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General Reference Center Gold (Infotrac) - A general interest database that integrates a variety of sources in one easy-to-use interface. Use General Reference Center Gold to find articles from newspapers, reference books, and periodicals, many with full-text and images. Find the latest current events, popular culture, business and industry coverage, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more. Go Mobile with Access My Library. Audience: Middle School, High School, Higher Education, General Public.
MasterFILE Premier - specifically for public libraries, this database provides full text for nearly 2,050 general reference publications with full text as far back as 1975. Also includes more than 350 full text reference books, 82,968 biographies, 90,915 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps and flags. Check out the EbscoHost Mobile App.
Military & Government Collection - offers current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government through a collection of periodicals, academic journals, etc. Check out the EbscoHost Mobile App.
Biography and Memoir
GovSpeak - Abbreviations and Acronyms of the U.S. Government
American Presidency Project - provides an online archive of nearly 30,000 historical documents related to the presidency
Budget of the US Government
BusinessUSA - developed to provide better customer service for small businesses interacting with the Federal Government.
The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance - grants & assistance programs
Code of Federal Regulations
Department of Veterans Affairs - benefits, facilities, programs, records and forms.
Find Government Forms - one stop shopping for the Federal forms most used by the public.
USAGov - The official U.S. gateway to all government information
USAGov for Seniors
Science.gov - Science.gov is a gateway to authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. Government agencies, including research and development results.
The Vault - The New Freedom of Information Act Reading Room - Search digitized FBI documents requested under FOIA, including POW's, Amelia Earhart, Robert F. Kennedy, the Black Panther Party, etc. Categorized links include Alphabetical, Espionage, Famous Persons, Gangster Era, Historical Interest, Unusual Phenomena, Violent Crime.
Benefits.gov - lists grants for individuals
Government Documents Access
GovLoans - find info on loans for housing, education, small business, agriculture, etc.
Grants.Gov - lists government grants for nonprofit organizations
The Occupational Information Network - O*NET database takes the place of the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) as the nation's primary source of occupational information. The O*NET database and related products will help millions of employers, workers, educators, and students make informed decisions about education, training, career choices, and work. The O*NET Project is administered and sponsored by the US Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration.
Political Database of the Americas - "provides reference materials, primary documents, comparative studies and statistical data for countries in the Western Hemisphere"
Ready.gov - FEMA has assembled a great deal of information to help individuals and families prepare for disasters. The site has sections called "Be Informed", "Make a Plan", and "Make a Kit"
Recalls.gov - get recall info on vehicles, food, medicine, consumer products etc.
Statistical Abstract of the United States - Provides selected data only. "As the National Data Book it contains a collection of statistics on social and economic conditions in the United States." Also see links to pdf versions of previous years.
Thomas Legislative Information on the Internet
U. S. Consumer Gateway - Your Link to Federal Consumer Information
U. S. Government Manual
U.S. Government Toll-Free Numbers
The U.S. House of Representatives
The U.S. Senate
Vote Smart - State and Federal Representatives' voting records
White House Tour - The White House is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the West Wing by presenting video tours of the White House. The tours require Real Player software in order to view them.
State and Local
Alabama State Website - new and improved site
Alabama Department of Revenue
The Alabama Legislature - includes a student/teacher page and more!
Sex Offenders Database
Alabama: State At A Glance - provides concise labor data .
Alabama State Data Center - provides census data profiles.
The City of Mobile Home Page
MapStats: Alabama - Thematic maps and population data for Alabama
State and Local Governments on the Net - an incredible site! Click on a state and get links to state offices, agencies, cities, counties and more! Federal And National resources are listed as well.
International Governments on the WWW
Population Reference Bureau - World population data & statistics.
Economic Indicators (Monthly) - It provides economic information on gross domestic product, income, employment, production, business activity, prices, money, credit, security markets, Federal finance, and international statistics.
Alabama: State At A Glance - provides concise labor data
Bureau of Economic Analysis
BEA's Overview of the Economy - An overview of the US economy in recent quarters from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
Bureau of Labor Statistics Data
Economic Indicators - get the latest indicators from the Dept. of Commerce including Gross Domestic Product, retail and real estate sales and durable goods,
FreeLunch.com - "provides you with FREE access to over 900,000 economic and financial data series"
US Economy At A Glance - From the Bureau of Labor Statistics, provides a snapshot of economic indicators for the US.
Alabama State Data Center - Provides census data profiles.
American Community Survey (ACS) - The ACS is an ongoing survey that provides an updated portrait of America every year, replacing the Census Bureau's "long form" that produced data only once every 10 years. The ACS is a critical element in the reengineered 2010 Decennial Program and will replace the census "long form" beginning in 2010. The Census Bureau will continue to use the census "short form" in the decennial census of population and housing to obtain the population count and other demographic information. Learn more about the ACS from the American Community Survey FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions).
American FactFinder: US Census Bureau
U.S. Census Bureau
United States Historical Census Data Browser - population and economy of U.S. states and counties from 1790 to 1960