Government Resources


A-Z Index of Government Departments and Agencies -- So many more links than we included on this page

Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) -- An online library of education research and information. Its goal is to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research

Library of Congress (LOC) -- Provides Congress with objective research to inform the legislative process, administers the national copyright system, and manages the largest collection of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in the world

State Blue Book -- Links to state statistics and information -- As the U.S. government's official web portal, makes it easy for the public to get U.S. government information and services on the web

Business, Economics, & Labor

Bureau of the Census -- Provides data about the nation's people and economy

Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) -- Produces economic accounts statistics that enable government and business decision–makers, researchers, and the American public to follow and understand the performance of the Nation's economy

Economics and Statistics Administration -- Provides economic analysis, distributes national economic indicators, and oversees the Census Bureau.

Bureau of Labor Statistics -- Measures labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy

U.S. Trade and Development Agency -- Links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project planning activities, pilot projects, and reverse trade missions

Federal Government

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) -- Enforces laws that make discrimination illegal in the workplace. Oversees all types of work situations including hiring, firing, promotions, harassment, training, wages, and benefits.

U.S. House of Representatives -- The House has 435 members, the number representing each state is determined by population.

U.S. Senate -- The Senate has 100 members, 2 from each state, who are elected to serve for a term of 6 years.

Bureau of Justice Statistics -- Publishes information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems

Department of Defense -- Provides the military forces needed to deter war, and to protect the security of the United States


American Memory Project, Library of Congress -- Provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience

National Archives -- Primary sources from the most valuable federal government records, including textual records, maps, charts, architectural and engineering drawings, photos and graphics, film and sound recordings

National Constitution Center -- The National Constitution Center is a state-of-the-art museum dedicated to the study of the U.S. Constitution. The museum is also a national hub for constitutional education and outreach

National Park Service -- Discover history and historic preservation in the National Park Service


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) -- CDC collaborates to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats

MedlinePlus -- Search the leading sources of medical information in the US in one easy-to-use site

National Institutes of Health (NIH) -- The primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) -- Conducts and supports research that seeks to understand, treat, and prevent mental illness. Contact NIMH for information on the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders, clinical trials and research


Agricultural Research Service -- The Agricultural Research Service works to find solutions to agricultural problems

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) -- Provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, and related issues.

Department of Energy (DOE) -- Manages the United States' nuclear infrastructure and administers the country's energy policy. The DOE also funds scientific research in the field

Economic Research Service -- Provides the Department of Agriculture and the public economic information and research on food, agriculture, the environment and rural development

US Energy Information Administration -- Information, data, and usage statistics on energy resources around the world

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) -- Sponsors and conducts research and develops and enforces environmental regulations

US Geological Survey (USGS) -- The nation's largest water, earth, and biological science and civilian mapping agency. It collects, monitors, analyzes, and provides scientific understanding of natural resource conditions, issues, and problems

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) -- NASA explores, and conducts scientific research on, Earth systems, the solar system, and the universe

National Weather Service (NOAA) -- Provides weather, water, and climate forecasts and data

Smithsonian Institution -- The world's largest museum and research complex, with 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoo, and 9 research facilities. Includes historical and scientific research and information

Office of Scientific and Technical Information -- Collects, preserves, and makes available the results of research and development carried out or sponsored by the Department of Energy.

--Includes access to scientific databases below:

DOE science, technology, and engineering research information.

Public access to DOE-funded peer-reviewed journal articles and accepted manuscripts.

DOE scientific research data and non-text information.

Find information across DOE.

Gateway to U.S. federal science.

Search global science information.

Multimedia videos highlighting DOE's scientific research.