Government websites with public domain content
American Memory from the 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 digitally.
Architect of the Capitol - Who We Are, "Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, the men and women of the Architect of the Capitol work to deliver their promise to serve Congress and the Supreme Court, preserve America's Capitol and inspire memorable experiences." Architecture - Art - Events - Capitol Grounds - Multimedia Gallery - Projects
Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP) the finding tool for federal publications that includes descriptive information for historical and current publications as well as direct links to the full document, when available.
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. Site Policies
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) "NASA's vision: We reach for new heights and reveal the unknown for the benefit of humankind." NASA Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
National Cancer Institute Visuals Online - (NCI) Visuals Online provides a range of photographs and illustrations that may help communicators of medical and public health convey meaning, describe concepts, and tell stories. Visuals Online currently provides public access to 3,591 images. Most of the images available in this library are in the public domain and are not subject to copyright restrictions.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Image Library NHTSA offers a variety of graphics including photographs and logos for use in highway safety programs. Most images can be downloaded in both print (high resolution) and Web quality to help you with Your print publications and Internet needs.
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) - founded in 1901 and is now part of the U.S. Department of Commerce. NIST is one of the nation's oldest physical science laboratories. Policies & Notices
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) - The mission of NIDA is to advance science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction and to apply that knowledge to improve individual and public health. Freedom of Information Act Office
NOAA Photo Library The NOAA collection spans centuries of time and much of the natural world from the center of the Earth to the surface of the Sun.
Prints & Photographs Online Catalog (Library of Congress) (PPOC) contains catalog records and digital images representing a rich cross-section of still pictures held by the Prints & Photographs Division and, in some cases, other units of the Library of Congress. The Library of Congress offers broad public access to these materials as a contribution to education and scholarship. Legal
Public Health Image Library (PHIL) WARNING: This library includes subject matter that might be unsuitable for children. Viewing discretion is advised. PHIL offers an organized gateway to CDC's pictures for use by public health professionals, the media, laboratory scientists, educators, students, and the worldwide public to use this material for reference, teaching, presentation, and public health messages.
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) - The NARA are the nation's record keepers. Only 1%-3% of documents created are so important for legal or historical reasons that they are kept by the NARA forever. Open Government Initiative
United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission Library - Protecting people and the environment.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers The materials in this repository include information by and about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Digital Library - see also;
U.S. Forest Service - Caring for the land and serving people.
Navy.mil The Official Website of the United States Navy