RSU Libraries

Government Information

Government Data

  • Abbreviations and Acronyms of the U.S. Government: Lists the major abbreviations used by federal agencies with links to their websites.
  • ADAMS: Agencywide Documents Access and Management System NRC: Provides access to image and text documents that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has made public since November 1, 1999.
  • Agriculture Factbook: In this Agriculture Fact Book, you will find information about American food consumption, the agricultural sector, and rural America.
  • Agricultural Statistics: Agricultural Statistics is published each year to meet the diverse need for a reliable reference book on agricultural production, supplies, consumption, the agricultural sector, and rural America.
  • American FactFinder: Quick access to U.S. Census Bureau information relating to population, housing, economics and geography.
  • Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA): The online Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance gives access to a database of all federal programs available to State and local governments.
  • Catalog of U.S. Government Publications: The Catalog indexes publications of the United States government.
  • CIA World Factbook: Contains extensive information on all the countries of the world.
  • includes searchable data catalogs providing access to data in three ways: through the "raw" data catalog, the tool catalog, and the geodata catalog.
  • Energy Citations Database: The Energy Citations Database (1948 - Present) developed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) provides access to scientific and technical information (STI) produced by the agency.
  • Energy Information Administration:  Provides independent statistics and analysis of U.S. and international energy industry.
  • Federal Websites for Tribal Libraries and Tribal College Libraries:  A guide to federal agency websites that feature information on American Indians. Most of these websites focus on tribal matters, but some important general websites are included.
  • FedStats: FedStats serves as a gateway to statistical information from more than 100 federal agencies.
  • GPO Access (Federal Government Publications): GPO Access is a service of the U.S. Government Printing Office that provides free electronic access to a wealth of important information products produced by the Federal Government.
  • Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties: Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties, compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler, is an historically significant, seven volume compilation of U.S. treaties, laws and executive orders pertaining to Native American Indian tribes.
  • Information Bridge: DOE Scientific and Technical Information: The Information Bridge: DOE Scientific and Technical Information provides free public access to full-text documents and bibliographic citations of Department of Energy (DOE) research report literature.
  • International Statistical Agencies: Links to statistical agencies for various countries.  Maintained by the U.S. Census Bureau.
  • Liber8: Federal Reserve System: Liber8 is a portal that links to economic information from the Federal Reserve System and government agencies.  It is produced by the St. Louis branch of the Federal Reserve.  The site has links to other databases provided by this branch of the Federal Reserve that provide statistics and information.
  • NTRS: NASA Technical Reports Server: The NASA Scientific and Technical Information (STI) Program's mission is to collect, archive, and disseminate NASA aerospace information, and locate domestic and international STI pertinent to NASA's missions and strategic enterprises.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook: The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives.
  • Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)I:  Speeding access to science information from the Department of Energy and beyond.
  • Science Accelerator: A gateway to science information, including R&D results, project descriptions, accomplishments and more.
  • Statistical Abstracts: Includes access not only to the Statistical Abstract of the United States, but also to State and Metropolitan Area Data Book; Health, United States; and other basic statistical sources.


  • ADA: Know Your Rights: Returning Service Members with Disabilities. U. S. Department of Justice.
  • Small Business Training Network: A virtual campus offering online courses, publications, and other forms of technical assistance.
  • Teachers’ Educational Resources: Official information and services from the U.S. government.
  • THOMAS: Legislative Information on the Internet: THOMAS is the legislative information service of the U.S. Congress.  It provides access to the full text of bills and resolutions, as well as information about them (including summaries, history, sponsors); committee reports; conference reports; the Congressional Record; roll call votes; treaties; and nominations.
  • U.S. Census 2000: The U.S. Census 2000 contains a multitude of facts about people, business and geography.
  • U.S. Economy at a Glance: National, regional and local economic data from the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics.