Federal Consumer Information
This site has hundreds of useful federal publications about everything from
children to jobs to health to housing to small businesses.
FedLaw offers more than 1,600 links to federal legal and regulatory information,
including laws, regulations, decisions from all levels of federal courts,
the texts of congressional bills, General Accounting Office reports, and much
This is a great place to start if you're looking for health information on
the Internet. The site, which is operated by the U.S. Department of Health
and Human Services, offers links to hundreds of federal publications about
health topics and to hundreds of consumer health sites on the Internet.
INFOMINE arranges federal government links by subject, title, and keywords.
You also can search all the listings, each of which provides a good description
of the linked site.
Library of Congress
It might be quicker to list what this site does not offer. Among just a few
highlights, it has a Web-based interface to the LC's catalog, text and images
from numerous exhibits, a database with records about POWs and MIAs from the
Vietnam War, and links to more than 200 online library catalogs around the
Want the latest pictures from Mars, information about upcoming Space Shuttle
flights, or anything else about space? If so, start here. It's the main entry
point into the huge array of resources that NASA makes available on the Internet.
The site has few files of its own, but offers links to dozens of other NASA
THOMAS is the place to check if you want information about bills pending before
Congress. It has the full text of all bills introduced, summaries of all bills
introduced, information about the status of each bill, updates about bills
that are expected to be voted on soon, selected reports by House and Senate
committees, and lots more.
U.S. Government Printing Office
The highlight of this site is GPO Access, a collection of databases that provide
the full text of bills introduced in Congress, the Congressional Record, the
Federal Register, General Accounting Office reports, the U.S. Code, U.S. Supreme
Court decisions from 1937 to 1975, and much more.
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
If you're doing research about a public company, this is the place to look.
It has the full text of all reports that public companies must file with the
SEC, in addition to SEC publications about investing, news about SEC enforcement
actions, and more.
U.S. State Department
Whether you're planning a trip abroad or researching a school report about
a foreign country, this site is a gold mine. It has numerous publications
about travel overseas, reports about global terrorism, transcripts of speeches
by the secretary of state, and lots more.
of Michigan Documents Center
The University of Michigan Documents Center offers a superb collection of
annotated links to federal Internet sites. It also has the best directories
of congressional e-mail and Web addresses available anywhere.
Welcome to the White House
This site's best feature is its collection of White House documents, such
as speeches by the president, executive orders, and transcripts of press briefings.
It also offers information about executive agencies like the Office of Management
and Budget and a virtual historical tour of the White House.