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    General Resources

    American Decades
    Historical information on American History of the 20th Century.

    American Inaugurals: The Speeches, The Presidents, and Their Times
    Presents the inaugural addresses of each of the 43 United States Presidents. Each entry includes a brief biography, a list of important events during that president's term of office, the actual text of the speech, and notable quotes. Illustrated with portraits and reproductions of period paintings, photos, and engravings.

    American Social Reform Movements Reference Library
    Chronicles and illustrates movements from the American Revolution to the present day.

    The American Years
    Mortensen Library Reference [E174.5 .G753 2003] Check Status

    Annual register world events of 2010
    Long considered as essential reading by journalists, politicians, historians and anyone with an interest in current affairs, The Annual Register is a primary source text for historical research and (for the recent and current annuals) a current affairs reference work.

    Budget of the United States Government
    Full text of proposed budget, available for viewing and printing in PDF. Selected documents are searchable

    Checks and Balances: The Three Branches of the American Government
    Presents easy to understand information about the inner workings of the federal government. Includes historical overviews and examinations of the day-to-day operations of each branch, as well as Constitutional duties and obligations of each branch, specifics related to eligibility, elections and appointments of key positions, changes since 1776, the future of each branch, and other topics.

    Child Abuse: Law and Policy Across Boundaries
    Mortensen Library Reference K5189 .H69 2007 Check Status

    Cities of the United States: a Compilation of Current Information on Economic, Cultural, Geographic, and Social Conditions
    Provides information on America's top cities--those fastest-growing, as well as those with a particular historical, political, industrial, and/or commercial significance. City-specific profiles organize pertinent facts, data, and figures related to demographic, economic, cultural, geographic, social, and recreational conditions.

    Code of Federal Regulations
    Searchable text of current US regulations, with link to Federal Register for updates.

    Columbia Chronicles of American Life
    Mortensen Library Reference [E169.1 .G667 1995] Check Status

    Countering the Changing Threat of International Terrorism
    Controversial report written in the wake of 1998 Bombing of US Embassies in Africa. Full text is available. Adobe Acrobat needed.

    Day By Day (1940's - 1990's)
    Mortensen Library Reference [D840 .M45] Check Status

    Domestic violence sourcebook : basic consumer information about intimate partner abuse, stalking, sexual harassment, and human trafficking, including facts about risk factors, warning signs, and forms of physical, sexual, mental, emotional, and financial abuse in women, men, adolescents, recent immigrants, elders, and other specific populations; along with facts about victims and abusers, strategies for preventing and intervening in abusive situations, guidelines for managing emergencies and making safety plans, interventions through workplaces and faith communities, tips regarding legal protections, a glossary of related terms, and a directory of resources for further information
    Mortensen Library Reference HV6626.2 .D685 2013 Check Status

    Essentials of Global Politics
    Essential reference book that guides the reader through these issues and many more, providing an overview of the most important contemporary events and themes.

    The Everything Guide to Government Jobs: a Complete Handbook to Hundreds of Lucrative Opportunities Across the Nation
    Career Services Shelves JK716 .M233 2007 Check Status

    From Suffrage to the Senate: America's Political Women
    A comprehensive and valuable compendium of biographies of leading women in U.S. politics, past and present, and an examination of the wide range of women's movements.

    Government, Politics, and Protest: Essential Primary Sources
    A collection of primary source documents that focus on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries.

    Guide to the U.S. Supreme Court
    Mortensen Library Reference KF8742 .W567 2004 Check Status

    Handbook of Globalisation and Environmental Policy National Government Interventions in a Global Arena
    State-of-the-art examination of the critical effects of globalisation on environmental governance.

    Handbook of Political Sociology: States, Civil Societies, and Globalization
    Provides the first complete survey of the vibrant field of political sociology.

    Human Rights Reports - Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for [1993-1999]
    Years Covered: 1993-1999
    The annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices the Human Rights Reports cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international agreements.

    Key Concepts in Governance
    Provides a clear introduction to the technical concepts and policies of contemporary governance through short definitional essays.

