American Industry Classification System
"The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is the standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy."
New York State Small Business Development Center
"he New York Small Business Development Center (NYSBDC) provides small business owners and entrepreneurs in New York with the highest quality, pro-bono, confidential business counseling, training, and business research. We work with real people and real businesses. Our assistance helps people like you achieve real success, as it has for more than 30 years. "
"The goal of StatsAmerica is to provide actionable data for economic developers to use in site requests, developing metrics, grant writing and strategic planning. StatsAmerica is a service of the Indiana Business Research Center (IBRC) at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business, which is ranked among the nation's top business schools. With support from the Economic Development Administration, we have developed a unique and useful set of tools and reports, as well as providing access to other EDA-funded projects. We obtain thousands of data items from hundreds of data sets from dozens of federal and state sources, along with some commercial or private source data. While StatsAmerica adds value to these data through easy access and functionality, we acknowledge the direct agency source of the data on every table, profile or map."
U.S. Dept. of Labor, Office of Compliance Assistance
"Clear and easy-to-access information on how to comply with federal employment laws. This information is often referred to as 'compliance assistance.'"
U.S. Department of State Business Center
Concerning International Markets and related topics. From the State Department.


Census Business Builder
"Are you looking for data to help you start or grow a business or understand the business landscape for a region? The Census Business Builder (CBB) is a suite of services that provide selected demographic and economic data from the Census Bureau tailored to specific types of users in a simple to access and use format."
Minority and Women-Owned Business Development
New York State division of Minority and Women Business Development.
Orange County Partnership
SBA Learning Center (formerly Small Business Training Network)
"A virtual Campus offering online courses, publication and other forms of technical assistance."
SBA: Office of Advocacy - Small Business State Profiles
SBA: Sample Business Plans
SBA: Small Business Administration - Management
Managing Your Business
SBA: Women's Business Ownership Home Page
SBA site includes venture capital and funding sources
SCORE Home-Page
Service Corps of Retired Executives
U.S. Small Business Administration

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Social Media

Government 2.0 Gateway
Apps, Blogs, Podcasts, Social Media, and more.
U.S. Government on Facebook
Become a fan, learn the latest news, read what other people think.

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Social Security

Social Security Online
Use "My Social Security" to create and account and log in to Check out your Social Security Statement, change your address and manage your benefits. Use the "Retirement Estimator" to Calculate your benefits based on your actual Social Security earnings record and apply online. "Social Security offers an online disability application you can complete at your convenience. Apply from the comfort of your home or any location at a time most convenient for you."
Social Security Online - History
"This section contains the full text of extended remarks by the Presidents on topics related to Social Security. For a selected brief quotation from each of the Presidents since FDR, see our section of Presidential Quotes."
Social Security Retirement Planner

