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Federal Regulations

Laws are put into practice via regulations. To find regulations pertaining the the work of specific agencies use these links.

LLSDC Research Guide to Regulations http://www.llsdc.org/fed-reg-cfr/
Another great guide to resources from the Law Librarians of Washington, D.C.

Regulations.gov http://www.regulations.gov/search/index.jsp
Search 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 . http://www.gpoaccess.gov/lsa/index.html

Users can find information on such topics as Animal Health; Biotechnology; Food & Nutrition; Forestry; Homeland Security; Rural and Community Development; and Travel & Recreation. Researchers can also access agency reports, USDA publications, research & statistics, and news releases.

Biotechnology and Genomics http://www.csrees.usda.gov/nea/biotech/biotech.cfm

Nutrition.gov http://www.nutrition.gov/
New page from the USDA with good food analysis tools, nutrition advice, especially for parents trying to teach healthy eating habits.

Center for Nutrition Policy & Promotion http://www.cnpp.usda.gov/
Everything you need for healthy eating.

Dietary Guidelines http://www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines/

Nutrient Database http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/search/
Gives detailed nutritional information on thousands of foods.

AmberWaves (online magazine) http://www.ers.usda.gov/Amberwaves/
"covering the full range of the agency's research and analysis, including the economics of agriculture, food, rural America, trade, and the environment. Amber Waves replaces Agricultural Outlook, Food Review, and Rural America.

The mission of AoA is to develop a comprehensive, coordinated and cost-effective system of home and community-based services that helps elderly individuals maintain their health and independence in their homes and communities.

Census 2010 http://2010.census.gov/2010census/

Census 2000 http://www.census.gov/main/www/cen2000.html

Population and Housing Info http://www.census.gov/population/www/censusdata/hiscendata.html

Quick Facts http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/

A- Z Topical Index of Reports http://www.census.gov/main/www/subjects.html

Infoshare http://www.infoshare.org/
Another way of using Census data that allows users to apply it to geographic units (community boards, school districts, health districts) that are not available through the Census web site. It also includes NYC specific data sets not available elsewhere.

Searching the Census of Names http://1930census.archives.gov/beginSearch.asp

Population Reference Bureau http://www.prb.org/

Statistical Abstract http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/overview.html

Bureau of Economic Analysis http://www.bea.gov/

Economic Indicators http://www.economicindicators.gov/
Provides timely access to the daily releases of key economic indicators from the BEA and the Census Bureau.

Trade Data and Analysis http://www.export.gov/tradedata/index.asp/

Patent & Trademark Office http://www.uspto.gov/

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration http://www.noaa.gov/

National Climatic Data Center http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/ncdc.html

Weather.gov http://www.weather.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.

Time.gov http://nist.time.gov/

Business.gov http://www.business.gov/
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.

The official web site for the Department of Defense and the starting point for finding U.S. military information online.

DoD Policy on Homosexuality 1992 http://www.library.vanderbilt.edu/romans/GAONSAID9298.pdf Hosted by Vanderbilt University

Statistcial Related to this policy http://www.library.vanderbilt.edu/romans/GAONSAID9298S.pdf

National Center for Education Statistics http://nces.ed.gov/

No Child Left Behind http://www.ed.gov/nclb/landing.jhtml

Grants and Contracts http://www.ed.gov/fund/landing.jhtml

Financial Aid http://www.ed.gov/finaid/landing.jhtml

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.

Energy Sources http://energy.gov/science-innovation/energy-sources

Environment http://energy.gov/environmental-cleanup

Pricing and Trends http://energy.gov/public-services/energy-economy/prices-trends

National Security and Safety http://energy.gov/public-services/national-security-safety

Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) http://www.hss.doe.gov/

Science.gov http://www.science.gov/
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

Office of Economic Impact and Diversity http://energy.gov/diversity/office-economic-impact-and-diversity

Science and Technology Reports http://energy.gov/science-innovation

Glossary of Energy Terms http://www.eia.gov/tools/glossary/index.cfm

This site provides a wide range of unique national, state, and local environmental information.  Tabs at the top allow users to navigate through the EPA's abundant and complex information from a news, scientific, or legal perspective. "My Environment" enables the user to search for environmental information based on ZIP code and compiles data from other state and federal agencies to provide a comprehensive view of an area's environmental conditions. Users can find information on timely topics such as acid rain, bed bugs, carbon monoxide, hydraulic fracturing (fracking), radon, and water pollution.

The mission of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is to foster high ethical standards for executive branch employees and strengthen the public’s confidence that the Government’s business is conducted with impartiality and integrity.

Office of Minority Healthcare (OMH) http:/www.cms.hhs.gov/
Includes resources, funding options and statistics for minority-related health care topics.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (formerly HCFA) http:/www.cms.hhs.gov/
Useful for finding statistics as well as program data.

