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ADA - Americans with Disabilities Act


Americans With Disability Act - Job Accommodation Network
Job Accommodation Network, a service of the Office of Disability Employment Policy of the U.S. Dept. of Labor. Very good site for full-text documents relating to the law.
Civil Rights USA
"The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has obtained documents and links that may be helpful in understanding civil rights enforcement by major agencies in the federal government. Includes a PDF link to: Getting Uncle Sam to Enforce Your Civil Rights."
Disabilityinfo.gov
U.S. Federal programs, services and resources - consumer oriented - "the site provides access to disability-related information and programs available across the government on numerous subjects, including civil rights, community life, education, employment,housing, health, income support, technology and transportation."
Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Laws, Cases, and Resources
From the Law Librarians" Society of Washington, D.C.
National Council on Disability
Includes an extensive list of links to appropriate Federal agencies.
Section 508.gov
Federal accessibility standards
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
Independent, bi-partisan commission includes information on filing a complaint
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunities Commission
Includes information on how to file a charge of employment discrimination/sections for employers and employees
Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities
"Counselors guide individuals through service programs they need to reach their employment goals. Services may include vocational assessment, vocational counseling, assistance with transition from school to the world of work, job training and placement, job follow-up, and other services to support the individual's employment objectives."




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Agriculture


Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
The Animal and Plant Health inspection Service (APHIS) is responsible for protecting and promoting U.S. agricultural health, administering the Animal Welfare Act, and carrying out wildlife damage management activities.
Census of Agriculture
Includes historical censuses from 1840 to 2007, search local statistics for your County or State.
Cornell Cooperative Extension
Cornell Mann Library
Digital collections including Agriculture Network Information Center,Core Historical Literature of Agriculture and Essential Electronic Agriculture Library
Farmers Markets
Find a farmer's market in your state
Home and Garden Resource Center - University of Maryland, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Linked from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, includes links to flowers, insects, soil, lawn. invasives, diagnostic and more.
National Agricultural Library
National Organic Program - Department of Agriculture
"Learn the difference between organic fact and fiction. Exploring the organic option."
New York State Agricultural Experiment Station
To advance a sustainable plant agriculture and food system through state-of-the-art research and extension programs that address local and worldwide needs.
New York State Department of Agriculture
New York State Department of Agriculture: Pride of New York
"The Pride of New York Program was developed to promote and support the sale of agricultural products grown and food products processed within New York State." - search for information on specific products, events, recipes.
Safeguarding America's Agricultural Statistics: A Century of Successful and Secure Procedures, 1905 - 2005
April 2007. (PDF format: view with Adobe Reader)
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (formerly USDA - Food Stamps Program)
SNAP offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities. SNAP is the largest program in the domestic hunger safety net.
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Official home page of the United States Department of Agriculture
USDA - Disaster Assistance Programs
USDA State Fact Sheets
"State fact sheets provide information on population, employment, income, farm characteristics, farm financial indicators, and top commodities, exports, and counties for each state in the United States."



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Armed Services


Air Force

Air Force Link - Official Web Site of the U. S. Air Force
Air Force Space Command
"Air Force Space Command, created Sept. 1, 1982, is a major command with headquarters at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. AFSPC defends North America through its space, cyberspace and missile forces and capabilities - vital to today's fight and the future of U.S. national security."
Air Force Times Online
Air University
"Air University, with headquarters at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., is a key component of Air Education and Training Command, and is the Air Force's center for professional military education."
Airman Magazine

Army

Army Field Manuals
Army Times Online
Soldiers
Military journal
U.S. Army
U. S. Army Corps of Engineers
U.S. Army Medical Department - Reports
Includes Mental Health and Traumatic Brain Injury.
U.S. Army War College/Center for Strategic Studies
U. S. Military Academy, West Point

Marines

Marine Times Online
MarineLINK
Marines
Official Magazine Of The Marine Corps

Navy

All Hands
Military journal
U.S. Navy: Welcome Aboard
Navy Times Online Home Page

Coast Guard

Coast Guard Magazine
U. S. Coast Guard

Maritime Administration

Maritime Administration
"The Maritime Administration is the agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation dealing with waterborne transportation. Its programs promote the use of waterborne transportation and its seamless integration with other segments of the transportation system, and the viability of the U.S. merchant marine. The Maritime Administration works in many areas involving ships and shipping, shipbuilding, port operations, vessel operations, national security, environment, and safety."
U.S. Merchant Marine

National Guard

Air National Guard
Army National Guard
Commission on the National Guard and Reserves
Includes "Transforming the National Guard and Reserves into a 21st Century Operational Force"
An Indispensable Force: Investing in America's National Guard and Reserves
A Report by John Nagl, 9/21/2010 Center for New American Security.
New York Guard Times Newspaper
"Guard Times is a quarterly magazine, "Serving the New York Army and Air National Guard, Naval Militia, New York Guard and Families."

Other Services Sites

Assist Quick Search - Department of Defense
For military specifications, standards and related publications - includes access to ASSIST (database) Quick Search.
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs
The "Bureau of Political-Military Affairs provides policy direction in the areas of international security, military coordination and peace operations, and arms trade." This site is an electronic archive of information released prior to January 20, 2001. It includes links to the Bureau of Arms Control, Burea of Nonproliferation and the Bureau of Verification and Compliance.
DefenseLINK
"Official Web Site of the U.S. Department of Defense"
Defense Technical Information Center
Scientific and technical information including a link to STINET technical reports with an index to specifications and standards
Department of Veterans Affairs
Family Readiness
"The Department [of Defense]'s ability to assist service members and their families to prepare for separations during short and long term deployments is paramount to sustaining mission capabilities and mission readiness."
Federal Voting Assistance Program
Voting help for Uniformed Service Members, their families, and Citizens living outside the United States
Institute for National Strategic Studies
Publications including Strategic Forum
The Military Chaplins' Association of the United States of America
National Archives World War II
Resources include photographs, recordings, records and casualty lists.
National Defense University
Records on Military Personnel Who Died, Were Missing in Action or Prisoners of War as a Result of the Vietnam Conflict
Selective Service System
"Stars and Stripes"
"A Department of Defense - authorized daily newspaper distributed overseas for the U.S. military community". Started during the Civil War, ended and resumed during WWI and WWII, continuous since 1942.
State-level Lists of Casualties
From the Korean War (1951-1957) and Vietnam Conflict (1956-).
U. S. Casualties in Iraq
Statistics from Globalsecurity.org
U.S. Department of Defense
Latest news from the DOD
The Vietnam Center and Archive
"The mission of the Vietnam Archive at Texas Tech University is to support and encourage research and education regarding all aspects of the American Vietnam experience; promoting a greater understanding of this experience and the peoples and cultures of Southeast Asia."
World War II Honor List of Dead & Missing



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Arts


Art Theft - FBI
The illicit trade in art and cultural artifacts is a major category of international crime. This includes theft of individual works of art, illegal export of objects protected by international laws, and pillaging of archaeological sites." This site provides an overview of U.S. legislation on art theft, an international list of stolen art registered with the FBI, and links to related sites. From the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Cultural Funding: Federal Opportunities
National Endowment for the Arts, includes link to cultural funding
Humanities
The Magazine of the National Endowment for the Humanities
National Gallery of Art
Smithsonian Institution



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Careers


CareerOneStop
Gateway site sponsored by the Department of labor, includes links to State Job Banks.
Federal Job Classification Information
InterJob Search
A directory of career resources and job searching websites. Provided by Middletown Thrall Library.
mySkills, myFuture
A new, free online tool to help job seekers increase their career mobility and economic prospects has been developed by the Federal Department of Labor / Employment Training Administration. helps laid-off workers and other career changers find new occupations to explore. Users can identify occupations that require skills and knowledge similar to their current or previous job, learn more about these suggested matches, locate local training programs, and/or apply for jobs.
New York State Dept. of Education: Resources for Licensed Professionals
Includes online licenses verifications, a searchable file of disciplinary cases, professional organizations, and more.
Occupational Information Network - O*Net
"The O*NET system is a unique, powerful source for continually updated information on skill requirements and occupational characteristics...O*NET information on related occupational interests and work values helps the public to select career goals and develop education and training plans for work they are likely to find satisfying."
Occupational Outlook Handbook - Online Journal
"Describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects"
Occupational Outlook Quarterly
New York State Department of Labor
United States Government Policy and Supporting Positions (Plum Book)
"Every four years, just after the Presidential election, the United States Government Policy and Supporting Positions, commonly known as the Plum Book, is published, alternately, by the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs and the House Committee on Government Reform. The Plum Book is used to identify presidentially appointed positions within the Federal Government."
USAJobs - Working for America
"USAJOBS.gov is a free web-based job board enabling federal job seekers access to thousands of job opportunities across hundreds of federal agencies and organizations, allowing agencies to meet their legal obligation (5 USC 3327 and 5 USC 3330) of providing public notice for federal employment opportunities. ...Setting up a USAJOBS account simply requires an email to sign up. Registered users can build a resume or upload a resume in a compatible format for submission across most Federal Agencies. To search for potential job matches, seekers can look for positions through a variety of methods including agency, job type, location or salary range."



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Census


American FactFinder
The U.S. Census counts every resident in the United States. It is mandated by Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution and takes place every 10 years. The data collected by the decennial census determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives and is also used to distribute billions in federal funds to local communities.
CenStats
Census 2010
Census Bureau Home Page
Census QuickFacts
National, state and county level QuickFacts
CensusScope - From the Social Science Data Analysis Network
Includes maps, rankings charts, trends and more. Brought to you by the Social Science Data Analysis Network (SSDAN) at the University of Michigan.
Current Population Survey
Global Population Profile
"This report is the latest published compendium and analysis of data on population, fertility, mortality, contraceptive use and related demographic topics by the U.S. Census Bureau."
Governments Division Home Page
Census - Federal, State, and local governments including schools
Historical Census Data Browser
from the University of Virginia Library. The data and terminology presented in the Historical Census Browser are drawn directly from historical volumes of the U.S. Census of Population and Housing.
New York State Data Center
"Welcome to Empire State Development's New York State Data Center, the state's primary and most comprehensive source for economic and demographic data, tracking the trends of the State of New York, its businesses and people."



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Children


Administration for Children and Families
Includes links for Adoptions and Foster Care, Child abuse and neglect, Child care, Child support, Missing children and more.
Child Welfare Information Gateway
"Formerly the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information and the National Adoption Information Clearinghouse, Child Welfare Information Gateway provides access to information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families."
ChildStats: Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics
Department of Health and Human Services - Children's Bureau - Child Maltreatment - Annual Reports (1995 to current)
The Children's Bureau develops the annual Child Maltreatment reports, which include data provided by the states to the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data Systems.
Maternal and Child Health Bureau
National Child Care Information Center
"The National Child Care Information and Technical Assistance Center (NCCIC), a service of the Child Care Bureau, is a national clearinghouse and technical assistance (TA) center that provides comprehensive child care information resources and TA services to Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Administrators and other key stakeholders."
New York State Office of Children and Family Services
Includes adoption services.
The State of the World's Children
UNICEF publication - Most current with links to older editions



