Government Information

Online Database

Military and Government Collection Offers current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government via periodicals, academic journals, and other content. Provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals and indexing and abstracts for nearly 400 titles.

THOMAS: Legislative Information on the Internet A Library of Congress web site that allows you to search for congressional information and provides access to federal and state government information. Includes the full text of all versions of Senate and Congressional bills for the current Congress, full text of the Congressional Record, and bill summary.


U.S. House of Representatives Provides access to federal legislative information, as well as information about members, committees, and organization of the House of Representatives.

U.S. Senate The U.S. Senate home page provides information from and about the members of the Senate, Senate committees, and Senate leadership and support offices. Includes background information on the history of the Senate and a description of the legislative process and procedures.

White House Home Page This is the web site of the White House which includes information the Executive branch of government and also has numerous links to information relating to the other branches of the federal government.

Federal Judiciary This site functions as a clearing house for information about the Judicial Branch of the U.S. Government. Also includes information on Publications from the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.

The GPO's Federal Digital System (FDsys) An advanced digital system that will enable GPO to manage Government information from all three branches of the U.S. Government.


State of Wisconsin is a compendium of information relating to the executive, legislative and administrative agencies of Wisconsin State Government. Included at this site are legislation and directory information pertaining to personnel of the various state agencies and legislatures.

Wisconsin Counties Directory of county web sites.

Governor's Office Links to information about Wisconsin's Governor and First Lady, news and speeches, a virtual tour of the Executive Residence, and more.

Wisconsin Legislature Information on legislators and legislative activity. Also includes WI statutes and administrative codes, the WI Blue Book, redistricting info, 2000 Census, election statistics and many other sites that are related to the legislative branch of the WI state government.

BadgerLink The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction - Division of Libraries, Technology, and Community Learning provides all WI residents with access to information resources.



FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) Includes over 50 databases with more than 3 million time series covering international agricultural statistical and technical information on livestock and crop production, consumption, and world trade, in addition to other related key agricultural indicators.

International Fund for Rural Development Deals with rural development issues, initiatives and programs.


International Trade Statistics Provides links to country-specific business information including trade and market profiles and key indicators on trade performance. Is the portal to all export-related assistance and market information by country or industry sector offered by the federal government.

International Trade Administration (ITA) Links to global statistical data on world markets and commerce. Research reports and market analysis are available by country and industry.

World Bank Provides country data profiles based on the World Development Indicators Database to give an overall picture of the current structure of each country's economy. It also includes infrastructure, population, social, and environmental indicators.

Bureau of Economic Analysis Contains an interactive data table and information about US and foreign trade accounts and investments.


United Nations Comprehensive resource for political background and history of member states as well as their social and economic situation and prospects.

Department of State Information on the history, government, economics, politics and cultural aspects of countries and regions around the world plus US foreign policy and programs are available from this site.

International Data Base (IDB) Is a computerized data bank containing statistical tables of demographic and socio-economic data for 227 countries and areas of the world.


Department of Energy The Energy Information Administration provides information on international energy production, outlook, prices, consumption and environmental impact by country and region.

International Bureau of Labor Affairs (ILAB) Foreign Labor Trends describes each country's labor sector and other key labor indicators including standards and workers' rights.

State and Local Government on the Net The State and Local Government Internet directory provides convenient one-stop access to the websites of thousands of state agencies and city and county governments.


States and Capitals Factual information about each state: population, state flower as well as links to a variety of resources relevant to each state.

Government Publications Department at UW-Platteville Homepage of government publications within the Karrmann Library.

Research Guides for Government Resources by topic From the University of Louisville Libraries.

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