    Key Concepts in Political Communication
    This is a systematic and accessible introduction to the critical concepts, structures and professional practices of political communication.

    Key Concepts in Public Relations
    Provides students with accessible and authoritative knowledge of the essential topics in a variety of disciplines.

    Key Concepts in Urban Studies
    Clearly and concisely explains the basic ideas in the interdisciplinary field of urban studies.

    Key Concepts in Work
    Clearly and concisely explains the central ideas, debates and theories of work in social, political and economic contexts.

    Major Acts of Congress
    All aspects of legislation are covered, including the National Prohibition Act, the Civil Rights Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act, the Freedom of Information Act and much more.

    National Survey of State Laws
    A quick, state-by-state comparison of current state laws -- how they differ and how they're similar -- for a range of relevant subjects from abortion to employment discrimination, child custody to interest rates.

    Our Constitution
    Mortensen Library Reference KF4550.Z9 R57 2005 Check Status

    Presidents: A Reference History
    Presents in-depth profiles of each American president and his administration. Includes black-and-white portraits of the presidents and extensive bibliographies. Also features a new history of the White House and a general introduction to the presidency.

    Religious Right: A Reference Handbook
    Examines the religious right and its influence on our government, citizens, society, and politics. From the fight to outlaw the teaching of Darwin's theory of evolution to the struggle to outlaw abortion, the religious right is continually exerting an influence on public policy.

    Terrorism: A Documentary History
    Mortensen Library Reference HV6431 .T4594 2003 Check Status

    Terrorism: A Guide to Events and Documents
    Mortensen Library Reference HV6431 .K698 2004 Check Status

    U.S. Census 2000 State
    Contains a multitude of facts about people, business and geography. Gathered over a period of ten years and compiled by experts, the census is for the first time presented here as dynamic tables. Customization is quick and effortless, allowing bespoke views of the numbers which together make up the USA. The statistics may also be viewed in chart format, bringing to life this wealth of information.

    The United States Government Manual
    The United States Government Manual is the official handbook of the Federal Government. This special edition of the Federal Register is currently updated to provide comprehensive and authoritative descriptions of the programs and activities of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches. The Government Manual also includes information about quasi-official agencies, international organizations with U.S. membership, and Federal boards, commissions, and committees. Check Status

    The USA: A Chronicle in Pictures
    Mortensen Library Reference [E174.5 .W45 1991] Check Status

    World Politics Since 1945
    World Politics since 1945 is essential reading for those who need to understand the great sweeps of contemporary history.


    First Ladies of the United States
    Whether editing speeches and appearing on the campaign trail, presiding over White House renovations and social events, championing important causes, or functioning as the president's most trusted adviser, first ladies have made significant contributions to the heads-of-state's careers and to the nation.


    Connecticut State Register and Manual
    Interactive version of the "Blue Book" providing history, biographies, and directory information for state government and state congressional delegation from 1997. Have print in Mortensen Library Shelves JK3331 .A4


    The Anti-Capitalist Dictionary
    This dictionary is an alternative and a counter-balance to the many political dictionaries that ignore or marginalize the history and influence of anti-capitalist movements.

    The Blackwell Dictionary of Political Science
    Introduction to the terminology of political science for students and general readers.

    Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
    U.S. Military Online Dictionary of Military Terms.

    Development Dictionary a Guide to Knowledge as Power
    Some of the world's most eminent critics of development review the key concepts of the development discourse in the post-war era.

    Dictionary of Conflict Resolution, Wiley
    Offers common and varied uses of terms, clarifies differences between terms, and recommends accurate usage.

    A Dictionary of Diplomacy
    Includes entries on legal terms, political events, international organizations and major figures who have occupied the diplomatic scene.

    Dictionary of Politics and Government
    Significant number of terms covering world politics, international relations, local and national government and the European Union.

    Dictionary of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
    Covers the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict from the birth of Zionism at the end of the 19th century. Covers five Arab-Israeli wars, and provides biographies of political personnel in Syria, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan, and the occupied territories.

