Federal Agencies and Programs
Federal Agency Directory http://www.lib.lsu.edu/gov/fedgov.html
Agency Guidance Table http://www.washlaw.edu/doclaw/executive5m.html
Laws are put into practice via regulations. To find regulations pertaining the the work of specific agencies use these links.
Administration on Aging http://www.aoa.gov/
LLSDC Research Guide to Regulations http://www.llsdc.org/fed-reg-cfr/
great guide to resources from the Law Librarians of Washington,
for new or pending regulations by topic or agency
GPO Access Regulatory Resources http://www.gpoaccess.gov/regulatory.html
One stop shopping for regulatory information. Searchable databases include:
Federal Register, 1994 - current -The official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as
executive orders and other presidential documents."
Code of Federal Regulations, 1996 - Current - The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government.
The Unified Agenda (Semiannual Regulatory Agenda) - Published in the Federal Register (FRI) twice a year (usually in April and October), The Unified Agenda summarizes the rules and proposed rules that each Federal agency expects to issue to the overall code during the next six months, and shows where the new regulations will be included. For more immediate updates use the List of Sections Affected .
Patent & Trademark Office http://www.uspto.gov/
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration http://www.noaa.gov/
National Institute of Standards and Technology http://nist.gov/
Founded in 1901, NIST is a non-regulatory federal agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce. NIST's mission is to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life.
Business.gov, the official business link to the U.S. Government, is managed by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in a partnership with 21 other federal agencies. This partnership, known as Business Gateway, is a Presidential E-government initiative that provides a single access point to government services and information to help the nation's businesses with their operations.
Census Bureau http://www.census.gov/
Office of Science & Technical Information http://www.osti.gov/
At OSTI, you can rapidly search science information and download research results using special federated search technology tools.
DOE Information Bridge http://www.osti.gov/bridge/
The Information Bridge contains documents and citations in physics, chemistry, materials, biology, environmental sciences, energy technologies, engineering, computer and information science, renewable energy, and other topics of interest related to DOE's mission.
E-Print Network http://www.osti.gov/epsearch/search.html
E-prints are scholarly and professional works electronically produced and shared by researchers with the intent of communicating research findings to colleagues. They may include preprints, reprints, technical reports, conference publications or other means of electronic communication.
Energy Citations Database http://www.osti.gov/energycitations/
ECD includes scientific and technical research results in disciplines of interest to DOE such as chemistry, physics, materials, environmental science, geology, engineering, mathematics, climatology, oceanography, computer science and related disciplines. It includes bibliographic citations to report literature, conference papers, journal articles, books, dissertations, and patents.
Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments http://www.hss.energy.gov/healthsafety/ohre/
Science.gov is a gateway to over 50 million pages of authoritative selected science information
provided by U.S. government agencies, including research and development results
Environmental Protection Agency http://www.epa.gov/
Office of Government Ethics http://www.usoge.gov/
Government Accountability Office http://www.gao.gov/
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress. Often called the "congressional watchdog," GAO investigates how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars.
Health and Human Services http://www.hhs.gov/
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (formerly HCFA) http:/www.cms.hhs.gov/
Useful for finding statistics as well as program data.
Housing and Urban Development http://www.hud.gov/
Homeland Security http://www.dhs.gov/index.shtm
U.S. Geological Survey http://www.usgs.gov/
The Nation's largest water, earth, and biological science and civilian mapping agency. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) collects, monitors, analyzes, and provides scientific understanding about natural resource conditions, issues, and problems.
Endangered Species Recovery Plan http://www.fws.gov/endangered/recovery/index.html
Americans with Disabilities Act Homepage http://ada.gov
Bureau of Justice Statistics http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/welcome.html
National Criminal Justice Reference Service http://www.ncjrs.org/
Federally funded resource offering justice and substance abuse information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide.
National Institute of Justice Online http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij/welcome.html
The research, development, and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice. NIJ is dedicated to researching crime control and justice issues. NIJ provides objective, independent, evidence-based knowledge and tools to meet the challenges of crime and justice, particularly at the State and local levels.
Patriot Act Resources
US Postal Service http://www.usps.com/
State Department http://www.state.gov/
State Dept Publications http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/rls/dos/221.htm
Background Notes http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/
facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty. The Background Notes are updated/revised by the Office of Electronic Information and Publications of the Bureau of Public Affairs as they are received from the Department's regional bureaus.
Country Reports on Human Rights Practices http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/hrrpt/
Foreign Relations of the United States http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ho/frus/
Produced by the State Department's Office of the Historian, the Foreign Relations of the United States series presents the historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity.
Public Diplomacy Query, U.S. Department of State International Information Programs http://www.fas.org/
An electronic archive of the International Information Programs , Department of State [formerly U.S. Information Agency], comprised of a wide array of official texts, statements, publications, reports, and other documents on U.S. foreign policy, international issues, and IIP overseas programs. This archive is no longer hosted by the Dept. of State, but many of the materials can be found by searching the Federation of American Scientists site using the link above. Begin your search with PDQ - such as "PDQ and Iraq."
State Department’s Bureau of International Information Programs (IIP) engages international audiences on issues of foreign policy, society and values to help create an environment receptive to U.S. national interests.
InfoUSA is a resource for people around the world who seek information about United States history, culture, economy, educational systems, political processes and more. The site is developed and maintained by the Office of Information Resources in the Bureau of International Information Programs (IIP), U.S. Department of State.
Passport Information & Forms http://travel.state.gov/passport/forms/forms_847.html
Travel Advisories http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis_pa_tw_1168.html
Travel and Living Abroad Information http://travel.state.gov/
Lexis-Nexis, Country Profiles
Transportation Statistics http://www.bts.gov/
Selective Service System http://www.sss.gov/
Register online here for the armed services.
Veterans Affairs http://www.va.gov/
Prepared by Prof. Jane Cramer and Lois Thom