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State & Local Government

Book of the States from the Council of State Governments
"CSG is pleased to announce that the entire archive of The Book of the States dating back to 1935 is now available online in its entirety.... Since 1933, CSG has served as a resource for state leaders and a catalyst for innovation and excellence in state governance. The Book of the States has been the reference tool of choice since 1935, providing relevant, accurate and timely information, answers and comparisons for all 56 states, commonwealths and territories of the United States."
Census State Data Centers
Chief Information Officers of the States
"NASCIO represents state chief information officers and information resource executives and managers from the 50 states, six U. S. territories, and the District of Columbia. State members are senior officials from any of the three branches of state government who have executive-level and statewide responsibility for information resource management. Representatives from federal, municipal, and international governments and state officials who are involved in information resource management but do not have chief responsibility for that function participate in the organization as associate members. Private-sector firms and non-profit organizations may join as corporate members."
The Council of State Governments
Includes the periodical "State Trends"
50 States
A good directory of information on each of the states. Includes a great deal of statistical and demographic data as well as history, trivia, tourism information. Be sure to scroll to the second half of the opening page for directories of other state information such as newspapers, famous people, colleges and universities and links to the websites of individual towns.
HUD State of the Cities Data System
Includes statistics for demographics, economy, building permits, crime rates, affordable housing, unemployment, jobs and more
Legal Information Institute - Cornell
Topical Index of State Statutes including County, Local and Municipal.
LLSDC's Legislative Sourcebook
State legislatures, state laws and state regulations, website links and telephone numbers from the Law Librarians' Society of Washington, D.C., Inc.
Governors Legacy Project
Created by the National Governors Asociation - includes "general biographical and term information about each state/commonwearlth/territory's governor," features historical list of governors for each area.
Municode (formerly Municipal Code Corporation)
Connecting municipalities with their communities, Municode provides resources for meeting management, website design, self-publishing and policy software, and codification services.
National Association of Counties
"NACo researches, publishes and disseminates a variety of information for and about counties, as part of its mission to increase public understanding of counties."
National Conference of State Legislatures
"NCSL is committed to the success of all legislators and staff. Our mission is to improve the quality and effectiveness of state legislatures, promote policy innovation and communication among state legislatures, and to ensure state legislatures a strong, cohesive voice in the federal system." Includes bill tracking, State Legislatures Magazine, topical research and more.
New York State Official Website
Orange County, New York
Official county government site posts county news, a name and phone directory of county departments, maps, and links to other private county agencies like the Chamber of Commerce.
Shared State Legislation from the Council of State Governments
Compilation of legislation on topics important to all States from 1988 to present.
State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States
Prepared by volunteers from GODORT (Govt Docs Round Table - part of ALA)
State Government Websites
Directory of links from the Library of Congress.
State Open Government Guide
Includes information on every state's open records and open meetings laws, such as - what records are available, who has access to them and what fees might be involved.
State news, state or issue specific

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State Department

Office of Refugee ReSettlement
"Founded on the belief that newly arriving populations have inherent capabilities when given opportunities, the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) provides people in need with critical resources to assist them in becoming integrated members of American society." US Dept. of Health and Human Services
Key Officers List by Country or Post
U.S. Department of State
Embassies, Consulates and Diplomatic Missions.

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Bureau of Justice Statistics
Bureau of Labor Statistics
"The purpose of Data.gov is to increase public access to high value, machine readable datasets generated by the Executive Branch of the Federal Government. As a priority Open Government Initiative for President Obama's administration, Data.gov increases the ability of the public to easily find, download, and use datasets that are generated and held by the Federal Government. Data.gov provides descriptions of the Federal datasets (metadata), information about how to access the datasets, and tools that leverage government datasets. The data catalogs will continue to grow as datasets are added. Federal, Executive Branch data are included in the first version of Data.gov."
Department of Education Statistics
Fedstats: One Stop Shopping Federal Statistics
National Center for Education Statistics
National Center for Health Statistics
Where to Write for Vital Statistics

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Supreme Court

Supreme Court of the United States
Supreme Court Collection
Decisions: 1990 to the Present
U.S. Constitution with Annotations of Cases Decided by the Supreme Court of the United States to June 29, 1992

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Federal Tax Information & Tax Forms

Cumulative List of Organizations
"Publication 78, Cumulative List of Organizations described in Section 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, is a list of organizations eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions. This online version is offered to help you conduct a more efficient search of these organizations."
Forms And Publications - IRS
Downloadable and printable federal tax forms and instruction booklets from the Internal Revenue Service
Internal Revenue Bulletin
File your taxes for free! Choose a "Free File" Online option based on your income.
Internal Revenue Service
Internal Revenue Service" Free File - "Free File allows taxpayers with an Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of $52,000 or less in 2006 to e-file their federal tax returns for free."
The Taxpayer Advocate Service is Your Voice at the IRS!
TAS can help you if your tax problem is causing financial difficulty or hasn't been resolved through normal IRS channels.

New York State / State Tax Information & Forms

New York State Tax Forms and Publications
STAR Program
Application for School TAx Relief (STAR) Exemption
State Tax Forms
Links to the tax forms for each of the 50 states.

