USPTO Web Patent Databases

USPTO Web Patent Databases

“This page is the starting point for the USPTO’s free searchable patent databases, which cover the period from 1 January 1976 to the most recent weekly issue date.” There are both full text and bibliographic databases that can be searched by using boolean operators, patent numbers, or other advanced search features.
Subject: Science & Technology; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Executive Branch–Agencies; Law, Government And Political Science–Law–United States–Patents

US Patent Office: What Are Patents, Trademarks, Servicemarks, and Copyrights

US Patent Office: What Are Patents, Trademarks, Servicemarks, and Copyrights

From the United States Patent and Trademark Office, offering clarification between patents, trademarks, servicemarks and copyrights.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Law–United States–Intellectual Property; Law, Government And Political Science–Law–United States–Patents

ThisNation.com

ThisNation.com

ThisNation.com offers a free online American government & politics “textbook,” a historical & political documents archive and other resources for students, teachers and those generally interested in “this nation.” The site includes a library of such items as the text of presidential inaugural addresses, important documents in US political histo …
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Political Science–Politics; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government

BBC News – South Sudan Referendum

BBC News – South Sudan Referendum

Coverage of the voting, latest information, background on the referendum, and editorials. From the British Broadcasting Company (BBC).
Subject: Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–African History; Law, Government & Political Science–Political Science–Politics

Alexander Palace Time Machine

Alexander Palace Time Machine

Originally a virtual tour of the home of the last Tsar and his family, the site has evolved into a general resource for information on the last years of Imperial Russia. “Here you can browse from a wide range of options – from rare online books, to palaces, recipes, antique cars and travelogues.”
Subject: Regional & Country Information–Europe–Russia–History; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Era–19th Century History; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–European History; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Era–20th Century History

Tiananmen Square, 1989: The Declassified History

Tiananmen Square, 1989: The Declassified History

A National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book containing documents detailing “U.S. government accounts of the infamous military assault by the Chinese government on pro-democracy demonstrators in and around Tiananmen Square in Beijing in June 1989.” The previously classified documents also cover “the student demonstrations in late 1985 and …
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Political Science–Documents; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–Asian History–Chinese History

DisasterAssistance.gov – Flood

DisasterAssistance.gov – Flood

This U.S. government website provides information and a directory to other websites such as the CDC, Red Cross and FEMA for “information and services relating to … disaster management: preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation.”
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Executive Branch–Agencies

Southern Sudan Referendum Commission – 2011 Southern Sudan Referendum Out-of-Country Registration and Voting (OCV)

Southern Sudan Referendum Commission – 2011 Southern Sudan Referendum Out-of-Country Registration and Voting (OCV)

Contains information from the SSRC for southern Sudanese living outside of Sudan on eligibility, how to register to vote, where to vote, voting guide, FAQs, and the English text of the Referendum Act of 2009 which set the legal basis for the 2011 referendum.
Subject: Regional & Country Information–Africa; Law, Government & Political Science–Political Science–Politics

Politics | C-SPAN

Politics | C-SPAN

The cable channel’s politics web page offers articles, video and web resources on U.S. electoral politics. Also offers archived speeches and interviews.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Political Science–Politics–US Elections; Law, Government & Political Science–Political Science–Politics–Politics News

National Contact Center of the Federal Citizen Information Center

National Contact Center of the Federal Citizen Information Center

A US government site that leads to other commonly requested federal government sites. Contains links to Frequently Asked Questions, consumer help, federal phone numbers and kids.gov, the kids’ portal for the U.S. government.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

The official homepage of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (formerly the INS). This site provides “timely and accurate basic immigration information and forms to current and prospective immigrants. Equally, the site is designed to draw people into the details and issues of immigration, to provide them with general information, stimulate …
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Law–United States–Immigration; Law, Government And Political Science–Executive Branch–Agencies–Information Services

United States Code

United States Code

An electronic version of the United States Code (USC) generated from the most recent publication made available by the US House of Representatives. Provides searching capabilities on Title and Section of the USC and a popular names table for finding laws by their more common names.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–Legislation

The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

Blog from Martin Schwimmer, a lawyer who has represented some of the most famous trademarks in the world. Cases and legal news regarding trademark law are covered/discussed.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science Blogs–Law & Law Enforcement Blogs; Law, Government & Political Science Blogs–Law & Law Enforcement Blogs

DisasterAssistance.gov

DisasterAssistance.gov

“Provides information on how you might be able to get help from the U.S. Government before, during and after a disaster.” A joint website by 17 federal agencies that includes online federal disaster relief applications, as well as information on what to do during major domestic and foreign disasters, including floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, volca …
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Executive Branch–Agencies

FactCheck.org: Annenberg Political FactCheck

FactCheck.org: Annenberg Political FactCheck

“A nonpartisan, nonprofit, ‘consumer advocate’ for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics.” Site monitors the “factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases.”
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Political Science–Politics–US Elections; Law, Government & Political Science–Political Science–Politics–Politics News

Committee on Ways and Means

Committee on Ways and Means

The House Committee on Ways and Means has jurisdiction over legislation related to customs, trade agreements, revenue measures, debt of the United States, public monies, transportation of dutiable goods, tax exempt foundations and charitable trusts, and national Social Security.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–House Committees