The following databases are some of the top and all-encompassing resources for government information. More specific resources can be found on the other tabs in this guide.
- United States Government Manual
The official handbook of the Federal Government. This special edition of the Federal Register is currently updated to provide comprehensive and authoritative descriptions of the programs and activities of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches. The Government Manual also includes information about quasi-official agencies, international organizations with U.S. membership, and Federal boards, commissions, and committees. [Free]
- GPO Access (FDsys)
Government Printing Office website with access to digitized documents from the federal government. [Free]
Contains legislation from the 103rd Congress (1993) to the present, Congressional Record from 1995-present, Committee activities, and member profiles from the 93rd Congress (1973) to the present. Replacing THOMAS [Free]
The U.S. government's official web portal. Find brief description, contact information, and websites for all government agencies and programs. Also available are free government publications on a wide variety of topics. [Free]
- CQ Press Library
Collection of directories, encyclopedias and guides on US politics and policy from CQ Press.