    Encyclopedia of the European Union
    The Encyclopedia of the European Union provides in-depth, authoritative discussions of the key concepts, developments, institutions, policies, negotiations, treaties, national interests, personalities, etc., related to European integration.

    Glossary of Political Theory
    Presenting theory in an abstract fashion makes it daunting for students who can find it difficult to see the links between theory and practice. The definitions in this glossary therefore relate political ideas to political realities (i.e. everyday controversies) in an attempt to make them as lively, stimulating and accessible as possible.

    Glossary of UK Government and Politics
    Reference guide to the events, personnel, policies and institutions relevant to the government and politics of the United Kingdom from accountability to the womens movement.

    Macquarie Dictionary of Australian Politics
    Up-to-date guide to the apparatus of government in Australia.

    Palgrave Macmillan Dictionary of Political Thought
    Entries from Abdication to zoning cover every aspect of political thought, defining concepts and ideologies, surveying the arguments on issues, giving capsule histories of political institutions, and summarizing (with newly expanded treatment) the thought of major political theorists.

    Political Philosophy A-Z
    Guides the reader through the intricacies of political theory, enabling them to trace their way through a debate, fixing historical and theoretical points of reference along the way. It is well suited for students studying political philosophy at university.


    Africa and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History
    Explores the many long-standing influences of Africa and people of African descent on the culture of the Americas

    Assassinations and Executions: an Encyclopedia of Political Violence, 1865-1986
    Mortensen Library Reference HV6278 .L45 1988 Check Status

    Assassinations and Executions: an Encyclopedia of Political Violence, 1900 through 2000
    Mortensen Library Reference HV6278 .L45 2002 Check Status

    Britain and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History
    Covers the close ties between Britain and the whole of the Americas, examining Britain's cultural and political legacy to the nations of the New World.

    Censorship: a World Encyclopedia
    Mortensen Library Reference Z657 .C393 2001 Check Status

    Civil Rights in the United States
    Mortensen Library Reference E184.A1 C47 2000 Check Status

    The Encyclopedia of Censorship
    Mortensen Library Reference Z657 .G73 2005 Check Status

    Encyclopedia of Nationalism: Fundamental Themes
    Covers fundamental themes from Anthropology to Western Europe.

    Encyclopedia of Nationalism: Leaders, Movements, and Concepts
    covers leaders, movements, and key concepts of nationalism.

    Encyclopedia of Political Communication
    Mortensen Library Reference JA85 .E64 2008 Check Status

    Encyclopedia of Public Choice
    Offers a detailed and comprehensive account of the subject that deals with the intersection of economics and political science.

    Encyclopedia of Terrorism
    Mortensen Library Reference HV6431 .K883 2003 Check Status

    Encyclopedia of the Worlds Nations
    Mortensen Library Reference G63 .K874 2002 Check Status

    Encyclopedia of U.S. History - Politics and Government (Gale Virtual Reference Library)
    Provides a concise history of the U.S. government and political scene throughout American history, with a particular emphasis on how government and politics effects, and is affected by, social change.

    Encyclopedia of Urban America: The Cities and Suburbs
    Topics range from problems typically associated with urban life such as crime, pollution, and congestion to the arts and humanities, social concerns, religion, infrastructure, key individuals, and economic issues.

    Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace and Conflict
    Provides crucial and contemporary information about antagonism and reconciliation within both the public and private realms from violence and nonviolence toward the aged population to youth violence.

    France and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History
    Covers the impacts that French and American politics, foreign policy, and culture have had on shaping each country's identity.

    Germany and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History
    Details the close ties between the German-speaking world and the Americas.

    Globalization: Encyclopedia of Trade, Labor, and Politics
    This work is a comprehensive collection of cutting-edge scholarship on the economic, international business, political, legal, and environmental ramifications of globalization- one of the hottest topics of the day.

    Guns in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture and the Law
    Comprehensive single source of information on the gun issue to help readers educate themselves.

    Iberia and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History
    Covers the reciprocal effects that the politics, foreign policy, and culture of Spain, Portugal, and the American nations have had on one another since the time of Columbus.

