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Government Webliography

An annotated list of government websites divided by topic.

US Sources-General

Consumer Issues (General Services Administration) - Allows users to access information on a variety of consumer issues, including banking, complaints, and insurance.

Cross Agency Portals (General Services Administration) - This page lists several portals in which federal agencies have pooled their resources to provide a centralized site for information on a particular topic or directed to a specific audience.  Topics include such things as after school programs, climate, college students, disability information, exports, food safety, grants, recalls, and youth violence prevention.

FDsys (U.S. Government Publishing Office) - Allows the user to search or browse the full text of the Federal Register, U.S. Code, Code of Federal Regulations, and many other titles.  Provides a link to a catalog of U.S. government publications issued from 1976 to the present, and to the award-winning Ben's Guide to U.S. Government.

GovInfo (U.S. Government Publishing Office) - Beta site from the GPO which will eventually replace FDsys. Users can still find the Federal Register, U.S. Code, Code of Federal Regulations and more. Many resources still link to FDsys, and the interface may change in response to user feedback.

Government Agencies and Elected Officials (General Services Administration) - This site has a searchable “knowledgebase” of frequently requested information and provides phone numbers, including toll-free numbers, for government agencies. It also produces online reports.

Government, Politics and Law Guides (University of Michigan Library) - This site provides guides to foreign, federal, and state government resources on a number of different topics.

GovSpeak: A Guide to U.S. Government Acronyms & Abbreviations (University of California San Diego) - Provides definitions of acronyms and abbreviations and links to additional information from the associated government agency.

Kids ( (General Services Administration) - Provides links, grouped by age and subject, to federal government sites designed for children.  Also functions as a search engine. (General Services Administration) - Allows users to access digital publications or to order print publications on a variety of topics potentially useful to citizens.