Office of the Surgeon General http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/index.html

Clinical Trials http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/home
Provides regularly updated information about federally and privately supported clinical research in human volunteers and gives you information about a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details.

National Institute of Health (NIH) http://www.nih.gov/

Institutes, Centers & Offices http://www.nih.gov/icd/

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) http://www.nida.nih.gov/
NIDA offers many online publications and resources for educators, parents and children.

Center for Disease Control (CDC) http://www.cdc.gov/

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/

National Center for Health Statistics http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/default.htm

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) http://www.fda.gov/

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/list.html

Food Code http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/foodcode.html

TSA:  http://www.tsa.gov/

Immigration Statistics http://www.dhs.gov/ximgtn/statistics/

Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis
Links to forms, pertinent laws and regulations, materials for educators and handbooks and manuals for preparing for the citizenship exam.

Forms http://www.uscis.gov

Reports and Studies http://www.uscis.gov

Education & Student Resources http://www.uscis.gov

Americans with Disabilities Act Homepage http://ada.gov

Bureau of Justice Statistics http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/welcome.html

FBI http://www.fbi.gov/

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

PL 107-56 USA Patriot Act http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=107_cong_public_laws&docid=f:publ056.107.pdf< /BR>Full text of the act as passed by Congress

Department of Justice -- Protect America Act and Patriot Act Page http://www.lifeandliberty.gov
Offers the DOJ perspective on the Act and its importance and implications

Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports on the Patriot Act
http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/crs/rl31200.pdf
This report deals with how the act addresses the issue of terrorism
http://fpc.state.gov/documents/organization/10092.pdf
Legal analysis of the act

Patriot Act Oversight: Investigating Patterns of Terrorist Financing
http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=107_house_hearings&docid=f:78125.pdf
House Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations -- Hearing conducted on February 12, 2002. File may be slow to load.

EPIC Overview on the impact of the Patriot Act http://www.epic.org/privacy/terrorism/usapatriot/#analysis
The Electronic Privacy Information Center officers a series of essays on the impact of provisions of the act.

ACLU Patriot Act Resources http://www.aclu.org/safefree/resources/17343res20031114.html
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) offers a variety of resources related to the USA Patriot Act.

UC Santa BarbaraGuide to the Patriot Act http://www.library.ucsb.edu/subjects/patriotact.html

Evergreen State College PATRIOT Act Resources Page http://www.evergreen.edu/library/govdocs/hotopics/usapatriotact/index.html
Well put together set of links including analytical material about the act and the impact of it in terms of civil liberties.

American Library Association – Patriot Act and Libraries http://www.ala.org/ala/oif/ifissues/usapatriotact.htm
Focuses on implications and impact on libraries and users’ civil rights. Provides a link to the ALA Intellectual Freedom page which has additional resources for libraries and others.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration http://www.osha.gov/

Bureau of Labor Statistics http://www.bls.gov/

National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)  http://www.nlrb.gov/

NLRB Decisions http://www.nlrb.gov/research/decisions/board_decisions/index.aspx

O*Net Online http://online.onetcenter.org/

Science.gov: Searches over 55 databases and over 2100 selected websites from 13 federal agencies, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information including research and development results. Science.gov is governed by the interagency Science.gov Alliance

Visible Earth http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/
A searchable file of "images, visualizations, animations about the earth" Also accessible by theme.

 

The statutory missions of Selective Service are to be prepared to provide trained and untrained personnel to the DoD in the event of a national emergency and to be prepared to implement an Alternative Service Program for registrants classified as conscientious objectors.

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.

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."

World Leaders https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/world-leaders-1/index.html

Policy http://www.state.gov/policy/

International Labor Affairs http://www.state.gov/j/drl/ila/

Corporate Social Responsibility http://www.state.gov/e/eb/eppd/csr/

International Information Program http://iipdigital.usembassy.gov
Engages international audiences on issues of foreign policy, society, and values to help create an environment receptive to US national interests.  Archived information available at America.gov

InfoUSA http://usinfo.state.gov/infousa/index.html
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.

US Embassies and Consulates http://www.usembassy.gov/

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/

Office of the Legal Advisor http://www.state.gov/s/l/

Lexis-Nexis, Country Profiles
http://www.lexisnexis.com/us/lnacademic/srcsel/sourceDirectory.do?rand=1213024312101&origin=SRCDIR

Transportation Statistics http://www.bts.gov/

Tax Forms Online http://www.irs.gov/formspubs/index.html

Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives http://www.atf.treas.gov/
Transferred to Dept. of Justice 2003.

To fulfill President Lincoln's promise “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s veterans.