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State Freedom of Information Laws

State Freedom of Information Laws

Directory of links to individual state statutes for open meetings and open records laws. Also provides link to directory of state FOI resources. Organized by the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US State & Regional

DEA.gov / Statistics & Facts

DEA.gov / Statistics & Facts

Provides data from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) on national statistics for drug arrests by year, drug seizures by year and type, and meth lab incidents by year and location, as well as national studies and publications.
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences–Alcohol, Drugs & Tobacco; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–Statistics

Portal do Governo

Portal do Governo

The website of the Portugese government includes information on the country, the government, the prime minister and their practices. It also provides government forms. The website is in Portugese, but available in English.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–Other National Governments

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)

“The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) annual edition is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the departments and agencies of the Federal Government.”
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–Legislation

Congressional Calendars

Congressional Calendars

“The Congressional Calendars collection includes the Calendars of the U.S. House of Representatives and History of Legislation and the Senate Calendar of Business.”
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch

FDsys: GPO’s Federal Digital System

FDsys: GPO’s Federal Digital System

“GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys) provides free online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.” For U.S. government publications, come here!
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Libraries–On The Job–Law & Government Documents Libraries; Law, Government & Political Science–Political Science–Documents; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government

Collections – Government Documents Center

Collections – Government Documents Center

A portal to government documents from throughout American history, hosted by the University of Michigan Government Documents Center.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–Historical Documents; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government

Ladies Auxiliary VFW

Ladies Auxiliary VFW

Members are “wives, widows, mothers, foster and stepmothers, grandmothers, daughters, granddaughters, foster and stepdaughters … of persons who were or are eligible for membership in the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.” Site includes news, a calendar, and information on scholarships, legislative action, and cancer research.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–US Military; Social Sciences–Gender & Sexuality–Women

Joint Committee on Taxation

Joint Committee on Taxation

The duties of the Joint Committee are to investigate the operation and effects of internal revenue taxes, investigate measures and methods for the simplification of taxes, make reports to the House Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Committee on Finance, and review any proposed refund or credit and gift taxes in excess of $2,000,000.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–House Committees; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–Senate Committees

Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs

Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs

The committee that monitors legislation on banks, financial institutions, control of prices of commodities, deposit insurance, economic stabilization and defense production, export and foreign trade promotion, federal monetary policy including the Federal Reserve System, financial aid to commerce and industry, issuance and redemption of notes, publ …
Subject: Business & Economics–Banking; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–Senate Committees; Science & Technology–Transportation

Center for the Study of Intelligence

Center for the Study of Intelligence

CSI is a governmental organization charged with researching the history of the American intelligence community. Their site includes a variety of online texts and documents, most covering the period of the Cold War.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government

House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

“The Committee on Government Reform has existed in varying forms since 1816. It first appeared as the Committee on Expenditures in the Executive Departments.” Currently the committee reviews issues related to the Federal civil service, federal employment, the District of Columbia municipal affairs, government management, federal holidays, nationa …
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–House Committees

House Journal

House Journal

“The Journal is a record of the proceedings of each legislative day in the House. The Journal–and not the Congressional Record–is the official record of the proceedings of the House.”
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–House Of Representatives

LII/Legal Information Institute: Supreme Court Collection

LII/Legal Information Institute: Supreme Court Collection

Lists United States Supreme Court decisions since 1990, which are searchable by topic, author, party name or date. The decisions are arranged chronologically. Also includes a selected collection of historic decisions (e.g. Roe v. Wade) and “information about the court itself” such as biographies of the justices and the Supreme Court’s jurisdiction …
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Judicial Branch (Courts)

Economic Indicators

Economic Indicators

Compilations of economic indicators for the United States. Includes such indicators as Gross Domestic Project, employment and wage statistics, productivity measures, prices, money and security markets. Also includes some international economic statistics. Indicators are available monthly from 1995 to the present. Searchable.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–Statistics; Business & Economics–Statistics

Regulations.gov

Regulations.gov

“Regulations.gov is the U.S. Government web site that makes it easier for you to participate in Federal rulemaking – an essential part of the American democratic process. On this site, you can find, review, and submit comments on Federal documents that are open for comment and published in the Federal Register, the Government???s legal newspaper.”
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–Legislation

HouseDemocrats.gov

HouseDemocrats.gov

A Democratic party site with a glossary of government terminology, features on House members, state-by-state reports on the environment, agriculture, education, and homeland security. Positions on issues including prescription drug coverage, national security, and funding public education are also presented.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–House Of Representatives