    International Encyclopedia of Environmental Politics
    Essential reference source to enable all those with an interest in the politics of the environment to explore many topics in international environmental politics.

    Ireland and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History
    Covers the impact that Ireland and the nations of the Americas have had on one another since the time of Brendan the Navigator.

    Legal Systems of the World: a Political, Social, and Cultural Encyclopedia
    Mortensen Library Reference K48 .L44 2002 Check Status

    Political Corruption in America: An Encyclopedia of Scandals, Power
    This dynamic reference work covers the complete scandal-filled history of American political corruption. Information-packed entries explore the people, crimes, investigations and court cases behind 200 years of political scandals.

    Poverty and the Government in America: A Historical Encyclopedia
    The most comprehensive encyclopedia available on the U.S. government's responses to poverty from the colonial era to the present day.

    Public Opinion and Polling Around the World: A Historical Encyclopedia
    Serves as an important resource to understand how citizens' views are translated into governmental action.

    W.E.B. DuBois: An Encyclopedia
    Mortensen Library Reference E185.97.D73 W164 2001 Check Status

    West's Encyclopedia of American Law
    Search the full text of the 13 volume, 2005 edition of this comprehensive encyclopedia on all aspects of American law and the legal system. UofH only.


    Handbook of Global Environmental Politics
    Dynamic and energetic debates over concerns for the health of the planet and how they might best be addressed.

    US Department of State: Human Rights Reports
    The Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, released yearly by the US Department of State, was designed to give voice to those who have been denied the freedoms and rights provided in the Universal Declaration on Human Rights.

    Statistics- International

    Least Developed Countries Report
    Reports from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development discussing economic development and poverty reduction in least developed countries.

    OECD Factbook: Economic, Environmental and Social Statistics
    Access to statistics and graphs from the Organisation for Economic Co-ooperation and Development.

    World Factbook (CIA)
    Background, statistics, maps, etc. Great starting point for doing country research. Browse by country or region.

    Statistics- United States

    Census 2000 gateway
    Contains a multitude of facts and statistics about people, business and geography.

    United States

    Great American Court Cases, Gale
    This resource from Gale, while focusing primarily on Supreme Court cases, also includes major federal or state cases that set precedents.

    New Americans: A Guide to Immigration Since 1965
    Provides an authoritative account of the most recent surge of immigrants.

    The Reader's Companion to the American Presidency
    History of the American president.

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    ABI/INFORM Complete
    Thousands of the leading English language business and management journals. Full text and/or full image available for most articles after 1989. Indexing and abstracts from 1970. Also searches Hoover's Company Records for company and industry information. Made available by iCONN.org, the Connecticut Digital Library.

    Academic Search Premier
    Indexing and abstracts for over 8,000 journals in all subject areas, with full text of articles from nearly 4,600. Includes some popular magazines as well as scholarly journals.

    Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-Present
    Provides biographical information on the more than 13,000 persons who have served in the United States Congress, including those who served in the Continental Congress.

    CQ Researcher
    Original, comprehensive reporting and analysis of issues in the news. Published 44 times each year, with each report covering a single issue in depth. Reports consist of background and chronology, assessment of the current situation, tables and maps, pro/con statements, and bibliographies of key resources. Html and pdf versions available. with reports published since 2001 in color. Includes full text.

    C-SPAN Video Library
    Links to government and public service broadcasts by C-SPAN since 1987

    First Nations Periodical Index
    Contains journals of mainly Canadian Native content. This Index is a tool providing access to information about First Nations for students (high school or university), educators, instructors and researchers.

    Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Search the tables of contents or full text of selected reference books in business, education, the environment, medicine biology, and the social sciences.

    Google Scholar
    Search for scholarly literature across disciplines and sources. Includes peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, etc. Particularly strong in sciences and social sciences. Selected full text. Many links are to publisher's sites which sell access. ON Campus - links to U of H holdings are available. OFF Campus - U of H users should check our holdings and use Interlibrary Services as needed.

    History Reference Center
    Offers full text from more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals, nearly 57,000 historical documents, more than 78,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 113,000 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.

