A sevice of FDsys this directory arranges U.S. Government sites by topic. The main list of topics is based upon the current Guide to U.S. Government Information, also known as The Subject Bibliography Index.
Docs in the News
Alphabetical list of topics for current events research from the University of Michigan Documents Center.
Hot Docs: Government Documents in the News
Columbia University Libraries provides “links to full text documents or reports about major governmental activities
New York City, New York State, U.S. Federal, or international
which have been featured in the news.”
Documents in the News
Northeastern University School of Law library links to selected newsworthy national and international documents. The site is helpful when school is in session but appears to go on hiatus for the summer and winter breaks.
Sabrina I. Pacifici's blog provides daily law and technology news with links to reliable primary and secondary sources on e
government, copyright, privacy, government documents, cybercrime and ID theft, the Patriot Act, and freedom of information, etc.
Resources, news, ant the tracking of the distribution of funds related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
New York State Information Related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Financial Stability Plan
Information on President Obama's plan to address the economic crisis, including Congressional Reports, TARP Transactions Reports, Tranche Reports, along with related speeches, video, news, and press releases.
Economic Stimulus (CRS)
Open CRS Congressional Research Reports for the People provides free access to Congressional Research Service reports on the economic stimulus initiatives.
Federal Election Commission
As an an independent regulatory agency, the FEC provides explanations on the federal election system and a wealth of data on how U.S. national elections are financed.
League of Women Voters
An interactive platform for voter information, provides unedited candidate issue statements.
UMich Documents Center
Links to candidates, policy issues, campaign information, and more.
Provides a comprehensive database about thousands of candidates and elected officials for President, Congress, Governors and State Legislators.
Subject page compiled by the Government Documents Round Table (GODORT) of the American LIbrary Association.
USAGov: Voting and Elections
Official information and services from the U.S. government.
U. S. Census Bureau: Voting and Registration
Information on reported voting and registration by various demographic and socioeconomic characteristics is collected for the nation in November of congressional and presidential election years in the Current Population Survey (CPS). Detailed information from recent surveys and historical trends in selected areas is listed below. Estimates and projections of voting
age population derived from administrative records and Census 2000 are also provided.
Provided by Congressional Quarterly and contains political news, blogs, and articles.
The Politico launched in January, 2007 with the mission of covering the politics of Capitol Hill and of the presidential campaign, and the business of Washington lobbying and advocacy with enterprise, style, and impact. The Politico is a publication of Capitol News Company, LLC.
A nonpartisan, nonprofit, "consumer advocate" for voters that monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases.
Uses scorecards, factsheets, and articles to review claims made by candidates (Truth O Meter) and attacks from opponents (Attack File). Includes rulings on some claims using a sixpoint scale ranging from "True" to "Pants on Fire."
Department of Homeland Security
Offical web site of the department created by President Bush when he signed the "Homeland Security Act of 2002" into law on November 25, 2002.
Homeland Security Information Center
National Technical Information Service (NTIS) has compiled a central site on Homeland Security offering important documents and multimedia resources under 5 headings: health and medicine, emergency prepardness and response, biological and chemical warfare, food and agricultural safety, and safety training packages.
LexisNexis Congressional Hot Topics: Homeland Security
Links to current news relevant to Homeland Security from LexisNexis sources.
Government Publications on Hurricane Katrina
Links from University of California, Riverside
National Hurricane Center: Tropical Prediction Center
This site includes storm information and forecasts, facts about hurricanes and cyclones including names, and historical information about tropical storms.
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Health & Safety information
Center for the Study of Public Health Impacts of Hurricanes
Louisiana State University
Hurricane Katrina Information Resources
Louisiana State University
LexisNexis U.S. Politics & World News
free online news site includes in-depth coverage of Hurricanes Katrina & Rita from over 4,000 U.S. and International news sources.
AAAS, the publishers of Science, are making freely available a selection of past Science articles related to hurricanes, coastal disasters, and disaster policy.
Oklahoma Department of Libraries pdf on this topic includes numerous links to goverment web sites on the topic.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
An agency of the federal Department of Health and Human Services, the CDC's mission is to "collaborate to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health – through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats."
The official U.S. government Web site for information on H1N1, avian, and pandemic flu.
HHS Pandemic Influenza Plan
The Dept. of Health and Human Services' blueprint for pandemic influenza preparation and response.
