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Browse Open Access Databases: Government Publications

Government Publications

  • AIDSInfo Drug Database
    "Find information on FDA-approved HIV/AIDS and opportunistic infection drugs and investigational HIV/AIDS drugs."
  • Australian Biological Resources Study
    "The Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS) provides national leadership and support for the discovery, naming and classification of Australia�s living organisms. We do this because information on Australia�s biodiversity, provided through taxonomy, underpins knowledge and decision-making across government, science and industry."
  • AVALON Project
    "Documents in law, history, and diplomacy" from Yale Law School. Browse by time period or search.
  • Bureau of Fiscal Service
    Informational site for the U.S. government agency.
  • Bureau Of Justice Statistics
    "BJS mission: To collect, analyze, publish, and disseminate information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government. These data are critical to federal, state, and local policymakers in combating crime and ensuring that justice is both efficient and evenhanded."
  • Catalog of U.S. Government Publications
    "The CGP is the finding tool for federal publications that includes descriptive information for historical and current publications as well as direct links to the full document, when available. Users can search by authoring agency, title, subject, and general keywords, or click on "Advanced Search" for more options"
  • Catalog of U.S. Government Publications
    "The finding tool for federal publications that includes descriptive records for historical and current publications and provides direct links to those that are available online. Users can search by authoring agency, title, subject, and general key word, or click on "Advanced Search" for more options.
  • City of Houston
    The official site -- pay traffic tickets and water bills
  • Civil rights digital library
    "The struggle for racial equality in the 1950s and 1960s is among the most far-reaching social movements in the nation's history, and it represents a crucial step in the evolution of American democracy. The Civil Rights Digital Library promotes an enhanced understanding of the Movement by helping users discover primary sources and other educational materials from libraries, archives, museums, public broadcasters, and others on a national scale. "
  • Code of Federal Regulations
    A codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the Executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government. (Full-text)
  • Commerce Business Daily
    Lists notices of proposed government procurement actions, contract awards, sales of government property, and other procurement information. (Full-text) No longer current.
  • Congress.gov
    Provides full text of bills along with comprehensive information on the US Congress.
  • Congressional Research Service Reports
    The Congressional Research Service, a component of the Library of Congress, conducts research and analysis for Congress on a broad range of issues of national policy. While many CRS memoranda are generated in response to individual Member or staff inquiries and are confidential, most CRS reports are available to anyone who has access to a congressional intranet.
  • DRAGNET
    "DRAGNET stands for �Database Retrieval Access using Google�s New Electronic Technology,� a specialized search engine that was developed by librarians at the New York Law School. This feature enables you to �drag the net� through a group of free law-related Web resources. A DRAGNET search is like a Google search, except that it runs in only a select group of websites, produced by the organizations and entities listed below. The sites were chosen by our Library staff for their reliability and utility to legal researchers.* "
  • EDGAR
    "The SEC's EDGAR database provides free public access to corporate information, allowing you to quickly research a company?s financial information and operations by reviewing registration statements, prospectuses and periodic reports filed on Forms 10-K and 10-Q. You also can find information about recent corporate events reported on Form 8-K but that a company does not have to disclose to investors."
  • ems.gov
    "Collecting and sharing standardized EMS data to support improvement in patient care and EMS Systems "
  • FDsys: Federal Digital System
    GPO's Federal Digital System (FDsys) provides free online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation-Uniform Crime Reports
    The basic source for United States crime statistics
  • Federal Register
    Official daily publication for Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as Executive Orders and other Presidential Documents. (Full-text)
  • FedStats
    The gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. Federal agencies.
  • Free Legal Research Resources from Harvard Law School Library
    An extensive list of US, International, and Historical sources to support legal research.
  • Google Scholar Case Law
    Choose "Case Law" under the search box to search Federal and State court cases.
  • Guide to Law Online: Texas
    Direct links to Texas legal and government resources from the Library of Congress.
  • Harris County
    Official website.
  • HealthyPeople.gov: DATA2020
    "Healthy People 2020 includes over 1,200 objectives to monitor and improve the health of all Americans over the decade. The objectives are organized into 42 topic areas, each representing an important public health area. To determine the success of Healthy People, it is important to track and measure progress for the objectives over the decade. "
  • National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
    "Established in 1972, the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) is a federally funded resource offering justice and drug-related information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide."
  • National Fire Department Registry
    The National Fire Department Registry provides an address listing of U.S. fire departments registered with the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) as well as some basic information about each fire department.
  • National Science Digital Library
    "The National Science Digital Library provides high quality online educational resources for teaching and learning, with current emphasis on the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines
  • OSHA Major Group 75: Automotive Repair, Services, And Parking
    Occupational Safety and Health Administration worker rights, safety, and enforcement regulations
  • OSHA: Construction Industry
    OSHA has developed this webpage to provide workers and employers useful, up-to-date information on the Construction Industry.
  • OSHA: Fire Safety
    "Fire safety is addressed in specific standards for recordkeeping, the general industry, shipyard employment, marine terminals, longshoring, gear certification, and the construction industry."
  • Political Database of the Americas
    "The Political Database of the Americas (PDBA) is a non-governmental project of the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) at Georgetown University in collaboration with institutions like the Secretariat for Political Affairs of the Organization of American States and FLACSO-Chile, and also with the support of other organizations and entities in the region."
  • Public Library of Law
    A no-frills site providing access to statutes, cases, regulations, constitutions, and forms.
  • Science.gov
    Provides links to a wide variety of scientific resource materials, indexes, and statistics produced by U. S. departments, agencies, and related institutes and labs.
  • SciTech Connect
    "SciTech Connect is your connection to science, technology, and engineering research information from the U.S. Department of Energy..."
  • Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) Publications
    "Search SPLC publications, cases, Extremist Files, Intelligence Project articles, and more."
  • Supreme Court of the United States
    Find opinions, audio and transcripts of arguments, filings, rules, and history.
  • Texas Digital Archive (TDA)
    "Welcome to the Texas Digital Archive The Texas Digital Archive (TDA) manages, preserves, and facilitates access to the electronic records collections of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, including those transferred by State agencies or digitized by the State Archives. All records visible in this portal are unrestricted and available for public use."
  • Texas EMS License Search
    "The certification query now has a greatly expanded search criteria, including individuals, providers, medical directors, and CE programs. When you select the link below, you will be taken to a live database search page where you can verify a certification/license."
  • Texas State Data Center
    Focal point for the distribution of Census information for Texas. The Center also disseminates population estimates and projections for Texas
  • The White House
    Official website.
  • Treasury Reporting Rates of Exchange
    A list of recent rates.
  • U.S. Census Bureau
    Official site.
  • U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)
    Analysis, projections, and data sets.
  • U.S. Mint
    Informational website for the agency in charge of U.S. coinage.
  • U.S. Treasury
    Organizational website for the United States Government agency.
  • United States Government Manual
    Provides information on the legislative, judicial, and executive branches, as well as quasi-official agencies; international organizations; and boards, commissions, and committees. (Full-text)
  • US Fire Statistics
    The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) collects data from a variety of sources to provide information and analyses on the status and scope of the fire problem in the United States.
  • USA.gov
    The United States Government portal.
  • USPS Zip+4 Lookup
    Find the zip code for any address.
  • Who Represents Me?
    Find your Texas legislators.
  • World Factbook
    The Central Intelligence Agencies source for national-level information on countries

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