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Law/Statutes
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Please use the "Look up a Legal Case" tab for legal research. [more info]
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Government Information
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GPO's Federal Digital System (FDsys) provides public access to Government information submitted by Congress and Federal agencies. [more info]
Internet
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JMU Library Catalog is the online catalog of materials in James Madison University Libraries. [more info]
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A catalog of all types of U.S. government documents, including Congressional reports, hearings,... [more info]
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Nonbiased analysis of votes and other data relating to the U.S. Congress and its legislation... [more info]
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Includes bills and congressional record information to the 93rd congress (1973-74) [more info]
Directory Information
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Official directory of the U.S. Congress, prepared by the Joint Committee on Printing. [more info]
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Legislative & Congressional Information
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Congressional documents originate from congressional committees; may include reports of executive departments and independent organizations, reports of special investigations made for Congress, and annual reports of non-governmental organizations. Three types of documents: House and Senate Documents; Senate Executive Documents; and Senate Treaty Documents. Covers 1995 through current Congress as documents become available. [more info]
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Access to hearings from Senate, House, joint, or special committee of Congress, 1985 to present? (note: not all hearings are available). [more info]
Internet
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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. Online access from 1994 to present. [more info]
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Searchable full text congressional publications and legislative research. [more info]
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GPO's Federal Digital System (FDsys) provides public access to Government information submitted by Congress and Federal agencies. [more info]
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Legal Information
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Please use the "Look up a Legal Case" tab for legal research. [more info]
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Official web site for the U.S. Federal Courts system. [more info]
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Documents and information about the Supreme Court of the United States. [more info]
 
 
International
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Factual publications that contain information on all the countries of the world with which the United States has relations. They include facts on the country's land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and its relations with other countries and the United States. [more info]
Internet
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Portal to information, data, documents, and policy information on the EU. [more info]
Internet
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U.S. Department of State links to Foreign Relations documents. [more info]
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Find member countries, recent news, conferences and events on the UN website. [more info]
Internet
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U.S. Department of State publications containing facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty.  Updated and revised by the departmental Office of Electronic Information and Publications of the Bureau of Public Affairs.
 
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Primary Sources
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Collection of daily and weekly compilations of Presidential documents, official publications released by the White House Press Secretary. [more info]
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Access to catalog of Congressional Committee Prints, 2005 to present. [more info]
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  U.S. Government web site that makes it easier for you to participate in Federal rulemaking. [more info]
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An incomparably rich collection of primary source material on all aspects of American history originating from Congress and other federal agencies...
 
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Regulations
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Information on The Virginia Register of Regulations and the regulatory process in the Commonwealth of Virginia [more info]
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Reports & Proceedings
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Nonpartisan and objective research and analysis on all public policy issues including:  American Law; Domestic Social Policy; Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade; Government and Finance; Knowledge Services; and Resources, Science and Industry. [more info]
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This site is EPA's premier site for accessing EPA publications, with more than 7,000 in stock and 35,000 digital titles, free of charge! EPA’s print publications are available through the National Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP), and EPA's digital publications are stored in the National Environmental Publications Internet Site (NEPIS)  database. You can search and retrieve, download, print and/or order only EPA publications from this site. [more info]
 
 
Statistics & Datasets
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Provides access to statistics and information produced by more than 70 U.S. government agencies ... [more info]
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The Statistical Abstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. This current edition is published by ProQuest and contains information from 2013 onward. [more info]
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Access social, political, economic, and health data compiled by the US Census Bureau from 1878-2012.  Data sources include government agencies, private organizations, and professional associations. [more info]
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VIVA resource
Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia
 
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