African Americans in the United States Army

African Americans in the United States Army

Contains a timeline outlining black soldiers’ service in the United States Armed Forces from the Revolutionary War to today. Includes profiles of black soldiers who have made significant contributions to the United States Army.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–Military–Military History

Bluejacket.com: U.S. Navy, Marine Corps & Coast Guard History

Bluejacket.com: U.S. Navy, Marine Corps & Coast Guard History

This site features essays, pictures, transcriptions of print sources, and graphics regarding the history of the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. It also has a comprehensive set of links of interest to historians, veterans, and hobbyists.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–US Military

Naval Historical Center

Naval Historical Center

“The Naval Historical Center is the official history program of the Department of the Navy. Its lineage dates back to 1800 with the founding of the Navy Department Library by President John Adams. The Center now includes a museum, art gallery, research library, archives, and curator as well as research and writing programs. The Center’s origins for …
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–Military–Military History; Science & Technology–Transportation–Water; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–US Military

Federation of American Scientists – Nuclear Resources

Federation of American Scientists – Nuclear Resources

This site offers a comprehensive listing of information pertaining to nuclear weapons and issues of arms control. There is a detailed guide to countries with nuclear weaponr capabilities including graphical representations., nuclear weapon FAQ’s, a page devoted to intelligence findings on nuclear threats, news archives of over 30 countries as well …
Subject: Science & Technology–Engineering; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–Military

Municipal Codes Online

Municipal Codes Online

A directory of city and county codes by state that are “available for unrestricted searching on the World Wide Web.”
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US State & Regional

Why is the Colonel Called “Kernal”? The Origin of the Ranks and Rank Insignia Now Used by the United States Armed Forces

Why is the Colonel Called “Kernal”? The Origin of the Ranks and Rank Insignia Now Used by the United States Armed Forces

This short book from the Sacramento Air Logistics Center Office of History provides both word and historical origins for the rank used in the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–US Military

Office of International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State

Office of International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State

The Bureau publishes print and electronic materials in a variety of languages for information outreach to U.S. embassies and consulates in over 140 countries. Its Digital Outreach team counters misinformation about the United States that appears on foreign media websites.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Executive Branch–Agencies

Europa: Gateway to the European Union

Europa: Gateway to the European Union

???Up-to-date coverage of European Union affairs and essential information on European integration.??? Consult current legislation, access websites of EU institutions and find out about European Union policies.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–International Government & Intergovernmental Groups

Municipal Code Corporation

Municipal Code Corporation

Collection consisting mostly of local government Codes of Ordinances from around the United States. Can browse by location.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US State & Regional

Joint Economic Committee

Joint Economic Committee

“The Joint Economic Committee (JEC) was created when Congress passed the Employment Act of 1946. Under this Act, Congress established two advisory panels: the President’s Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) and the Joint Economic Committee. Their primary tasks are to review economic conditions and to recommend improvements in economic policy.”
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–House Committees; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–Senate Committees; Business & Economics–Economics

Public Participation in Rulemaking

Public Participation in Rulemaking

“This list of Federal agency web sites, gathered from Rule or Proposed Rule documents that appeared in the Federal Register, is presented as a guide to electronic rulemaking initiatives. Most of these sites offer the text of Proposed and Final Rules, along with other regulatory information, and some enable the public to comment online.”
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–Legislation

Joint Committee on Printing

Joint Committee on Printing

“The principal purpose of the Joint Committee on Printing is to oversee the functions of the Government Printing Office and general printing procedures of the Federal Government.”
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–House Committees; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–Senate Committees

National Security Archive ??? Freedom of Information Act Requests

National Security Archive ??? Freedom of Information Act Requests

The National Security Archive provides the basics on FOIA, making FOIA requests, and how to make the best use of FOIA requests. This is a good starting place when you are ready to make a request, because this site is not connected to any particular government agency.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Executive Branch–Agencies

FOIA Web Sites for Federal Government Departments and Agencies

FOIA Web Sites for Federal Government Departments and Agencies

The links on this page, provided by the Department of Justice, go directly to the FOIA section of the listed department or agencies web site. Each department or agency lists slightly different information ranging from its own FOIA policy to necessary contact information, to a reading room of materials made public by a FOIA request.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Executive Branch–Agencies

The Open Government Guide

The Open Government Guide

The Open Government Guide, published by the Reporters’ Committee for Freedom of the Press, is a complete compendium of information on every state’s open records and open meetings laws. Each state’s section is arranged according to a standard outline, making it easy to compare laws in various states.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Executive Branch–Agencies

