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 Official Web Portal to all U.S. Federal and State Government Documents available, in full-text, free of charge.

Catalog of United States Government Publications (MOCAT): The official catalog for government documents published by the U.S. Government Printing Office. Documents are searchable by Keyword and by Title. Use the new electronic titles button to access recent full-text documents and then use the browser button to locate documents by topic index.


Country Area Handbooks: The Country Studies Series published by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress contains the online versions of previously published books. This series does not cover all the countries of the world.  At present, 102 countries and regions are covered.


Directory of Official State, County and City Governments: "The State and Local Government on the Net Directory provides convenient one-stop access to the websites of thousands of state agencies and city and county governments. Only pages that are controlled and managed by state and local government agencies are included." Use the topics link to access quick lists of the websites for all state governments in the United States.


Government Publications Access: "The database is a finding aid designed to help individuals find government information on the web. Included are Federal Documents resources that are or were once in the Superintendent of Documents' "List of Classes".


Federal Land Records: Maintained by the Bureau of Land Management and the General Land Office, this site offers researchers a source of information on the initial transfer of land titles from the Federal government to individuals. Also available is image access to more than three million Federal land title records for Eastern Public Land States, issued between 1820 and 1908. Although very comprehensive, the site does not currently contain every Federal title record.


Federal Statistics: Fedstats is a gateway to Statistics from over 100 U.S. Federal Agencies listed alphabetically by topic.


FedWorld: A mega gateway to United States Government information maintained by the National Technical Information Service. Links to: Science and Technology portals; Government Reports published since 1990 and full-text Supreme Court decisions from 1937-1975.


GovEngine: A directory of Federal, State, and Local government websites. Use the map to search by state.


Government Web Resources: A complete index to U.S. publications via website links by the Library of Congress.


Hot Docs: Government Documents in the News: This site identifies governmental issues in the news and offers web sources for additional information. This page contains links to full text documents or reports about major governmental activities -- New York City, New York State, U.S. Federal, or international -- which have been featured in the news.


Labor Department Jobs: This page provides useful information to job applicants interested in applying for opportunities within the Department of Labor.


Occupational Outlook Quarterly: "OOQ provides practical information on jobs and careers. Articles are written in straightforward, non-technical language and cover a wide variety of career and work-related topics such as new and emerging occupations, training opportunities, salary trends, and results of new studies from the Bureau of Labor Statistics."


Online Government Publications: A list of major government resources available on the web. Links are listed alphabetically by title.


Science: Use this gateway to search "over 60 databases and over 2200 selected websites from 15 federal agencies, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information including research and development results. Science.gov is a gateway to the U.S. Federal Science.


Science Reference Services: The Library of Congress provides science research by subject, with selected Internet resources for students and teachers.


State and Local Governments: This Library of Congress site provides extensive links to full-text government publications on state statutes and local government information. Provides access to state and local agencies.


U.S Legislative Information: A service provided by the Library of Congress to display Legislation, Congressional Record, and Committee Reports (i.e. Bill summary & status; public laws for House & Senate).


U.S. Agencies and Government Search Tools: A gateway to a list of links for accessing Federal Government Publications online; bibliographies; government search engines and other useful sites for students prepared by the Government Documents Library at the University of Illinois.


U.S. Department of State Freedom of Information Act : Declassified State Department & Other Agency Documents.


U.S. Federal Government Agencies Directory: A hierarchical or alphabetical list of Federal Agencies, including Commissions, Councils, Committee Proceedings, maintained by Louisiana State University and the Federal Depository Library Program.


U.S. Government Printing Office: GPO Access is a free service of the U.S. Government Printing Office that provides free electronic access to digitized full-text government documents published by the United States Federal Government. The information provided on this site is the official, published version and the information retrieved from GPO

can be used without restriction, unless specifically noted.



Association of Bay Area Governments: Provides access to all San Francisco Bay Area cities and counties. Also provides pages on local government, planning, environment, contracts, earthquakes, flooding, training, employment, economy, census, telecommunications, pollution prevention, Bay Trails maps, worker's compensation, transit and commerce.


California Home Page: This official site for the State of California includes the following links to State Government Services: Education and Training, Health and Safety, Business, Consumers and Families, Labor and Employment, Travel and Transportation, History and Culture of California, Environment and Natural Resources.


Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance: "The online Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance provides access to a database of all Federal programs available to State and local governments." Instructions are available on the site to find out how to apply for federal grants including the writing of grant proposals.


