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Government Resources

Congress.gov (Legislation & Congressional Record)
FDsys (Federal Digital System)
Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (GPO Catalog)
Military & Government Collection
Newspaper Source Plus
Proquest Newspapers

Websites

  • American Fact Finder 
    http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml

    American FactFinder provides access to data about the United States, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas. The data in American FactFinder come from several censuses and surveys. Find popular facts (population, income, etc.) and frequently requested data about your community.

  • Background Notes-US State Dept.
    http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/
    Background Notes provide information on geographic entities and international organizations and are updated periodically.

  • Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
    http://www.cfda.gov/
    CDFA is "a government-wide compendium of Federal programs, projects, services, and activities which provide assistance or benefits to the American public. It contains financial and nonfinancial assistance programs administered by departments and establishments of the Federal government."

  • Country Studies
    http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/cshome.html
    This website contains the on-line versions of books previously published in hard copy by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress under the Country Studies/Area Handbook Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Army. Because the original intent of the Series' sponsor was to focus primarily on lesser known areas of the world or regions in which U.S. forces might be deployed, the series is not all-inclusive.

  • CIA World Factbook
    https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/
    The World Factbook, produced by CIA's Directorate of Intelligence, is a comprehensive resource of facts and statistics on more than 250 countries and other entities.

  • Dictionary of Occupational Titles - O*Net
    http://online.onetcenter.org/
    Formerly at http://www.oalj.dol.gov/libdot.htm, the O*Net replaces to DOT.

  • IRS Tax Forms and Publications
    http://www.irs.gov/formspubs/index.html
    Download copies of hard-to-find tax forms and complete instructions. Adobe Acrobat required.

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
    http://www.bls.gov/oco/

  • Statistical Abstract of the United States
    http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/
    Statistics on various topics.

  • US Government Manual
    http://www.gpoaccess.gov/gmanual/index.html

  • Zip Code/Postal Code Lookup
    http://www.usps.gov/ncsc/lookups/lookup_ctystzip.html
    Search by town or zip code. Also has a list of official USPS abbreviations, including state and US territory abbreviations.

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