Freedom of Information Clearinghouse

Freedom of Information Clearinghouse

The FOI Clearinghouse, provided by Public Citizen, a national non-profit public interest organization, is a web site that contains an introduction to FOIA, information on making requests, and legal research and litigation resources. Public Citizen focuses its efforts on fighting government secrecy, and since 1972 has been involved in more FOIA lit …
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Executive Branch–Agencies

Citizen???s Guide to FOIA

Citizen???s Guide to FOIA

This report by the Committee on Government Reform provides a guide both to FOIA, and to the closely linked Privacy Act of 1974. This report discusses the scope of each act, under which circumstances to use each Act, and how to use the Acts. This is the 2003 version of the guide, and in the future a new version may become available. If a new versi …
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Executive Branch–Agencies

Senate Committee on Rules and Administration

Senate Committee on Rules and Administration

The Senate committee whose jurisdiction is over administration of the Senate Office Buildings, Senate rules and regulations, credentials and qualifications of Members of the Senate, contested elections, federal elections, the Government Printing Office, the Congressional Record, Presidential succession, the purchase of books and manuscripts and ere …
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–Senate Committees

Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

This committee reviews legislative measures relating to education, labor, health, and public welfare, aging, agricultural colleges, arts and humanities, biomedical research and development, child labor, convict labor, domestic activities of the American National Red Cross, equal employment opportunity, Gallaudet College, Howard University, and Sain …
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–Senate Committees

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs conducts studies of “any and all matters pertaining to problems and opportunities of Indians, including but not limited to, Indian land management and trust responsibilities, Indian education, health, special services, and loan programs, and Indian claims against the United States.”
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–Senate Committees

Senate Committee on the Judiciary

Senate Committee on the Judiciary

Areas of jurisdiction of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary include apportionment of Representatives, bankruptcy, mutiny, espionage, & counterfeiting, civil liberties, constitutional amendments, federal courts & judges, governmental information, holidays & celebrations, immigration & naturalization, interstate compacts, judicial proceedings, loc …
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Judicial Branch (Courts); Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–Senate Committees

Senate Committee on the Budget

Senate Committee on the Budget

“Along with the House Budget Committee, [the Senate Budget Committee] is responsible for drafting Congress’ annual budget plan and monitoring action on the budget for the Federal Government. In addition, the Budget Committee has jurisdiction over the operation of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).”
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–Senate Committees

Senate Committee on Appropriations

Senate Committee on Appropriations

The Senate Committee on Appropriations “writes the legislation that allocates federal funds to the numerous government agencies, departments, and organizations on an annual basis.”
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–Senate Committees

House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

“The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs reviews veterans’ programs, examines current laws, and reports bills and amendments to strengthen existing laws concerning veterans and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), such as for health care, disability compensation, GI bill education and job training, home loan guarantees, lif …
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–House Committees

House Committee on the Judiciary

House Committee on the Judiciary

“A standing Committee on the Judiciary was established by the House of Representatives on June 3, 1813 to consider legislation relating to judicial proceedings. Since then, the scope of the committee???s concern has expanded to include not only civil and criminal judicial proceedings and Federal courts and judges, but also issues relating to bankru …
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–House Committees; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Judicial Branch (Courts); Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Terrorism

House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure addresses legislation related to the Coast Guard, federal emergencies and disasters, flood control, inland waterways, navigation and navigation laws, public and federal buildings, public works like bridges and dams, boats, roads, railroads, aviation, water power, and water pollution.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–House Committees; Science & Technology–Transportation

Committee on House Administration

Committee on House Administration

The Committee on House Administration was created by the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946. Its jurisdiction includes the House of Reprepresentatives salaries, expenses, and accounts, management of Library of Congress, management of Smithsonian Institution, office space assignment, elections, monitoring of campaign contributi …
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–House Committees

House Committee on Agriculture

House Committee on Agriculture

The committee in the House of Representatives that addresses legislation related to agriculture, the animal industry, farm credit and security, forestry, human nutrition, rural development, and water conservation.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–House Committees; Business & Economics–Agribusiness

Rules and Precedents of the House

Rules and Precedents of the House

Ever wondered what the Speaker of the House does? This site outlines the roles of the Speaker, the Chief Administrative Officer, and the Chaplain and explains the procedures used in the House for voting. Also included are sections on the general order and priority of business in the House and the official Code of Conduct.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–House Of Representatives

The Office of the House Majority Whip

The Office of the House Majority Whip

The site of the second ranking House Republican. Icluded are the Whip Notice, which is a weekly listing of bills expected to be considered in the upcoming week and the Whipping Post, a listing of bills expected to be considered in a given day.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–House Of Representatives

