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Federal Digital System (FDSys) more information

Free online access to official Federal Government publications, directly from the U.S. Government Printing office.

Towson University Catalog more information

The Library catalog includes records linked to Federal Government documents.  Use Advanced Search   and the format menu to limit results to Electronic Resources (all). 

USMAI Catalog more information

The full catalog of libraries in the Maryland system, which includes University of Maryland at College Park, a leading depository of government publications.

USA.gov more information

The United States Government's Official Web Portal.

GPO Metalib more information

Federated search tool for over fifty databases from federal government agencies (Use A to Z to find and go directly to government databases on your topic.)

Congress.gov more information

Congress.gov is the official source for federal legislative information  It includes legislation 1973-present, The Congressional Record (verbatim account of remarks made in congress) 1995-present, committee information, and committee reports.

HathiTrust Digital Library more information

 HathiTrust Digital Library is a digital preservation repository from a broad consortium of libraries and other institutions. The repository has digitized and fully searchable online copies of public domain material, including U.S. Government publications going back over seven decades.

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U.S. Census Bureau's New American FactFinder more information

C 3.300:0154-B-16 (For more complete information from the 2000 Census and projections through 2009 please see American FactFinder).

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications more information

GP 3.8/8-9: 0557-F EL


Code of Federal Regulations more information

AE 2.106/3: 0572-B-01 EL - PURL

Congressional Pictorial Directory more information

Y 4.P 93/1:1 0992-A-01

Congressional Record more information

X 1.1/A: 0994-D EL

Economic Indicators (U.S. Govt) more information

Y 4.EC 7:EC 7 0997-A EL

Federal Digital System (FDSys) more information

GP 3.43:0556-C EL

Federal Register more information

AE 2.106: 0573-F EL

Occupational Outlook Handbook (BLS) more information

L 2.3/4: 0768-D-02 EL

Social Security Handbook more information

SSA 1.8/3: 0516-C-03 EL

United States Code more information

Y 1.2/5: 0991-A-01 EL

United States Government Manual more information

AE2.108/2: 0577-A-01 EL

United States Reports (Supreme Court) more information

Opinions of the U.S. Supreme Court appear as Bench Opinions, Slip Opinions, Preliminary Prints, and then Bound Volumes. This link goes to the Bound Volumes. Click on this link for more recent slip opinions.

United States Statutes at Large more information

A permanent collection of all laws and resolutions enacted during each session of Congress, issued in order by date of passage, from the Office of the Federal Register, of the National Archives & Records Administration.

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USDA Food Access Research Atlas more information

Provides a mapping utiiity for low income census tracts and their access to supermarkets and food sources.

USGS Publications Warehouse more information

Over a century of scientific research into our environment. Many journal articles in other databases can be acquired via 'View Digital Object Identifier'.

Science.gov more information

Science.gov searches over 42 databases and over 2000 selected websites from 14 federal agencies, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information including research and development results.

NASA Technical Reports Server more information

Public access to NASA's current and historical technical literature, with aerospace related citations,  full-text documents, images and videos.

PLANTS Database more information

Authoritative source on plants found in the United States and its territories, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

U.S.D.A. National Nutrient Database more information

Standardized database of nutritional values of common American foods and food choices, including much commercially available fast food.

Household Products Database more information

Links over 10,000 consumer products to documented health effects, and supports research into consumer products based on chemical ingredients.

OSHA Occupational Chemical Database more information

Database of health effects of commercial chemicals serves as a reference for the Occupational Safety & Health Administration and the Evironmental Protection Agency.

Toxnet (NLM) more information

An integrated database system of hazardous chemicals, toxic releases and environmental health, with interactive maps, reports, articles and fact sheets.

E-stats: Measuring the Electronic Economy more information

E-Commerce research and data from the U.S. Census.

Drugs@FDA more information

FDA approved drugs.

Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED) more information

A database of over 61,000 economic data series, plus thousands of publications and working papers.

Archival Federal Reserve Economic Data (ALFRED) more information

the Federal Reserve's database of older economic data.

Government Accountability Office more information

The GAO audits and evaluates Government programs and activities. Site links to reports, testimony, decisions, opinions, and guidebooks.

SciTech Connect more information

SciTech Connect is a portal to research and development, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, and  includes technical catalog records, research reports, journal articles, conference papers, books, multimedia and datasets.

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office more information

Government agency for granting patents on inventions or designs, or distinct brands on trademarks to identify goods or services in the marketplace.

Global Legal Information Network more information

A public database of official laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations.