Census Bureau, United States: Gateway to Census 2000 and Census 1930; excellent links to minority statistics and some genealogy information. This site also gives the latest economic indicators.


A Century of Lawmaking For a New Nation: The Library of Congress has provided online acccess to U.S. Congressional documents and debates, including: Journals of the continental congress, letters of delegates to congress, Elliot's debates, Farrand's records, bills and resolutions, statutes at large, american state papers, U.S. serial set.


ChildStats: "This website offers easy access to federal and state statistics and reports on children and their families, including: population and family characteristics, economic security, health, behavior and social environment, and education. Reports of the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics include America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, the annual Federal monitoring report on the status of the Nation's children, and Counting Couples."


E-Government Projects: The Division for Public Administration and Development Management assists the United Nations by providing electronic publications which include analytical reports, case studies, country profiles, technical project reports, statistical databases, training materials, major department reports and newsletters.


El Dorado County Government Home Page: "Official El Dorado County Government Site.  Visit beautiful El Dorado County, California."


Federal Government Jobs: A full-text PDF document by Olivia Crosby outlining the steps students should take to secure a job with the U.S. Federal Government.


Government Information Online: Government Information Online (GIO) is a national pilot project that will establish a viable model for online cooperative virtual reference and information service that specializes in answering questions about government information. Libraries contributing their time and expertise to the project (over thirty institutions across the United States) represent public libraries, academic institutions, as well as state library and archive departments.


National Archives and Records Administration: This website is sponsored by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration on the United States Government Printing Office website. Search the U.S. Government Manual from 1995 to the current issue. Browse the Federal Register by topic and the code of Federal Regulations by keyword, plus database access to the Public Papers of the Presidents of the U.S. in full text.


National Response Center: The primary function of the National Response Center is to serve as the sole national point of contact for reporting all oil, chemical, radiological, biological, and etiological discharges into the environment anywhere in the United States and its territories.

The NRC maintains agreements with a variety of federal entities to make additional notifications regarding incidents meeting established trigger criteria.


Our Documents: "100 milestone documents of American history. These documents reflect our diversity and our unity, our past and our future, and mostly our commitment as a nation to continue to strive to "form a more perfect union."


Legislative Analysts Office: "The Legislative Analyst's Office (LAO) has been providing fiscal and policy advice to the Legislature for more than 55 years. It is known for its fiscal and programmatic expertise and nonpartisan analyses of the state's budget."


Occupational Outlook Handbook: Full text online access to the book by the same title. This source, published by the U.S. Department of Labor, provides career information to individuals making decisions about their future employment opportunities.


Placerville City: The official home page for Placerville, California.


Rand California On-Line Library: "An online searchable index of publications from leading California public policy and research institutions. In most cases, a hyperlink leads users to publications."


Recovery.gov: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, is the centerpiece of President Obama’s commitment to transparency and accountability during the current economic crisis. This site will feature information on how the Act is working, tools to help hold the government accountable, and up-to-date data on the expenditure of funds.


Securities and Exchange Commission: The Official website of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. It contains vital information about the Commission and its dealings.


Social Security Administration: The official website of the U.S. Social Security Administration provides a convenient way to check the status of your card and/or benefit applicatons, earnings statements, estimate your retirement benefits and find a local office. Use this link to read the Social Security Bulletin online.


Social Security Handbook: The online handbook containing the basic guide to Social Security programs in the U.S.


Statistical Abstract of the United States: View the online full-text version of The National Data Book. This source "contains a collection of statistics on social and economic conditions in the United States. Selected international data are also included. The Abstract is also your Guide to Sources of other data from the Census Bureau, other Federal agencies, and private organizations."


Student Educational Employment Program: This program provides Federal employment opportunities to students who are enrolled or accepted for enrollment as degree seeking students taking at least a half-time academic, technical, or vocational course load in an accredited high school, technical, vocational, 2 or 4 year college or university, graduate or professional school.


USAJOBS: This is the official job site of the United States Federal Government and is administered by the Office of Personnel Management. Search for jobs and get information on employers, services for veterans and the disabled, and print government employment forms.


U.S. Department of State Background Notes: "Facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty."


U.S. House of Representatives: Learn about how the House works, view a step-by-step description of how Congress makes laws, or book a school tour of the Capitol. The resources in this section contain a wealth of information for educators and students.


U.S. Senate: Learn about how the Senate works and its history. The resources in this section contain a wealth of information for educators and students.


White House: The Executive Branch of the United States including current policies, video clips of news conferences, White House Briefings, plus the latest actions and decisions of the President of the United States.