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Congress


General Sites

Architect of the Capitol
"The Architect of the Capitol is responsible to the United States Congress for the maintenance, operation, development, and preservation of the United States Capitol Complex, which includes the Capitol, the congressional office buildings, the Library of Congress buildings, the Supreme Court building, the U.S. Botanic Garden, the Capitol Power Plant, and other facilities. MORE..."
Center for Strategic and International Studies
Providing strategic insights and policy solutions. "Bipartisan outreach to Congress is critical to the CSIS mission of policy impact. Congressional involvement varies by program but has a considerable influence on every aspect of CSIS research and analysis."
Congress.gov
"Congress.gov makes federal United States legislative information freely available to the public. Launched Sept. 19, 2012, this version of the site is an initial beta release of Congress.gov, created as a successor to THOMAS.gov, the current public site for legislative information. The Congress.gov beta site contains legislation from the 107th Congress (2001) to the present, member of Congress profiles from the 93rd Congress (1973) to the present, and selected member profiles from the 80th through the 92nd Congresses (1947 to 1972). Over the next two years, Congress.gov will be adding information and features, eventually incorporating all of the information currently available on THOMAS.gov."
Congressional Budget Office
"Objective, nonpartisan, and timely analyses to aid in economic and budgetary decisions on the wide array of programs covered by the federal budget and the information and estimates required for the Congressional budget process." Includes testimony, reports, briefs and more on hot topics.
Congressional Directory
Congressional Globe
"The Globe is the third of the four series of publications containing the debates of Congress. It was preceded by the Annals of Congress and the Register of Debates and succeeded by the Congressional Record. The first five volumes of the Globe (23rd Congress, 1st Session through 25th Congress, 1st Session, 1833-37) overlap with the Register of Debates. Initially the Globe contained a "condensed report" or abstract rather than a verbatim report of the debates and proceedings. With the 32nd Congress (1851), however, the Globe began to provide something approaching verbatim transcription." From the Library of Congress - American Memory Project.
Congressional Record
The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. FDsys contains Congressional record volumes from 140 (1994) to the present. At the back of each daily issue is the "Daily Digest," which summarizes the day's floor and committee activities.
CongressLink
Provides information about the U.S. Congress, how it works, its members and leaders, and the public policies it produces. CongressLink is directed to teachers of American Government and civics. It is multi-featured, offering original content (including lesson plans and historical materials) and up-to-the--minute information about Congress.
Contacting the Congress
"Contacting the Congress" is an up-to-date citizen's congressional directory for the current Congress, including electronic contact information and home pages. Traditional ground mail addresses are available for all current members of Congress.
FDSys - Government Printing Office
Good general site for Congressional publications
Federal Register
Published by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.
Federal Register 2.0
"Federal Register 2.0, as it's called, has a nice Web interface for casually browsing or searching, but-even more importantly from the standpoint of Open Government - it also opens up an API to anyone who wants to write his or her own app using its data."
GovTrack
"GovTrack is open source and supports open knowledge." Very timely, includes links to Bills and Resolutions, Members of Congress, voting records, committees, and Congressional Record. "GovTrack has information on all bills going back to 1993 and follows the status of current pending legislation as it goes through the law-making process."
LegiStorm
The Web's only source for congressional staff salaries." Also includes a "Travel Database" - privately financed trips and who takes them
Library of Congress - Roll Call Votes
Users of the THOMAS system often ask where they can get voting records for their members of Congress. By "voting record," they may mean all the votes cast by a specific member of Congress over a length of time, or only votes by a member of Congress on a specific issue or set of issues, such as affirmative action or environmental protection. It is important to note that only recorded votes can be tracked for individual members. Many votes are taken in the House and the Senate by voice vote or division vote, where individual members' positions are not ascertainable.
Local Representatives
My District Data
"Data matters. It helps us learn about where we live and the challenges we face. It should be handy, simple to understand and relevant. Congressional members -- and you and I -- ought to have access to good data. Turn to MyDistrictData for a series of online, interactive Congressional district maps and reports that allow you to learn more about unemployment, jobs, money, education and housing for every Congress member in the U.S. This first report focuses on employment and jobs."
An Overview of The Development of U.S. Congressional Committees
Law Librarians' Society of Washington, D.C., Inc. - Legislative SourceBook. July 2008 (PDF format: view with Adobe Reader)
Republican Conference, U.S. House of Representatives
Includes hot topics, floor briefings and index of legislation
Statement of Disbursements United States - House of Representatives
"Since 1964 Congress has been required by law to publish the SOD, which is a quarterly public report of all receipts and expenditures for Members of Congress, Committees, Leadership, House Officers and Offices of the House of Representatives. The book is delivered in three volumes and is over 3000 pages. The Chief Administrative Officer of the House publishes the SOD within 60 days of the end of the quarter based upon the following schedule: January-March, April-June, July-September and October-December."
Thomas Legislative Information
Good general site for current Congressional information as well as publications
U.S. House Of Representatives
United States House of Representatives - History Art, and Archives
"Discover the rich heritage of the People's House and its central role in U.S. history since 1789. Explore its unique story and the men and women who have shaped it. Browse its collections. Access historical data and other research resources."
United States Senate
United States Senate Democratic Leadership
Includes latest news and links to multimedia.
What is the Federal Register
YouTube video presentation.

Hearings & Reports

Capitol Hearings.org
From C-SPAN the site allows one to listen to a live ongoing hearing - just check the schedule listed and "click on" the correct "Hearing Room"
Committies of the House of Representatives
News releases, hearing schedules and transcripts, oversight plans
Committes of the Senate
News releases, hearings schedules and transcripts, oversight plans.
Committee on Government Reform & Oversight
Reports
Conference Reports from FDSys - Government Printing Office
"A conference report is an agreement on legislation that is negotiated between the House and Senate via conference committees. It is printed and submitted to each chamber for its consideration, such as approval or disapproval."
Congressional Committee Prints
From GPO - "Congressional Committee Prints are publications issued by Congressional Committees that include topics related to their legislative or research activities, as well as other matters such as memorial tributes."
Congressional Reports
Government Accountability Office (GAO)
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress. Often called the "congressional watchdog," GAO investigates how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars.
General Accountability Office - Reports and Decisions
The GAO Reports and Comptroller General Decisions collection contains reports ("blue books") on audits, surveys, investigations, and evaluations of Federal programs conducted by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). All published reports, testimonies, correspondence, and special publications are included. Products that are restricted or classified are not included. GAO Comptroller General Decisions contains decisions and opinions issued by the Comptroller General in areas of Federal law such as appropriations, bid protests, and Federal agency rulemaking. Reports from 1989 to 2008 are included.
United State Congress Congressional Hearings
University of New Orleans - Digital Library
"University of New Orleans - Digital Library is in the process of digitizing U.S. Senate and House Hearings from the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s."

Congressional Research Services

Center for Democracy and Technology
OpenCRS includes links to other sites
CRS Reports
Provided by the University of North Texas Libraries. Includes a large subject index.
CRS Reports on Environmental and Related Topics
from NCSE (National Conference for Science and Environment)
Federation of American Scientists
Links to reports covering Homeland Security
Law Librarians" Society of Washington
"Selected Congressional Research Service Reports on Congress and its Procedures"
Penny Hill Press
Commercial site, reports may be purchased, titles and abstracts only. Arranged by subject.
Thurgood Marshall Law Library
CRS reports covering Homeland Security, Terrorism, Health Law, and Policy.

Voting Records of the Members of Congress

Congress.gov
Look for Roll Call Votes under the House of Representatives and the Senate.
Library of Congress
An introduction on how to compile a member's voting record.
GovTrack
Includes a Congressional votes database.
Vote Smart



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Consumer Sites


AdMongo.gov
"The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation's consumer protection agency, has created the Admongo campaign to help teach kids about advertising." Includes Teacher and Parent pages, a game-based website and more."
The Better Business Bureau
Central website for U.S. and Canada
The Better Business Bureau - New York
Consumer Information Guide
A guide to consumer information, reviews, and related resources. Directory by Middletown Thrall Library.
Dodd-Frank Act Regulatory Reform Rules
"Track the progress of more than 200 proposals and rules that will be written by various federal agencies as part of the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010."
Federal Citizen Information Center
"A one-stop source for answers to questions about consumer problems and government services. Pueblo, CO."
Federal Trade Commission - Protecting Americas' Consumers
Gateway site to links for health, product safety, money, children, careers, technology and more.



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Constitution of the United States of America


The Bill of Rights
Constitutional Amendments 1 - 10. Click here for Amendments 11 - 27.
Constitution of the United States
Text and images of the original document. Also includes questions and answers. Hosted at the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).
Constitution of the United States
From the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO).
The Constitution of the United States
From Ben's Guide to U.S. Government.
The Constitution of the United States
Includes: Why a Constitution?, The Constitutional Convention, Ratification, The Bill of Rights, Amendments. From The White House.
Constitutional Amendment Process
From the U.S. National Archives.
Constitutional Law
Includes an overview and an annotated version of the Constitution. From the Legal Information Institute (LII), Cornell University Law School.
Delegates to the Constitutional Convention
Includes biographies. From the U.S. National Archives' "America's Founding Fathers."
Documents from the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention, 1774-1789
"To Form a More Perfect Union: The Work of the Continental Congress & the Constitutional Convention." From the Library of Congress' American Memory Project.
National Constitution Center
Information about the museum. Also includes an interactive Constitution, which you can search by keyword or browse by topic.
United States Constitution - Primary Documents in American History
From the U.S. Library of Congress.



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Courts


Federal Judicial Center
The Federal Judicial Center is the education and research agency for the federal courts.
Federal Judiciary Home Page
U.S. courts (U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. court of Appeals, District Courts, Bankruptcy Court)
Forms - New York State Unified Court System
Includes Family Court and Divorce Forms
Judge Sonia Sotomayor
Information from the Law Library of Congress.
National Center for State Courts
Links to each States Judicial branch are included - appellate and trail courts.
New York State Unified Court System
New York CourtHelp
Includes court forms and procedures, find a lawyer, addresses, phone numbers and more - also includes a Spanish edition
Supreme Court of the United States
United States Attorneys' Manual
United States Bankruptcy Court Southern District Of New York
Provides links to information concerning Enron Corp and WorldCom, Inc.
United States Sentencing Commission
"The United States Sentencing Commission is an independent agency in the judicial branch of government. Its principal purposes are: (1) to establish sentencing policies and practices for the federal courts, including guidelines to be consulted regarding the appropriate form and severity of punishment for offenders convicted of federal crimes; (2) to advise and assist Congress and the executive branch in the development of effective and efficient crime policy; and (3) to collect, analyze, research, and distribute a broad array of information on federal crime and sentencing issues, serving as an information resource for Congress, the executive branch, the courts, criminal justice practitioners, the academic community, and the public."



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Doing Business with the Government


Buying from/Selling to the Government

Bureau of Land Management: "Are There Any Public Lands for Sale?"
Business USA
BusinessUSA, a centralized, one-stop platform to make it easier than ever for businesses to access services to help them grow and hire.
Department of Justice's Asset Forfeiture Program
"The Marshals Service administers the Department of Justice's Asset Forfeiture Program by managing and disposing of properties seized and forfeited by federal law enforcement agencies and U.S. attorneys nationwide. The program has become a key part of the federal government's efforts to combat major criminal activities."
Empire State Development
New York State
GovSales.gov
The Official site to buy U.S. Government Property
U.S. General Services Administration
"We help federal agencies better serve the public by offering, at best value, superior workplaces, expert solutions, acquisition services, and management policies."
National Association of Unclaimed Property
Administration - searchable database organized by State
ProposalWriter.com by Deborah Kluge, Consultant
The site includes links to appropriate agency web sites, valuable tips on writing proposals, a checklist and much more.
Seized Property Auctions - U.S. Department of the Treasury
U.S. Marshals Service: National Sellers List
List of major sites
USASpending.gov
"Have you ever wanted to find more information on government spending? Have you ever wondered where federal contracting dollars and grant awards go? Or perhaps you would just like to know, as a citizen, what the government is really doing with your money. The Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (Transparency Act) requires a single searchable website, accessible by the public for free."



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Economy


Beige Book
"Commonly known as the Beige Book, this report is published eight times per year. Each Federal Reserve Bank gathers anecdotal information on current economic conditions in its District through reports from Bank and Branch directors and interviews with key business contacts, economists, market experts, and other sources. The Beige Book summarizes this information by District and sector. An overall summary of the twelve district reports is prepared by a designated Federal Reserve Bank on a rotating basis."
Budget of the United States Government
Budget of the United States Government 1996 - Current Year.
Citizens Against Government Waste
Includes a link to The Pig Book.
Consumer Price Index - Bureau of Labor Statistics
Council of Economic Advisors
From the WhiteHouse - includes the Economic Report of the President and Economic Indicators.
E-Stats
The U.S. Census Bureau's Internet site devoted exclusively to "Measuring the Electronic Economy." This site features recent and upcoming releases, information on methodology, and background papers.
Econ Ed Live Online Learning from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Looking for online courses for your students? This collection of new and improved resources will help bring economics lessons to life for your students with interactive activities, online courses, podcasts and more. Watch as we continue to add new online courses."
Economic Census
"Profiles American business every 5 years, from the national to the local level."
Economic Indicators
Providing "timely access to the daily releases of key economic indicators from the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau."
Economic Crisis and Recovery Information Guide
Crisis of 2008 with news, updates, web and library resources.
Economics and Statistics Administration
Includes links to Economic Indicators, Reports archived back to 1995 and other Economic links.
Inflation Calculator
Based on the CPI, just enter an amount, a year and compare its value with 2006 inflation numbers
Recovery.gov
"Recovery.gov is a website that lets you, the taxpayer, figure out where the money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is going."
Stimulus Watch
"StimulusWatch.org was built to help the new administration keep its pledge to invest stimulus money smartly, and to hold public officials to account for the taxpayer money they spend. We do this by allowing you, citizens around the country with local knowledge about the proposed "shovel-ready" projects in your city, to find, discuss and rate those projects."
United States National Debt Clock
United States National Debt Clock - Real Time
Requires Adobe Flash Player.



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Education


Financial Aid

DOCS Teach
"Bring History to life for your students", an online resource from the National Archives.
Federal Student Aid - FAFSA online form
From the U.S. Department of Education.
Federal School Code List
Verify or search for a school code to complete your financial aid forms.
Higher Education Opportunity Act Information On College Costs
"Here you will find information about tuition and net prices at postsecondary institutions. The site highlights institutions with high and low tuition and fees as well as high and low net prices (the price of attendance minus grant and scholarship aid). It also shows institutions where tuition and fees and net prices are increasing at the highest rates."
Student Financial Assistance
Financial Aid Overview from the Department of Education, including Consolidating loans and checking on your financial aid history.

