Information by Subject

  • USA.gov– official portal of the U.S. government
  • Congressional Research Service Reports – non-partisan, public policy reports written on a wide variety of topics. Coverage is 2004-present. (off-campus access restricted to U of Alabama affiliates)
  • U.S. Congressional Serial Set – full text of reports produced by government agencies from 1789-1977. (off-campus access restricted to U of Alabama affiliates)

Legislative and Regulatory Information

  • THOMAS – includes the full text of legislation from the 101st to current Congresses
  • FDsys – search and retrieve Congressional and regulatory information from the U.S. Government, 1996-present
  • LexisNexis Congressional – includes legislative histories, bills, and public laws, both current and historical (off-campus access restricted to U of Alabama affiliates)
  • Regulations.gov–your one stop site to comment on proposed federal regulations
  • HeinOnline – provides full-text access to the Congressional Record, Federal Register, Code of Federal Regulations, Statutes at Large, and more. (off-campus access restricted to U of Alabama affiliates)

Government Search Engines and General Databases

  • Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (Government Printing Office) – search for specific government publications produced from 1976-present
  • USAsearch.gov – search across U.S. Government web sites (General Services Administration)
  • Google U.S. Government Search – search across federal, state, and local government web sites
  • NTIS – search for specific government publications produced from 1983-present. Many of these may be found in the U.S. Government Documents Collection on the 1st floor of Gorgas Library. (off-campus access restricted to U of Alabama affiliates)
  • NTIS free search – Many of these may be found in the U.S. Government Documents Collection on the 1st floor of Gorgas Library.