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List of links compiled by the Louisiana State University Libraries.

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
Another great guide to resources from the Law Librarians of Washington, D.C.
Search for new or pending regulations by topic or agency

GPO Access Regulatory Resources
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 .

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
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
Everything you need for healthy eating.

Dietary Guidelines

Nutrient Database
Gives detailed nutritional information on thousands of foods.

AmberWaves (online magazine)
"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

Census 2000

Population and Housing Info

Quick Facts

A- Z Topical Index of Reports

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

Population Reference Bureau

Statistical Abstract

Bureau of Economic Analysis

Economic Indicators
Provides timely access to the daily releases of key economic indicators from the BEA and the Census Bureau.

Trade Data and Analysis

Patent & Trademark Office

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

National Climatic Data Center

National Institute of Standards and Technology
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., 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 Hosted by Vanderbilt University

Statistcial Related to this policy

National Center for Education Statistics

No Child Left Behind

Grants and Contracts

Financial Aid

Office of Science & Technical Information
At OSTI, you can rapidly search science information and download research results using special federated search technology tools.

DOE Information 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
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
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


Pricing and Trends

National Security and Safety

Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) 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

Science and Technology Reports

Glossary of Energy Terms

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:/
Includes resources, funding options and statistics for minority-related health care topics.

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

Office of the Surgeon General

Clinical Trials
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)

Institutes, Centers & Offices

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
NIDA offers many online publications and resources for educators, parents and children.

Center for Disease Control (CDC)

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

National Center for Health Statistics

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

Food Code


Immigration Statistics

Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services
Links to forms, pertinent laws and regulations, materials for educators and handbooks and manuals for preparing for the citizenship exam.


Reports and Studies

Education & Student Resources

Americans with Disabilities Act Homepage

Bureau of Justice Statistics


National Criminal Justice Reference Service
Federally funded resource offering justice and substance abuse information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide.

National Institute of Justice Online
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< /BR>Full text of the act as passed by Congress

Department of Justice -- Protect America Act and Patriot Act Page
Offers the DOJ perspective on the Act and its importance and implications

Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports on the Patriot Act
This report deals with how the act addresses the issue of terrorism
Legal analysis of the act

Patriot Act Oversight: Investigating Patterns of Terrorist Financing
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
The Electronic Privacy Information Center officers a series of essays on the impact of provisions of the act.

ACLU Patriot Act Resources
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) offers a variety of resources related to the USA Patriot Act.

UC Santa BarbaraGuide to the Patriot Act

Evergreen State College PATRIOT Act Resources Page
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
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

Bureau of Labor Statistics

National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)

NLRB Decisions

O*Net Online 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. is governed by the interagency Alliance

Visible Earth
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  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
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
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


International Labor Affairs

Corporate Social Responsibility

International Information Program
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

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

Passport Information & Forms

Travel Advisories

Travel and Living Abroad Information

Office of the Legal Advisor

Lexis-Nexis, Country Profiles

Transportation Statistics

Tax Forms Online

Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
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.