General Education Resources & Agencies

Digest of Education Statistics
National Endowment for the Humanities - EDSITEment
The Best of the Humanities on the Web - "EDSITEment is a partnership among the National Endowment for the Humanities, Verizon Foundation, and the National Trust for the Humanities and is a proud member of the Thinkfinity Consortium of premier educational websites. EDSITEment offers a treasure trove for teachers, students, and parents searching for high-quality material on the Internet in the subject areas of literature and language arts, foreign languages, art and culture, and history and social studies."
Education Commission of the States
Education Reports from ERIC
Provided by GPO. Keyword searchable.
English Teaching Forum
Online periodical for teachers of English as a foreign or second language
ERIC Database
Federal Registry for Educational Excellence
Hundreds of education resources supported by agencies across the U.S. Federal government
Nation's Report Card
Includes subject areas including Civics, Geography, Mathematics, Reading, Science. U.S. History, Writing and more
National Public School and School District Locator
New York State Dept. of Education
New York State School Report Cards
Includes Statewide, District and Individual School report cards.
New York State Dept. of Education Curriculum Resource Guides
Includes learning standards
Share My Lesson
"Share My Lesson is a place where educators can come together to create and share their very best teaching resources. Developed by teachers for teachers, this free platform gives access to high-quality teaching resources and provides an online community where teachers can collaborate with, encourage and inspire each other. Share My Lesson has a significant resource bank for Common Core State Standards, covering all aspects of the standards, from advice and guides to help with dedicated resources that support the standards. Share My Lesson was developed by the American Federation of Teachers and TES Connect, the largest network of teachers in the world."
U.S. Department of Education
Student employment programs in a foreign affairs environment
U.S. Department of State Student Programs
"The Department manages several student employment programs that enable students to get experience in a foreign affairs environment through on-the-job experience. Some of our students work in Washington, DC, and others have the opportunity to work at an embassy overseas. Positions are both paid and unpaid and many are available during spring, summer, or fall."
USA.gov: Education and Training
Includes:



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Energy


Annual Energy Review
Includes all forms of energy (electricity, natural gas, coal, nuclear energy, petroleum, renewable energy)
Building Energy Codes
"Your resource for tools to facilitate energy code compliance, development, adoption, implementation, and enforcement."
Department of Energy Home Page
Department of Energy Reports
"At OSTI, you can search vast collections of DOE research results, find out about ongoing research projects, explore significant DOE discoveries, learn about DOE Nobel Prize Winners, access and search e-prints, sign up for alerts, find science conference papers and proceedings, connect with national laboratory education sites, and more."
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Energy Network includes link to latest Fuel Economy Guide
Energy Information Administration
Includes energy information by fuel type, price, geography as well as an alphabetical index of topics, publications, statistics and history
Energy Star
ENERGY STAR is a government-backed program helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency.
Home Energy Saver
"The Home Energy Saver quickly computes a home's energy use on-line based on methods developed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. By changing one or more features of the modeled home, users can estimate how much energy and money can be saved and how much pollution prevented by implementing energy-efficiency improvements."
Short-Term Energy Outlook
Online journal
Solar Energy Technologies Program
Includes Annual Report, "works to develop cost-competitive solar energy systems for America."



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Environment


Earth Observatory
The purpose of NASA's Earth Observatory is to provide a freely-accessible publication on the Internet where the public can obtain new satellite imagery and scientific information about our home planet. The focus is on Earth's climate and environmental change.
Envirofacts
Provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EPA - Air and Radiation
Includes acid rain, global warming, ozone depletion, hot topics, environmental health and more
EPA - Climate Change
EPA - Green Communities
Includes case studies, tools, resources and concept overviews.
EPA Science Inventory
a searchable database of science activities and sceintific/technical work
EPA's Superfund Site
National Climatic Data Center - State of the Climate
The State of the Climate is a collection of monthly summaries recapping climate-related occurrences on both a global and national scale. Includes a National Overview — a summary of national and regional temperatures and precipitation, placing the data into a historical perspective, covering 1998 to current.
Natural Resources Conservation Service
"NRCS's natural resources conservation programs help people reduce soil erosion, enhance water supplies, improve water quality, increase wildlife habitat, and reduce damages caused by floods and other natural disasters."
The Right-to-Know Network (RTK NET)
"The Right-to-Know Network (RTK NET), a service provided by OMB Watch, provides free access to numerous environmental databases. With the information available on RTK NET, you can identify specific factories and their environmental effects, and assess the people and communities affected."
Quality of Air Means Quality of Life
"The U.S. EPA, NOAA, NPS, tribal, state, and local agencies developed the AIRNow Web site to provide the public with easy access to national air quality information. The Web site offers daily AQI forecasts as well as real-time AQI conditions for over 300 cities across the US, and provides links to more detailed State and local air quality Web sites."
U.S. Forest Service: Celebrating Wildflowers
"Celebrating Wildflowers is dedicated to the enjoyment of the thousands of wildflowers growing on our national forests and grasslands, and to educating the public about the many values of native plants."
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
USGS Water Science for Schools
"Welcome to the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) Water Science for Schools web site! We offer information on many aspects of water, along with pictures, data, maps, and an interactive center where you can give opinions and test your water knowledge." Parts of the website are also in Spanish.



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Government Agencies


General Agency Sites

Cybercemetery (University of North Texas)
Archive of defunct U.S. government agency and commission Web sites"
Louisiana State University Libraries - Directories
Directories
USA.gov - A-Z Index of U.S. Government Departments and Agencies
Includes e-mail, website, physical address, telephone and toll free telephone numbers where available.

Government Commissions/Bureaus/Etc.

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve
Corporation for National Service
Americorps
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Government Accountability Office
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress. Often called the "congressional watchdog," GAO investigates how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars. The head of GAO, the Comptroller General of the United States, is appointed to a 15-year term by the President from a slate of candidates Congress proposes.
National Technical Information Service (NTIS)
"Serves our nation as the largest central resource for government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business related information available today." Also provides a source for purchasing government health information.
Office of Homeland Security
Office of Management and Budget
Federal budget and economic report of the President
Peace Corps
United States Postal Service
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services



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Food & Nutrition


Choose My Plate.gov
Takes the place of the Food Pyramid. The Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, an organization of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, was established in 1994 to improve the nutrition and well-being of Americans. Toward this goal, the Center focuses its efforts on two primary objectives: 1. Advance and promote dietary guidance for all Americans, and 2. Conduct applied research and analyses in nutrition and consumer economics.
FDA
Food and Drug Administration
The Dietary Supplement Label Database
(DSLD) is a joint project of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) and National Library of Medicine (NLM). The DSLD contains the full label contents from a sample of dietary supplement products marketed in the U.S.
FoodSafety.gov
Gateway site
Fruits and Vegetables Matter
From the CDC. Find out how many fruits and vegetables you need each day; what counts as a cup; search for recipes; "analyze my plate" to get a nutritional analysis of what you eat - have fun and learn.
Make Your Calories Count
"Use the Nutrition Facts Label for Healthy Weight Management: Size up your serving and calories."
Nutrition.gov
"Nutrition.gov provides easy access to vetted food and nutrition information from across the federal government. It serves as a gateway to reliable information on nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety for consumers. Providing science-based dietary guidance is critical to enhance the public's ability to make healthy choices in the effort to reduce obesity and other food related diseases. Since dietary needs change throughout the lifespan, specialized nutrition information is provided about infants, children, teens, adult women and men, and seniors."
Pesticides and Food
Includes health issues, "organically grown", regulations
SuperTracker: My Foods. My Fitness. My Health.
Get your personalized nutrition and physical activity plan. Track your foods and physical activities to see how they stack up. Get tips and support to help you make healthier choices and plan ahead. From the USDA.
USDA Nutrient Database
The Mission of the Nutrient Data Laboratory is "To develop authoritative food composition databases and state of the art methods to acquire, evaluate, compile and disseminate composition data on foods and dietary supplements available in the United States."
What's in the Food You Eat
Search Tool, includes a nutrient profile for 13,000 most commonly eaten foods



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Government Forms


USA.gov - U.S. Government Forms
Includes forms for each Government Agency and subagency such as IRS, Business, Social Security, and Veterans.



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Government Searches & Publications


Search Engines

BrowseTopics.gov
Browse Topics is a resource designed to be the pathway to any publicly-accessible, Government information. Maintained by volunteer librarians, Browse Topics helps the public locate data, conduct research, and learn about various government Web sites.
FedFlix
"Joint Venture NTIS-1832 between the National Technical Information Service and Public.Resource.Org. Here we feature the best movies of the United States Government, from training films to history, from our national parks to the U.S. Fire Academy and the Postal Inspectors, all of these fine flix are available for reuse without any restrictions whatsoever."
GovFresh
Links to numerous live feeds of State and Federal government News.
Learning SUDOC Call Numbers
From Michigan State University. "This tutorial is designed to teach staff or student workers the SuDocs classification or call number system. The first section, SuDocs Basics, gives a brief overview of the system and focuses on the three most important things to remember. The second section is an interactive quiz with multiple choice and true/false questions, where even wrong answers teach a lesson. In the third section, you can arrange call numbers in shelving order in four different call number sequences."
MarciveWeb DOCS - Express Search
Catalog of U.S. Government Publications July 1976 - present. Available at Middletown Thrall Library.
MetaLib
"Welcome to MetaLib, a service of the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications! MetaLib is a federated search engine that searches multiple U.S. Federal government databases, retrieving reports, articles, and citations while providing direct links to selected resources available online."
Searchmil.com
New search engine exclusively for military sites.
SearchGov.com
USA.gov
Search and browse U.S. government sites and agencies. An official U.S. Government site.

General Sites

Catalog of Government Publications
FDsys - GPO Federal Digital System
Congressional bills and documents, Federal Register, GAO Reports, public laws and more
U.S. Government Online Bookstore



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Government Printing Office - FDsys


Catalog of Government Publications
Government Printing Office
"The core mission of Keeping America Informed, dated to 1813 when Congress determined to make information regarding the work of the three branches of Government available to all Americans."
Locate Federal Depository Libraries
What Is FDsys
A YouTube presentation explaining the Government Printing Office new Federal Digital System which provides public access to important government publications.



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Grants / Loans


Benefits.gov
Answer questions to find out which government benefits you may be eligible to receive.
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
"Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) provides a full listing of all Federal programs available to State and local governments (including the District of Columbia); federally-recognized Indian tribal governments; Territories (and possessions) of the United States; domestic public, quasi- public, and private profit and nonprofit organizations and institutions; specialized groups; and individuals."
GovLoans
GovLoans is a portal site linking to government loans for housing, health, education, business, agriculture, disaster relief and veterans.
Grants.gov
"This site allows organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making agencies. Navigation of the site is simple."



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Hazardous Materials


ATSDR - Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
"Public Health Satements" - more indepth toxicological Profiles
Chemical/Biological/Radiological Incident Handbook CIA
ChemIDPlus -National Library of Medicine
Chemical Information Database:Search and display of registry number, chemical name, molecular formula, structure, physical and toxicological properties plus locator and classification data.
Environmental Protection Agency - Pesticides
EPA SuperFund sites
"This Web site provides topical information for the general public and for those involved in the Superfund program. On this site, you'll find information about Superfund sites in your area, the health effects of common contaminants, cleanup efforts, and how you can become involved in cleanup activities in your community."
Household Products Database
"Health & Safety Information on Household Products"
Managing Hazardous Materials Incidents (MHMIs), Version 2001
Includes: Volume I - Emergency Medical Services: A Planning Guide for the Management of Contaminated Patients; Volume II - Hospital Emergency Departments: A Planning Guide for the Management of Contaminated Patients; Volume III - Medical Management Guidelines (MMGs).
MSDS - Safety Information Resources, Inc.
NIOSH National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health
Chemical Safety databases.
OSHA/EPA Occupational Chemical Database
"Available database reports include: "Physical Properties," "Exposure Guidelines," "NIOSH Pocket Guide," and "Emergency Response Information," including the DOT Emergency Response Guide. In addition, an all-in-one report, "Full Report," is available."
ToxFAQs: Hazardous Substances Fact Sheets
TOXMAP - National Library of Medicine
"TOXMAP is a Geographic Information System (GIS) from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) that uses maps of the United States to help users visually explore data from the EPA's Toxics Release Inventory (TRI)."
TOXNET
Toxicology data network from the United States National Library of Medicine. Simutanously searches multiple databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases.



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Health

General Sites/Databases

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality - Comparing Medical Treatments
Includes Consumer Guides, e-mail updates from a physician and more.
DailyMed Database
DailyMed provides high quality information about marketed drugs. This information includes FDA approved labels (package inserts). This Web site provides health information providers and the public with a standard, comprehensive, up-to-date, look-up and download resource of medication content and labeling as found in medication package inserts."
Health Hotlines
Toll free numbers from the National Library of Medicine.
HealthCare.gov: Your Health Care Explained
Understand the new healthcare law, insurance options, prevention links, links for families, seniors, the disabled and more - very consumer friendly.
Healthfinder
Consumer oriented including keyword searching, selected health topics and health care provider information
Hospital Compare
The site includes information on hospitals, quality measures, your rights and more. May be searched using zip code, hospital name or other geographic limits.
Medline Plus Medical Encyclopedia
"The A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia includes over 4,000 articles about diseases, tests, symptoms, injuries, and surgeries. It also contains an extensive library of medical photographs and illustrations."
National Library of Medicine
Includes links to MEDLINE/PubMed and MEDLINEplus
National Institutes of Health
Consumer site from the "National Institutes of Health." Browse health topics alphabetically.
National Respite Locator
"The National Respite Locator Service helps parents, caregivers, and professionals find respite services in their state and local area to match their specific needs."
NIH RePorter (taking the place of CRISP)
Medical research funding - "In general, the RePORTER database of research projects is updated weekly. Each update includes not only the addition of newly-funded projects, but also revisions to prior awards (e.g., change of grantee institution or revised award amounts)."
Office of Rare Diseases
"A list of names of more than 6,000 rare diseases and related conditions with links to select government databases."
WebMD
"Published as part of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration and WebMD partnership to protect and promote your health." Get the latest consumer updates. "Every day, Americans rely on FDA-regulated products from toothpaste and contact lenses to food and life-saving medicines. WebMD and FDA are partnering to give you fast and dependable answers when you need them most."

Agencies/Bureaus/Administrations/Institutes

Administration for Children & Families
"A federal agency funding state, territory, local, and tribal organizations to provide family assistance (welfare), child support, child care, Head Start, child welfare, and other programs relating to children and families."
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
ToxFAQs, hazardous waste sites, asbestos, child health, and more.
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH)
The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH) oversees 12 core public health offices — including the Office of the Surgeon General and the U.S. Public Health Service Corps — as well as 10 regional health offices across the nation and 10 Presidential and Secretarial advisory committees.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
"Latest Data on Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illegal Drugs from the Offices of Applied Studies/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration."
U.S. Administration on Aging
Includes sections on rights, housing, nutrition, volunteer opportunities and health resources
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Includes links to major headings, such as "Diseases," "Conditions," "Safety and Wellness," and "Drug and Food Information."
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Consumer information, patient and health professional sections, hot topics, information on drugs, medical devices, cosmetics, and more.