    Military & Government Collection
    Formerly Military Library FullTEXT. Full text of over 320 history, political science and military related periodicals and general interest magazines, with abstracts of articles from an additional 300 plus titles.

    National Portrait Gallery Portrait Search
    survey of American portraits in public and private collections across the United States and abroad. The CAP encompasses portraits of American subjects or by American artists, generally limited to one-of-a-kind likenesses such as paintings, sculpture, drawings, miniatures, and silhouettes.

    Population Index on the Web
    "Population Index" is the primary reference tool to the world's population literature. It presents an annotated bibliography of recently published books, journal articles, working papers, and other materials on population topics.

    ProQuest Social Science Journals
    ProQuest Social Science Journals is a definitive resource for those who need access to a variety of social science journals. The database includes over 530 titles, with more than 300 available in full text.

    Public Library of Law
    Fastcase has created the Public Library of Law -- to make it easy to find the law online. PLoL is the largest free law library in the world, because we assemble law available for free scattered across many different sites -- all in one place. PLoL is the best starting place to find law on the Web. PLoL also includes free links to paid content on Fastcase. PLoL is already the Web's largest free law library, but with additional links from Fastcase, it is one of the most comprehensive law libraries in the world. Full text available.

    The Supreme Court Database
    Searchable online information for Supreme Court documents, decisions and opinions from 1953 to present.

    World Bank Open Data
    Vast collection of economic, social, population, and development data with no restrictions and at no cost.

    Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
    Years Covered: 1975-Present
    Worldwide Political Science Abstracts provides citations, abstracts, and indexing of the international serials literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, and public administration / policy.

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    Sections in this category: General Resources | Connecticut | Directories | International | Statistics | Statistics- Connecticut | Statistics- International | Statistics- United States | United States

    General Resources

    American Memory Project (Library of Congress)
    Superb collection of American historical links, plus prints, photographic images, and other excellent graphics.

    American Presidency Project
    The archives contain thousands of documents such as inaugural addresses, party platforms, candidates' remarks, Statements of Administration Policy, documents released by the Office of the Press Secretary, and election debates.

    ASIL Electronic Resources Guide (International Law)
    American Society for International Law Resource Guide is designed to simplify searching for difficult aspects of International Law.

    Atlas of Historical County Boundaries
    The Atlas presents in maps and text complete data about the creation and all subsequent changes (dated to the day) in the size, shape, and location of every county in the fifty United States and the District of Columbia.

    The Avalon Project (Yale Law School)
    Provides digital primary documents in political and legal history. A rich and expanding resource which includes Jefferson's presidential papers and letters, the Hague Conventions Laws of War, the Nuremberg Trial Proceedings and much more.

    Background Notes (US State Department)
    Periodically updated information on countries and international organizations.

    Civil Rights Oral History Bibliography (University of Southern Mississippi)
    Extensive interviews with civil rights organizers and others involved in The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi with additional supporting links.

    Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms (online search)
    U.S. Military Online Dictionary of Military Terms searchable online.

    Docs Teach
    An excellent Teaching Resource for History and the Social Sciences. Has ideas on lesson plans incorporating primary sources as well as links to many National Archives primary sources.

    ELDIS: Electronic Development Information
    Gateway to information sources on various global topics.

    EPIC.org: Electronic Privacy Information Center
    News, links, and documentation on privacy issues, Freedom of Information Act and First Amendment litigation. Includes an online journal, with articles published since 1991 available.

    Foreign Consular Offices in the United States
    Directory, by country, of consular offices, across the country. Also links to information about chanceries and embassies in Washington.

    The Gallup Organization
    Public opinion polls and selected special reports. The archive of polls back to March 1997 is arranged chronologically.

    Globalization in Focus (Foreign Policy in Focus)
    Frequently updated information and opinion on globalization, the WTO, the IMF, the World Bank, etc.

    Government Job Finder
    Search thousands of Federal government jobs, government contractor, state and private sector jobs.

    Library of Economics and Liberty
    Online books and essays (mostly classics) in Economics as well as opinion, links to economic data and institutions, and other recommended links.

