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US Government Information is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state, and local government web resources and services. As the catalyst for a growing electronic government, helps citizens navigate through government red tape. At, you can apply for benefits online, contact a government agency, or use the Internet's most comprehensive search of government websites—all from one easy location.

The U.S. government's official web portal,, makes it easy for the public to get U.S. government information and services on the web. also serves as the catalyst for a growing electronic government. is an interagency initiative administered by the U.S. General Services Administration's Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies. It got its start when Internet entrepreneur Eric Brewer, whose early research was funded by the Department of Defense, offered to donate a powerful search engine to government. That gift helped accelerate the government's earlier work to create a government-wide portal.

Our Documents   [New Window]

"A list of 100 milestone documents, compiled by the National Archives and Records Administration, and drawn primarily from its nationwide holdings. The documents chronicle United States history from 1776 to 1965. The list begins with the Lee Resolution of June 7, 1776, a simple document resolving that the United Colonies are, and of right, ought to be free and independent states. . . and ends with the Voting Rights Act of 1965, a statute that helped fulfill the promise of freedom inherent in the first documents on the list. The remaining milestone documents are among the thousands of public laws, Supreme Court decisions, inaugural speeches, treaties, constitutional amendments, and other documents that have influenced the course of U.S. history. They have helped shape the national character, and they reflect our diversity, our unity, and our commitment as a nation to continue our work toward forming a more perfect union."

Counties in the US   [New Window]

There are over 3,000 counties in the United States. You can get information on them here, a page maintained by the National Association of Counties.

 FirstGov   [New Window]

"The official site for U.S. Government information. In September 2000, was launched, the only official U.S. Government portal to 47 million pages of government information, services, and online transactions."

"FirstGov offers a powerful search engine that searches every word of every U.S. government document in a quarter of a second or less."

" also features a topical index, online transactions, links to state and local government, options to contact your government, and other tools so you don't have to know the name of the government agency to get the information you want anytime you want it."

 FedWorld Information Network   [New Window]

In 1992, FedWorld was established by The National Technical Information Service( NTIS), an agency of the U.S Department of Commerce, to serve as the online locator service for a comprehensive inventory of information disseminated by the Federal Government. This new service assisted agencies and the public in electronically locating Federal Government information, both information housed within the NTIS repository and information we made accessible through an electronic gateway of more than 100 Government bulletin boards. What started out as a small dial-up access system has grown tremendously over the last four years in size, technology, and content.

 The Government Information Locator Service (GILS)   [New Window]

A part of the FedWorld Information Network, the Government Information Locator Service (GILS) is essentially a card catalog. It identifies public information resources throughout the U.S. Federal Government, describes the information available in those resources, and provides assistance in obtaining the information. Ultimately, GILS consist of a decentralized collection of agency-based information locators and associated information services. GILS supplements other agency information dissemination mechanisms and commercial information sources. GILS uses network technology and international standards for information search and retrieval so that information can be retrieved in a variety of ways, and so that GILS users can find other information resources worldwide. GILS provides automated linkages that facilitate electronic delivery of online information products and services.

 Open Text's Query Server   [New Window]

The Query Server is an advanced meta search tool that broadcasts a single query across a set of Web-enabled search engines.

The Query Server is a powerful solution offered by Open Text that allows organizations to unify access to multiple internal and external information sources - including repositories, news feed systems, document management systems, intranets, and the Internet.

 Core Documents of U.S. Democracy   [New Window]

To provide American citizens direct online access to the basic Federal Government documents that define our democratic society, a core group of current and historical Government publications is being made available for free, permanent, public access via the GPO Access service. These titles contain information which is vital to the democratic process and critical to an informed electorate. They support the public's right to know about the essential activities of their Government. Immediate, online access to authenticated versions of these Core Documents of Democracy increases in importance as Americans grow ever more dependent on remote electronic access to basic information resources -- both past and present.

U.S. Government Documents - Research Guide

Government Documents in the Archives Library Information Center (ALIC)   [New Window]

Links to government publications in the National Archives, gateways and guides to federal information, finding aids and indexes to government documents, federal directories, and other government publications.

State Government Document Guide

Subject Guide to Government Resources for New Mexico   [New Window]

Subject Guide to Government Resources for New Mexico includes links to reputable state, federal and non-state websites with reliable state information