Centers for Disease Control

CDC WONDER
"WONDER provides a single point of access to a wide variety of reports and numeric public health data." Includes a Topical and Alphabetic Index
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Includes links to information on SARS, avian flu, influenza, environmental health, traveler's health issues, and more.
National Center for Environmental Health
National Center for Health Statistics
National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
Links to "Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards"
State Health Profiles from the CDC
"The 2008 NCHHSTP State Profiles include statistical and other information on HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB for all 50 states and Washington, District of Columbia, as of September 2008. They also include descriptions of prevention and control programs supported by CDC and state public health officials."

National Institutes of Health

National Institutes of Health
Includes institutes, centers, and offices
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Includes links to "Alcohol Alert," "Alcohol Research & Health"
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
"The NICHD, established by Congress in 1962, conducts and supports research on topics related to the health of children, adults, families, and populations. Some of these topics include: Reducing infant deaths; Improving the health of women, men, and families; Understanding reproductive health and fertility/infertility; Learning about growth and development; Examining, preventing and treating problems of birth defects, mental retardation, and developmental disabilities; and Enhancing well-being of persons through the lifespan with optimal rehabilitation research."
National Cancer Institute
Includes links to clinical trials, FAQs, types of cancer treatment, screening and testing.
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
National Human Genome Research Institute
"Human Genome Project," genetic disorders, FAQs, and health issues.
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Links to "Environmental Health Perspectives."
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
Link includes "science education booklets on topics such as cell biology, structural biology, genetics, chemistry, computational biology and pharmacology" as well as interactive links such as "Computing Life" and "Biomedical Beat."
National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Includes Conference Proceedings, booklets and brochures and fact sheets on diseases including Parkinson's, Stroke, Epilepsy, Dementia, Hunting's Disease, Headaches, Traumatic Brain Injury and much more.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Includes sections for patients and the public and health professionals
National Institute of Mental Health

New York State

New York State Department of Health
"Child Health Plus," "EPIC for Seniors," "Family Health Plus," "Healthy New York," health insurance for the uninsured.
New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services
Addiction treatment centers, information for the public.
New York State Office of Mental Health
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA)

Publications

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards (NPG)
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Environmental Health Perspectives
Reports of the Surgeon General, U.S. Public Health Service
SAMHSA News: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration Quarterly

Special Topics

Cancer Statistics
ClinicalTrials.gov
Dietary Supplements Labels Database
"The Dietary Supplements Labels Database offers information about label ingredients in more than three thousand selected brands of dietary supplements. It enables users to compare label ingredients in different brands. Information is also provided on the "structure/function" claims made by manufacturers."
Donate Life
The site answers questions about organ and tissue donation, including myths and facts, stories, frequently asked questions, and a link to organ donor registeries.
Easy-To-Read Drug Facts
"This easy-to-read website talks about drug abuse, addiction, and treatment. It has pictures and videos to help readers understand the text. The website also can read each page out loud. The pages are easy to print out to share with people who do not have computers."
EPA - "Lead in Paint, Dust and Soil"
Includes basic facts, effects of lead, how to work with an older home as swell as other helpful links.
Flu.gov
Flu.gov provides one-stop access to U.S. Government seasonal, H1N1 (swine), H5N1 (bird), H3N2, and pandemic flu information.
FoodSafety.gov Gateway to Food Safety Information
GirlsHealth.gov
"This site was created to help girls (ages 10-16) learn about health, growing up, and issues they may face. It focuses on health topics that girls are concerned about and helps motivate them to choose healthy behaviors by using positive, supportive, and non-threatening messages. The site gives girls reliable, useful information on the health issues they will face as they become young women and tips on handling relationships with family and friends, at school and at home." From the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Women's Health.
Global Health.gov
Includes topical links, travel tips and regulations, news items, reports, and more.
Insure Kids Now!
"Your state, and every state in the nation, has a health insurance program for infants, children, and teens. The insurance is available to children in working families, including families that include individuals with a variety of immigration status."
MentalHealth.gov
Includes Treatment Locator, featured topics and latest videos as well as information on the basics and the latest National Conference.
National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children
Includes funding opportunities, articles, training downloads, an A to Z topic list and more.
National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse
National Institue on Drug Abuse
The science of drug abuse and addiction - includes information on individual drugs of abuse, general facts and publications.
Nutrition.gov
Includes the National Nutrient Database
Nutrient Data Laboratory - Nutrient Database
Smoking and Tobacco Use
From the CDC. Includes links to Surgeon Generals Reports, effects on health, quite smoking, statistics and more
Smokefree.gov
"Smokefree.gov is intended to help you or someone you care about quit smoking. Different people need different resources as they try to quit. The information and professional assistance available on this Web site can help to support both your immediate and long-term needs as you become, and remain, a nonsmoker." Includes studies.
Stem Cell Information
Substance Abuse Statistics
"Latest Data on Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illegal Drugs from the Offices of Applied Studies/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration"
Tools & Resources from the CDC
Includes Body Mass Index Calculator, Growth Charts for children, Childhood Immunization Schedules customized for each child depending on age, how to access Vital Records, e-cards, translation of medical information into other languages and more.
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration - Drug Information
Comprehensive description of controlled substances such as cocaine, hydrododone, oxycontin, inhalants, LSD and others. Also includes links to Drug Policy and Drug Prevention.
WomensHealth.gov



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Historic Documents


Avalon Project at the Yale Law School
Center for Studies of Intelligence
CIA
A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation
U. S. Congressional Documents and Debates (1774-1873)
Combating Terrorism Center at West Point - Osama Bin Ladin Papers
Core Documents of American History
From The Cornette Library, West Texas A&M University. "To provide American citizens direct online access to the basic Federal Government documents that define our democratic society, a core group of current and historical Government publications was made available via GPO Access. These titles contain information which is vital to the democratic process and critical to an informed electorate. Because this page is mainly a collection of links from various web sites it will not migrate to FDsys and is recreated here."
Core Documents of Our Democracy
This collection provides American citizens with direct online access to the basic Federal Government documents that define our democratic society. These titles contain information about the democratic process that are critical to informed citizens. They support the public's right to know about the essential activities of their Government.
Cybercemetery
The "University of North Texas Libraries and the U.S. Government Printing Office, as part of the Federal Depository Library Program, created a partnership to provide permanent public access to the Web sites and publications of defunct U.S. government agencies and commissions. This collection was named the "CyberCemetery" by early users of the site."
The FolkLife Center Sourcebook
"A searchable database of ethnographic resources related to folklife, anthropology, ethnomusicology, and the humanities."
Foreign Relations of the United States - University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
"The Foreign Relations of the United States series is the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions that have been declassified and edited for publication. The series is produced by the State Department's Office of the Historian and printed volumes are available from the Government Printing Office."
GovernmentAttic.org
"governmentattic.org provides electronic copies of hundreds of interesting Federal Government documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act. Fascinating historical documents, reports on items in the news, oddities and fun stuff and government bloopers, they're all here. Think of browsing this site as rummaging through the Government's Attic -- hence our name. Our motto: Videre licet."
Historical Publications of the United States Commission on Civil Rights
A partnership of the United States Government Printing Office, The United States Commission on Civil Rights and the Thurgood Marshall Law Library. An historic record of the Commission since its beginning in 1957.
Joseph McCarthy
The U. S. Senator, famous for conducting the McCarthy hearings regarding communism in the United States, was never the focus of an FBI investigation. FBI records contain extortion investigations and correspondence between McCarthy and J. Edgar Hoover.
National Archives and Records Administration
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) on Google Video
U.S. National Archives and Records Administration and Google pilot program to provide NARA videos for free through Google - includes newsreels from WWII and NASA videos.
National Security Archive
"The National Security Archive is a non-profit research institute and library in Washington, D.C., which provides unprecedented public access to declassified government documents obtained through extensive use of the US Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)."
The New York State Archives and Records Administration
Nixon Grand Jury Records
"In May 1975, the Watergate Special Prosecution Force (WSPF) decided that it was necessary to question former President Richard M. Nixon in connection with various investigations being conducted by the WSPF. Mr. Nixon was questioned over the period of two days, June 23 and June 24, 1975, and the testimony was taken as part of various investigations being conducted by the January 7, 1974, Grand Jury for the District of Columbia (the third Watergate Grand Jury). Chief Judge George Hart signed an order authorizing that the sworn deposition of Mr. Nixon be taken at the Coast Guard Station in San Mateo, California with two members of the grand jury present."
Our Documents
Includes 100 "milestone documents," related resources and a teacher's toolbox - integrating documents into the classroom
Papers of the War Department
Papers of the War Department is a project of the Center for History and New Media, George Mason University. "Fire destroyed the office of the War Department and all its files in 1800, and for decades historians believed that the collection, and the window it provided into the workings of the early federal government, was lost forever. Thanks to a decade-long effort to retrieve copies of the files scattered in archives across the country, the collection has been reconstituted and is offered here as a fully-searchable digital database."
Pentagon Papers
"On the 40th anniversary of the leak to the press, the National Archives, along with the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon Presidential Libraries, has released the complete report. The 48 boxes in this series contain a complete copy of the 7,000 page report along with numerous copies of different volumes of the report, all declassified. Approximately 34% of the report is available for the first time."
Prints and Photographs Reading Room of the Library of Congress
"Unique in their scope and richness, the prints and photographs collections today number more than 13.7 million images. These include photographs, fine and popular prints and drawings, posters, and architectural and engineering drawings. While international in scope, the collections are particularly rich in materials produced in, or documenting the history of, the United States and the lives, interests and achievements of the American people."
Smithsonian Institution
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights investigation of the New Black Panther Party
Thurgood Marshall Law Library's Historical Publications of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
U.S. Government Graphics and Photos
Provided by USA.gov.
U.S. National Archives Records on "Footnote"
"This non-exclusive agreement, beginning with the sizeable collection of materials currently on microfilm,will enable researchers and the general public to access millions of newly-digitized images of the National Archives historic records on a subscription basis from the Footnote web site." Many documents are available for free.
Witness and Respones: September 11 Acquisitions at the Library of Congress
The World Trade Center Attacks - Official Documents
Compiled by Columbia University



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Homeland Security


Center For Security Policy
The Center for Security Policy is a non-profit, non-partisan national security organization that specializes in identifying policies, actions, and resource needs that are vital to American security and then ensures that such issues are the subject of both focused, principled examination and effective action by recognized policy experts, appropriate officials, opinion leaders, and the general public.
Central Intelligence Agency
Combating Terrorism Center at West Point
"The Combating Terrorism Center at West Point contributes relevant scholarly perspectives through education, research and policy analysis to combat terrorist threats to the United States. We maintain expertise in four primary areas: terrorism, counterterrorism, homeland security, and weapons of mass destruction. By developing a curriculum of the highest quality, producing theoretically informed studies, and crafting relevant policy recommendations, we remain an internationally recognized center of excellence dedicated to the advancement of terrorism knowledge and expertise."
Country Reports on Terrorism
Department of Homeland Security
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and the Responses to Terrorism
Global Terrorism Database based at the University of Maryland - 1970 - 2004 (included domestic and international incidents)
National Security Agency
Homeland Security and Counterrorism
Issue statements from the White House.
New York State Office of Homeland Security
Oncludes "Recent News", training opportunities, publications and more.
Office of the Director of National Security
"The Director of National Intelligence (DNI) serves as the head of the Intelligence Community (IC), overseeing and directing the implementation of the National Intelligence Program and acting as the principal advisor to the President, the National Security Council, and the Homeland Security Council for intelligence matters related to the national security." Includes "National Intelligence: A Consumer's Guide."
Rand Corporation Research
"For over 30 years, RAND has been a world leader in terrorism research and analysis. As a public service, RAND disseminates all unclassified research as printed documents or online. Much of this research is managed by the Homeland Security program of RAND Infrastructure, Safety, and Environment. View all Terrorism and Homeland Security Documents Available Online or find general information at Reports and Bookstore."
Ready.gov
Includes information on how to make a kit of emergency supplies, how to make a plan for what you will do in an emergency and how to be informed.
The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
Behind the Homefront - "A daily chronicle of news in homeland security and military operations affecting newsgathering, access to information and the public's right to know." Covers 2003 - 2007 only.
Secret Service
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
"The border inspection functions of the U.S. Customs Service, the Immigration and Naturalization Service, and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, along with the U.S. Border Patrol, were transferred to the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection."
United Nations Action to Counter Terrorism
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2012



2011

Japanese Nuclear Incident: Technical Aspects
April 5, 2011. Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service.


2010

2011 Budget of the United States Government
(PDF format: view with Adobe Reader)
Afghanistan: Post-Taliban Governance, Security, and U.S. Policy
From the Congressional Research Service. (PDF format: view with Adobe Reader)
American Jihadist Terrorism: Combating a Complex Threat - Congressional Research Service
From the American Federation of Scientists.
Deepwater Horizon Accident Investigation Report - from BP
"This report presents an analysis of the events leading up to the accident, eight key findings related to the causal chain of events and recommendations to enable the prevention of a similar accident. The investigation team worked separately from any investigation conducted by other companies involved in the accident, and it did not review its analyses, conclusions or recommendations with any other company or investigation team."
Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Selected Issues for Congress
Congressional Research Service, May 27, 2010.
Haiti Earthquake: Crisis and Response from the Congressional Research Service
January 15, 2010. (PDF format: view with Adobe Reader)
Growing Terrorist Threat? Assessing 'Homegrown' Extremism in the United States
2010 Center for Strategic and International Studies. (PDF format: view with Adobe Reader)
Too Fat to Fight
From Mission: Readiness. (PDF format: view with Adobe Reader)
Youth Safety on a Living Internet
The Online Safety and Technology Working Group (Working Group) was established pursuant to the "Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act."