Enviro-Health Links - Swine Flu
National Library of Medicine
Specialized Information Services provides links to information on the H1N1 flu.
Influenza A (H1N1) (WHO)
The World Health Organization provides information on the evolving situation and access to both technical guidelines and information useful for the general public.
Swine flu Information from DynaMed (Ebsco)
Due to the recent global outbreak of Swine Influenza, EBSCO Publishing and the DynaMed Editors have made DynaMed’s information about Swine Influenza free to health care providers and institutions throughout the world.
Links to medical and health information on the avian flu from MedlinePlus, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.
Avian Influenza in Wild Birds—Sources of Information (FWS)
From Fish and Wildlife Service's Division of Migratory Bird Management, John Trapp's compilation of links to some of the best information currently available on the topic of avian influenza in wild birds.
Avian Flu Fact Sheet (Dept. of State)
For travelers going abroad, the Dept. of State provides alerts as to the current outbreaks of H5N1 in fowl and humans in Asia, and advice regarding safe handling of fowl.
Protecting Worker's against Avian Flu (OSHA)
U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provides gudiance on protecting workers from the birdflu, with information particularly for food & animal handlers; farm, medical, & laboratory workers; and airline flight crews.
Avian Influenza (WHO)
World Health Organization's Epidemic and Pandemic Alert and Response website includes the most up to date information on the countries affected and the number of deaths as well as a timeline on the disease.
Bilmes, Linda, and Joseph E. Stiglitz. "The Economic Costs of The IRAQ WAR: An Appraisal Three Years After the Beginning of The Conflict."
Paper prepared for presentation at the ASSA meetings, 2006 [presented 1/8/06, PDF]
Iraq War Debate
University of Michigan's Documents Center "Docs in the News" web page.`
"Article 15-6 Investigation of the 800th Military Police Brigade"
National Public Radio's PDF link to the U.S. Military's Report on Iraqi Prisoners Abuse at Abu Ghraib Prison.
"Report of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on the Treatment by the Coalition Forces of Prisoners of War and other Protected Persons by the Geneva Conventions in Iraq, During Arrest, Interment and Interrogation, February 2004"
"Iraq's Legacy of Terror: Mass Graves"
U.S. Agency for International Development Report.
Measuring Security and Stability in Iraq
Dept. of Defense Report to Congress, July 2005
Centers for Disease Control
CDC has developed responses to many of the most commonly asked questions about severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in an FAQ, as well as providing travel advisories on affected areas of the world.
World Health Organization
Communicable Disease Surveillance & Response (CSR) report on SARS.
The IRS Website
The Internal Revenue Service is the nation's tax collection agency.
Tax Information: State
Federal Tax Administrators
click on map to link to all 50 states' official tax site.
includes state tax sites as well as organization and policy sites.
National Military Strategic Plan for the War on Terrorism
Unclassified version of the report.
9-11 Commission Final Report
Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, Official Government Edition available in its entirety as a single PFD file and as a collection of smaller PDFs arranged in a browse table according to the document's table of contents.
Annotated Bibliography of Government Documents Related to the Threat of Terrorism and the Attacks of September 11, 2001
2 volume bibliography by Kevin Motes of the Oklahoma Department of Libraries' U.S. Government Information Division.
Chemical, Biological, and Nuclear Terrorism/Warfare Bibliography
Prepared by the Dudley Knox Library of the Naval Postgraduate School.
LexisNexis Congressional Hot Topics: Terrorism
Links to current news relevant to Terrorism from LexisNexis sources.
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
26 December 2004 Indonesian Earthquake/Tsunami
NOAA - A web-link compilation from the U.S. National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
PMEL Tsunami Research Program
Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory
Surviving a Tsunami - Lessons from Chile, Hawaii, and Japan
A USGS publication uses personal stories of the tsunami spawned by the 9.5 earthquake in Chile to explain how to survive a tsunami.
International Tsunami Information Center
U.S. National Weather Service
Science of Tsunami Hazards
International Journal of the Tsunami Society
LexisNexis U.S. Politics & World News
Provides updated news stories on the Bush administration, notable political figures, Iraq, and more from over 4,000 U.S. and International news sources. Specialcoverage on the Tsunami Disaster is currently featured on the site.