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Government Information: U.S. Government Information
There is a wealth of information to be found in government publications. Although not a complete list, this guide contains many of the available resources.
The Statistical Abstract of the U.S., published since 1878, is the authoritative & comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, & economic organization of the United States. Our library has paper editions going back to 1891. HA 202 U54x.
Congress.gov makes federal United States legislative information freely available to the public. Launched Sept. 19, 2012, this version of the site is an initial beta release of Congress.gov, created as a successor to THOMAS.gov, the current public site for legislative information. The Congress.gov beta site contains legislation from the 107th Congress (2001) to the present, member of Congress profiles from the 93rd Congress (1973) to the present, and selected member profiles from the 80th through the 92nd Congresses (1947 to 1972). Over the next two years, Congress.gov will be adding information and features, eventually incorporating all of the information currently available on THOMAS.gov.
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.
The Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system, performs automated collection, validation, indexing, acceptance, & forwarding of submissions by companies who are required by law to file forms with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission.
The Congressional Directory is the official directory of the U.S. Congress. Published since 1888, the Congressional Directory presents short biographies of each member of the Senate and House, listed by state or district, and additional data.
The U.S. government's official web portal. It is an easy-to-search, free access website designed to give users a centralized place to find information from U.S. local, state, and federal government agency websites.