Federal

FDsys - GPO's Federal Digital System (FDsys) provides public access to Government information submitted by Congress and Federal agencies and preserved as technology changes. This is a good place to begin looking for government information, such as the Federal Register and the Congressional Record.

GovInfo - This site provides free online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.

American Factfinder - American FactFinder provides access to data about the United States, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas. The data in American FactFinder come from several censuses and surveys.

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications - The CGP is the finding tool for federal publications that includes descriptive records for historical and current publications and provides direct links to those that are available online. Users can search by authoring agency, title, subject, and general key word, or click on "Advanced Search" for more options.

Census Bureau - Find statistics on population, housing and social characteristics, the economic census, projections, maps and more.

Central Intelligence Agency - Links to CIA and even a page for children.

Century of Law Making for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates- The records of the Continental Congress, the Constitutional Convention, and the United States Congress.

Code of Federal Regulations - Codification of the rules published in the daily Federal Register.

Congress.gov - Resources about legislators and legislative activity.

Congress  - House - Senate Biographical Directory - Contains committee hearing schedules, roll call votes, current legislative proceedings, committee assignments, biographical sketches, email links to representatives and senators and more.

Congressional Budget Office - Includes cost estimates (required of CBO for every bill reported by a Congressional committee) back to the 105th Congress, as well as publications and general information about the CBO.

Congressional Record - Official record of the proceedings of Congress. It is available on the Web back to 1994. Previous titles (Annals of Congress, Register of Debates, and Congressional Globe) are available at the American Memory Project back to 1789.

Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents

Federal Bureau of Investigation - This site contains addresses and phone numbers for national and regional contacts, a tip line, information about types of crimes investigated, the FBI "10 Most Wanted" list, career opportunities, and many other items of interest.

Federal Register - Daily record of federal agencies' Rules and Notices. Cumulated in in the Code of Federal Regulations.

FedLaw - A General Services Administration site that links you to federal circuit and district courts, as well as the Supreme Court.

Fedstats - This site, which is maintained by the Federal Interagency Council  on Statistical Policy, provides access to statistics and other information provided by over 70 agencies.

Genealogy Page - If you're interested in researching your family tree, this National  Archives and Records Administration site can help you.

Geographic Names Information System - An index compiled from U.S. Geological Survey maps, this site will  give you information on man-made and physical features, including latitude, longitude, altitude and name of quadrangle map in which the feature appears.

GovSpeak: A Guide to Government Abbreviations and Acronyms

Healthfinder - This is a gateway site (a site that will lead you to many other sites) to  consumer health and human services pages. It includes online publications, clearinghouses and support groups.

Homeland Security Digital Library - The Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) is the nation’s premier collection of documents related to homeland security policy, strategy, and organizational management.

Internal Revenue Service - The kinder, gentler, user-friendly IRS. Need forms? Need help? It's  here.

Library of Congress - Click on the LoC link for information about the library's services and  collections, information on the Copyright Office, the American Memory project, online exhibitions, legislative information and much more.

MetaLib - a federated search tool that is a service of the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications. Use MetaLib's federated searching to retrieve reports, articles, and citations by simultaneously searching across multiple databases.

Public Papers of the President of the United States

Public Papers of the President of the United States (archive)

Public Laws - Individual laws enacted by Congress. Public Laws from the 104th, 105th, and 106th Congress are available online. They are codified in the U.S. Code.

Social Security Administration - The Social Security Administration's official site; contains information  about the agency as well as disability information, how to apply for services and SSA reports.

Uniform Crime Reports - The FBI is providing reliable criminal justice statistics through this  cooperative effort. It is a voluntary effort by city, county and state law agencies of reporting crime data to the FBI.

U.S. Code - The Code contains the "general and permanent laws of the United  States" arranged by title and prepared by the Office of Law Revision Council.

U.S. Consumer Gateway - This site links the user to many resources of consumer interest,  including "food," "health," etc.

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office - Calling all inventors! Want to patent your "new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter or any new and useful improvement thereof"? You can check the Bibliographic Database section for a short description of the patent's contents or the Full-Text Database for a more thorough search at the "Welcome to the USPTO" screen.

U.S. Post Office Zip Code Lookup - Need a Zip Code? On this site, you can look it up, track down priority mail and parcel post packages and view collectible stamps.

United States Postal Service

Where to Write for Vital Records - Don't know where to write or whom to contact for birth, marriage or death records? Then take look at this site.

White House - You can take a virtual tour of the White House, find information about  the Presidents and First Ladies, communicate via email with the President and Vice-President, read press briefings and much more.

Women's Health and Girl's Health