2009

Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN)
October - November 2009. Congressional Research Service Report on several issues of concern. (PDF format: view with Adobe Reader)
Controlled Unclassified Information: Recommendations for Information Control Reform
July 2009. From OMBWatch.org. (PDF format: view with Adobe Reader)
"Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009"
Of the "Credit Card Act of 2009" H.R. 627
Gunshow Undercover: Report on Illegal Sales at Gun Shows
"According to ATF, 30 percent of guns involved in federal illegal gun trafficking investigations are connected in some way to gun shows. In response to these concerns, the City of New York launched an undercover investigation of illegal sales at seven gun shows across three states. The investigation shows it is both feasible and easy for criminals to illegally buy guns at gun shows." October 30, 2009.(PDF format: view with Adobe Reader)
"Investigation of Failure of the SEC to Uncover Bernard Madoff's Ponzi Scheme"
August 31, 2009. From the Securities and Exchange Commission. (PDF format: view with Adobe Reader)
National Strategy for Countering Biological Threats
November 2009. (PDF format: view with Adobe Reader)
"Recovery Through Retrofit"
October 2009. "A report that builds on the foundation laid in the Recovery Act to expand green job opportunities and boost energy savings by making homes more energy efficient."
Tora Bora Revisited: How We Failed to Get Bin Laden and Why It Matters Today
A Report To Members of the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate from John F. Kerry, Chairman, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, First Session, November 30, 2009. (PDF format: view with Adobe Reader)
Unclassified Report on the President's Surveillance Program
July 10, 2009. (PDF format: view with Adobe Reader)


2008

2008 National Drug Control Strategy Annual Report
2008. (PDF format: view with Adobe Reader)
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: "Facing Deficits, Many States are Imposing Cuts that Hurt Vulnerable Residents"
By Iris Lav and Elizabeth Hudgins. (PDF format: view with Adobe Reader)
DiNapoli: Toll Hikes Not Justified
State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today released his audit of the State Thruway Authority and said the Thruway Authority should call off its proposed July 2008 toll hike.
FDA - Center For Veterinary Medicine
Animal Cloning Documents.
"The House That You Built"
"An interim report into the decision by New York City to subsidize the new Yankee Stadium is entitled, "The house that you built." That catch-phrase is used to distinguish the new stadium from its predecessor, the House that Ruth built. The report was published in September 2008 by the New York State Assembly Committee on Corporations, Commissions and Authorities, Richard L. Brodsky, Chairman."
Iraqi Perspectives Project - Saddam and Terrorism: Emerging Insights
From Captured Iraqi Documents (Redacted) (5 volumes). Institute for Defense Analyses - released 3/2008. Provided by the Federation of American Scientists.
Library of Congress - H.R.5140
Title: To provide economic stimulus through recovery rebates to individuals, incentives for business investment, and an increase in conforming and FHA loan limits.
Overview of the Federal Tax System as in Effect for 2008
Joint Committee on Taxation - April 14, 2008. (PDF format: view with Adobe Reader)
Report on Intelligence Activities Relating to Iraq Conducted by the Policy Counterterrorism Evaluation Group and the Office of Special Plans within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
110th Congress 2nd Session Senate Report - June 2008. (PDF format: view with Adobe Reader)
Report on Whether Public Statements Regarding Iraq by U.S. Government Official were Substantiated by Intelligence Information.
110th Congress 2nd Session Senate Report - June 2008. (PDF format: view with Adobe Reader)


2007

Benchmark Assessment Report: Assessment of the situation in Iraq
September 14, 2007. (PDF format: view with Adobe Reader)
Government Secrecy: Decisions without Democracy
By David Banisar, from Openthegovernment.org. (PDF format: view with Adobe Reader)
Hearing on Private Security Firms Standards: Cooperation and Coordination in the Battlefield
Concerning Blackwater (PDF format: view with Adobe Reader)
Initial Benchmark Report: Assessment of the situation in Iraq
July 12, 2007. (PDF format: view with Adobe Reader)
OIG Report on the CIA Accountability With Respect to the 9/11 Attacks.
June 2005. Released August 2007. (PDF format: view with Adobe Reader)
Information searches that solve problems: How people use the internet, libraries, and government agencies when they need help
From the Pew Internet & American Life Project. Published December 30, 2007. (PDF format: view with Adobe Reader)
"Report to the Commissioner of Baseball of an Independent Investigation into the Illegal Use of Steroids and Other Performance Enhancing Substances by Players in Major League Baseball"
George J. Mitchell. December 13, 2007. (PDF format: view with Adobe Reader)
Trafficking In Persons Report - June 2007
(PDF format: view with Adobe Reader)
The United Nations Secretary General's "World Report on Violence Against Children"
(PDF format: view with Adobe Reader)


2006

Communications Opportunity, Promotion and Enhancement (COPE) Act - 2006
"Addresses network neutrality, e911 and municipal broadband. The group Common Cause offers this take on the newtwork neutrality provisions..."
"The Constituion in Crisis: The Downing Street Minutes and Deception, Manipulation, Torture, Retribution, Coverups in the Iraq War, and Illegal Domestic Surveillance," August 2006
Final Investigative Report Prepared at the Direction of Rep. John Conyers, Jr. (PDF format: view with Adobe Reader)
A Failure of Initiative: Final Report of the Select Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to Huricane Katrina
U.S. House of Representatives - February 15, 2006 (PDF format: view with Adobe Reader)
The Federal Response to Hurricane Katrina: Lessons Learned
February 2006. (PDF format: view with Adobe Reader)
Government Access to Phone Calling Activity and Related Records: Legal Authorities - CRS Report to Congress, May 17, 2006
From the Federation of American Scientists website. (PDF format: view with Adobe Reader)
Network Neutrality Act of 2006
Report of the Select Committee on Intelligence on The Use by the Intelligence Community Of Information Provided By the Iraqi National Congress
109th Congress 2nd Session Senate Report - September 8, 2006. (PDF format: view with Adobe Reader)
Quadrennial Defense Review Report
February 6, 2006. Includes chapters on "Fighting the Long War" and "Developing a 21st Century Total Force." (PDF format: view with Adobe Reader)
Trafficking in Persons Report, U.S. Department of State includes 2001 report to the current year.
The Secretary of State submits the annual "Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000: Trafficking in Persons Report" to Congress. This report covers "severe forms of trafficking in persons."
United States Institute of Peace - Iraq Study Group
Includes a PDF file
White Paper on NSA Legal Authorities
(PDF format: view with Adobe Reader)


2005

McCarthy Hearings, 1953-54
From the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs. See also this link.
"Measuring Stability and Security in Iraq" October 2005, 2nd report in a series
(PDF format: view with Adobe Reader)
National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza, November 2005
From the Homeland Security Council. (view using Adobe Reader)
President's Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform
Final Report - November 1, 2005.
Report to Congress Measuring Stability and Security in Iraq
July 2005. (PDF format: view with Adobe Reader)
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) "What everyone Should Know..."
From the Center for Disease Control (CDC)
State of the Union Address - George W. Bush
February 2005. Full text transcript provided by CNN
Democrats' Response to the President's State of the Union Address - February 2005
Full text transcript provided by CNN
Secrecy Report Card 2005: Quantitative Indicators of
Secrecy in the Federal Government, A Report by OpenTheGovernment.org
Sexual Harassment and Violence At the Military Service Academies
June 2005. (requires Adobe Reader)


2004

2004 Republican Party Platform: A Safer World and a More Hopeful America
(requires Adobe Reader)
The 9-11 Commission Report: Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, Official Government Edition
Comprehensive Report of the Special Advisor to the DCI on Iraq's WMD - 30 September 2004
National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States
Senate Intelligence Committee Report on the U.S. Intelligence Community's Prewar Intelligence Assessments on Iraq (July 7, 2004)
(PDF format: view with Adobe Reader)
Strategies for Reducing Chronic Street Homelessness
U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development January 2004. (PDF format: view with Adobe Reader)
U.S. Department of Justice - Report From The Field: The USA Patriot Act At Work (July 2004)
(PDF format: view with Adobe Reader)


2003

Apparatus of Lies: Saddam's Disinformation and Propaganda, 1990 - 2003
Challenger Space Shuttle Accident
Selected Congressional Hearings and Reports
U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell Addresses the U.N. Security Council
2/5/2003


2002

Child Soldiers: Implications for U.S. Forces
Seminar report November 2002 produced by Center for Emerging Threats and Opportunities Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory. (PDF format: view with Adobe Reader)
A Decade of Deception and Defiance: Saddam Hussein's Defiance of the United Nations, September 12, 2002
(PDF format: view with Adobe Reader)
In the Matter of Representative James A. Traficant, Jr., July 19, 2002
What Does Disarmament Look Like?


2001

USA Patriot Bill H.R. 3162


2000

To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System
Medical mistakes. (requires Adobe Reader)
Report on the Marketing of Violent Entertainment to Children
From the Federal Trade Commission
United States of America v. Microsoft Corporation


1999

Impeachment of President William Jefferson Clinton
Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General
U.S. House of Representative Select Committee on U. S. National Security and Military/Commercial Concerns with the People's Republic of China


1997

Report of the Commission on Protecting and Reducing Government Secrecy
Daniel Patrick Moynihan, 1997



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Freddie Mac - HomeSteps
Includes sections for the homebuyer and real estate professional as well as providing a searchable database of homes for sale.
Ginnie Mae
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DNA initiative
"The President's DNA Initiative provides funding, training, and assistance to ensure that forensic DNA reaches its full potential to solve crimes, protect the innocent, and identify missing persons." Includes basic biology of DNA and history of forensic DNA.
Federal Bureau of Prisons
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iCivics
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National Gang Center
"This Web site features the latest research about gangs; descriptions of evidence-based, anti-gang programs; and links to tools, databases, and other resources to assist in developing and implementing effective community-based gang prevention, intervention, and suppression strategies."
Office for Victims of Crime: Directory of Crime Victim Services
Search by location, type of victimization, service needed or agency.
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
VERA Institute of Justice
"The Vera Institute of Justice combines expertise in research, demonstration projects, and technical assistance to help leaders in government and civil society improve the systems people rely on for justice and safety. Vera is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit center for justice policy and practice, with offices in New York City, Washington, DC, New Orleans, and Los Angeles. Our projects and reform initiatives, typically conducted in partnership with local, state, or national officials, are located across the United States and around the world."

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Central Intelligence Agency - Electronic Reading Room
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FBI's Electronic Reading Room
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Established in 1972, the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) is a federally funded resource offering justice and drug-related information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide.
National Institute of Justice Journal
Research online journal.

