Federal Government Resources on the Web

Here are some Federal government resources you might find helpful.

DisabilityInfo.gov
is the federal government’s one stop website for people with disabilities, their families, employers, veterans, service members and workforce professionals. Website contains a wealth of disability related information and resources on Empoyment Education, Housing, Transportation, Health, Benefits, Technology, Community Life and Civil Rights.

A-Z Index of U.S. Government Departments and Agencies
It has links to Federal and State resources on the web including government agencies, health, housing and community, jobs and unemployment, money and shopping and travel/immigration.

Congress.gov
This is the official website for U.S. federal legislative information. The site provides access to accurate, timely, and complete legislative information for Members of Congress, legislative agencies, and the public. It is presented by the Library of Congress (LOC) using data from the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Office of the Secretary of the Senate, the Government Publishing Office, Congressional Budget Office, and the LOC’s Congressional Research Service. Congress.gov supersedes the THOMAS system which was retired on July 5, 2016.

Federal Agency Directory
Use this site if you need to find a particular organization’s Web site but can’t remember its exact name. Just type in a keyword or two, and this directory will list agencies whose names include those words. The directory also provides hyperlinks to most of the agencies in question. The site makes for a useful Web-style government yellow pages but doesn’t provide any content besides links.

Vote411.org
League of Women Voters Election Information

U.S. Government Publishing Office
Provides official Federal Government materials either in print or digitally
Print
Digital

U.S. House of Representatives / U.S. Senate
These two sites provide member directories and lists of individual sites maintained by each representative and senator.

U.S. State Department
Here you’ll find policies, travel advisories, news, archives, and more, and it’s all searchable by keyword. This is a great place to find out about obtaining and renewing passports and applying for visas.

U.S. Copyright Office
For one-stop copyright information. Resources include copyright legislation and regulations, application forms, and a database of U.S. copyright records since 1978.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Offers searchable databases–both images and full text–of registered and pending U.S. patents and trademarks.

 

Fact Sheet last updated on: 12/13/2016