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MetaLib - Government Publishing Office
A single search engine for multiple U.S. Federal government databases, retrieving reports, articles, and citations that provides links to online resources.

govinfo - beta site from the Government Publishing Office (GPO) - central hub for full text access to U.S. Government publications from nearly every agency

FDsys - Federal Digital System by the Government Publishing Office (GPO). Provides access to the full-text of such sources as Federal Register, Code of Federal Regulations, Budget of the United States, and Economic Indicators.

Congress.gov Legislative information from the Library of Congress.

USA.gov: Browse or search for links to all agencies of the U.S. government as well as some state and local resources.

Authoritative U.S. government science information from over 60 databases and 15 federal agencies. Search by keyword or browse by topic

Research Databases

American State Papers (1789 -1838)
Primary source material on many aspects of early American history from 1789 to 1838

ProQuest Congressional (1789 —) Provides information about all aspects of U.S. legislation-bills, hearings, reports and documents, laws and regulations, members of Congress, congressional committees, etc. Full text is available for hearings from 1824-2003, for CRS reports from 1916-2003, and committee prints from 1830-2003.

Also includes executive branch documents from 1789-1932.

U.S. Congressional Serial Set (1817 - 1994): Searchable full text of all of the reports, documents, and journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

See also the guides for researching Congress and the Presidency

State and Local Government Resources

State and Local Government on the Net: A Directory of Official State, County and City Government Websites
Municode.com Provides municipal codes from selected cities
Legislative Sourcebook (links to state legislatures, laws & regulations by the Law Librarians' Society of Washington, D.C.)
State of Ohio Home Page
Lorain County Township Association

Last updated:
April 4, 2016