The government has a wealth of useful information, but finding it can be difficult. Use these links to help navigate through the web of government sites, to find the information you need.
Books for Adults
Statistical abstract of the United States, 2004-05 : the national data book.
Statistics describing social, economic, political, and geographic changes in the United States. See also:
United States Historical Census Data Browser.
More books for:
Legislation - United States
Statutes - United States
United States - Politics and Government
National Archives Research (http://www.archives.gov/research/start/online-tools.html)
National Archives' web site for digital records.
Helpful information about virtually anywhere in the United States
Embassy World (http://www.embassyworld.com/embassy/directory.htm)
Directory of the world's embassies and consulates
FactCheck.org researches statements made by important politicians for context and accuracy. Its goal is increasing the public understanding of political dialog.
Foreign Consular Offices in the US (http://www.state.gov/s/cpr/rls/fco/)
Addresses and contact personnel
Government Info Subject Browser (http://www.library.okstate.edu/govdocs/browsetopics/)
Know what you're looking for, but don't know where to find it? This Oklahoma State University site lists information by subject, then takes you to the sites that will be helpful.
Quickly and easily find local, state, national and international resources, government documents, election information, federal agencies, and more.
Hometown Locater (http://www.hometownlocator.com)
All kinds of useful information for locations large and small
National Atlas (http://nationalatlas.gov)
Maps of anything you need in the United States!
Project Vote Smart (http://www.vote-smart.org/)
A national library of factual information on over 13,000 candidates for public office
Stately Knowledge (http://www.ipl.org/div/stateknow/)
Internet Public Library's State information
Boulder City (http://www.bcnv.org/)
Boulder City's government website
City of Henderson (http://www.cityofhenderson.com/index.php)
Henderson's government website
City of Las Vegas (http://www.lasvegasnevada.gov/index.htm)
Las Vegas' government websige
City of Mesquite (http://www.mesquitenv.com/)
Mesquite's government website
City of North Las Vegas (http://www.ci.north-las-vegas.nv.us/Departments/MayorAndCouncil/MayorAndCouncil.shtm)
North Las Vegas' government website
Clark County (http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/)
Clark County's government website
Laughlin Town Manager's Office (http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/depts/admin_services/laughlin/Pages/default.aspx)
With a link to the town Advisory Board
Nevada Economic Data (http://www.unlv.edu/Research_Centers/cber/)
Information on the economy and businesses of Nevada
Nevada Revised Statutes (http://www.leg.state.nv.us/law1.cfm)
Nevada's state laws
Nevada Stata Data Center (http://nevadaculture.org/nsla/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1015&Itemid=181)
The State Data Center Program, a cooperative effort of the U.S. Census Bureau and the states to improve public access to census statistics and information.
Nevada State Legislature (http://www.leg.state.nv.us/)
Legislative information about Nevada
Nevada State Publication Distribution Center (http://nevadaculture.org/nsla/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1089&Itemid=266)
The intent of this program is for all Nevada state, county and municipal government publications to be collected and distributed for use by inhabitants of the state.
Nevada State Welfare Division (http://dwss.nv.gov/)
Information and forms for all Nevada welfare benefits
State of Nevada (http://www.nv.gov/)
Nevada's government website
Town of Pahrump (http://www.pahrumpnv.org/)
Pahrump's government website
UNLV Government Documents Depository (http://www.library.unlv.edu/govpub/index.html)
UNLV maintains a more complete Federal Depository
US District Court for Nevada (http://www.nvd.uscourts.gov/)
Among its resources are standardized forms, a list of frequently asked questions, and links to other resources, such as PACER.
Connecting you to federal resources that support children and youth during out-of-school hours
Budget of the U.S. Government (http://www.gpoaccess.gov/usbudget/)
Provides information on how the federal government spends money, from A Citizens Guide to the Federal Budget, written for the average reader, to extensive economic and historical analyses of the United States budget.
Catalog of US Government Publications (http://catalog.gpo.gov/F?RN=409511684)
The authoritative guide to government publications, this web site lists both print and online information sources produced by the federal government since January 1994. The Monthly Catalog is the older, printed, list of official government titles.
CIA World Fact Book (http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html)
Created by the CIA for government travelers, the Factbook is a comprehensive resource of facts and statistics on more than 250 countries.
Code of Federal Regulations (http://www.gpoaccess.gov/cfr/index.html)
The CFR contains administrative regulations, issued by federal agencies or presidential executive order, which are arranged by subject and published annually. Weekly updates are found in the Federal Register.
Congressional Directory (http://www.gpoaccess.gov/cdirectory/)
Staff directory for the legislative, executive, and judicial agencies of the federal government. It features brief biographies, committee memberships, and addresses and phone numbers for staff members.
Congressional Medal of Honor (http://www.army.mil/cmh/moh.html)
The President, in the name of Congress, has awarded more than 3,400 Medals of Honor to our nation's bravest Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen since the decoration's creation in 1861. For years, the citations highlighting these acts of bravery and heroism resided in dusty archives and only sporadically were printed. In 1973, the U.S. Senate ordered the citations compiled and printed as Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973). This book was later updated and reprinted in 1979. The breakdown of these is a duplicate of that in the congressional compilation.
