Find ArticlesFind BooksFind DVDs & VideosFind Government Information--Locating U.S. Govt. PublicationsFind ImagesFind Music Recordings & ScoresFind Primary SourcesFind Statistics & DataFind Reviews
This is the "Find Government Information" page of the "Get Started with Library Research" guide.
Alternate Page for Screenreader Users
Skip to Page Navigation
Skip to Page Content

Get Started with Library Research  

Last Updated: Feb 27, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

Find Government Information Print Page

United States

Note: The terms "Free" and "Subscription" are used to describe resources below. 

  • Free: These resources are freely available to all courtesy of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) and Muhlenberg College. See our Access Policy.
  • Subscription: Access to these resources is paid by Muhlenberg College and may be restricted to Muhlenberg students, faculty, and staff as per the vendor’s license terms.

Find a U.S. government website or publication

U.S. Legislation, Laws, Regulations

  • Legislative Branch and supporting agencies  (Free)
    Links from

  • THOMAS (Free)
    Legislative activity in the U.S. Congress, including daily reports, text of bills (101st Congress/1989+), bill summary and status reports (93rd Congress/1973+), treaties, committee reports, and other information. Search full text of bills across multiple congressional years. 

  • ProQuest Congressional  (Subscription)
    Congressional publications, laws, bills, and legislative histories. Also includes member biographies, committee assignments, voting records, financial data, and the full-text of key regulatory and statutory resources. Search all information across multiple congressional years. Content List with dates of coverage.

  • U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates 1774-1875  (Free)
    Journals, debates, statutes, and documents from the first century of U.S. lawmaking, plus compilations on special topics.

  • Congressional Research Service Reports (Free)
    A listing of reports available online. (Maintained by University of North Texas Libraries.)

U.S. Judicial Branch

U.S. Executive Branch

  • The White House (Free)
    Current information from the President.

  • Presidential Documents (Free)
    Daily documents issued by the Office of the President, including newly approved Acts, checklist of Press Releases, White House Announcements, and nominations sent to the Senate.

U.S. Statistics and Economic Data

  • American FactFinder (Free)
    Population, housing, economic, and geographic data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

  • FedStats (Free)
    Statistics for all U.S. government agencies, departments, and geographic regions.
  • Statistical Abstract of the U.S. (1878+) (Free)
    Summary tables of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Includes guides to other statistical publications and sources. Data tables available in Excel & PDF format. (New data no longer added after 10/1/2011.)

  • ProQuest Statistical Insight (Subscription)
    Statistical information produced by U.S. federal agencies, states, and intergovernmental organizations.

  • Market Research Library (Free)
    Authoritative commercial guides, industry overviews, market updates, and regional reports from the U.S. Commercial Service.

Other Information


U.S. States and Territories


New Jersey

Other Area States

  • Connecticut (Free)
    Main portal to state government information.

  • Maryland (Free)
    Main portal to state government information.

  • Massachusetts (Free)
    Main portal to state government information.

  • New York (Free)
    Main portal to state government information.

  • New York State Information Locator (Free)
    Finding aid maintained by NY State Library.

  • Ohio (Free)
    Main portal to state government information.

  • Rhode Island (Free)
    Main portal to state government information.

  • Find links to more states and the U.S. Territories.

Other Countries and International Trade


Links to Lehigh County Home Pages

Links to Lehigh County and city home pages are available here:


Get Help

Need more help with this? 

Non-English speakers: Translate this page using Bing Translator.


Loading  Loading...