    National Association of Counties
    Information and advocacy for county government. Includes statistics, directories, codes and ordinances, as well as news of interest.

    Issue briefs, statistics, publications, and basic information on the OECD and its members.

    Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
    Information and publications from the principal UN official responsible for human rights.

    Organization of American States
    Links to member countries and with special emphasis on political, economic, and social issues.

    Political Database of the Americas (Georgetown University)
    Provides documentary and statistical political information on Latin America. Searchable database and links to political parties, embassies, and consulates.

    Polling Report.com
    Continuously updated collection of public opinion on topics in politics, business and the American Scene drawn from US sources. Browse or search.

    Portals to the World (Library of Congress)
    Carefully selected links to information on nations and other areas of the world.

    Subject Resources (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
    Links to a wide variety of web-based information resources. Includes databases and e-journals (some of which are restricted to LANL staff). Arranged by subject.

    Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression, The
    Information from an organization devoted solely to the defense of free expression - News, resources, etc.

    Transparency International
    Organization reporting on international corruption issues. Press releases, links to related news stories. The "Knowledge Centre" provides access to full text reports and to a continuously updated bibliography of related information.

    United for a Fair Economy
    Website devoted to corruption awareness in the economy, government, and community.

    United States Courts
    Provides information from and about the Judicial Branch of the U.S. Government.

    University of Michigan Documents Center
    Well organized site with extensive links to federal, state, foreign and international government information. Searchable.

    US Department of State: Diplomatic List
    This covers foreign missions (embassies, interest sections) in the United States. It contains the names of members of the diplomatic staffs of these missions and their spouses.

    Voice of the Shuttle
    Extensive links to every variety of Web site in the humanities, law, political science, anthropology, business and media studies.

    We Shall Overcome: Historic Places of the Civil Rights Movement (National Park Service)
    Detailed resource which chronicles the Civil Rights Movement through lists of historic sites.


    State of Connecticut, Home Page
    Directories, subject index, and links to statewide agencies.


    Congressional Biographical Directory
    Easily searchable site for biographies of United States Congress members from 1774 to the present, including bibliographies and lists of research collections.


    Constitution Finder (University of Richmond Law School)
    This site offers full text constitutions, charters, and amendments by means of alphabetical listing search keys.

    Country Studies (Library of Congress)
    Full text of book length studies of some 100 countries. Includes analysis of political, economic, social, and national security systems.

    The European Union in the US
    Access to publications, web sites and other information.

    Foreign Government Resources on the Web (University of Michigan Library)
    Extensive list of links to foreign government information on the web, organized by geographical area.

    Political Science Resources (University of Keele, UK)
    Award-winning site which provides links to area studies, data archives, bibliographic tools, official government pages, and much more. A must.

    Social Security Programs throughout the World
    This site provides the basic provisions of social security legislation and administration in 172 countries.

    US Department of State: International Policy
    Provides links to US foreign policy by region and country, as well as detailed analysis of global issues - economic trade practices, environmental concerns, counter terrorism, human rights. Archived prior to January 2001.


    Issue briefs, statistics, publications, and basic information on the OECD and its members.

    Statistics Resources on the Web
    Huge collection of links to statistical resources arranged by subject.

    Easy access to US federal, state and local government information. Search or browse by topic.

    Statistics- Connecticut

    Connecticut Market Data
    (Dept. of Economic and Community Development) Statistical information about Connecticut and its markets for products and services. Most presented in PDF format.

    Statistics- International

    BBC News Country Profiles
    Descriptive information on all countries of the world include history, politics, and economy. Also provides links to audio or video clips from the BBC archives.

    Country Reports
    Current information, primarily statistical, on countries around the world.

    Economic Time Series Page
    Data and charts for over 68,000 economic indicators, some providing data back to the 18th century. Services include government, traditional associations, etc.

    European Governments On-line
    Links to official sites for members of the European Union as well as most other European nations.

    Index Mundi
    Find statistics on regions and countries around the world, including cross national and historical comparison tables. Based on data from the CIA World Factbook.

    Statistical data on members of the United Nations. Maintained by the UN.