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Defense Technology Information Center
"The Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC?) serves the DoD community as the largest central resource for DoD and government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business related information available today."
Government Executive Magazine
"GovernmentExecutive.com is government's business news daily and the premier Web site for federal managers and executives"
Journal of Research of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
National Technical Information Service (NTIS)
"The National Technical Information Service serves as the largest central resource for government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business related information available today. For more than 60 years NTIS has assured businesses, universities, and the public timely access to approximately 3 million publications covering over 350 subject areas."
Science & Technology Review
Online journal
TRAIL Technical Report Archive and Image Library
"The Technical Report Archive & Image Library (TRAIL) identifies, acquires, catalogs, digitizes and provides unrestricted access to U.S. government agency technical reports. TRAIL currently consists of over three dozen member institutions whose annual membership fees and volunteered staff time further the efforts of the project."

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Transportation (DOT)

Fuel Economy.gov
Find and Compare - Gas mileage (MPG), greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution ratings, and safety information for new and used cars and trucks
Federal Aviation Administration
Check out safety and on-time records, use an interactive map to "zoom in" on specific airports with aerial photos.
Federal Highway Administration
Includes links by topics such as Roads and Bridges, Highway Funding, Environment, Road Operations and Congestion and Road Users.
GSA Fleet Vehicles Sales
"GSA offers a wide variety of select cars, truck and vans equipped with the most popular options and features, including air-conditioning, power steering, power windows, and AM-FM radios. These vehicles have been well maintained in compliance with manufacturers' specifications and are usually operated by a single driver throughout their history."
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Transportation Security Agency
Under the Department of Homeland Security - "protects the Nation's transportation systems", including airports, ports, railroads, highways, public transportation.
U.S. Department of Transportation

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FCC's Guide to Digital Television
National Telecommunications and Information Administration
From the FCC - includes How to file a complaint, How to start a radio station, what to do about radio interference and many consumer publications.
Created by the National Cancer Institute "this site was developed to specifically assist NCI Web managers, designers, and authors improve their overall communications and design efforts. However, since the general principles of good design and usability are applicable to anyone who works with information Web sites, we decided to make the site available to other federal agencies and to the general public."

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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Bureau of Public Debt
Savings bonds, treasury bills, government securities. Includes "Monthly Statement of the Public Debt"
Daily Treasury Statement
The Federal Reserve Board
Monetary Policy, includes Monetary Policy Report to the Congress Semiannual review by the Board, - Beige Book, Informal survey by the Federal Reserve Banks of current economic conditions in their Districts.
Federal Reserve Education
"Equipping educators, educating students and empowering consumers." Includes resources by audience (K-12, College, Adult).
How to File a Consumer Complaint About a Bank
From the Federal Reserve
Monthly Treasury Statement
"This site is designed to provide usable, easy-to-understand summary information about the billions of financial transactions processed by the Treasury each year through interactive reports, dashboards, and visuals."
U. S. Treasury Department
U. S. Mint

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FBI: Unusual Phenomena
Roswell Report: Case Closed - Executive Summary
Archived website (via Archive.org).
Roswell Report: Fact Versus Fiction In The New Mexico Desert

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American Battle Monuments Commission
The Commission maintains several databases, including: Those interred at the American World War I and World War II cemeteries overseas. The Missing in Action from World War I and World War II who are memorialized on Tablets of the Missing within the cemeteries and on three memorials in the U.S. Those killed worldwide during the Korean War. War dead and veterans of the Mexican War, Civil War and Spanish-American War who are buried at the ABMC cemeteries in Corozal, Panama and Mexico City. The Missing in Action of the Vietnam War memorialized at the Honolulu Memorial. All interments at Corozal, including civilians who built and operated the Panama Canal.
American Legion
"The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, war-time veterans organization, devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is a not-for-profit community-service organization which now numbers nearly 3 million members, men and women, in nearly 15,000 American Legion posts worldwide."
Consumer Finance Protection Bureau - Service Members
"Servicemembers and their families face unique financial challenges. But there are also unique protections such as your VA benefits, the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, and more. Learn more about protecting yourself.... From financing your education to a personal financial management team, learn more about the resources that may be available to you."
Department of Veterans Affairs
Homeless Veterans
"VA offers a wide array of special programs and initiatives specifically designed to help homeless veterans live as self-sufficiently and independently as possible."
Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS)
"We prepare America's veterans, service members and their spouses, for meaningful careers, provide them with employment resources and expertise, protect their employment rights and promote their employment opportunities."
The gateway to veteran health benefits and services. It provides access to: trusted health information, links to Federal and VA benefits and resources, the Personal Health Journal, online VA prescription refill.
New York State Division of Veterans Affairs
PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) Information Center
Answers to commonly asked questions about the effects of trauma, including basic information about PTSD and other common reactions.
State-level Lists of Casualties from the Korean Conflict (1951-1957)
Includes State-level Lists of Casualties from the Vietnam Conflict (1957-)
VFW National Headquarters

