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FEDERAL DOCUMENTS AT OCC

Please click the following subjects for links to relevant Federal Government Information (last updated, 2017).

  • US Government Online Bookstore
    Want to own a government publication of your very own? This is where to go to find one.
  • usa.gov
    The government’s official portal to information. Information is arranged by topic in a user-friendly format.
  • GPO Access
    Place to find a variety of information about government documents, as well as links to important documents and finding aids
  • Fedworld.gov
    A great place to find government information. This portal is maintained by the Deparment of Commerce.
  • Bureau of Economic Analysis
    Links to national, international and local economic information. Includes full text links to “Survey of Current Business.”
  • Economic Census
    Statistical data about the U.S. economy, compiled every five years. This site provides detailed information including establishment statistics and industry profiles.
  • Census Bureau
    “Helping you make informed decisions,” the Census Bureau has been responsible for collecting data about the nation’s people and economy since 1790.
  • American Factfinder
    The source for population, housing, economic and geographic data. Produced by the US Census Bureau but much easier to use.
  • U.S. Copyright Office – Records
    This site allows you to search various copyright records. It is a good resource for finding more information about copyrighting your own works, etc.
  • US Patents and Trademark Office
    US Patent and Trademark office homepage. Provides a search function to see the patent numbers etc that have already been registered.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
    Online version of the Occupational Outlook Handbook we have in the library. Contains career information on a variety of fields, including working conditions, training needed, and job prospects.
  • Social Security Handbook
    Online guide to social security programs.
  • Country Studies
    Online version of books previously published. Contains studies on various countries, including geographical and historical information depending on the country.
  • The World Factbook
    Information compiled by the CIA on worldwide countries. Includes geographical, political, historical and economic information. We have print form in the library.
  • US Department of State
    Great place to find information on foreign policy, foreign travel, and press releases.
  • US Department of State – Human rights
    Compilation of reports on the status of human rights in various countries.
  • 100 Milestone Documents
    A place to see images of what these milestone documents actually looked like. You can skim the Declaration of Independence or examine Lincoln’s handwriting on the Gettysburg address. Additionally, you can also get printer friendly versions.
  • Code of Federal Regulations
    Online version of the Code of Federal Regulations, which is the “codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government.”
  • Constitution of the United States
    Includes the text of the Constitution as well as analysis.
  • Core Documents of US Democracy
    Need a copy of the constitution? The Declaration of Independence? Something more obscure? It’s all here if it relates to US Democracy.
  • Federal Register
    “Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.”
  • Ben’s Guide to US Government for Kids
    Great site to introduce kids to the basics of US Government. Includes games, images to color and a section for parents and teachers.
  • US Government Manual
    Official handbook of the federal government. Includes information about government agencies, international organizations and committees.
  • Science.gov
    A portal to science information provided by government agencies.
  • American Factfinder
    The source for population, housing, economic and geographic data. Produced by the US Census Bureau but much easier to use.
  • CenStats
    Statistical databases online, including County Business Patterns, International Trade Data and Census Tract Street locator.
  • County and City Data Book
    The 2007 edition. Includes statistics on all US counties, select cities and other areas.
  • Economic Indicators
    “Provides timely access to the daily releases of key economic indicators from the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau.”
  • Fedstats
    Bills itself as “The gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. Federal agencies.” It is a great portal for access to statistical information online.
  • GeoData.gov
    Portal for federal, state and local geographic data.
  • National Center for Health Statistics
    Great place to look for statistics on Health Related problems in the US. Produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Statistical Abstracts of the United States
    Statistical information about social and economic conditions in the United States from 1878 onward.
  • Transtats
    Provides statistics on all modes of transportation. Sponsered by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
  • US Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics
    Statistics and other information about jobs, employment, and the economy.
  • US Courts
    Basic information about and links to the various Federal courts in the United States.
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