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U.S. Government Agencies

PSC 334
September 13, 2006
Dr. Kressley

Kathy Jones                                                                                        Revised 5/20/09 js

This is a partial list of resources, located in the Reference and Documents Departments, that may be helpful when doing research on government agencies.  You can e-mail the Reference Department or call 460-7025 or contact the Documents Department at 460-7024 for help.

Find your agency website:

Normally: http://www.(Agency name or acronym).gov

White House list of Federal Agencies and Commissions with links to their websites:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/government/independent-agencies.html

U.S. Federal Government Agencies Directory
http://www.lib.lsu.edu/gov/fedgov.html

Use Google Advanced to find Agency websites. You can limit to .gov, .mil or other domains
http://www.google.com/advanced_search?hl=en

The United States Government Manual
National Archives and Records Administration
http://PURL.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS2410

print versions at:
Documents Desk AE 2.108/2
Reference Desk: Ref JK 421 .A32

Finding Books and Documents in the USA Catalog

Subject Searches 
United States. (Agency name)-History 
administrative agencies--United States
bureaucracy--United States 
executive departments-United States  

Keyword searches
agency AND atomic
government agenc?
department AND treasury
"bureau of alcohol"
service AND immigration

DOCS DESK AE 2.108/2: and REF DESK JK 421 .A32
National Archives and Records Administration

The United States Government Manual
URL: http://PURL.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS2410


REF JK 421 .F42 1999
Sisung, Kelle S., editor

Federal Agency Profiles for Students

REF JK 9 .H57 1998
Kurian, George Thomas, editor-in-chief

A Historical Guide to the U.S. Government

 

Finding Articles in Databases: All are available through "Articles, Indexes, Databases" on the Library Homepage

Academic Search Premier through EBSCO

Expanded Academic ASAP through Gale/InfoTrac

History reference Center (EBSCO)--Supreme Court cases

Lexis-Nexis

News
Congressional
Government Periodicals Index
Statistical

Marcive -- Web index to federal government publications

GPO Access (Official federal government information)
http://www.gpoaccess.gov/index.html

SEARCH ENGINES

FirstGov : Your First Click to the U.S. Government
URL: http://firstgov.gov/

Google : Uncle Sam
URL: http://www.google.com/unclesam

Online Style Guide:

Citing Internet Sources http://www2.h-net.msu.edu/~amrel/cit.html

Bedford/St. Martin Sample Paper and Documentation

Plagiarism

Turnitin Information



Kathy Jones, Social Sciences Librarian
revised 5/20/09 js