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Governmental Information Research Guide

Visit our "essential government information page" (FDLP Basic Collection) which includes links to Census, statistics, laws, courts, and other vital sources.

(Also see the Library/LRC's Criminal Justice Subject Guide for information on the Court System and law enforcement agencies.)

U.S. Federal Government

Need Government Information but don't know where to go?

  • USA.gov: The U.S. government's official web portal is an easy-to-search, free-access website designed to give you a centralized place to find information from U.S. local, state, and federal government agency websites. Search by keyword or browse topics. Links to data and statistics, laws and regulations, forms, photos, info on government officials, and much more.
  • Government Information Online (GIO): Ask a Librarian: Get information from a specialist in Government Information.
  • FdSys (Federal Digital System): US Government Printing Office, provides online access to the official publications from the Federal Government, such as federal statutes, congressional records, congressional hearings and documents, the federal register and presidential documents.
  • MetaLib: Search multiple Government resources all at once.

The President of the United States:

Find your Representative(s) in Congress

Political Candidate Information from Project Vote Smart

A Directory of Federal Government Web sites: Louisiana State University Libraries' US Federal Government Agencies Directory

Subject-Specific Sites

Illinois State Government

United Nations

Fall 2010