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United States Federal Government Information: Selected Agency Websites

Selected Agency Websites


Central Intelligence Agency.  CIA Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Electronic Reading Room   Provides access to non-partisan reports prepared by the Congressional Research Service.  The reports provide analysis of issues of public debate.  Can search by subject or browse by  topic.

Government Information on the Web Subject Index (St. Mary's University)
Indexes subject guides to government documents prepared by nearly 30 colleges, universities, and other institutions.  Retrieve information by browsing a list of subject headings. ( Alliance--a partnership of 14 federal agencies and 18 scientific and technical organizations)
Links to scientific and technical information on over 2,100 Web sites and over 50 databases. Use advanced search to limit information to specified areas. (US General Services Administration)
The federal government's attempt to create a one-stop shopping mall for all its information. is one of the most comprehensive US Government Web sites, but expectations that you might find all data in one place is unrealistic. Shoppers must often visit multiple malls before making purchases. Select Explore Topics to view information under broad headings.

Featured Resources

Center for Legislative Archives

"The Center for Legislative Archives, a part of the National Archives and Records Administration, preserves and makes available to researchers the historical records of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate."


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