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Government Resources and Links
PREMIUM RESOURCES: Databases brought to you by Mobile Public Library, Alabama Public Library Service and the Alabama Virtual Library.
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GovSpeak - Abbreviations and Acronyms of the U.S. Government
American Presidency Project - Online archive of nearly 30,000 historical documents related to the presidency.
Budget of the US Government
BusinessUSA - Customer service for 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 - Official Federal forms most used by the public.
USAGov - Official U.S. gateway to all government information.
USAGov for Seniors
Science.gov - 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, and the Black Panther Party.
Benefits.gov - Lists grants for individuals.
Government Documents Access
GovLoans - Info on loans for housing, education, small business, and agriculture.
Grants.Gov - Lists government grants for nonprofit organizations.
The Occupational Information Network - O*NET database is the nation's primary source of occupational information. The O*NET Project is 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 including hurricanes.
Recalls.gov - get recall info on vehicles, food, medicine, and consumer products.
Statistical Abstract of the United States -"...collection of statistics on social and economic conditions in the United States." Only updated to 2011.
Thomas Legislative Information on the Internet
U. S. Consumer Gateway - 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 - Video tours of the White House.
State and Local
Alabama State Website
Alabama Department of Revenue
The Alabama Legislature
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 - Thematic maps and statistics provided by the Federal government.
State and Local Governments on the Net - Links to state offices, agencies, cities, and counties. Federal And National resources are also listed.
International Governments on the WWW
Population Reference Bureau - World population data & statistics.
Stimulus Alabama.gov - Only updated to March 2011.
Economic Indicators (Monthly) - Facts and figures on gross domestic product, income, employment, production, business activity, prices, money, credit, security markets, Federal finance, and international statistics.
Alabama: State At A Glance - Concise labor data.
Bureau of Economic Analysis
BEA's Overview of the Economy - From the Federal Bureau of Economic Analysis.
Bureau of Labor Statistics Data
Economic Indicators - Monthly and quarterly indicators from the Dept. of Commerce including Gross Domestic Product, retail and real estate sales, and durable goods,
FreeLunch.com - "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) - Ongoing mandatory survey that provides an updated portrait of America every year. Replaced 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 American Community Survey
American FactFinder (AFF)- U.S. Census Bureau - Find popular facts (population, income, etc.) and frequently requested data about your community.
Easy Stats - Data tool to create custom tables from the Census Bureau.
Economic Census - 2012 U.S. Economic Census data including Industry Snapshots, Industry Statistics Portal, and Geographic Area Series.
OnTheMap - Online Census Bureau mapping tool to create, download, and print workforce related maps, demographic profiles, and reports.
QuickFacts - Census Bureau - Presents data about communities taken from the ACS and other government sources.
U.S. Census Bureau
United States Historical Census Data Browser - Population and economy of U.S. states and counties from 1790 to 1960.