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Government Information

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Federal Depository Library

Most documents are located on the Second Floor

Government Information Resources

"" How to Cite Government Documents

Where to Search

  • The Library Catalog Title and subject searchable catalog of Government Documents available in the library.  When available, links are provided to the documents' online fulltext version.

  • FirstGov Official website for searching the U.S. Government.

  • Catalog of U.S. Government Publications  Index to print and electronic publications created by Federal agencies.  When available, links are provided to the documents' online fulltext version.

  • GPO Catalog of Publications Index with citations to U.S. government publications.  There are numerous publications about government policy, health, statistics, business, economics, education, and environmental topics.

  • Public and Private Laws

  • SearchGov Government information search engine.

  • Google (Uncle Sam) Government information search engine.

Federal Government

General | Legislative | Judicial | | Executive | Agencies

General Information

Legislative

  • FDSys Searchable fulltext database of Congressional bills, reports, debates, and public laws.  Also contains Supreme Court decisions, the Federal Register, Code of Federal Regulations, and selected agency reports.

  • Thomas Searchable fulltext database of recent Congressional publications, historical U.S. government documents, and information on the legislative process/committees.

  • U.S. Code  Codification of the general and permanent laws of the United States.  (Also available in print at the 2nd Floor Reference Area: KF 62).

  • Treaties in Force  A List of the Treaties and other international agreements of the United States in force.  (U.S. State Department).

  • U.S. House of Representatives

  • U.S. Senate

  • Congress.Org  Member directory, current legislation and issues.

  • Roll Call Online: The Newspaper of Capitol Hill Since 1955  Political news, insiders view of Washington.

Judicial

  • United States Supreme Court  History, opinions, recent decisions, and docket of the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • GPO Access Searchable fulltext database of Congressional bills, reports, debates, and public laws.  Also contains Supreme Court decisions, the Federal Register, Code of Federal Regulations, and selected agency reports.

  • LexisNexis Click on Legal Research to find Federal Case Law; Federal code, U.S. Constitution & court rules.

  • U.S. Constitution: Analysis and Interpretation Annotated versions of the U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence.  (Also available in print at the 2nd Floor Reference Area: KF 4527 .K54).

  • Federal Courts Finder   Federal Courts location map and links to websites.  (From: Emory School of Law).

  • Understanding the Federal Courts PDF document explaining the United States Federal Court system.

Executive

  • The White House  Issues, news, speeches, and press releases concerning the President of the United States.

  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security Issues, news, press releases, and publications from the Department of Homeland Security.

  • Federal Register"Official daily publication for Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as Executive Orders and other Presidential Documents."

  • Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)  "Codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the Executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government.">  (Also available in print at the 2nd Floor Reference Area: KF 70 .A3).

Federal Agencies

  • Comprehensive List of Federal Agency Websites (From: Louisiana State University).

  • United States Geological Survey "Federal source for science about the Earth, its natural and living resources, natural hazards, and the environment."

  • Internal Revenue Service Federal Tax information, publications, and forms.

  • Government Agency Publications Directory to the electronic version of government agency publications.  (From: University of Memphis).

  • LexisNexis Click on Legal Research to find Federal regulations, agency opinions & U.S. Attorney General Opinions.

  • Federal Register "Official daily publication for Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as Executive Orders and other Presidential Documents."

  • Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)  "Codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the Executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government." (Also available in print at the 2nd Floor Reference Area: KF 70 .A3).

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State/Local Government

General | Montana | Billings

General

  • State and Local Government Information  General information on state and local government issues, state maps, and individual state Internet links.  (From: Library of Congress).

  • LexisNexis Click on Reference to find State profiles, Concise facts & statistics about each state.

  • County and City Data Book  Customizable reports and statistical data for Cities, Counties, and States.  (From: University of Virginia).  (Also available in print at the 2nd Floor Reference Desk).

  • LexisNexis Click on Legal Research to find State codes, statutory laws, court rules, and Attorneys General opinions from all states.

  • FindLaw  Legal material, directories, and court information for each state.

Montana

Billings

  • City of Billings Official Billings website.  Links to government agencies, courts, community phone numbers, employment, and tourism.

  • City of Billings Code Codification of Billings City ordinances..  

  • Yellowstone County Official Yellowstone County website.  Links to government agencies, County Clerk, tax information, and news.

  • Lockwood Solvent Site Documents The MSU-Billings Library is an official repository for the Lockwood Solvent Ground Water Plume Site documents distributed by the Montana Department of Environmental Quality.

International

  • Foreign Governments  Links to official foreign governments' websites.  (From: Northwestern University).

  • International Governmental Organizations  Links to official international governmental organizations' websites.  (From: Northwestern University).

  • United Nations Information on Member States, bodies, policies, human rights, and international law.

  • U.S. State Department  United States foreign policy and State Department Publications.

  • Country Studies  "Description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries." (Library of Congress: Federal Research Division).

  • InfoNation  Customizable reports and statistical data for countries of the world.  United Nations).

  • LexisNexis Click on Reference to find< Country profiles,< concise facts & statistics about countries.

  • World Factbook  Country profiles, maps, and flags.  (CIA).  (Also available in print at the 2nd Floor Reference Desk).

Statistics

United States | International | Montana

United States

International

  • InfoNation  Customizable reports and statistical data for countries of the world. (United Nations).

  • LexisNexis Click on Reference to find Country profiles,concise facts & statistics about countries.

  • World Factbook Country profiles, maps, and flags.  (CIA). (Also available in print at the 2nd Floor Reference Desk).

  • Handbook of International Economic Statistics (CIA).

  • OECD Education Database  "Internationally comparable data on key education variables such as enrollment, expenditures, personnel, and graduates."  (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development).

  • UNICEF Statistics Economic and social statistics on the countries and territories of the world, with particular reference to children’s well-being and AIDS.

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