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Free Online U.S. Government Resources

Ben's Guide - Geared towards children, this is an excellent source of concise, basic information about U.S. government.

United States Government ManualThe United States Government Manual is the official handbook of the Federal Government. This special edition of the Federal Register is currently updated to provide comprehensive and authoritative descriptions of the programs and activities of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches.  The Government Manual also includes information about quasi-official agencies, international organizations with U.S. membership, and Federal boards, commissions, and committees.

USA.gov - Official U.S. Government web portal and search engine.  USA.gov is an easy-to-search, free-access website designed to give you a centralized place to find information from U.S. local, state, and federal government agency websites.

FDsys -  FDsys is the Government Printing Office's official system of record for online Government information. FDsys provides free online access to official United States Federal Government publications.  Coverage varies by resource.

Census.gov - The Census Bureau is the leading source of data about the nation's people and economy.

MetaLib - MetaLib is a 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.

Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) - Provides access to important U.S. policy documents, presidential directives, and national strategy documents as well as specialized resources such as theses and research reports from various universities, organizations and local and state agencies on topics related to homeland security policy and strategy.

National Technical Information Service - The National Technical Information Service serves as the largest central resource for government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business related information available today. For more than 60 years NTIS has assured businesses, universities, and the public timely access to approximately 3 million publications covering over 350 subject areas.

Government Information Online - This reference service, sponsored by the Government Documents Round Table (GoDoRT) in the American Library Association, lets you ask a government information question. It will be answered by a librarian from a participating Federal Depository Library.

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