Congressional Medal of Honor Society (http://www.cmohs.org/society/museum.htm)
Located on the hangar deck of the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point, the museum details the eight eras of Medal of Honor history: The Civil War; Indian Campaigns; Wars of American Expansion; Peacetime; World War I; World War II; Korea; and Vietnam. Panels list all of the Medal of Honor recipients to date and include such well-known names as Audie Murphy, Sergeant Alvin York and Jimmie Doolittle.
Exhibits include memorabilia and artifacts relating to Medal of Honor recipients and archives of important documents. In addition to the permanent exhibit, rotating displays will focus on related areas of interest.
Congressional Record (http://www.gpoaccess.gov/crecord/index.html)
Primary source for information about current legislation passed or under consideration by Congress. It is the official source for recorded votes and verbatim transcripts of debates.
County and City Data Book (http://www.census.gov/statab/www/ccdb.html)
Click on "online version". Including statistics for all U.S. counties, cities of 25,000 or more population, and places with more than 2,500 inhabitants, County and City Data Book is useful for both business and school projects. Population, housing, business, and labor force data are featured.
Federal Register (http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/index.html)
Daily publication that presents final regulations as they are enacted, proposed rules, notices, and presidential documents. The same information is organized by subject and published annually in the Code of Federal Regulations.
Federal Register Web 2.0 (http://www.federalregister.gov/)
The FR 2.0 web site is be similar to a daily web newspaper, with a clear layout and new tools to guide readers to the most popular topics and relevant documents.
The US Government's Official Website
El portal oficial en español del Gobierno de los EE. UU
GPO Access (http://www.gpoaccess.gov)
Central website for federal government information
House and Senate Bills, etc. (http://www.gpoaccess.gov/legislative.html)
This link to legislative information provides access to House and Senate publications.
How our laws are made (http://thomas.loc.gov/home/lawsmade.toc.html)
Ideas for new laws are written in proposals called bills. Each bill must be sponsored by a member of the House or Senate. Learn more about this process by visiting this web site.
National Park Service information
Public Laws (http://www.gpoaccess.gov/plaws/index.html)
Public laws are the permanent statutes enacted by Congress. They are found in the United States Code, which is public law organized into 50 broad subject areas called titles. The United States Statutes at Large contain the public laws that are enacted during each congressional session.
Public Papers of the President (http://www.gpoaccess.gov/pubpapers/index.html)
Papers and speeches of the President of the United States that were issued by the Office of the Press Secretary during the specified time period.
Slip Laws (http://www.gpoaccess.gov/plaws/index.html)
The first published appearance of newly enacted laws in pamphlet form. At the conclusion of each Congressional session, slip laws are incorporated into United States Statutes at Large as session laws. Every six years, session laws are added to the United States Code.
Statistical Abstract of the United States (http://factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html?_lang=en)
Collection of statistics on social and economic conditions in the United States. Selected international data are also included. The Abstract is also your guide to sources of other data from the Census Bureau, other federal agencies, and private organizations.
Supreme Court Opinions (http://www.supremecourtus.gov/opinions/opinions.html)
The Supreme Court of the United States is the final arbiter in controversies or interpretation of the laws of the United States or the intent of the Constitution. Its decisions are called "Opinions".
The White House (http://www.whitehouse.gov)
What you want to know abut the President's house. Click on History and Tours to get the tour!
Thomas: Legislative Information on the Internet (http://thomas.loc.gov/)
Law and Legislation from the Library of Congress
Topographical Maps (http://topomaps.usgs.gov/)
Topographic maps are maps that present the horizontal and vertical positions of physical features including land elevations. 7.5 minute scale maps for the entire United States, as well as other scales, are available through the US Geologic Survey.
Uniform Crime Reports: Crime in the United States (http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/ucr.htm)
Provides detailed statistical information about crimes as reported to the FBI.
US Census (http://www.census.gov/)
The ten-year census required by law provides massive amounts of population, housing, economic, and geographic data. The economic census, as well as other kinds of statistical data, also is found here. Click on American Factfinder to compare information for different areas!
US Code (http://www.gpoaccess.gov/uscode/index.html)
The United States Code is the permanent, or public, laws of the United States organized into broad subject areas called titles.
US Constitution (http://www.archives.gov/national_archives_experience/charters/constitution.html)
The basic document establishing the government of the United States, the Constitution of the United States also defines the rights and liberties of citizens.
US Government Manual (http://www.gpoaccess.gov/gmanual/index.html)
The official handbook of the federal government, the United States Government Manual provides information on the agencies of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches. Major officials, the purpose of each agency, a brief agency history, and a summary of agency activities are included in the descriptions.
The official portal of the U.S. government. Here you can Shop government auctions, Apply for government jobs or benefits, Contact elected officials, Get or renew a passport Renew your drivers license or get vital records, Get answers to frequently asked questions, Find all federal, state, local government information and services
Veteran's Benefits (http://www.va.gov/)
Federal benefits for veterans and their dependents
Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents (http://www.gpoaccess.gov/wcomp/index.html)
The Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents is published every Monday by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration and contains statements, messages, and other presidential materials released by the White House during the preceding week.
Where to write for Vital Records (http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w.htm)
A centralized listing of where to get birth, death, marriage, divorce, etc. certificates, from the various states.