    International Data Base
    Statistical tables of demographic and socioeconomic data for all countries of the world. Maintained by US Bureau of the Census.

    National Statistics (UK)
    Key statistics for the UK with selected figures for regions. Supplied by the Government Statistical Services, with links to other governmental departments, and related web sites.

    Easy to use database of country statistics which creates comparative graphs.

    UN Comtrade (International Merchandise Trade Statistics)
    This web site provides access to information and data on International Merchandise Trade Statistics (IMTS) and the work of the International Merchandise Trade Statistics Section (IMTSS) of the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD).

    World Military Expenditures and Arms Transfers
    International statistics on defense spending and arms transfers. Requires Adobe Acrobat.

    Statistics- United States

    Economic Indicators of the United States
    Key economic indicators from the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the US Census Bureau.

    Economic Statistics Briefing Room
    Current Federal economic indicators from a number of agencies.

    Economic Time Series Page
    Data and charts for over 68,000 economic indicators, some providing data back to the 18th century. Services include government, traditional associations, etc.

    National Priorities Project Database
    Data on socio-economic needs and federal expenditures at the state level. Free registration required.

    State and County QuickFacts (Census Bureau)
    Easy access to tables of population and business statistics for states or counties. Also links to similar data for the whole country.

    State Government Finance Data, by State
    Information on revenues, expenditures, indebtedness, etc. of the 50 state governments. Annual since 1992.

    State of the Cities (National Urban Policy Report)
    HUD's annual report on the State of Cities and urban areas in the US. Adobe Acrobat required.

    Statistical Abstract Home Page (U. S. Census Bureau)
    A wealth of statistical data including state rankings and state and county profiles. Data back to 1878 edition available.

    Statistical Abstract of the US
    Statistics on social, economic and international subjects. Separate links for most popular data. Most tables require Adobe Acrobat. Data back to 1878 edition available.

    US State Fact Sheets
    Demographic and economic statistics for all 50 states, gathered from numerous federal agencies.

    United States

    Catalog of United States Government Publications
    Searchable bibliographic database of documents from GPO. Records are from the Monthly Catalog since 1994, and updated daily.

    Includes a congressional directory and House and Senate committee information. Provides the opportunity to communicate with congressional representatives via e-mail.

    Congressional Budget Office
    Link to full text of documents from CBO, including cost estimates, committee testimony, and other studies and reports.

    Economic Report of the President
    Searchable text of the annual report on economic conditions. Available since 1996.

    FedWorld Information Network
    Well-organized database with extensive links to government agencies, information servers, and abstracts of recent government reports.

    Links to official federal, state and local Web sites.

    Government Accountability Office
    Reports and testimony from the investigative arm of Congress.

    GPO Access (Government Printing Office)
    Full text of Federal Register, Congressional Record, Congressional Bills as well as ordering information for government publications. Searchable.

    National Archives and Records Administration
    Extraordinary resource which provides links to genealogical data, records of government agencies, the John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection, and much more.

    President (University of North Carolina)
    This collaborative effort between the University of North Carolina and the National Archives provides electronic resources emphasizing the modern presidency. Links to presidential libraries and museums.

    Project on Government Secrecy (Federation of American Scientists)
    Information on government policies regarding secrecy, security, polygraph testing and other issues. Includes full text documents from all branches of the federal government.

    Social Security Programs throughout the World
    This site provides the basic provisions of social security legislation and administration in 172 countries.

    State and Local Government on the Net
    Directory of links to stage agencies and city and county governments. Topic browse also available.

    State and Local Governments (Library of Congress)
    Links to state homepages and to additional sources of information on government at the state, county, and local level.

    Link to news on policy issues at the state level. Search by state or by issue. Also provides statistical data.

    US CODE (US House of Representatives)
    Searchable database of the current public laws. Also provides links to sources of regulations, court decisions, treaties, and state law. An alternative site is maintained by the GPO.

    US Government Manual
    Search or browse the official guide to federal government agencies. Provides links to previous editions and to additional government publication databases.

    US House of Representatives
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