Federal Online Resources
Key Sites for Government Information
Nearly all United States government and quasi-governmental agencies provide information on the World Wide Web. The nature of the information and its format varies by agency. You can expect to find the mission and policies of the agency, its director, and other contact persons. Most agencies provide considerably more information, including recent publications, statistics, and images.
This is the official government site that searches over 87 million sites. Can search for just federal, federal and a specific state, federal and all states, all states, or a specific state. Advanced search gives the most flexibility.
Links to U. S. Government Databases including Commerce Business Daily, MoCAT, Products for Sale, Federal Register, U. S. Code, and Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents; The Federal Bulletin Board; Government Information Locator Service; and more.
Federal Web Navigator
A service of the Villanova Center for Information Law and Policy, this site provides an agency oriented approach to locating government information.
Government Document Brochures and Pamphlets
This digital collection contains selected general interest publications produced by the U.S. Federal Government and received by the University at Buffalo Libraries through the Federal Depository Library Program.
Provided by NTIS, this site offers a subject oriented approach to locating government information
Selected Subject Areas
NASA Scientific & Technical Information Program
Provides access to more than three million aerospace-related bibliographic citations. It includes CASI TRS (RECONselect) containing bibliographic citations and abstracts for public aerospace documents, journal articles, and conference proceedings from 1970 to the present. Documents may be available at Michigan Tech Library or through interlibrary loan.
Bureau of the Census
Demographic, economic, and social statistical information. Consult a number of ready-made tables or use on-line software to create custom tables or maps.
Department of Energy (DOE) Information Bridge
Full text of DOE scientific and technical reports from January 1996 to present.
Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)
OSTI provides access to a wealth of energy, science, and technology research and development (R&D) information from the Manhattan Project to the present.
Information about the President, Vice President, and First Lady. White House press releases, links to cabinets and information about former presidents also can be found at this site.
Texts of many U.S. Copyright Office publications including Copyright Basics and Information Circulars.
Findlaw: Laws: Cases and Codes
U.S. Supreme Court Decisions (1898 -), U.S. Courts of Appeals, State Courts, and more.
Selected Historic Cases
325 Historic Decisions courtesy of Cornell University's Legal Information Institute.
Federal Court Locator
The Federal Web Locator is a service provided by the Villanova Center for Information Law and Policy and is intended to be the one stop shopping point for federal government information on the World Wide Web. This list is maintained to bring the cyber citizen to the federal government's doorstep.
Directory of Electronic Public Access Services
Automated information in the United States Federal Courts
United States Senate
Information from and about Senators, Senate Committees, Senate leadership and support services, etc.
United States House of Representatives
Access to legislative information as well as information about members, committees, etc.
U.S. House of Representatives Internet Law Library
Provides access to legal resources including the U.S. Code and the Code of Federal Regulations.
Full text versions of Congressional Bills, Congressional Calendars, Congressional Directory, Congressional Documents, Congressional Reports, Congressional Record, Congressional Record Index, Economic Indicators, Federal Register and Unified Agenda, General Accounting Office (GAO) Reports, Government Manual, History of Bills, Public Laws, Code of Federal Regulations, and United States Code.
User friendly legislative information provided by the US Congress through its library.
US Geological Survey
Maps and related products available from the USGS.
Digital Raster Graphics (DRG)
Scanned images of USGS quadranges. Many Upper Peninsula quadrangles may be downloaded.
Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)
Official Repository of U. S. Geographic names information
Tiger Mapping Service
Create your own maps using Census and other publicly available data.
Centre for Topographic Information
Canada's national topographic mapping agency.
Earth Science Information Center
Search index maps for 7.5 minute topographic maps and aerial photographics or download digital cartographic data (may require specialized software).
National Resource Conservations Service Soils web page
This page is the gateway and part of the National Cooperative Soil Survey, an effort of Federal and State agencies, universities, and professional societies to deliver scientifically based soil information. It includes a link to the Web Soil Survey, a web site which allows online viewing of soil survey maps and reports. This new application greatly enhances access to information on soils.