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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT INFORMATION PORTALS

American FactFinder: Access to data about the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Island Areas. Data come from several censuses and surveys. Data through June 2019. See data.census.gov for more recent data.

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government: Designed to inform students, parents and educators about the Federal Government, which issues the publications and information products disseminated by the GPO’s Federal Depository Library Program.

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications: Finding tool for federal publications that includes descriptive records for historical and current publications and provides direct links to those that are available online.

Congress.gov: Official source for federal legislative information.

CyberCemetery: Archive of government websites that have ceased operation (usually websites of defunct government agencies and commissions that have issued a final report). This collection features a variety of topics indicative of the broad nature of government information.

Data USA: US Government data: Instead of searching through multiple data sources that are often incomplete and difficult to access, you can simply point to Data USA. Provides an open, easy-to-use platform that turns data into knowledge. Allows users to conduct their own analyses and create their own stories about America – its people, places, industries, skill sets and educational institutions.

Data.census.gov: Formerly American FactFinder. Platform to access data and digital content from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Data.gov: Find, download, and use datasets generated and held by the Federal Government. Provides descriptions of Federal datasets (metadata), information on how to access the datasets & tools that leverage government datasets.

FDsys: GPO’s Federal Digital System: Provides free online access to official Federal Government publications.

FEDSTATS: Access to official statistical information produced by the Federal Government from more than 100 agencies.

govinfo: GPO's beta website that will eventually replace the Federal Digital System (FDsys) public website.

GovSpot: Non-partisan government information portal designed to simplify the search for the best and most relevant government information online.

GPO: Government Publishing Office

MetaLib: 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.

National Archives Catalog: Provides access to nearly one million electronic records currently in the Electronic Records Archives (ERA), not available elsewhere online.

Regulations.gov

USA.gov: U.S. government’s official web portal.

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

USA.gov: Government Agencies & Elected Officials

USA.gov: A-Z Index of U.S. Government Departments & Agencies

United States Government Manual: Official handbook of the Federal Government - provides comprehensive information on the agencies of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches. It also includes information on quasi-official agencies; international organizations in which the U.S participates; and boards, commissions, and committees.