Government Documents in the Archives Library Information Center Links to government publications in the National Archives, gateways and guides to federal information, finding aids and indexes to government documents, federal directories, and other government publications.
Digital Preservation (LOCKSS Initiative) An international community initiative that provides tools and support to collect and preserve copies of authorized e-content.
Digitization Projects Registry The authoritative directory listing of US. Government publication digitization efforts.
Catalog of U.S. Government Publications Finding tool for federal publications, both historical and current, with direct links to those that are available online.
Federal Digital System A comprehensive Government Printing Office site which offers links to the Code of Federal Regulations, Federal Register, Congressional Record and other important sources.
USA.gov The government's most robust search engine giving access to thousands of web sites.
1909 Checklist Provides access to a plethora of government information from 1789-1909.
APA Guide to Citing Government Documents
The Living Room Candidate An online exhibition presenting more than 300 television commercials from every election year since 1952, when the first campaign TV ads aired.
Presidents of the United States This site offers background information, election results, cabinet members, and notable events about each president.
U.S. Congress Votes Database Sponsored by the Washington Post, this site provides a searchable database of Congressional voting from 1991 to the present.
United States House of Representatives Offical site giving schedules of house floor action and hearings, information about members, tallies of roll call votes, links to other federal sites.
United States Senate Official site of the world's most exclusive 100 member club, with lots of information similar to what's found on the House site.
- Ambassadors, US
- Background Notes
- BBC Country Profiles
- CIA World Factbook
- Constitution Finder - University of Richmond
- Countries & Their Cultures
- Country Studies - Library of Congress
- Country Information Guide - Kresge Library
- Foreign Relations of the U.S.
- International Monetary Fund
- OECD - Country Pages
- Population Reference Bureau
- Yahoo: Country Information
- FindLaw Contains a searchable database of Court decisions since 1893.
- Supreme Court Historical Society This site provides valuable insights into the history and working of the Court.
- United States Supreme Court Home Page Latest opinions and more.
Laws and Regulations:
- Regulations.gov Site that allows users to both view and comment upon any federal regulation.
- Statutes at Large A complete collection of all public laws from 1789 to 2012 in PDF format.
- Thomas: Legislative Information on the Internet Includes information on Congress, texts of bills and the Congressional Record
Guide to U.S. Elections and Voting Provides non-partisan as well as partisan sources of information on elections and voting.
Project Vote Smart A good source of election-related information, including lobby group ratings of candidates, campaign finance data and candidate biographies.
Publius Voter education site that allows for viewing a specific voter's ballot, mapping of polling locations and other Michigan election/voting issues.Voting America: United States Politics, 1840-2008 Excellent presentation of US electoral history via the use of interactive maps.
- American Factfinder Information from the 2010 Census of Population, the annual American Community Survey, and other useful economic and geographic data.
- United States Census Bureau
- Historical Census Data Browser U.S. census data from 1790 to 1960; data goes down to county level in most cases.
- Census & Statistical Data for Michigan
- Census 2000 School District Profiles
- Michigan Uniform Crime Reports Offenses and arrests by individual crime, with some data down to county level.
- Michigan State & County Quick Facts From the United States Census Bureau, here's lots of people, business and geographic information.
Other Statistical Data Sources:
- Statistical Abstract of the United States The national data book of sociological and economic statistics, this site offers access to the 2012 edition as well as older issues back to 1878.
- Bureau of Justice Statistics
- Faststats from the National Center for Health Statistics
- Education Statistics
- Bureau of Labor Statistics
- FBI Crime Statistics