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National Sex Offender Public Web Site
Searches all registries across the country. From the U.S. Dept. of Justice.
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Admongo.gov
"The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation's consumer protection agency, has created the Admongo campaign to help teach kids about advertising." Includes Teacher and Parent pages, a game-based website and more.
America's Story
"This Web site is brought to you from the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., the largest library in the world and the nation's library.... The site was designed especially with young people in mind, but there are great stories for people of all ages, and we hope children and their families will want to explore this site together." - from the Librarian of Congress.
Ben's Guide to U. S. Government for Kids
This site provides learning tools for K-12 students, parents, and teachers. These resources will teach how our government works, the use of the primary source materials of GPO Access, and how one can use GPO Access to carry out their civic responsibilities. And, just as GPO Access provides locator services to U.S. Government sites, Ben's Guide provides a similar service to U.S. Government Web sites developed for kids.
Census for Kids
Interactive with games, coloring, quiz and more to teach children about the census.
Choose My Plate - Blast Off Game - Blast Off GameBlast Off Game
An interactive computer game where kids can reach Planet Power by fueling their rocket with food and physical activity. "Fuel" tanks for each food group help students keep track of their food choices. The Blast Off Game was designed specifically for children aged 6 to 11."
Coloring Books from Federal Agencies
Congress for Kids - from the The Dirksen Congressional Center
"Learning about the federal government doesn't have to be boring. Congress for Kids gives you access to interactive, fun-filled experiences designed to help you learn about the foundation of our federal government and how its actions affect you. Although designed for students in grades fourth through high school, other students, teachers, parents, and interested citizens will find helpful, engaging."
Earthquakes for Kids
Includes cool earthquake facts, ask a geologist, animations, science fair projects, puzzles games and other activities.
Energy Kids
Energy Facts, games, history, classroom activities and related links. From the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
EPA - Games, Quizzes and Other Cool Stuff!
EPA has tons of fun games to play and learn about the environment. From the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Everyday Mysteries: Fun Science Facts from the Library of Congress
"Did you ever wonder why a camel has a hump? If you can really tell the weather by listening to the chirp of a cricket? Or why our joints make popping sounds? These questions deal with everyday phenomena that we often take for granted, but each can be explained scientifically."
FactFinder - Kid's Corner
"Learn about the U.S. Census, get facts about your state, and have fun with quiz questions." From the U.S. Census Bureau.
FBI for Youth
The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation site for Young Adults, grades 6-12. Take the Special Agent challenge, follow a case through the FBI crime lab, check out a day in the life of a Special Agent, learn about working dogs and more.
FBI Kids
The Federal Bureau of Investigations site for Kids, grades K-5. Learn about the FBI agents and working dogs, get some safety tips and play games.
FEMA for Kids
"This site teaches you how to be prepared for disasters and prevent disaster damage. You can also learn what causes disasters, play games, read stories and become a Disaster Action Kid." From the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Future Diplomats - U.S. Deparatment of State for Youth
"There are many ways for you to explore U.S. foreign affairs and diplomacy. Find out what's happening at the State Department. Maybe you can join in an activity!"
The Globe Program from NOAA
"GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) is a worldwide hands-on, primary and secondary school-based science and education program. GLOBE's vision promotes and supports students, teachers and scientists to collaborate on inquiry-based investigations of the environment and the Earth system working in close partnership with NASA and NSF Earth System Science Projects (ESSPs) in study and research about the dynamics of Earth's environment."
History Mystery Examiner
From the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. "The History Mystery National Detective Agency invites you to Grab your gear, it's time to investigate some of history's coolest mysteries!"
Invent Now
Great for kids interested in inventing! "Calling All Inventors! Do you have a great idea or invention to share? Have you been thinking about the next big thing in skateboards? A car that doesn't use gas? A hands-free hairbrush? Whether it's a re-invention or an idea all your own- send it in to show it off in our Inventors Gallery! But please be careful and learn what it takes to be a Smart Inventor first." Provided by several organizations and the U.S. Patent and Trade Office (USPTO).
Kids.gov - The Official Kids' Portal for the U.S. Government
Organized by grade level, resources for educators and popular links such as games, careers, U.S. History, government, animals, environment and more
Kids.gov - Videos
Grades Kindergarten thru 8th - play games, watch videos, links for teachers and parents too.
The Kids in the House
"The Kids in the House Web site is a public service provided by the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives. Our mission is to provide educational and entertaining information about the legislative branch of the United States government to students of all age levels. Topics covered include the role of the U.S. House of Representatives, the legislative process, and House history."
Learning Web
"The U.S. Geological Survey provides scientific information intended to help educate the public about natural resources, natural hazards, geospatial data, and issues that affect our quality of life. Discover selected online resources, including lessons, data, maps, and more, to support teaching, learning, education (K-12), and university-level inquiry and research."
NASA "Amazing Space"
"We are the Formal Education Group of the Space Telescope Science Institute's Office of Public Outreach. We promote the science and majestic beauty of the universe for use in the classroom. The materials we develop for educators and learners of all ages are accurate, classroom-friendly, visually appealing, and carefully crafted to adhere to accepted educational standards. By producing and sharing classroom resources based on the Hubble Space Telescope's greatest discoveries, it is our sincere hope that young people will enjoy learning about the universe we inhabit... and perhaps pursue an even greater understanding of it in the future."
NASA for Kids
Find out how to be an astronaut, check out the robots storybook, play games, get homework help and more.
NASA Kids Club
Interactive Space games for Kids.
NASA - The Space Place
"The Space Place is a lively and colorful Web site aimed at students in elementary through middle school and their teachers. It also has a Spanish-language counterpart site. Information from NASA is integrated into games, projects, animations and articles that explain concepts in space and Earth science."
NGAKids - from the National Gallery of Art
Includes an animated musical story and interactive art that you can make online! Learn about digital photography, abstract art and use the collage machine or visit NGAKids Jungle.
Our Courts
"Our Courts is a free, interactive, web-based program designed to teach students civics and inspire them to be active participants in our democracy. Our Courts is the vision of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who is concerned that students are not getting the information and tools they need for civic participation, and that civics teachers need better materials and support. On this site, you will find information and useful teaching resources for an engaging civics curriculum."
Planet Protectors Club for Kids - from the EPA
Be a Planet Protector! As a Planet Protector, your mission is to improve the world around you by making less trash. Planet Protectors also help other people learn to reduce, reuse, and recycle. To carry out this mission, check out the fun activities and games below. The more you learn about reducing wastes and saving resources, the better you become at carrying out the Planet Protector goals."
Read.gov
"Explore new worlds: Read. The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress invites people of all ages to discover the fascinating people, places and events that await you whenever you read." "Read a Book in the making" as well as Classics for Kids and Teens with a new, special format.
Smithsonian Education
Includes stories about some of the unusual objects owned by the museum, virtual exhibitions, interactive sites about science, history and culture.
Smog City 2
"In 2006, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Sacramento Air Quality Management District created Smog City 2 to add simulations for particle pollution and to update simulations for ground-level ozone. Using an interactive air pollution simulator to control the air quality in Smog City 2, you can see how individual choices, environmental factors, and different types of land use affect air pollution. In Smog City 2 you are in charge - so whether your visit is a healthy or unhealthy experience depends on the decisions that you make."
Smokey Bear - Get Your Smokey On
Learn about wildfires, read Smokey's story, play games, explore Smokey's cabin.
Star Child
"A learning center for young astronomers" by NASA
ToxMystery
"ToxMystery was created by the United States National Library of Medicine to help children from 7-11 years old learn about household chemical hazards. Toxie the Cat helps kids find the hazards hidden in each room and offers hints when needed. When all the risky spots in the house have been discovered, Toxie dances and celebrates and players can print a personalized certificate of completion. ToxMystery has been usability tested by kids and educators, receiving high grades by all."
Treasury Kids Page
A gateway site from the U.S. Treasury which includes links to Kids sites from the U.S. Mint, the White House, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, The Alcohol and Tobacco and Tax Trade Bureau.
U.S. Fire Administration for Kids
Learn about Fire Safety,Smoke Alarms, Escaping from Fire - Play games and become a Jr. Fire Marshall.
U.S. Mint H.I.P. Pocket Change
"H.I.P. Pocket Change is all about fun and information, especially coin information. With coins, we literally carry the past in our pockets. But most of us seldom stop and think about the historical riches at our fingertips. This site aims to change that! As we discover the hidden stories behind our coins, we can develop a fascination that can last a lifetime."



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Bureau of Labor Statistics
Compliance Assistance - Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
Davis-Bacon Wage Determinations
Local prevailing wage information for the construction industry.
Department of Labor
Department of Labor - BackPay
To help the wage-earner who feels they are owed back pay.
Department of Labor - Rules and Regulations for Teen Workers
Hours, safety, types of jobs that are considered too dangerous. Includes the Employer's Pocket Guide to Youth Employment.
Employee Benefits Security Administration
Formerly known as the Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration. Covers Pension Rights, types of Pensions, top 20 requested items and more.
International Labor Organization
includes online publications
Monthly Labor Review
"Established in 1915, Monthly Labor Review is the principal journal of fact, analysis, and research from the Bureau of Labor Statistics ...to provide a wealth of research in a wide variety of fields-the labor force, he economy, employment, inflation, productivity, occupational injuries and illnesses, wages, prices, and many more."
New York State Department of Labor
Includes unemployment, wages and hours, veterans' services and more.
Occupational Safety & Health
(OSHA)
Occupational Information Network
O-Net includes links to America's Job Bank and School-to-Work Sites.
Office of Personnel Management for the Federal Government: Salaries and Wages Tables
Pension Benefit Guaranty corporation
Report on the American Workforce



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Law & Politics


Law

American Association of Law Libraries: Washington Blawg
The Washington Blawg will keep you up-to-date about the policy issues that matter to AALL. We will cover legislative, judicial and regulatory activities on the state, national, and international levels and address important topics such as access to government information, digital authentication, copyright, and open government issues."
Can I Vote
"This site was created by the nation's chief state election officials to help make voting as simple and convenient as possible." Includes where and how to register to vote, find a polling place, information on candidates.
Courts
GovPulse
"The Federal Register is the official journal of the federal government of the United States. In it, you'll find any kind of proposal, notification, or solicitation for data that a federal agency puts out. It's the pulse of your government. For much of its existence the Federal Register has had no easily accessible form. govpulse seeks to change this and enable you to respond to your government. We give you a way to browse the Register (from 1994 on) and use filters to decide what is important to you. And then act on it."
GPO's Federal Digital System
"GPO's Federal Digital System (FDsys) provides public access to Government information submitted by Congress and Federal agencies and preserved as technology changes." Includes database for: Budget of the United States Government (Fiscal Year 2010), Compilation of Presidential Documents (1993 to Present), Congressional Bills (103rd Congress to Present), Congressional Calendars (104th Congress to Present), Congressional Committee Prints (105th Congress to Present), Congressional Directory (105th Congress to Present), Congressional Documents (104th Congress to Present), Congressional Hearings (105th Congress to Present), Congressional Record (Bound) (1999 to 2001), Congressional Record (Daily) (1994 to Present), Congressional Record Index (Daily) (1983 to Present), Congressional Reports (104th Congress to Present), Economic Indicators (1995 to Present), Economic Report of the President (1995 to Present), Federal Register (1994 to Present), GAO Reports and Comptroller General Decisions (1994 to 2008), Government Manual (1995 to Present), History of Bills (1983 to Present), List of CFR Sections Affected (1997 to Present), Public and Private Laws (104th Congress to Present), Statutes at Large (2003 to 2006).
Law Librarians' Society of Washington, D.C.
Legislative Histories of Selected U.S. Laws on the Internet.
Law Library of Congress
Includes a link to GLIN: "The Global Legal Information Network (GLIN) is a public database of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations."
Legal Research Plus
Brought to you by the Legal Research instructors at Stanford Law School, a blog with lots of helpful information.
Federal Election Commission
About Elections and Voting includes information on the Electoral College
Federal Regulations
"On this site, you can find, review, and submit comments on Federal Register documents..."
Law Resource Web Guide
An annotated guide to law resources on the Internet and in the library system. Provided by Middletown Thrall Library
National Priorities Project
"National Priorities Project (NPP) is a 501(c)(3) research organization that analyzes and clarifies federal data so that people can understand and influence how their tax dollars are spent. Located in Northampton, MA, since 1983, NPP focuses on the impact of federal spending and other policies at the national, state, congressional district and local levels."
A Research Guide to the Federal Register and The Code of Federal Regulations
By Richard McKinney. Law Librarians' Society of Washington, DC
United States Code
Cornell University Law School
United States Code
"Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives prepares and publishes the United States Code pursuant to section 285b of title 2 of the Code." The site includes "tables show where recently enacted laws will appear in the United States Code and which sections of the Code have been amended by those laws." Keep up with the latest amendments.
United States Statutes at Large
"The laws of the first forty-two Congresses, 1789-1873" from the Library of Congress "A Century of Lawmaking"

Politics

Common Cause
Find Your Elected Officials (includes local officials)
Encyclopedia of Political Science
Available to members of Thrall. "This comprehensive, multi-volume work traces the evolution of political theories, concepts, research frameworks, and political practices from across the world."
Political Resources on the Net
Political sites sorted by country, with links to parties, organizations, governments, media and more from all around the world.
Opensecrets.org
The online source for money in politics data.
Vote Smart Web
Tracking performance of President, Congress, governors and state legislators

Local Representatives

List of Local Representatives
For Middletown, New York and surrounding areas.



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Library of Congress


Library of Congress
"The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections. The Library's mission is to support the Congress in fulfilling its constitutional duties and to further the progress of knowledge and creativity for the benefit of the American people."
Library of Congress E-mail Reference Service
Library of congress Information Bulletin
Online journal



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Maps


MapQuest
Mapstats.gov
Statistics and links to additional data sources produced by more than 70 agencies in the United States.
The National Atlas of the United States of America
Atlas of printable maps included Congressional Districts, Federal Landa and Indian Reservations and more
USGS National Mapping Information
"USGS maps range from detailed local areas to the world. Because they can show many kinds of information, they are excellent for a wide range of uses, including emergency response, outdoor recreation, scientific research, and resource management."



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Medicare/Medicaid


Ask Medicare Caregiver Information
A site made specifically to answer questions and provide helpful links for Medicare caregivers.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Includes Medicare, Medicaid, State Children's Health Insurance Program, HIPAA and CLIA
Fight Back! Medical Identity Theft & Medicare Fraud
Sections include: What Is Medical Identity Theft?, Tips to Avoid Medical Identity Theft, Who to Contact. From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Inspector General.
HHS Office of the Inspector General Exclusion Program - Searchable Database
The Office of Inspector General's (OIG) List of Excluded individuals/Entities (LEIE) database provides information to the health care industry, patients and the public regarding individuals and entities currently excluded from participation in Medicare, Medicaid and all Federal health care programs.
Kaiser Family Foundation
"A leader in health policy and communications, the Kaiser Family Foundation is a non-profit, private operating foundation focusing on the major health care issues facing the U.S., as well as the U.S. role in global health policy. Unlike grant-making foundations, Kaiser develops and runs its own research and communications programs, sometimes in partnership with other non-profit research organizations or major media companies. We serve as a non-partisan source of facts, information, and analysis for policymakers, the media, the health care community, and the public. Our product is information, always provided free of charge - from the most sophisticated policy research, to basic facts and numbers, to information young people can use to improve their health or elderly people can use to understand their Medicare benefits."
Medicare
The Official U.S. Government Site for People with Medicare.
The Medicare Drug Benefit: An In-Depth Examination of Formularies and Other Features of Medicare Drug Plans
from the Kaiser Family Foundation. (PDF format: Adobe Reader required)
New York State Attorney General's Office Prescription Drug Price Web Site
"On this site, you can now search and compare the prices for 150 commonly prescribed drugs that state law requires pharmacies to disclose to you upon request."
Nursing Home Compare
"To provide detailed information about the past performance of every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country."
StopMedicareFraud.gov
Sections include: Protect Yourself from Fraud, How to Spot Fraud, Report Medicare Fraud. From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Department of Justics (DOJ).



