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  • Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government
    A great tool for students, parents, and educators to use for learning and teaching about our nation´s government, history, and political structure.

  • Catalog of U.S. Government Publications
    The finding tool for federal publications, historical and current, with direct links to those available online.

  • Data and Statistics
    Good compilation of government data sites, organized by subject.

  • Films on Demand: Master Academic Collection Infobase
    More than 26,000 videos in 26 core academic collection areas.

  • Govinfo
    An online database that gives free access to official publications from all three branches of the United States government.

  • Health Information NIH
    Consumer health news from the National Institutes of Health.

  • Military and Intelligence (Gale OneFile) Gale
    Contains scholarly journals, magazines, and reports covering all aspects of past and present military affairs. Updated daily, content supports key subject areas, such as governmental policies, the socioeconomic effects of war, the structure of the armed forces, and more.

  • Military History Websites
    Curated collection of websites on military history maintained by the U.S. Army Center of Military History.

  • ProQuest Central ProQuest
    Search one or more databases from ProQuest across all major subject areas, including business, health and medical, social sciences, education, science and technology, and humanities.

  • RefWorks ProQuest
    Reference management service with full-text management and collaboration features.

  • United States Government Manual
    Official handbook of the U.S. Government, providing information on the agencies from all three branches, quasi-official agencies, international organizations in which the United States participates, boards, commissions, and committees.

    A subject-based portal to Federal services and resources online. Includes browse lists by topic. A Spanish-language site is also available.

  • War and Terrorism (Gale OneFile) Gale
    Contains millions of articles to help researchers gain valuable insight into conflicts and their causes, impact, and perception on a global scale. Intended for analysts, risk management professionals, and students of military science, history, and social science.

  • National Historical Geographic Information System
    Provides easy access to summary tables and time series of population, housing, agriculture, and economic data, along with GIS-compatible boundary files, from 1790-present and for all levels of U.S. census geography, including states, counties, tracts, and blocks.



  • American Factfinder
    Using several censuses and surveys, the American FactFinder provides data about the United States, Puerto Rico, and Island areas.
  • Explore Census Data
    A source for population, economic, housing, and geographic information and data about the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Island areas.


    Provides Congressional documents as well as legislative history information.
  • Congressional Directory
    The official directory of the United States Congress includes members of the Senate and House, committee members, room and telephone numbers, and officials of the courts.
  • Congressional Record (daily)
    Published daily, this is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. Historical volumes and indexes are also available.


  • Budget of the United States Government
    Issued by the Office of Management and Budget, the budget is a collection of documents about the President´s budget proposal for a given fiscal year.
  • Economic Indicators
    Published monthly, Economic Indicators provide economic information on GDP, income, employment, production, business activity, prices, money, credit, security markets, and more.


  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
    A resource for occupational and career information, providing profiles on a majority of jobs in the United States. Profiles describe the work environment, education and training needed, a ten-year outlook, and median pay for workers.


  • Code of Federal Regulations
    Annual edition of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by departments and agencies of the federal government.
  • Constitution of the United States
    Also known as the Constitution Annotated, it is the "legal analysis and interpretation of the United States Constitution based primarily on Supreme Court cases."
  • Federal Register (daily)
    The daily publication of the rules, proposed rules, and notices of the Federal agencies and organizations along with executive orders.
    Best for searching current proposed regulations and for submitting comments
  • United States Code
    The permanent and general laws of the United States are divided by broad subjects into 53 titles.
  • United States Reports
    Contains the final version of the opinions of the Supreme Court of the United States.



  • Compilation of Presidential Documents
    The daily and weekly compilations of Presidential documents are the official publication of material released by the White House Press Secretary.