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American Immigration Resources on the Internet 
Links to laws, resources, organizations and practitioners on the subject of immigration.

American Presidency Project 
A comprehensive collection of databases relating to the study of the President of the United states, this site includes presidential papers, transcripts of addresses, and an extensive media archive.

Annotated Bibliography of Government Documents Related to the Threat of Terrorism & the Attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 
This bibliography includes a variety of government sources which are about the terrorist acts at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, as well as contributory causes and background information.

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids 
Ben's Guide provides access to U.S. Government web sites developed for kids. This site provides learning tools for K-12 students, parents, and teachers, and also links to U.S. government agency websites 

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications 
A search and retrieval service, this site provides access to U.S. government products from January 1994 to date.

Census Bureau 
Search for data on people, the economy and the geography of the United States. 
This web site contains information on Congress and its members. There is a section where members of Congress are rated by various political interest groups on issues of importance to the organization. 

Congressional Research Service Reports 
Congressional Research Service Reports are prepared by the Library of Congress for Congress, and they cover a wide variety of public policy subjects such as terrorism, foreign relations, abortion, children, and many others. This site is searchable by key words or the user may browse by subject area.

The Constitutional Sources Project was founded in 2005 as a non-profit organization to facilitate research, increase understanding, and encourage discussion of the U.S. Constitution by creating and maintaining the first, free, fully-indexed, comprehensive online library of constitutional sources.

Copyright Search 
Helps to determine copyright status for works published from 1978 to date.

Federal Toll-Free Numbers 
A list of frequently requested toll-free numbers for federal government agencies is provided here. 
The web version of the magazine Governing, this site has lots of useful links to government related associations, agencies, businesses, etc.

Government Information You Can Use
A quarterly newsletter from the State Library of Ohio which contains useful information from the federal government and sometimes state government for State of Ohio employees as well as Ohio residents.

GovSpot is a non-partisan government information portal designed to simplify the search for the best and most relevant government information online. 

GPO Federal Digital System (FDsys)
For more than 15 years, GPO Access has been America's source for Government information online, but now GPO is unveiling the next generation of Government information online with GPO's Federal Digital System (FDsys). FDsys provides free online access to official Federal Government publications.

Historical United State Census Browser 
The data presented here describes the people and the economy of the U.S. for each state and county from 1790 to 1960. This is a good source for comparative historical demographics.

Maag Library Document Page 
Links to government web sites organized by category and offers an overview of Maag's collection.

MetaLib is a federated search engine that searches multiple U. S. Federal government databases, retrieving reports, articles, and citations while providing direct links to selected resources available online. 

NAICS - North American Industry Classification System 
Joint project of US, Canada, and Mexico defines and provides data about commerce in North America. Download its federal register notices.

National Archives Online Public Access
The Online Public Access prototype is our first step to providing a single search to our records from several of our current systems, including the Archival Research Catalog (ARC), Access to Archival Databases (AAD),, and the Electronic Records Archive (ERA).

Patent & Trademark Database Search Site 
Search a variety of government databases related to patents and trademarks. A special feature helps you locate patent attorneys.

Presidential Timeline of the 20th Century 
This site offers timelines, exhibits and photo galleries of the US Presidents from Hoover to Clinton, and also offers a variety of educational activities on major 20th century events.

Standard Industrial Classification
Search or browse the SIC codes maintained by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration

TRAC Immigration 
This comprehensive, independent, and nonpartisan site provides a wealth of information, in the form of reports, studies, and statistics, about information about U.S. federal immigration enforcement

 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services 
Immigration and naturalization information including immigration law, immigration statistics, and immigration forms.

U.S. Depository Ready Reference Sources 
A useful guide, divided into 16 general subject areas, that links to documents often used as reference tools.

United States Patent & Trademark Office 
This is the place to start for information about patents and trademarks, with its searchable databases, printable forms and much more.

United States Postal Service 
Use this site to find a post office or a zip code, or to calculate postage. is the federal government's portal to all government transactions, services, and information.

Yearbook of Immigration Statistics 
This website provides statistics on legal access to the United States, such as naturalizations, as well as alien apprehensions, removals, and prosecutions.

The YourGOV site is a project of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County's Government Documents Dept., connecting you to local and federal government information, as well as local schools and libraries.