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Government Resources Subject Guide LRC@TCC

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Scope: Often requested government information. 
Call number areas to browse: J, JK (Federal and State), JS (Local)  
Keywords to search: government, politics, political, jurisdiction names such as Virginia or Norfolk
Subjects to search (Library of Congress):  
Political science. Also: subdivision "politics and government" under names of countries, cities, etc., and under ethnic groups; and subdivision "political aspects" under topical headings, e.g. "Journalism--Political aspects"

Library Resources(r):

ProQuest Congressional Full text congressional reports, track bills, laws, federal register, etc.
Government Resources from the member libraries of VIVA.
Subject guides for Law and Statistics.

Quick Search:

Internal Revenue Service and tax forms including forms for all 50 states.

Government Resources index to federal, international, state, maps, and data services information. (Northwestern University)

Find your state and federal representatives at

note Use advanced search of your search engine to locate web sites with ".gov" as the domain.


Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, and Virginia Beach links to home pages and information on city leadership, public services, taxes & licenses, courts, school boards, voter information, General Assembly representatives and congressional representatives.

City Codes for more than 1,600 local governments.

Hampton Roads Hometown  Directory of Hampton Roads Internet sites including business, city government, education, military, etc.

Hampton Roads Planning District Commission one of 21 Planning District Commissions in the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a regional organization representing this area's sixteen local governments.


Commonwealth of Virginia Virginia's homepage URL location is "". To find other states enter "www.state.??.us" in your browser's address box.

Commonweath Data Point (

Virginia State Board of Elections Voter information. Who's my legislator?mailbox

Fiscal Survey of States presents aggregate and individual data on the states' general fund receipts, expenditures, and balances. From the National Governors Association and the National Association of State Budget Officers. offers timely tips and research material on state policy innovations and trends, nourishing public debate of important state-level issues such as healthcare, tax and budget policy, the environment, welfare reform and other issues that in recent years have not gotten the media attention they deserve.

Virginia Dept. of Taxation and Virginia tax forms.

Virginia General Assembly Included is general information about the legislative process and its participants as well as the full text, summaries, status history of bills and resolutions, schedules of activity, and the Code of Virginia.


Find your state and federal representatives at congress.orgmailbox is the U.S. Government's official web portal.

Access The Government Printing Office offering electronic access to information products produced by the Federal Government. Includes databases, agency files, search tools, identifies library collections near you, and user support.


Biographical Directory of the United States Congress: 1774-present

Catalog of United States Government Publications (MOCAT) A tool for researching what government information is available at Federal depository libraries with links to materials available on the Internet. 

CIA Publications Includes World Factbook and keyword searching of CIA publications. 

Consumer Information Full text versions of hundreds of the best federal consumer publications available. 

Consumer Price Index 

Core Documents of U.S. Democracy Includes Bill of Rights, Declaration of Independence, Constitution, etc. Also try Our Documents, Milestone Documents.

Federal Election Commission Includes campaign funds by state. 

FEDSTATS "One stop shopping" for statistical information including agencies of Agriculture, Crime, Demographics, Economic, Education, Energy, Environment, Health, Income, Labor, National Accounts, Natural Resources, Safety, and Transportation.

Government Publications & Maps Northwestern University's title list of online federal publications.   

ProQuest Congressional(r) Comprehensive access to U.S. legislative information, testimony, bills, laws, members, etc. with a nice "how do i find..."  

Recreation Your personal index of all federal outdoor recreation resources on the Web. is a gateway to authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. Government agencies, including research and development results.


Governments on the WWW A nice directory of 12,000 entries from 220 countries.

United Nations (English)