House Democratic Leader

House Democratic Leader

Official site of the House Democratic Leader available in English and Spanish. It includes a Legislative calendar and position statements and articles on homeland security, the economy, health care, and education.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–House Of Representatives

Congressional District Maps

Congressional District Maps

Maps of congressional district boundaries for the most current session of Congress. “Designed for easy reference, they show the Congressional District overlaid on top of State and county boundaries along with interstate and US highways, selected streams and water bodies, and major cities.” View and print maps by state, or by individual district.
Subject: Reference–Geography–Maps & Atlases; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–House Of Representatives

Economic Research Service

Economic Research Service

“The Economic Research Service (ERS) is the main source of economic information and research from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. ERS research informs and enhances public and private decisionmaking on economic and policy issues related to agriculture, food, natural resources, and rural development.” Includes statistics on the economics of food …
Subject: Business & Economics–Agribusiness; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–Statistics

USDA Agriculture Fact Book (2000)

USDA Agriculture Fact Book (2000)

Publication from the USDA focusing on information about agriculture in the United States, including what Americans eat, the structure of US Agriculture, farms in America, statistics on rural America, and more. This is the most recent edition available electronically.
Subject: Business & Economics–Agribusiness; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–Statistics

Parliament of Australia

Parliament of Australia

Find out about the Senate and House of Representatives, committees, publications, “This Week in Parliament,” and more at the official website of the Australian Parliament.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–Other National Governments

Embassies Worldwide

Embassies Worldwide

This site contains links to the Web sites of foreign embassies for over 70 countries worldwide.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–International Government & Intergovernmental Groups

Social Security Online

Social Security Online

This site tells you all you need to know about Social Security Administration in the United States. There are social security forms, frequently asked questions and information about how to contact the administration. There is also an option for viewing the site in Spanish.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government; Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Seniors

U.S. Department of State Background Notes Archives

U.S. Department of State Background Notes Archives

Background Notes is an official United States Government publication which profiles countries and organizations of the world. This site is an archive of a past version of resource. It was last updated in 2001.
Subject: Regional & Country Information; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–International Government & Intergovernmental Groups

The Political Graveyard

The Political Graveyard

Amazing directory of over 119,000 former United States Presidents, Congressmen, Cabinet members, federal judges and other national and local political figures giving the location of their final resting place. Numerous entry points: alphabetical, by state or office, by birth or death date, geographic locations, and many others.
Subject: Reference–Biographies–Politicians & Rulers; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government

Justice Information Sharing

Justice Information Sharing

“The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Information Technology (IT) Initiatives Web site is an Internet-based resource that enables justice practitioners at all levels of government to access timely and useful information from information sharing and technology integration processes, initiatives, and technological developments. The Web site provides …
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Judicial Branch (Courts)

Canada Post Corporation

Canada Post Corporation

Canada Post is Canada’s primary postal operator. This is a full-service site where one can mail letters, look up postage rates, buy postage, stamps, and supplies, track and ship packages, and find zip code information.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–Other National Governments–Canada

Governments on the WWW: Russian Federation

Governments on the WWW: Russian Federation

An extensive collection of links to Russian government websites, as well as regional resources. Many of these sites are written in Russian with links for English translations.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–Other National Governments

Federal Web Locator

Federal Web Locator

“A service provided by the Villanova Center for Information Law and Policy” and intended to be a comprehensive source for Federal Government information arranged by agency and sub-agency. Lists all known Federal Government web servers.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government

United States House of Representatives

United States House of Representatives

Provides public access to legislative information as well as information about Members, Committees, and Organizations of the House and other U.S. government information resources. Includes searchable U.S. Code and Code of Federal Regulations.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–House Committees; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Legislative Branch–House Of Representatives

CORDIS Information Society Technologies of the European Commission

CORDIS Information Society Technologies of the European Commission

Covers the priorities laid out by the Sixth Programme (FP6) for the period of 2002-2006. This encompasses the European Union’s goals for information “research and technological development and demonstration.”
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–International Government & Intergovernmental Groups; Regional & Country Information–Europe

The Aviation Zone

The Aviation Zone

“The Aviation Zone is the most comprehensive online resource for military transports, aerial tankers, and fixed-wing gunships, from 1940 to present day. Over 75 different aircraft are represented within, most having distinguished service records and a significant presence in the annals of military airlift history….This site currently contains ove …
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–US Military; Science & Technology–Transportation–Air