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ARKANSAS
 
 
 
 
 
The best source of legislative information in Arkansas since 1985.
 
All Vital Records for the state of Arkansas are handled by the Arkansas Department of Health - Vital Records Department.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Official Arkansas Government site for tax forms.
 

FEDERAL
 
Elections
 
Historical election information.
 
Locate all elected representatives, state and federal, by zip code. Tracks the performance of over 13,000 political leaders.  Voting records, biographies, committee assignments of elected officials.
 
Key information on registering to vote.
 
The League of Women Voters provides information about voter registration and candidates. The user can retrieve a sample ballot for a district by entering a zip code.
 
Executive Branch
 
Links to the page of each Department and the White House.
 
Retrieve a Personal Earnings and Benefits Estimate Statement.
 
Access immigration laws, regulations and guides. Click on 'Education & Resources' in the gray-colored banner at the top of the web page. To find Sample U.S. History & Government Questions (in English & Spanish) and a Naturalization self-test, please click on 'Civics and Citizenship Study Materials' in the left-side margin.
 
Direct link to the White House.
 
General
 
 
Find information on political issues, governmental issues, world leaders and the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election.
 
Visa requirements for U.S. travelers visiting other countries.
 
GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.
 
Information on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more, with easy, subject-based search tree to help find just what you need.
 
 
A simplified statistical abstract.
 
 
Judicial Branch
 
Current and historic Supreme Court cases. Includes major decisions and the Court Calendar.
 
Full-text decisions by volume, year, citation, party name or keyword.
 
The Official US Supreme Court Web Site.
 
Legislative Branch
 
Browse Congressional leadership, state delegations, committees.
 
The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. FDsys contains Congressional record volumes from 140 (1994) to the present. At the back of each daily issue is the "Daily Digest," which summarizes the day's floor and committee activities.
 
Bill texts, summaries, status. Roll call votes and major legislation of current Congress. Recent Public Laws by P.L. number.
 
Who's who and how to contact them.
 
Directory of members, their assignments, etc.
 
Searching Aids
 
The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. FDsys contains Congressional record volumes from 140 (1994) to the present. At the back of each daily issue is the "Daily Digest," which summarizes the day's floor and committee activities.
 
Migration of information from GPO Access to FDsys (Federal Digital System) should be complete in 2010, and will manage government information from all three branches, and ensure public even as technology changes.
 
"One-stop shopping" for the Federal forms most used by the public.
 
Search for statistics provided by more than 100 federal agencies.
 
Provides a list of depository libraries in your area, and links to descriptions of their collections.
 
A service of the Catalog of U.S. Government Publication, the federated search engine searches Federal Government databases to retrieve reports, articles, and citations.
 

INTERNATIONAL
 
Published and updated weekly by the Central Intelligence Agency. The directory is intended to be used primarily as a reference aid to as many world governments as considered practical, some not officially recognized by the U.S. Regimes with no diplomatic exchange is indicated by NDE.
 
Embassy addresses, phone numbers in Washington D.C. Information on Diplomatic Internship Program in Washington.
 
The set covers the modern history of the Middle East and North Africa, with major sections on Colonialism and Imperialism, the World Wars, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the United Nations involvement in the region. Each country in the region is reviewed, detailing its population, economy, and government.
 
Contains complete and official listing of the foreign consular offices in the United States, and recognized consular officers. Compiled by the U.S. Department of State.
 
Over 2400 annotated links in a wide range of topics concerning international affairs, studies, and relations. Most are in English.
 
Topical annotated index of Internet sites with useful links. Topics include General Resources, Canada, Commonwealth Countries, Constitutions, Developing Countries, Diplomatic and Consular Service, European Union, Foreign Relations, Great Britain, Heads of State, International Law, Palestine, South Africa, Treaties, and United Nations.
 
Regional and country information on funding, political and economic status and speeches.
 

SEARCHING AIDS
 
A central reference and referral point for government information at all levels, local, national and international.
 
Official Government site for IRS forms and information.
 
The official web portal of the U.S.Government that provides federal, state, and local government information and services.
 
This series covers 20th-century events and social history beginning in 1900 and ending in 1999, written expressly for middle school students. Each decade is covered in one volume. Topics for each decade include Headline Makers, Topics in the News, Arts and Entertainment, Business and the Economy, Education, Government, Politics, and Law, Lifestyles and Social Trends, Medicine and Health, Science and Technology, and Sports.
 
How to obtain birth, death, marriage, and divorce certificates.
 
Computer and web tutorials, life skills, government resources, and much more.
 

STATES
 
Contains links to networks of state and local government agencies, including multi-state organizations and national organizations which are affiliated with the government (such as the Council of State Governments).
Basic information on all 50 states, including Washington, D.C.
 

TERRITORIES AND OUTLYING REGIONS OF THE UNITED STATES
 
 
 
 
 
Puerto Rico (En Español)
 

UNITED NATIONS
 
Locate documents using the UN Info Quest System, view national, regional & peacekeeping maps.
 
United Nations site providing full text and full image access to UN publications published since 1993. Resolutions are available back to 1946. Older documents are being added continuously, with many available to the early 1980s. UN sales publications and the treaty series are not included.
 
Catalog of United Nations(UN) documents and publications indexed by the UN Dag Hammarskjöld Library and the Library of the UN Office at Geneva. Coverage begins with 1979 but is being extended backward. More thorough indexing makes this source a useful aid to finding full-text documents in the ODS site listed above. Once a reference is found in UNBIS, simply clip the document number and drop it into the ODS search screen. Also includes voting records on adopted resolutions and indexing of speeches.
 
Follow UN activities, view resolutions, and major documents.