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Politics & Government

  • Politics & Government
    • California
    • Cities / Counties
    • Federal
      • Elections
        • 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.

        • 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.

        • 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.

      • 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.
        • 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.

        • govinfo is a service of the United States Government Publishing Office (GPO), providing free public access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.

        • 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
    • Searching Aids
      • 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).
    • 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.