Government, Law, & Elections (U.S.) Resources

Government 

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

If you would like a brief introduction to government information on the web, US Government Info for Researchers and Obtaining Government Information are available from Miles Media.

Quick Government Info Search

Choose from below:
FedStats  HealthCare.gov  USA.Gov  U.S. GAO 

Federal Information

Quick Links to Federal Sites:
U.S. Federal Government  U.S. Courts 
U.S. Dept. of State  The White House 
U.S. House of Representatives   
U.S. Senate   

Nationwide--State and Local Resources

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

Ohio Sites

Quick Links to Ohio Sites:
Ohio Development Services Agency  Ohio.gov 
Ohio Secretary of State  Ohio Capitol Connection*
The Supreme Court of Ohio & the Ohio Judicial System  State Library of Ohio 
GovEngine.com: Ohio  Ohio Emergency Assistance Toolbox (State Library of Ohio)

Law

Legislation, Codes, Decisions, & Legal News:
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)
  WashLaw  

Help Finding Gov't & Legal Information & Resources

Get Help: Additional Resources:
Ask a Librarian  GPO Monthly Catalog* (about)
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

Voting & Tracking Information: On Candidates & Issues from Nonpartisan Sources:
Franklin Country Board of Elections  Annenberg Political Fact Check 
Ohio Secretary of State: Elections & Ballot Issues   On the Issues: Research Leaders & Candidates 
Federal Election Comission   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

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

*Library databases restricted to ODU community 

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