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NASA


Earth Observatory
The purpose of NASA's Earth Observatory is to provide a freely-accessible publication on the Internet where the public can obtain new satellite imagery and scientific information about our home planet. The focus is on Earth's climate and environmental change.
Mars Pathfinder Mission
NASA Quest - Space Exploration
"NASA Quest Challenges are FREE Web-based, interactive explorations designed to engage students in authentic scientific and engineering processes. The solutions relate to issues encountered daily by NASA personnel."
NASA Space Science Missions
National Aeronautics & Space Administration
(NASA)



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National Parks


National Park Foundation
Chartered by Congress in 1967, the National Park Foundation is founded on a legacy that began more than a century ago, when private citizens from all walks of life took action to establish and protect our national parks. Today, the National Park Foundation carries on that tradition as the only national charitable nonprofit whose sole mission is to directly support the National Park Service.
National Park Service
"The National Park System covers more than 84 million acres and is comprised of 401 sites. These include 124 historical parks or sites, 78 national monuments,59 national parks, 25 battlefields or military parks, 18 preserves, 18 recreation areas, 10 seashores, four parkways, four lakeshores, and two reserves.
Recreation.gov
Recreational opportunities on federal lands.



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New York State


See also: NYS (Gov. Info.)

The Checklist of Official Publications of the State of New York
Citizen's Access to State Government
New York State - "Locate State Agencies," links to a complete listing.
The Council of State Governments
Includes the periodical "state trends"
Find Out If New York State Is Holding Your Money
New York State Unclaimed Funds
Governor of New York State
Includes key documents, appointments, press releases, contact information with video and audio links.
New York State Assembly
New York State Constitution
New York State Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment
Includes maps of the Senate and Assembly Districts.
New York State Senate
Office of the Attorney General
New York State Library
New York State Police
New York State Information Guide
A directory of websites about NYS government and other information sources. Provided by Middletown Thrall Library.
Project Sunlight
"Project Sunlight is an effort by my office (Attorney General) to promote your right to know and to monitor governmental decision-making. This website - the first of its kind in New York - allows you to easily access statewide government information that until now has been scattered and difficult to retrieve."
SeeThroughNY
"SeeThroughNY is a web portal -- and more. It's designed to become the hub of a statewide network through which taxpayers can share, analyze and compare data from counties, cities, towns, villages, school districts and public authorities throughout New York."
Weekly Legislative Gazette
"Weekly Legislative Gazette brings you in-depth coverage of the New York State legislature, Executive Branch and State Agencies." Includes an e-Edition and archive copies.
Welcome to New York
Official home page of the New York State government.
Yahoo - New York



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OSHA


Occupational Safety & Health
(OSHA)



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Patent/Trade/Copyright


Copyright Office
Allows searching of three possible databases (books, music, ect./Serials/Documents)
Invent Now
Great for kids interested in inventing! "Calling All Inventors! Do you have a great idea or invention to share? Have you been thinking about the next big thing in skateboards? A car that doesn't use gas? A hands-free hairbrush? Whether it's a re-invention or an idea all your own- send it in to show it off in our Inventors Gallery! But please be careful and learn what it takes to be a Smart Inventor first."
Inventors Eye
"Inventors Eye will appear every other month. Each issue will feature information you can use, tips on working with the USPTO; events, organizations and meetings of interest to the community; issues that impact independent and small entity inventors; and stories about people like you who have become successful inventors.We also want to hear from you with your ideas for stories and features that will enable us to better serve you through this publication."
IP Awareness Assessment Tool
"Welcome to the Intellectual Property Awareness Assessment Tool, a web-based tool designed to assess intellectual property (IP) knowledge and provide personalized training resources for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and inventors. The assessment is designed to help evaluate a user's IP asset awareness and target areas specific to those related business needs. The tool provides access to educational materials based on the assessment results."
PatentStorm
"PatentStorm offers full-text U.S. patents and patent applications from the U.S. Patent Office, providing advanced search capabilities and full image retrieval in handy PDF format."
United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
Official patents and trademarks website of the United States. Includes a searchable database, basics of patenting inventions, forms, resources for inventors, frequently asked questions (FAQ), intellectual property law and policy, fee schedules, and more.



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POW/MIA


Library of Congress POW Database
Viet Nam Era



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Presidents


Presidential Elections

Federal Election Commissions
Campaign Finance Reports and Data - includes a searchable "Disclosure Database" - search by name, party, pac
Getting to Know the President: Intelligence Briefings of Presidential Candidates, 1952-2004
MP3 Format. The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) has made an audio book available for the first time on the agency’s Federal Digital System (FDsys). Published by the Central Intelligence Agency.
Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies
Information and news concerning the Presidential Inauguration. Includes a history of Inaugurations.
Presidential Election Law - Electoral College
from the National Archives

United States Presidents

Abraham Lincoln Papers
Library of congress, American Memory Project
The American Presidency Project
Created by UC Santa Barbara, "providing the Public Papers for the presidents: Hoover-Ford, Carter 1977, and G.H.W. Bush.", archives contain almost 40,000 documents.
George Washington Papers at the Library of Congress
Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States
Internet Public Library- Presidents of the United States
The President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection
National Archives and Records Administration
Presidential Inaugurations
American Memory Project
Presidential Libraries of the National Archives and Records Administration
State of the Union
"The State of the Union is an annual address presented before a joint session of Congress and held in the House of Representatives Chamber at the U.S. Capitol. The address not only reports on the condition of the nation, but also allows the president to outline his/her legislative agenda and national priorities to Congress." Includes Presidents George W. Bush, William Clinton and George Bush.
Weekly Compliation of Presidential Documents
Your Seat at the Table
Part of the Change.gov website of the Obama-Biden Transition team. Make comments, submit ideas of documents on important issues. This is a great site for those interested in Open Government.



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Public Policy


Center for Democracy & Technology
The Center for Democracy and Technology works to promote democratic values and constitutional liberties in the digital age.
The Center for Public Integrity
A "nonprofit, nonpartisan, tax-exempt organization that conducts investigative research and reporting on public policy issues in the United State and around the world."
Federation of American Scientists
"Global security analysis and advocacy"
National Coalition Against Censorship
"Founded in 1974, [NCAC] is an alliance of 50 national non-profit organizations, including literary, artistic, religious, educational, professional, labor, and civil liberties groups. United by a conviction that freedom of thought, inquiry, and expression must be defended, we work to educate our own members and the public at large about the dangers of censorship and how to oppose them."
Center for Effective Government (formerly OMB Watch.org)
"Build an open, accountable government that invests in the common good, protects people and the environment, and advances the national priorities defined by an active, informed citizenry. To ensure government is effective and responsive to the priorities of the American people, we conduct policy research and develop policy proposals; create tools to encourage citizen participation and government accountability; and build broad-based coalitions to advance these values. To ensure the American people understand the vital role of government, we produce and disseminate educational tools and communications materials. We are a resource for policymakers, the media, advocacy groups, community organizations, and the public."
OpenTheGovernment.org
"OpenTheGovernment.org seeks to advance the public's right to know and to reduce secrecy in government."
ProPublica - Journalism in the Public Interest
"ProPublica is an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest. Our work focuses exclusively on truly important stories, stories with "moral force." We do this by producing journalism that shines a light on exploitation of the weak by the strong and on the failures of those with power to vindicate the trust placed in them." For hot topics, check out the "Tools and Data" section or check out "Our Investigations."



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Science


Department of Energy - Science Accelerator
"Science Accelerator searches science, including R&D results, project descriptions, accomplishments, and more, via resources made available by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), U.S. Department of Energy. Science Accelerator was developed and is made available by OSTI as a free public service."
Federation of American Scientists
A non-profit organization that "combines the scholarly resources of its member scientists and informed citizens with knowledge of practical politics....FAS is uniquely qualified to bring the scientific perspective to public policy."
NASA home page
National Technical Information Service (NTIS)
"Serves our nation as the largest central resource for government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business related information available today." Also provides a source for purchasing government health information.
National Bioethics Advisory Commission
Archived site. Includes full-text reports
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Office of Science and Technology Information, Department of Energy (DOE)
Includes links to U.S. and Global Science information.
President's Council on Bioethics
Science.gov
"A gateway to authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. Government agencies, including research and development results". Includes a topical index. "Science.gov is hosted by the U. S. Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), within the Office of Science. Science.gov is supported by contributing members of the Science.gov Alliance, including the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, the Interior, and Transportation; the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the National Science Foundation; and the Government Printing Office, the Library of Congress, and the National Archives and Records Administration."
ScienceCinema
"ScienceCinema utilizes innovative, state-of-the-art audio indexing and speech recognition technology from Microsoft Research, allowing you to search for specific words and phrases spoken within video files. You can then easily access the exact point in the video where the words were spoken by the presenter. The videos in ScienceCinema highlight DOE's most exciting scientific research. Simply enter a term in the search box and start exploring DOE's multimedia!"
Science in Your State
From the United States Geological Survey, includes water, drought, earthquake, mineral, recreation information and more.
SciTech Connect
Consolidates the contents of OSTI's Information Bridge and Energy Citations Database, and will gradually replace these products: "The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) has launched SciTech Connect, a new portal to free, publicly available DOE research and development (R&D) results. SciTech Connect incorporates the contents of two of the most popular core DOE collections and employs an innovative semantic search tool enabling scientists, researchers and the scientifically- attentive public to retrieve more relevant information. OSTI plans to gradually phase out its current DOE Information Bridge and Energy Citations products and replace them with the improved search interface of SciTech Connect."
Smithsonian Institution
United States Geological Survey (USGS)



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Seniors


Administration on Aging
Includes sections on rights, housing, nutrition, volunteer opportunities and health resources
AgingStats.gov
Aging Related Statistics including "Older Americans 2000: Key Indicators of Well-Being" as well as various other statistical links
FDA information for Seniors
NIH Senior Health
"This easy-to-use website features health and wellness information for older adults from the National Institutes of Health. Use the buttons at the top of each page to make the text bigger, change text color, or hear the text read aloud."
New York State Nursing Homes Profiles
Includes comparisons searchable by zip code.
Seniors.gov
USA.gov for Seniors - Gateway site.
Nursing Home Compare
"To provide detailed information about the past performance of every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country."
Older Women Workers



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Small Business Resources


Statistics

Bureau of Labor Statistics
Comprehensive, includes up-to-date news releases
Consumer Price Indexes Home Page
The Dismal Scientist
Comprehensive sites for economic statistics.
Edgar
SEC Filings
Export.gov
"Export.gov brings together resources from across the U.S. Government to assist American businesses in planning their international sales strategies and succeed in today's global marketplace." Access to some information requires registration.
Minority Business Development Agency - Latest Contract Opportunities
"Phoenix-Opportunity Matching System is a free tool available to all registered minority firms and those seeking to do business with minority firms that culls opportunities from many databases in one easy-to-use interface. All registered MBE firms are automatically notified by email with opportunity matching your capabilities."
NAICS - North American Industry Classification System
New SIC codes
New York State Small Business Development Center
Can only be viewed with Internet Explorer or the very latest Netscape browser.
U.S. Dept. of Labor, Office of Compliance Assistance
"Clear and easy-to-access information on how to comply with federal employment laws. This information is often referred to as 'compliance assistance.'"
U.S. Department of State Business Center
State Department

Resources

EPA - Retail Industry Portal
The Retail Industry Portal provides access to the many programs and resources available to help prevent and resolve environmental issues at retail establishments. Two types of resources are available: Compliance Resources (Help you meet current regulatory obligations. In addition to Federal regulations, state regulations may also apply to your business activities. Not complying with regulatory obligations can result in enforcement actions) and Sustainability Resources (Help you voluntarily go beyond regulatory obligations to protect the environment).
Minority and Women-Owned Business Development
New York State division of Minority and Women Business Development.
Orange County Partnership
SBA: Office of Advocacy - Small Business State Profiles
SBA: Sample Business Plans
SBA: Small Business Administration Home Page
SBA: Small Business Administration - Management
Managing Your Business
SBA: Women's Business Ownership Home Page
SBA site includes venture capital and funding sources
SCORE Home-Page
Service Corps of Retired Executives
Small Business Training Network
"A virtual Campus offering online courses, publication and other forms of technical assistance."



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Social Media


U.S. Government on Facebook
Become a fan, learn the latest news, read what other people think.



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Social Security


Social Security Online
Social Security Online - History
"This section contains the full text of extended remarks by the Presidents on topics related to Social Security. For a selected brief quotation from each of the Presidents since FDR, see our section of Presidential Quotes."
Social Security Retirement Planner



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State & Local Government


Census State Data Centers
Chief Information Officers of the States
"NASCIO represents state chief information officers and information resource executives and managers from the 50 states, six U. S. territories, and the District of Columbia. State members are senior officials from any of the three branches of state government who have executive-level and statewide responsibility for information resource management. Representatives from federal, municipal, and international governments and state officials who are involved in information resource management but do not have chief responsibility for that function participate in the organization as associate members. Private-sector firms and non-profit organizations may join as corporate members."
Citizen's Access to Local Government - New York
The Council of State Governments
Includes the periodical "State Trends"
EPA - Green Communities
Includes concept overviews, case studies, tools and resources
50 States
A good directory of information on each of the states. Includes a great deal of statistical and demographic data as well as history, trivia, tourism information. Be sure to scroll to the second half of the opening page for directories of other state information such as newspapers, famous people, colleges and universities and links to the websites of individual towns.
HUD State of the Cities Data System
Includes statistics for demographics, economy, building permits, crime rates, affordable housing, unemployment, jobs and more
Legal Information Institute - Cornell
Topical Index of State Statutes including County, Local and Municipal.
LLSDC's Legislative Sourcebook
State legislatures, state laws and state regulations, website links and telephone numbers from the Law Librarians' Society of Washington, D.C., Inc.
Governors Legacy Project
Created by the National Governors Asociation - includes "general biographical and term information about each state/commonwearlth/territory's governor," features historical list of governors for each area.
Municipal Code Corporation
Limited.
National Association of Counties
"NACo researches, publishes and disseminates a variety of information for and about counties, as part of its mission to increase public understanding of counties."
National Conference of State Legislators
"The National Conference of State Legislatures was founded in 1975 with the conviction that legislative service is one of democracy's worthiest pursuits. NCSL is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the nation's 50 states, its commonwealths and territories. NCSL provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues. NCSL is an effective and respected advocate for the interests of state governments before Congress and federal agencies."
Orange County, New York
Official county government site posts county news, a name and phone directory of county departments, maps, and links to other private county agencies like the Chamber of Commerce.
Piper Resources
Alphabetical by state. Includes links to each branch of government, boards and commissions, counties, cities and libraries.
State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States
Prepared by volunteers from GODORT (Govt Docs Round Table - part of ALA)
State Government Websites
Directory of links from the Library of Congress.
State Open Government Guide
Includes information on every state's open records and open meetings laws, such as - what records are available, who has access to them and what fees might be involved.
Stateline.org
State news, state or issue specific
USA State Directory
Use this site along with 50states.com to find most general information and interesting facts about each of the States.



