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Government Information: Federal Websites

This guide provides access to federal, state, local and international resources.

Federal Websites

Browse Topics. This service arranges U.S. Government sites by topic.

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications.  The CGP is the finding tool for electronic and print publications from the legislative, executive, and judical branches of the U.S. government.

Congress.gov. Includes recent hearings and committee reports.

Congressional Research Service (CRS). Contains research and nonpartisan reports on a governmental issues. This site, with bi­partisan support, make these reports available to the public.

ERIC (U.S. Department of Education)   Provides full-text online access to ERIC documents (ED's only) from 1996 to the present with abstracts available for ERIC documents from 1966 forward.

Data.gov Links to high value, machine readable datasets generated by the Executive Branch of the Federal Government.

FDsys.  Offers digital access to government information by Congress and Federal agencies.  A service of the U.S. Government Printing Office.

FedWorld.gov.  Points to business and technical information sources, including reports, forms, standards, tax, and customs.  Some sources require payment.

O*NET. This is a comprehensive database of worker attributes and job characteristics. Replaces the Dictionary of Occupational Titles,

Patent DatabasesThe US Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) offers World-Wide Web (Web) access to bibliographic and full-text patent databases.

Plants DatabaseA single source of standardized information about plants.  It includes names, checklists, automated tools, identification information, species abstracts, crop information, plant materials information, plant links, references and other plant information.  

PubMed PubMed comprises more than 21 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites. 

Regulations.gov.  Read and post comments to new regulations proposed by Federal agencies. 

Science.gov.  Federal gateway for science information. Browse by topic or search.

Toxline.  TOXLINE on this service offers rapid access to information in all areas of toxicology, including chemicals and pharmaceuticals, pesticides, environmental pollutants, and mutagens and teratogens.

Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS)  This search engine allows you to search the USPTO's database of registered trademarks and prior pending applications to find marks that may prevent registration due to a likelihood of confusion refusal.

USA.gov. Search this site for information on a wide variety of topics

USA.gov