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Government: Online Resources

Government: Online Resources


America's Historical Imprints - Site title: Archive of Americana - Items published in America before 1800; mainly what is now the United States. The definitive resource for information about every aspect of life in 17th- and 18th-century America, from agriculture and auctions through foreign affairs, diplomacy, literature, music, religion, the Revolutionary War, temperance, witchcraft, and just about any other topic imaginable. Also at this site is the American Historical Newspapers database.

Avalon Project at Yale Law School - The Avalon Project is dedicated to providing access to primary source materials in the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government. Has documents from the Code of Hammurabi through the 9/11 Commission Report.

CQ Almanac - Authoritative analysis on the major legislation and actions of congress for each year since 1945. Unique data on the voting patterns of Congress members provide insight into the legislative process and history of the institution. Users can follow the history of a policy issue with the Policy Tracker tool which links reports on the same issue for almost 70 years. Provided by CQ Press.

CQ Historic Documents - Each volume includes approximately one hundred documents covering the most significant events of the year. These documents range from presidential speeches, international agreements, and Supreme Court decisions to U.S. governmental reports, scientific findings, and cultural discussions. 1972 - present.

CQ Magazine - Weekly publication providing access to information on the United States government, politics, and public policy. Summarizes Capitol Hill activity, explains legislative issues being debated, and provides status of legislation. Coverage: 1983-present.

CQ Press Electronic Library - Resource for research in U.S. government, politics, history, public policy, and current affairs. Includes access to CQ Researcher Online, CQ Weekly, CQ Almanac, and Historic Documents Series. Congressional Quarterly product.

CQ Researcher - Noted for its in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Reports are published weekly in print and online 44 times a year by CQ Press. Each single-themed, 12,000-word report is researched and written by a seasoned journalist. 1991 to present.

Digital National Security Archive - Created in collaboration with the National Security Archive, this database is the most comprehensive collection available of significant primary documents central to U.S. foreign and military policy since 1945. This database contains the most important, declassified documents -- totaling more than 400,000 pages -- that have been gathered through extensive use of the U.S. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA): many are published now for the first time.

Early American Imprints Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker, 1801-1819 - See "America's Historical Imprints."

GPO - U.S. Government publications. Click on "List All Databases," then select from the resulting list. Offered through OCLC FirstSearch.

Historical Statistics of the United States -  a source for the quantitative facts of American history. This reference work includes topics ranging from migration and health to crime and the Confederate States of America and are each placed in historical context. Provided by Cambridge University Press.

Military & Government Collection - Provides full text for over 340 military related periodicals and general interest magazines. Offered through EBSCOhost.

Military and Intelligence Database - Provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and reports covering all aspects of the past and current state of military affiars. Offered through Gale.

National Journal - National Journal covers the current political environment, government affairs, and emerging political and policy trends. Provided by UNM Law Library.

ProQuest Congressional - Citations and limited full text to Congressional publications, regulations, laws, legislative histories, and information on members of Congress. ProQuest product.

Open Access Sources and Web Sites

CIA World Factbook - Information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military and transnational issues for most countries.

Congressional Directory

Data.gov - United States open government resource including datasets produced by federal as well as contributing state and local organizations. In addition to raw data downloads, site provides analytical tools and an Application Programming Interface (API) for data access. Coverage: 2013-present.

DOE (Dept. of Energy) Information

FedStats.gov - Access to the full range of statistics and information produced by more than 100 United States Federal Government agencies.

GovInfo.gov - Free public access to official publications from all three branches of the United States Federal Government.

Internal Revenue Service Web Sites - Information and Forms

International Statistical Agencies - International Statistical Agencies page from the U.S. Census Bureau contains links to official statistical agencies of international governments.

New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department - Information and Forms

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Office of the Federal Register - Provides access to federal laws, federal regulatory material, presidential documents, and federal organizations, programs, and activities.

Political Resources on the Net - Listings of political sites available on the Internet sorted by country, with links to Parties, Organizations, Governments, Media and more from all around the world.

U.S. Census Bureau - U.S. Census Bureau is the principal source of periodic demographic data. The Census Bureau's current demographic statistics program provides information on the number, geographic distribution, and social and economic characteristics of the population, including official estimates of income and poverty, estimates of health insurance coverage and home ownership rates, and a quarterly indicator of housing vacancies.

U.S. Census Bureau Data Mapper

United States Postal Service (USPS) - zip codes; buy stamps.

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