Quick Reference: Government, Law, & Elections

Select from the online reference resources available below, or ask a librarian for assistance.

Quick Government Info Search

FedStats  HealthCare.gov  USA.Gov  U.S. GAO 

Federal Information

U.S. Federal Government  Congress 
U.S. Dept. of State  House of Representatives 
U.S. Courts  Senate 
  The White House 

Nationwide--State and Local Resources

National Assn. of Counties   State Agency Databases (GODORT) 
State & Local Government on the Net  State & Local Agencies & Offices by Topic 

Ohio Sites

Ohio Development Services Agency  Ohio.gov 
Ohio Secretary of State  GovEngine.com: Ohio 
The Ohio Statehouse  State Library of Ohio 
 The Supreme Court of Ohio & the Ohio Judicial System  Ohio Emergency Assistance Toolbox (State Library of Ohio)


American Law Sources Online  LexisNexis: Legal Citation Formats 
Congress.gov (Thomas.gov)  LexisNexis: Legal Research Help 
FindLaw   LLRX: Legal & Technology Articles & Resources 
HG.org: Legal Resources  Ohio Law & You (Ohio Bar Association)
Just the Law Links  State Legislatures 
Laws and Regulations (USA.gov) U.S. Code 
Legal Information Institute (Cornell)  U.S. Supreme Court Decisions (ALSO) 
LexisNexis Academic*  Legal Resources Research Guide (Ohio University)

Help Finding Gov't & Legal Information & Resources

Ask a Librarian  GPO Monthly Catalog* 
For Businesses & Nonprofits  Moritz Law Library Research Guides (OSU) 
Guide to Law Online (Law Library of Congress)  US Law & Legal Research (Cornell) 
"Hidden in Plain Sight" (OMB Watch Report)  USA Services National Contact Center  

Elections: The Informed Voter

Franklin Country Board of Elections  Annenberg Political Fact Check 
Ohio Secretary of State: Elections & Ballot Issues  On the Issues: Research Leaders & Candidates 
Federal Election Commission  Open Secrets: Center for Responsive Politics 
GovTrack  Project VoteSmart: Research the Candidates 
Voting and Elections Information (USA.gov)   

Government Info Portals, from U.S. Depository Libraries

Government Documents (Ohio University Libraries)  Getting started with Federal Resources (Doane Library-Denison)
Government, Politics & Law (University of Michigan)  US Gov't Resources (Cleveland State U Law Library)
Government Information (College of Wooster Libraries)   

*Library databases restricted to ODU community

Page last updated: 29 July 2015 | ODU Library Reference Services