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Politics & Government

  • Politics & Government
    • California
    • Cities / Counties
    • Federal
      • Information on voter eligibility, election dates and resources, information on county election offices and more, available in Spanish, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Tagalog, Thai and Vietnamese.

      • A non-profit, non-partisan organization provides an online California voter guide.

      • Historical election information.

      • Locates voting districts and polling places by address.

      • Locate all elected representatives, state and federal, by zip code. Tracks the performance of over 13,000 political leaders.  Voting records, biographies, committee assignments of elected officials.

      • The League of Women Voters provides information about voter registration and candidates. The user can retrieve a sample ballot for a district by entering a zip code.

      • Elections
      • Executive Branch
        • Links to the page of each Department and the White House.
        • Retrieve a Personal Earnings and Benefits Estimate Statement.
        • Access immigration laws, regulations and guides. Click on 'Education & Resources' in the gray-colored banner at the top of the web page. To find Sample U.S. History & Government Questions (in English & Spanish) and a Naturalization self test, please clink on 'Civics and Citizenship Study Materials' in the left-side margin.  Official website of the Department of Homeland Security.

        • Direct link to the White House.
      • General
      • Judicial Branch
      • Legislative Branch
      • Searching Aids
        • Index to electronic and print publications from the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the U.S. government since 1976 providing title, year, author, SuDoc number, and Internet access. Full cataloging (MARC) record is viewable. Locate the closest depository library.
        • FDsys (Federal Digital System) manages government information from all three branches, and ensure public even as technology changes.

        •  Statistical information from more than 100 government agencies engaged in the production and dissemination of official federal statistics.  

        • Provides a list of depository libraries in your area, and links to descriptions of their collections.
        • Find contact information for federal, state, and local government agencies and elected officials.

        • A service of the Catalog of U.S. Government Publication, the federated search engine searches Federal Government databases to retrieve reports, articles, and citations.
    • International
      • Published and updated weekly by the Central Intelligence Agency. The directory is intended to be used primarily as a reference aid to as many world governments as considered practical, some not officially recognized by the U.S. Regimes with no diplomatic exchange are indicated by NDE.

      • Embassy addresses, phone numbers in Washington D.C. Information on Diplomatic Internship Program in Washington.
      • Contains complete and official listing of the foreign consular offices in the United States, and recognized consular officers. Compiled by the U.S. Department of State.
      • Over 2000 annotated links in a wide range of topics concerning international affairs, studies, and relations. Most are in English.

      • Topical annotated index of Internet sites with useful links. Topics include: General Resources, Canada, Commonwealth Countries, Constitutions, Developing Countries, Diplomatic and Consular Service, European Union, Foreign Relations, Great Britain, Heads of State, International Law, Palestine, South Africa, Treaties, and United Nations.
      • Alphabetical listing by country with updated contact information. Published by the County of Los Angeles Office of Protocol.
      • Regional and country information on funding, political and economic status and speeches.
    • Searching Aids
      • A central reference and referral point for government information at all levels, local, national and international.
      • The official web portal of the U.S.Government that provides federal, state, and local government information and services.
      • How to obtain birth, death, marriage, and divorce certificates.
    • States
      • Contains links to networks of state and local government agencies, including multi-state organizations and national organizations which are affiliated with government (such as the Council of State Governments).
      • Basic information on all 50 states, including Washington, D.C.  Type state name in the search box.
         

    • Taxes
    • Territories and Outlying Regions of the United States
    • United Nations
      • Locate documents using the UN Info Quest System, view national, regional & peacekeeping maps.
      • United Nations site providing full text and full image access to UN publications published since 1993. Resolutions are available back to 1946. Older documents are being added continuously, with many available to the early 1980s. UN sales publications and the treaty series are not included.
      • Catalog of United Nations(UN) documents and publications indexed by the UN Dag Hammarskjöld Library and the Library of the UN Office at Geneva. Coverage begins with 1979, but is being extended backwards. More thorough indexing makes this source a useful aid to finding full text documents in the ODS site listed above. Once reference is found in UNBIS, simply clip the document number and drop it into the ODS search screen. Also includes voting records on adopted resolutions and indexing of speeches.
      • Follow UN activities, view resolutions and major documents.

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