GENERAL SEARCH TOOLS
The GPO Catalog is like a library catalog. It allows you to search for documents produced by the Federal Government and distributed by the Depository Library Program. If the document is online it will give the URL If it is in paper or microfiche it provides a link so you can find a Depository Library which may have the physical document.
FirstGov is like Google. It searches across government web sites (Federal and State) so you can find the information you are looking for. Browse using the Categories menu or search using keywords.
Federal Citizen Information Center
Provides information on consumer matters, health, education, and other topics.
U.S. House of Representatives Home Page
U.S. Senate Home Page
Use these sites to find information about your elected officials, about current legislation, daily schedules, and House and Senate committees.
Legislative Branch Resources on GPO Access
GPO Access provides a list of resources for legislative research. Find bills, laws, committee reports, and biographical information about current and past legislators. It includes links to the Congressional Record, which can be browsed by date or searched by keyword.
Use Thomas, from the Library of Congress to research current and past bills and laws. Hint: if you are looking for the official version of the bill passed by both Houses of Congress and sent to the President look for the suffix 'enr' at the end of the bill number. (H.R. ###enr)
PRESIDENT & EXECUTIVE BRANCH
President & Vice President
Find information about the President and Vice President (as well as their spouses) here. Read their schedules, speeches, and position papers.
Executive Branch Resources on GPO Access
Federal Executive Branch on Firstgov
Judicial Branch Resources on GPO Access
Provides links to the Supreme Court and other Federal Courts. Search for Court opinions.
CENSUS AND STATISTICAL SOURCES
The Census Bureau's main site for information from the Census of Population and Housing (10 years), the Economic Censuses (5 years), and the American Community Survey.
A one-stop shopping source for statistical information from over 70 Federal agencies.
OTHER USEFUL SITES
Core Documents of U.S. Democracy
Includes links to online versions of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States of America, the Federalist Papers, and many other resources.
Government Accountability Office
Congressional Research Service