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Federal Consumer Information Center
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 more.

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 world.

NASA Homepage
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 Internet sites.

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.

University 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.

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