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This government information research guide contains helpful information about federal, international, and state government information resources.
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Search Belk Catalog for Federal Government Information

Belk Library is a respository for Federal Government Documents and many documents are available by searching the library catalog.

Belk Library's collection is mostly available electronically.  Paper, CD/DVD, or microfiche documents located in the "Belk Federal Documents" section are located on the second floor of Belk Library near office number 213.

 

Search MetaLib

Search MetaLib, a service of the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP).

MetaLib searches multiple U.S. Federal government databases, retrieving reports, articles, and selected resources available online. 

 

Search USA.gov

Search USA.gov.  The Federal Government's main portal for government information on the web.

 

Search FDSys

FDSys
FDSys provides online access to publications from all three branches of the federal government such as the Code of Federal Regulations, Congressional Documents, the United States Code, and the Federal Register

Federal Government Information - Table of Contents

Legislative Branch Information

  • Legislative Branch Information from USA.gov
    Links and and information about the Legislative Branch of the Federal Government
  • Congressional Publications
    The main database for researching Congressional publications including hearings, bill text, legislative histories, voting records, congressional calendars, current topics and more.
  • FDSys
    FDSys is the official database of the U.S. Government Printing Office that provides online access to publications from all three branches of the Federal Government such as the Code of Federal Regulations, Congressional Documents, the United States Code and the Federal Register
  • How a Bill Becomes a Law
    A flow chart with definitions of how a bill becomes a law provided by Lexis Nexis
  • Congress.gov
    Congress.gov provides information about the Congress of the United States
  • US Senate
    Official website of the United States Senate
  • US House of Representatives
    Official website of the United States House of Representatives
  • CQ Weekly
    Nonpartisan news and analysis of congressional activities. Online archive available from 1983 - present

Executive Branch Information

  • Executive Branch from USA.gov
    Information about all of the offices in the Executive Branch.
  • FDSys
    FDSys is the official database of the U.S. Government Printing Office that provides online access to publications from all three branches of the Federal Government such as the Code of Federal Regulations, Congressional Documents, the United States Code and the Federal Register
  • The White House
    Information about the current presidential administration
  • Public Papers of the Presidents
    Public papers of the presidents including presidential writings, addresses, and remarks of a public nature are available in print in Belk Library beginning with the Hoover Administration. They are available online begining with the Administration of George H W Bush.
  • Presidential Documents Guide
    A guide from the National Archives containing information about the different types of Presidential documents available to the public and where these documents may be found
  • Compilation of Presidential Documents
    Daily and weekly compilations of presidential documents including proclamations, executive orders, speeches, press conferences, and other types of documents
  • Federal Register
    The Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations including proclamations, executive orders and other presidential documents.
  • Govpulse
    Govpulse is a searchable and interactive version of the Federal Register.
  • POTUS
    POTUS (President of the United States) includes background information, election results, cabinet members, notable events, and other information about each of the presidents
  • The American Presidency
    An archive of over 100,000 American Presidential documents including public papers, executive orders, proclamations, addresses, and press conferences

Judicial Branch Information

  • Judicial Branch Information from USA.gov
    Links and information about the Judicial Branch of the federal government
  • LexisNexis
    A database available through Belk Library with information about federal and state court cases. Use the "Look up a Legal Case" search box.
  • Hein Online Law Library
    Law review journals including the United Nations Law Collection and United States Code. 
  • FDSys
    FDSys is the official database of the U.S. Government Printing Office that provides online access to publications from all three branches of the Federal Government such as the Code of Federal Regulations, Congressional Documents, the United States Code and the Federal Register
  • US Supreme Court
    Information about the supreme court's calendar, decisions, and court documents
  • United States Courts
    Information from the United States Courts including information about the Supreme Court, Courts of Appeals, District Courts, and the Bankruptcy Courts
  • Elon University Shool of Law
    This page maintained by the Elon Univserity School of Law Library includes helpful information about legal research
  • How a Bill Becomes a Law
    A flow chart with definitions of how a bill becomes a law provided by Lexis Nexis

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