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U.S. Government
Specific government sites:

  • Federal Depository Library Basic Collection List
    "Publications included in the Basic Collection are vital sources of information that support the public's right to know about the workings and essential activities of their Federal Government." These Federal documents are available online or at New Orleans Public Library.

  • FirstGov
    "FirstGov is an easy-to-search, free-access website designed to give you a centralized place to find information from local, state, and U.S. Government Agency websites."

  • American FactFinder
    A user-friendly interface for information from the U.S. Census Bureau.
  • The American Secular Holidays Calendar
    This site's search request produces a list of the dates of federal holidays and celebrations in any year you submit.
    Designed to to provide one-stop online access to resources, services, and information available throughout the Federal government.
  • FAQs about the American government
    Frequently Asked Questions of the U.S. Government
  • Federal Bureau of Prisons
    Statistics, a directory of federal correctional institutions, how to get inmate information, etc.
  • Federal Web Sites in Spanish (Los Sitio Web Federales en Espaņol)
    A list of Spanish-language U.S. government sites on the web. From the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.
  • FedStats
    More than 70 agencies in the United States Federal Government produce statistics of interest to the public. The Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy maintains this site to provide easy access to the full range of statistics and information produced by these agencies for public use.
    Provides "one-stop-shopping" for Federal forms most used by the public.
  • Freedom of Information Act
    Information from the Federal Communications Commission
  • Government Accountability Office
  • U.S. Government Printing Office online
    "The premiere federal, state, and local government site on the Internet"
    "...your gateway to government loan information. It directs you to the loan information that best meets your needs. Five federal agencies - U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, U.S. Small Business Administration - have come together to create this single point of access for federal loan information on the Web."
  • GovSpot
    "GovSpot is the government information portal of the Web. The free site offers a high-utility collection of top government and civic resources along with insightful, non-partisan editorial in one user-friendly spot."
  • Homelessness: Programs and the People They Serve
    Summary Report or Technical Report
  • How Air Force One Works
    "In this edition of HowStuffWorks, we'll see what sets Air Force One apart from other planes, and we'll find out what it takes to send the president around the world. With all of the things that Air Force One carries, it's no wonder the media calls it the 'flying White House.'"
  • National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States
    The internet page for the 9-11 Commission, complete with the 9-11 Report, Commission hearings (transcripts and video), and more.
  • The National Register of Historic Places
    Use the web search feature to generate lists of Register properties by state/county.
  • North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)
    From the Dept. of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics
  • Supreme Court of the United States
    Court schedules and opinions, biographies of the justices, history and photographs of the Court, and more.
  • U.S.-China Security Review Commission
    The purpose of the commission is to study, investigate, assess and report to Congress on the economic and security implications of the bilateral economic relationship between the United States and the People's Republic of China.

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Updated 9/7/2011