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Peace Corps
Corporation for National and Community Service
Americorps, Senior Corps, Learn and Serve America
Service Corps of Retired Executives
"For over 50 years, SCORE has served as America\92s premier source of free business mentoring and education."
"Serve.gov is your online resource for not only finding volunteer opportunities in your community, but also creating your own. Use Serve.gov to help you do your part. America's foundation will be built one community at a time - and it starts with you."

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Watchdog Organizations & Whistleblowers
  Accountability & Transparency in Government

Capitol Tweets
"Keep up on the latest tweets from members of Congress who use Twitter."
Citizens Against Government Waste
"CAGW's mission is to eliminate waste, mismanagement, and inefficiency in the federal government."
Committee on Government Oversight and Reform
"The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) allows you access to federal government records. This website lets you request information and track your requests from participating agencies. Also, you can search other people's requests without a need to submit your own request. The site is an attempt to streamline the process and make it easier."
GAP: Government Accountability Project
"The Government Accountability Project's mission is to protect the public interest by promoting government and corporate accountability through advancing occupational free speech and ethical conduct, defending whistleblowers, and empowering citizen activists."
"The database allows users to search more than 160,000 reports from recipients of almost $159 billion in Recovery Act contracts, grants, and loans."
LegiStorm: Transparency's Sidekick - Congressional Staff Salaries and More
"Our web site is dedicated to providing a variety of important information about the US Congress."
"MAPLight.org, a groundbreaking public database, illuminates the connection between campaign donations and legislative votes in unprecedented ways. Elected officials collect large sums of money to run their campaigns, and they often pay back campaign contributors with special access and favorable laws. This common practice is contrary to the public interest, yet legal. MAPLight.org makes money/vote connections transparent, to help citizens hold their legislators accountable."
"OpenSecrets.org is your nonpartisan guide to money's influence on U.S. elections and public policy."
Oversight.gov: All Inspector General Reports in One place
"What is Oversight.gov? Oversight.gov is a publicly accessible, searchable website containing the latest public reports from Federal Inspectors General who are members of the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE)."
PEER: Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility
"PEER works nation-wide with government scientists, land managers, environmental law enforcement agents, field specialists and other resource professionals committed to responsible management of America's public resources. Resource employees in government agencies have unique responsibilities as stewards of the environment. PEER supports those who are courageous and idealistic enough to seek a higher standard of environmental ethics and scientific integrity within their agency."
Project Vote Smart
Described as "thousands of citizens (conservative and liberal alike) working together, spending endless hours researching the backgrounds and records of thousands of political candidates and elected officials to discover their voting records, campaign contributions, public statements, biographical data (including their work history) and evaluations of them generated by over 100 competing special interest groups."
Voting Records
"Each year the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives take thousands of votes, some to pass bills, resolutions, nominations, and treaties, and others on procedural matters such as on cloture and other motions. Not all votes are recorded, such as when there is no one opposed. This page shows the outcome of all recorded votes on the Senate floor and House floor."
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Climate Date Online from NOAA
Search by location, date (1763 to present), dataset; information is e-mailed to you.
Northeast Regional Climate Center
Cornell University
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA El Niño and La Niña Page
USGS - Water Watch
"Map of real-time streamflow compared to historical streamflow for the day of the year (United States)."

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The White House

The White House
Official website of the United States President and the President's Administration. Includes news, information, weekly addresses, videos, the White House Blog, and more.
White House Historical Association
Digital Library provides access to rare White House photographs - The WHHA is "a private, non-profit organization founded in 1961 by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy with a mission to protect, preserve, and provide public access to the rich history of America's Executive Mansion."

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