Federal Government, U.S.
Directory of members of U.S. Congress. Searchable by name and location. Provides brief bios, contact information, and sponsorship of legislation. (Free Resource)
CQ World Powerbase
Contact information for key government officials and personnel in every country including staff at defense ministries, intergovernmental organizations and embassies.
Leadership Library: Congress and Staff
Provides contact and biographical information of members of Congress by name and legislative issue and provides contact information for legislative staff..
Leadership Library: Federal Officials
Contact information for officials and staff of the executive branch of the federal government. Searches by name and speciality.
Federal Government: Gateway Sites
Data.gov is a portal for accessing datasets generated by agencies of the Executive Branch of the U.S government. (Free Resource)
Online access to information from all three branches of the Federal Government. (Free Resource)
"The official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents." (Free Resource)
Statistics from more than 100 U.S. federal agencies. (Free Resource)
Links to authoritative scientific documents, reports and position papers from a variety of U.S. Federal agencies. (Free Resource)
Federal Government: Executive
Department of Homeland Security
Provides information on emergencies and disasters, terrorism threats and protection, travel and transportation, and available research and technology. (Free Resource)
Official U.S. Executive Branch Web Sites (Library of Congress)
Links to the White House and the Executive branch agencies and departments. (Free Resource)
The Plum Book (U.S. Government Policy and Supporting Positions)
The Plum Book lists all Presidentially appointed positions within the Federal Government. It is published every 4 years following a presidential election. (Free Resource)
Speeches, reports, policy statements coming from the Executive Office of the President. (Free Resource)
Federal Government: Legislative
Congressional Budget Office
Produces independent, nonpartisan, analysis of economic and budgetary issues to support the Congressional budget process. Does not make policy recommendations. (Free Resource)
Tracks the status of federal legislation and the activities of senators and representatives. (Free Resource)
Provides access to hearings, legislative histories, House & Senate reports, CRS reports, committee prints, the Congressional Record, and more.
Thomas (Library of Congress)
Includes the full-text of Bills, Laws, the Congressional Record, Committee Reports, and much more. (Free Resource)
U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)
Independent agency under Congress that investigates how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars. Includes reports and testimony. (Free Resource)
Federal Government: Judicial
Hein Online U.S. Supreme Court Library
Provides online, full-text access to cases published in the U.S. Reports as well as more recent slip opinions. Coverage is 1754 to near present.
Supreme Court Collection (Cornell University)
Provides access to the full-text decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court. (Free Resource)
U.S. Courts: the Federal Judiciary
A wealth of information on U.S. federal courts, judges and legislative rulemaking. (Free Resource)
Government Only Search Engines
Search engine and subject directory for the United States government. (Free Resource)
Easily navigated links to federal, state, and local government. (Free Resource)