Data.gov more information

Central clearinghouse for public sector datat sets in environmental science, health and social sciences.

Medline Plus more information

Information from the NIH and other sources on medical diseases and conditions, including references and links to research and clinical trials.

Bureau of Labor Statistics more information

Statistics on employment and unemployment, pay and benefits, productivity, workplace injuries, and more.

NCJRS Abstracts Database more information

Contains over 210,000 abstracts of publications in criminal and juvenile justice, drug addiction and many other subjects. Many can be accessed from the database record.

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American Memory (Library of Congress more information

American Memory provides free and open access to writings, audio, images, video, prints, maps, and sheet music that document American experience, history and creativity. These materials chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America.

Occupational Outlook Handbook more information

Comprehensive source on careers, including salary, future prospects, nature of the work, and educational requirements. From the U.S. Department of Labor.

OurDocuments.gov more information

Website featuring 100 milestone documents of American history, published as readable pages and as flash images of the originals,accompanied by resources for teachers and librarians.

U.S. National Archives more information

The archives preserve American history and culture.  The site offers veterans' service records, online exhibits, catalogs, records, and databases.

Chronicling America: Historica American Newspapers more information

A joint project of the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities. It currently contains state and local newspapers from 1836 to 1922; plans are to expand from 1690 to the present.

U.S. Patent Databases more information

A patent database that begins with patents granted since 1976.

U.S. Trademark Electronic Search System more information

Database of pending, registered and dead federal trademarks

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USA.gov more information

The United States Government's Official Web Portal.

Government Web Resources (Library of Congress ) more information

A comprehensive portal to the web resources of the Federal Government, maintained by the Serial and GovernmentPublications Division, Library of Congress.

USA Trade Online more information

The U.S. Census Bureau provides this dynamic data source for current and cumulative U.S. export and import data.  Multiple data sets and capabilities support a wide range of industries and academic fields, with customized reports and colorful charts detailing  trade data at different levels. 

All data are updated each month. Includes value and quantity of U.S. merchandise exported and imported; commodity-by-country and country-by-commodity data (U.S. totals & by customs districts). Port level data  is also available.

First Time Users: Access is free but requires registration. Create your own account to access the database.

Government Information Online (UMCP Libraries) more information

Up-to-date web directory of federal agencies, publications, reports and databases, organized by subject.

Health.gov more information

Health information for individuals and families, from the Department of Health & Human Services.

Ready.gov more information

The public portal of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, created to inform and support citizen participation in disaster preparedness at the community level.

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Science Cinema (Dept. of Energy) more information

Multimedia resources from the Department of Energy, in multiple scientific disciplines.

National Jukebox: Historical Recordings from the Library of Congress more information

The National Jukebox makes historical sound recordings available to the public, including recordings from the extraordinary collections of the Library of Congress.

NASA Multimedia Page more information

Audio and video files from NASA TV, audio and film archives.

Holocaust Museum Film & Video Archive more information

The Steven Spielberg Collection of Holocaust media, with personal testimonies and archival footage of the Holocaust.

National Gallery of Art Videos & Podcasts more information

A concentration of lectures and audiovisual material covering the collection of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

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Maryland State Government more information

The major portal to Maryland state government agencies, law, legislation, schools, research,statistics,  reports, mapping and data.

Maryland State Archives more information

The central depository for Maryland government records, dating from Maryland's founding in 1634, and include colonial and state records; county records; church records; business records; and special collections of primary documents, maps, photographs, and newspapers.

Maryland State Publications more information

The State Publications Depository & Distribution Program (SPDDP) was established by statute in 1982 and collects and distributes Maryland State Publications.  This online collection dates from 2009.

Maryland State Data Center more information

The MSDC monitors, analyzes and publishes social and economic conditions and trends, and prepares numerous statistical reports and presentations on the state of Maryland.

Maryland StateStat more information

Statestat is a consortium of Maryland state agencies providing statistical data and information to support state agency operations, budgeting and financial management.

MD State Law Library more information

Maryland State's most extensive collection of legal and government information resources.

Maryland Judiciary more information

News and resources on Maryland Codes, Regulations and Case Law, with many helpful guides and directories for citizens, lawyers and other professionals.

Mapping Maryland more information

Interactive maps and directories to state services and agencies by location, with statistical and mapping utilities in agriculture, conservation, energy, history, and the state's economy and government.

MERLIN Online more information

Interactive and base maps, and data layers in many subjects, for any location in Maryland.

GVMT Subject Gateway / Albert S. Cook Library
Last revised: January 09, 2015