Government: U.S. Resources

Premium Resources

Military & Government Collection

Articles from periodicals related to the military.*

Recommended Websites

American Community Survey

Premier source for detailed population and housing information.  Samples taken annual from a small percentage of a population.

Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government

Presents educational content for the public on the workings of the U.S. Government and U.S. history, with a focus on civics. Geared toward a K-12 audience.

Bureau of Consumer Protection

The BCP works to prevent fraudulent, deceptive and unfair business practices in the marketplace. Includes scam alerts as well as information on mortgages, money, privacy and identity and more.

Bureau of Justice Statistics

Statistics on crime and criminals, victims, and the justice system.

Bureau of Labor Statistics - Southwest Information Office

Labor statistics information for the greater Houston area.

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP)

The Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP) is the finding tool for electronic and print publications from the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the U.S. government. These publications make up the National Bibliography of U.S. Government Publications. The CGP contains descriptive records for historical and current publications and provides direct links to those that are available online.

Census 2020

Stay up to date on news regarding the 2020 Census.

Census Business Builder

Suite of services that provide selected demographic and economic data from the Census Bureau tailored to specific types of users in a simple to access and use format.

Census Data

Access data and digital content from the U.S. Census Bureau in one centralized place. United States coverage includes Puerto Rico and the island Territories. This resource replaces American FactFinder.  For tips, see:  Firefox browser is recommended.


Centers for Disease Control

Information from the federal government on health and diseases.

Official website for U.S. federal legislative information. Accurate, timely, and complete legislative information for Members of Congress, legislative agencies, and the public. Find your elected federal representatives by Zip Code, or research current issues and legislation.

Consumer Information

The Federal Trade Commission provides important information for all areas of consumerism, including online security, mortgages and credit.

This tool for consumers includes worksheets and step by step information for major consumer events.

Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD is the Federal agency responsible for national policy and programs that address America's housing needs, improve and develop the Nation's communities, and enforce fair housing laws. HUD's mission is to create a decent home and suitable living environment for all Americans, and it plays a major role in supporting homeownership by underwriting homeownership for lower- and moderate-income families through its mortgage insurance programs.

Economic Indicators

Published monthly by the Council of Economic Advisors for the Joint Economic Committee, provides economic information on GDP, income, employment, production, business activity, prices, money, credit, security markets, Federal finance, and international statistics.

Federal Assistance Listings

Provides detailed, public descriptions of Federal assistance listings available to State and local governments including the District of Columbia); Federally recognized Indian tribal governments, Territories and possessions of the United States; domestic public, quasi-public, and private profit and nonprofit organizations and institutions; specialized groups, and individuals. (Formerly know as the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance.)

Filing a Claim For Your Health or Disability Benefits

Describes some of your plan's obligations and briefly explains the procedures and timelines for filing a health or disability benefits claim (from the U.S. Department of Labor).

El portal oficial en español del Gobierno de los EE. UU.


Provides free online access to official Federal Government Publications.

HathiTrust Digital Library

HathiTrust Digital Library is a digital preservation repository and access platform. HathiTrust provides long-term preservation and access services to digitized content from a variety of sources, including Google, the Internet Archive, Microsoft, and in-house member institution initiatives. Items in the public domain are in full-view for everyone and items held in copyright are searchable. The HathiTrust U.S. Federal Government Documents Program aims to expand and enhance digital access to U.S. federal publications, including those issued by GPO and other federal agencies.


Learn about insurance options, coverage, and consumer rights under the Affordable Care Act.

IRS Free File

Find your filing status and see if you qualify for free file.


MetaLib is a federated search engine that searches multiple U.S. Federal government databases, retrieving reports, articles, and citations while providing direct links to selected resources available online.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Job outlook information for hundreds of occupations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Information on United States Presidents, including biographical information on the Presidents, their Vice Presidents, and Cabinet members; elections, notable events in their terms, images and video; as well as links to other resources.

Quick Facts

Find statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more.

One-stop website to find, view, and comment on Federal regulations and other Federal actions.

Salaries and Wages -- U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Pay scale for Federal jobs in 30 cities and rural areas.

Gateway to government science information provided by US Government science agencies, including research and development results.

Small Business Administration

Information and services offered by the SBA.

Social Security Online

Information in English and Spanish on benefits and regulations.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Federal agency dedicated to advancing mental and substance use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery services in order to improve the lives of individuals living with mental and substance use disorders and their families and reduce the impact of substance misuse and mental illness on America's communities. Offers links to resources for treatment as well as information for family and community members.

U.S. Census Bureau

Source for social, demographic, and economic information.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Find information about citizenship, immigration, working in the U.S., verification of employee eligibility, adoption and more.

U.S. Code

Federal laws by topic.

U.S. Government Manual

The official handbook of the Federal Government provides comprehensive information on the agencies of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches and other official agencies.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Free searchable databases of patents and trademarks, as well as information on the patent process.

USA Jobs

Employment opportunities with the United States government.

USA Trade Online

Powerful resource giving customers access to current and cumulative U.S. export and import data.

A subject-based portal to Federal services and resources online. 

USPS Zip Code Search

Zip code look-up.

Where to Write for Vital Records

Links are provided for users who want direct access to individual state and territory information.

White House

The official website for the White House. Includes biographies of the presidents and the first ladies.

Who Represents Me?

Texas elected officials and the districts they represent.