Last Updated: Jul 31, 2012
This guide is meant to help you find information produced by or about various governing bodies. We're talking mostly primary sources, but not exclusively. Since that's all clear as mud, if you have any questions, I'm absolutely happy to help! Just email ajumonvi @ trinity.edu or call 210-999-8168.
- United Nations Data
Best all-purpose source for global statistics, hands-down. Compiles data from international agencies and can be searched more easily than most statistical databases.
US-based. Search for Bills, Laws, and Resolutions; find out what's currently happening in Congress; read Committee Reports.
- Legal Information
US-based. From Cornell Law School. Great free resource for laws, major and recent court cases, fundamental documents like the Constitution.
- Census Bureau Homepage
US-based. Provides links to a wealth of data compiled by the Census Bureau. Amount of Census 2010 publicly available steadily increasing.
- FDSys (Federal Digital System)
The main website of the U.S. Government Printing Office. Use this if you're trying to find a very specific document, not if you're just looking into a topic.