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Executive

The White House

Economic Report of the President

GPO Access Budget of the U.S., Economic Report of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, and others.

Independent Counsel Investigations Reports from GPO Access.

Federal Administrative Decisions & Other Actions from the University of Virginia Law Library.

Office of the Pardon Attorney from the United States Department of Justice lists pardons for the Bush (Sr.) and Clinton administrations.

Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States from the National Archives and Records Administration Office of the Federal Register.

Presidential Directives and Where to Find Them from the Library of Congress.

President Sponsored by the Leadership Information Archives (a private/public consortium managed by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), this site's mission is to bring "presidential libraries materials onto the Internet for improved public access."

Presidential Libraries from the National Archives and Records Administration.

Executive Orders Disposition Tables from January 9, 1939 to the present, from the National Archives and Records Administration.

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Judicial

Academic Universe/Legal Research Search full text federal, state, and international legal materials.

FindLaw Supreme Court cases from 1893 - , Federalist Papers, the Constitution, lives of the Founding Fathers, past and present Supreme Court Justices made available by Cornell University.

Court Decisions State Courts, U.S. Supreme Court 1990 - , and U.S. Circuit Courts from the Legal Information Institute.

Index to the Colorado Courts Website, links to all the courts and to the Supreme Court Library from the Colorado Courts Homepage.

U.S. Supreme Court Decisions 1937-1975

U.S. Supreme Court Decisions 1992-2000

Supreme Court of the United States Access to the Court's Term slip opinions, 1999 Term orders, argument calendar, schedules, Rules, bar admission forms and instructions, visitors' guides, case-handling guides, special notices, press releases, and general information.

The Federal Judiciary Homepage Official Federal Government web sites from the Library of Congress.

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Legislative

ANALYSIS

CQ Weekly, legislative news and analysis.

CQ Researcher, the most current and controversial issues of the day with complete summaries, all the pros and cons, bibliographies and more.

Congressional Research Service Reports Research reports on many subjects requested by congressional committees.

Roll Call The newspaper of Capitol Hill.

 

COMPREHENSIVE DATABASES--INDEXES AND SOME FULL TEXT

GPO Access Congressional Record; Congressional Committee Documents, Reports, Hearings and Prints; History of Bills; Public Laws; GAO Reports.

Congress Track Project Vote Smart, Status of Major Legislation of the Current Congress.

Government Publications Library University of Colorado at Boulder

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SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Elected Officials including the president, members of Congress, governors, state legislators, and more.

Congressional Directory, the official directory of the U.S. Congress prepared by the Joint Committee on Printing. Short biographies of each member, by state or district, and more.

New Member Pictorial Directory 107th Congress prepared by the Committee on House Administration, Bill Thomas, Chairman.

The United States Senate

The United States House of Representatives

Who's Who in the Federal Government from the University of Memphis.

Government Redistricting Web Sites from the Purdue University Libraries.

Congressional E-mail Directory

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HISTORICAL CONGRESSIONAL DOCUMENTS

A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1873 Now has full text of all of the predecessors to the Congressional Record (House Journal, Senate Journal and Senate Executive Journal, Annals of Congress, Register of Debates, & The Congressional Globe) up to 1873 (1st through 42nd Congresses) as well as full text of the Statutes at Large up to 1873 (1st through 42nd Congresses). The site also offers documents on the Continental Congress and constitutional debates (1774-89) in the Journals of the Continental
Congress, Farrand's Records of the Federal Convention of the Federal Constitution (Elliot's Debates), as well as selected documents from the U.S. Serial Set.

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State & Local

State and Local Government on the Net, a Piper Resources guide to government sponsored Internet sites.

State Politics and Policy Quarterly Data Resource from the University of Dayton, Ohio.

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International

Statistics

World Factbook from the CIA.

InfoNation from the United Nations.

Facts on International Relations and Security Trends (FIRST), factbook/database from Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. Includes stats and facts on military expenditures; arms production and trade; memberships, agreements, and events; conflicts and peace keeping activities; and political system and country indicators.

International Data Base U.S. Census Bureau

IDB Population Mapping from the U.S. census bureau, graphs that show the distribution of population by age and sex in a particular country.

Statistical Resources Foreign and International Economics One of the best sites, this University of Michigan site is focused on statistical resources on the Web for foreign and international economics.

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada

International Labour Organization Bureau of Statistics Data, statistical data extracts from LABORSTA-mainly annual time-series that serve to publish the ILO Yearbook of Labour Statistics.

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Foreign Countries

Library of Congress / Federal Research Division / Country Studies / Area Handbook Series Search on their pages, or go to their list of approximately 90 countries.

Links to Foreign Governments from Northwestern University Library.

Foreign Government Resources from University of Michigan.

UK Guide to Government from DirectGov

British Government Publications, the official stationary office site, includes documents from 1994 to the present.

BOPCRIS, the British Official Publications Collaborative Reader Information Service, includes Parliamentary papers, Session papers, and reports from the House of Commons from 1688 to 1995.

Canadian Government Information from the National Library of Canada.

INTERNATIONAL GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS (IGOs) from Northwestern University Library.

 

NGO GLOBAL NETWORK, non-governmental organizations associated with the United Nations.

 

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United Nations

United Nations System of Organizations, official WEB site locator.

ReliefWeb, includes job openings in relief organizations, a library, and reports on disasters and gives details on what happened and what's been done.

UNBISnet-UN Bibliographic Information System from the United Nations Dag Hammarskj÷ld Library, the primary index to United Nations documentation published since 1979, or earlier for selected major documents. Also includes the catalogue of the collections of the Dag Hammarskj÷ld Library.

United Nations Research Guide

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Subjects

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices Annual report submitted to the Congress by the Department of State regarding the status of internationally recognized human rights practices.

International Religious Freedom Report describes the status of religious freedom in each foreign country, and government policies violating religious belief and practices of groups, religious denominations and individuals, and U.S. policies to promote religious freedom around the world.

World Human Rights Information from the University of Minnesota.

State of the World's Children 1998 from UNICEF.

Initiative on Conflict Resolution (INCORE), a joint initiative between the University of Ulster and the United Nations University. These country guides provide scholarly information on ethnic conflicts in a few selected countries.

EUR-OP Office for Official Publications, European Union documents of every type, in every pertinent language.

EU (European Union) Newsletters from the Delegation of the European Commission to the United States.

Annual Report on International Religious Freedom for 1999: Executive Summary from the U.S. Department of State.

International Labour Organization

Kosovo from University of Michigan Documents Center, Documents in the News, Foreign Governments.

Web Resources for International Trade maintained by the Federation of International Trade Associations. Categories include Currencies, International Taxation, International Law, Treaties and International Conventions, and Trade Barriers.

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