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State Department


Electronic Research Collection
Includes "full text reports, publications and serials issued by the State Dept", archived agency sites, Country Background Notes and an alphabetic index by topic. Created by the University of Illinois at Chicago Library.
Office of Refugee ReSettlement
"Founded on the belief that newly arriving populations have inherent capabilities when given opportunities, the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) provides people in need with critical resources to assist them in becoming integrated members of American society." US Dept. of Health and Human Services
Office of the Mayor
Consulates for New York City
Key Officers List by Country or Post
U.S. Department of State



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Statistics


Bureau of Justice Statistics
Bureau of Labor Statistics
ChildStats
Data.gov
"The purpose of Data.gov is to increase public access to high value, machine readable datasets generated by the Executive Branch of the Federal Government. As a priority Open Government Initiative for President Obama's administration, Data.gov increases the ability of the public to easily find, download, and use datasets that are generated and held by the Federal Government. Data.gov provides descriptions of the Federal datasets (metadata), information about how to access the datasets, and tools that leverage government datasets. The data catalogs will continue to grow as datasets are added. Federal, Executive Branch data are included in the first version of Data.gov."
Department of Education Statistics
Fedstats: One Stop Shopping Federal Statistics
National Center for Education Statistics
National Center for Health Statistics
Where to Write for Vital Statistics



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Supreme Court


Supreme Court of the United States
Supreme Court Collection
Decisions: 1990 to the Present
U.S. Constitution with Annotations of Cases Decided by the Supreme Court of the United States to June 29, 1992



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Taxes


Federal Tax Information & Tax Forms

Cumulative List of Organizations
"Publication 78, Cumulative List of Organizations described in Section 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, is a list of organizations eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions. This online version is offered to help you conduct a more efficient search of these organizations."
Forms And Publications - IRS
Downloadable and printable federal tax forms and instruction booklets from the Internal Revenue Service
Internal Revenue Bulletin
Internal Revenue Service
Internal Revenue Service" Free File - "Free File allows taxpayers with an Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of $52,000 or less in 2006 to e-file their federal tax returns for free."
The Taxpayer Advocate Service is Your Voice at the IRS!
TAS can help you if your tax problem is causing financial difficulty or hasn't been resolved through normal IRS channels.

New York State / State Tax Information & Forms

New York State Tax Forms and Publications
STAR Program
Application for School TAx Relief (STAR) Exemption
State Tax Forms
Links to the tax forms for each of the 50 states.



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Technology


Defense Technology Information Center
"The Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC®) serves the DoD community as the largest central resource for DoD and government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business related information available today."
Government Executive Magazine
"GovernmentExecutive.com is government's business news daily and the premier Web site for federal managers and executives"
Journal of Research of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
National Technical Information Service (NTIS)
"The National Technical Information Service serves as the largest central resource for government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business related information available today. For more than 60 years NTIS has assured businesses, universities, and the public timely access to approximately 3 million publications covering over 350 subject areas."
National Technology Transfer Center
"The National Technology Transfer Center (NTTC) has entered its 20th year of providing technology transfer services for federal facilities of our nation. Our work has provided clients with technical and market research expertise dedicated to meeting the complex needs of technology transfer organizations, while providing close support focusing on customer service. NTTC is inspired by the technologies developed at our federal R&D institutions, and is proud of our work commercializing and disseminating federal innovation for the betterment of our nation's economy."
Science & Technology Review
Online journal



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Transportation (DOT)


Fuel Economy.gov
Find and Compare - Gas mileage (MPG), greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution ratings, and safety information for new and used cars and trucks
Federal Aviation Administration
Check out safety and on-time records, use an interactive map to "zoom in" on specific airports with aerial photos.
Federal Highway Administration
Includes links by topics such as Roads and Bridges, Highway Funding, Environment, Road Operations and Congestion and Road Users.
GSA Fleet Vehicles Sales
"GSA offers a wide variety of select cars, truck and vans equipped with the most popular options and features, including air-conditioning, power steering, power windows, and AM-FM radios. These vehicles have been well maintained in compliance with manufacturers' specifications and are usually operated by a single driver throughout their history."
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Public Roads Magazine
Transportation Security Agency
Under the Department of Homeland Security - "protects the Nation's transportation systems", including airports, ports, railroads, highways, public transportation.
U.S. Department of Transportation



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Telecommunications


FCC's Guide to Digital Television
National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Radio
From the FCC - includes How to file a complaint, How to start a radio station, what to do about radio interference and many consumer publications.
Usability.gov
Created by the National Cancer Institute "this site was developed to specifically assist NCI Web managers, designers, and authors improve their overall communications and design efforts. However, since the general principles of good design and usability are applicable to anyone who works with information Web sites, we decided to make the site available to other federal agencies and to the general public."



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Treasury


Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Bureau of Public Debt
Savings bonds, treasury bills, government securities. Includes "Monthly Statement of the Public Debt"
Daily Treasury Statement
FED101
Introduction to the Federal Reserve System presented by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas - includes teacher's guide
The Federal Reserve Board
Monetary Policy, includes Monetary Policy Report to the Congress Semiannual review by the Board, - Beige Book, Informal survey by the Federal Reserve Banks of current economic conditions in their Districts.
How to File a Consumer Complaint About a Bank
From the Federal Reserve
Monthly Treasury Statement
Personal Financial Education
From the Federal Reserve includes a video, web links, curriculum, newsletters, booklets and more for free.
U. S. Treasury Department
U. S. Mint



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UFOs


Department of Defense on UFOs
"This issue is no longer being investigated by the Defense Department. As you may know, the United States Air Force began investigating UFOs in 1948 under a program called Project Sign. Later the program's name was changed to Project Grudge, and in 1953 it was changed again to Project Blue Book. On December 17, 1969, the Secretary of the Air Force announced the termination of Project Blue Book. The decision to discontinue UFO investigations was based on a number of factors, including reports and studies by the University of Colorado and the National Academy of Sciences, as well as past UFO studies and the Air Force's two decades of experience investigating UFO reports."
FBI Files: Unusual Phenomena
Roswell Report: Case Closed - Executive Summary
Roswell Report: Fact Versus Fiction In The New Mexico Desert



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Veterans


American Battle Monuments Commission
The Commission maintains several databases, including: Those interred at the American World War I and World War II cemeteries overseas. The Missing in Action from World War I and World War II who are memorialized on Tablets of the Missing within the cemeteries and on three memorials in the U.S. Those killed worldwide during the Korean War. War dead and veterans of the Mexican War, Civil War and Spanish-American War who are buried at the ABMC cemeteries in Corozal, Panama and Mexico City. The Missing in Action of the Vietnam War memorialized at the Honolulu Memorial. All interments at Corozal, including civilians who built and operated the Panama Canal.
American Legion
"The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, war-time veterans organization, devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is a not-for-profit community-service organization which now numbers nearly 3 million members, men and women, in nearly 15,000 American Legion posts worldwide."
Consumer Finance Protection Bureau - Service Members
"Servicemembers and their families face unique financial challenges. But there are also unique protections such as your VA benefits, the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, and more. Learn more about protecting yourself.... From financing your education to a personal financial management team, learn more about the resources that may be available to you."
Department of Veterans Affairs
Homeless Veterans
"VA offers a wide array of special programs and initiatives specifically designed to help homeless veterans live as self-sufficiently and independently as possible."
Labor Dept Veteran Training & Education
MyHealthEVet
The gateway to veteran health benefits and services. It provides access to: trusted health information, links to Federal and VA benefits and resources, the Personal Health Journal, online VA prescription refill.
National Resource Directory
"An online partnership of "shared care" providing information on, and access to, services and resources for wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans, their families and families of the fallen, and those who support them from recovery and rehabilitation to community reintegration."
New York State Division of Veterans Affairs
PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) Information Center
State-level Lists of Casualties from the Korean Conflict (1951-1957)
Includes State-level Lists of Casualties from the Vietnam Conflict (1957-)
VFW National Headquarters



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Volunteerism


Peace Corps
Corporation for National and Community Service
Americorps, Senior Corps, Learn and Serve America
Service Corps of Retired Executives
Take Pride In America
"Take Pride in America, is a nationwide partnership program authorized by Congress to promote the appreciation and stewardship of our nation's public lands. The Take Pride in America program is administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior for the benefit of all public lands."
Serve.gov
"Serve.gov is your online resource for not only finding volunteer opportunities in your community, but also creating your own. Use Serve.gov to help you do your part. America's foundation will be built one community at a time - and it starts with you."



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Watchdog Organizations & Whistleblowers
  Accountability & Transparency in Government


Capitol Tweets
"Keep up on the latest tweets from members of Congress who use Twitter."
Capitol Words
"Word frequency from the Congressional Record."
Citizens Against Government Waste
"CAGW's mission is to eliminate waste, mismanagement, and inefficiency in the federal government."
Congressional Votes Database
From the Washington Post. Search by Congressman's Name, zip code, or state. Browse by members of the House or Senate, voting records, and more.
Earmark Watch
"Bringing Citizen Oversight to Congressional Spending"
FOIAonline
"The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) allows you access to federal government records. This website lets you request information and track your requests from participating agencies. Also, you can search other people's requests without a need to submit your own request. The site is an attempt to streamline the process and make it easier."
GAP: Government Accountability Project
"The Government Accountability Project's mission is to protect the public interest by promoting government and corporate accountability through advancing occupational free speech and ethical conduct, defending whistleblowers, and empowering citizen activists."
Healthcare Lobbyist Complex
FedSpending.org
"The database allows users to search more than 160,000 reports from recipients of almost $159 billion in Recovery Act contracts, grants, and loans."
Foreign Lobbying Influence Tracker
LegiStorm: Transparency's Sidekick - Congressional Staff Salaries and More
"Our web site is dedicated to providing a variety of important information about the US Congress."
MapLight.org
"MAPLight.org, a groundbreaking public database, illuminates the connection between campaign donations and legislative votes in unprecedented ways. Elected officials collect large sums of money to run their campaigns, and they often pay back campaign contributors with special access and favorable laws. This common practice is contrary to the public interest, yet legal. MAPLight.org makes money/vote connections transparent, to help citizens hold their legislators accountable."
Muckety - Exploring the Paths of Power and Influence
"We create interactive maps showing relationships among people, companies and organizations with greatest clout."
OMBwatch.org
"OMB Watch exists to increase government transparency and accountability; to ensure sound, equitable regulatory and budgetary processes and policies; and to protect and promote active citizen participation in our democracy."
OpenCongress.org
"OpenCongress brings together official government data with news and blog coverage, social networking, public participation tools, and more to give you the real story behind what's happening in Congress."
OpenSecrets.org
"OpenSecrets.org is your nonpartisan guide to money's influence on U.S. elections and public policy."
PEER: Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility
"PEER works nation-wide with government scientists, land managers, environmental law enforcement agents, field specialists and other resource professionals committed to responsible management of America's public resources. Resource employees in government agencies have unique responsibilities as stewards of the environment. PEER supports those who are courageous and idealistic enough to seek a higher standard of environmental ethics and scientific integrity within their agency."
Project Vote Smart
Described as "thousands of citizens (conservative and liberal alike) working together, spending endless hours researching the backgrounds and records of thousands of political candidates and elected officials to discover their voting records, campaign contributions, public statements, biographical data (including their work history) and evaluations of them generated by over 100 competing special interest groups."
PublicMarkup.org
"PublicMarkup.org gives you the opportunity to review and comment on proposed bills before they are even introduced - or while they are pending - in Congress."
ReadtheBill.org
Encouraging Congress to read bills completely before proceeding with any legislation.
Sunlight Foundation
"Our work is committed to helping citizens, bloggers and journalists be their own best government watchdogs, by improving access to existing information and digitizing new information, and by creating new tools and Web sites to enable all of us to collaborate in fostering greater transparency."
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Weather


Northeast Regional Climate Center
Cornell University
Meteorological Calculator
Calculate temperature conversion, windchill, relative humidity and heat index
NOAA
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA El Niño Page
NOAA Magazine
Includes major stories and links to "Hot Topics"
NOAA Watch
NOAA Watch, locate weather forecasts by city and state, explore the map by weather themes (droughts, flooding, severe weather)
USGS - Water Watch
"Map of real-time streamflow compared to historical streamflow for the day of the year (United States)."



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