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The library’s online catalog contains information about the books, e-books, music scores, videos (both DVD and VHS), and sound recordings that the library owns. The catalog also contains detailed information about the print journal and magazine titles that the library owns, but it does not contain citations for individual articles. For more help in using the catalog, ask a librarian, review our FAQs.
Search and retrieval service that links to Federal agency online resources or identifies government publications distributed to Federal Depository Libraries. As some government documents are printed in various languages, some non-English language materials may be represented in the catalog. Covers 1994 to present.
Congressional information, including hearings and reports, is available in full text; the Serial Set goes all the way back to 1789. This is an excellent resource for compiling federal legislative histories or for researching the changes and attempted changes in federal laws. Courtesy of the Law Library.
The United States Census Bureau's web site; has been the primary means for the agency to distribute census results since the 1990 census. Contains information on demographics, housing, business, and industries.
Various sources of general statistics. See also specific areas, such as Business, for statistics in those areas.
The CDC operates to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health – through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats. Data and statistics available by topic.
The Congressional Research Service, a component of the Library of Congress, conducts research and analysis for Congress on a broad range of national policy issues. 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.
Yet at the direction of Congress, CRS does not make even its non-confidential publications directly available to the public online. In order to help overcome this unnecessary barrier, the Federation of American Scientists endeavors to provide current, regularly updated public access to as many non-confidential CRS reports as possible. These reports are provided without congressional or CRS authorization as a public service.
Data.gov functions to increase public access to high value, machine readable datasets generated by the Executive Branch of the Federal Government. Over 182,580 data sets ranging from agriculture, consumerism, and science.
The Vault is the FBI's new electronic reading room, containing 6,700 documents and other media that have been scanned from paper into digital copies so you can read them in the comfort of your home or office. Search here for information on the gangster era and unexplained phenomenon.
Provides electronic copies of thousands of interesting Federal Government documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act. Features fascinating historical documents, reports on items in the news, oddities and fun stuff and government bloopers.
Find information in Copyright Office and in the Congressional Research Service. Search millions of items in many formats and languages. Find digital collections of photographs, historic newspapers, films, maps, and perfomance artists.
Quick facts from the U.S. Census - the principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System responsible for producing data about the American people and economy. QuickFacts provides statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more.
This database currently contains data from January 1950 to November 2014, as entered by NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS). Includes storms and other significant weather phenomena that have sufficient intensity to cause loss of life, injuries, significant property damage and/or disruption to commerce.
The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. Users can search regional and world maps. Flags of the world are also listed.
The leadership of the 104th Congress directed the Library of Congress to make federal legislative information freely available to the public. Since that time THOMAS has expanded the scope of its offerings for these purposes.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor is the principal Federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. Its mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate essential economic information to support public and private decision-making.
Find information on states' current unemployment rates. Also a very useful section entitled, "Latest Numbers" include important economic figures such as the Consumer Price Index and Average Hourly Earnings.
The U.S Government Publishing Office (GPO) provides publishing and dissemination services for the official and authentic government publications to Congress, Federal agencies, Federal depository libraries, and the American public. Read the Report Card on the U.S. Economy.
As the U.S. government's official web portal, USA.gov makes it easy for the public to get U.S. government information and services on the web. Check out the Money and Credit feature: Unclaimed Money, Free Credit Report, and Where's My Refund?
Louisiana.gov contains a comprehensive online directory of services provided by state government. Services include licenses and permits, certifications, registrations, filings, publications, e-mail offerings, databases, and information resources.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is the state agency responsible for management of the state’s renewable natural resources including all wildlife and all aquatic life. This website contains information on how to apply for licenses and permits, boat registration. Also topics of interest include Hunter's Education.
The Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV) performs functions of the state relative to the examination and licensing of operators of motor vehicles, the suspension and revocation of such licenses, issuance of vehicle title and registration certificates, license plates for all motor vehicles operated upon the highways of the state, recordation of liens against vehicles, and the collection of sales/use tax and other appropriate fees, all in accordance with applicable laws.
Team New Orleans provides comprehensive water resources management to include navigation, hurricane and storm damage risk reduction and environmental stewardship for south Louisiana to ensure public safety and benefit the nation. Our team is also prepared to conduct contingency operations as well as support the national response plan.
Since 1997, the Greater New Orleans Community Data Center (GNOCDC) has been gathering, analyzing, and disseminating data to help nonprofit and civic leaders work smarter and more strategically. A product of Nonprofit Knowledge Works, GNOCDC is recognized across the country for expertise in New Orleans area demographics, disaster recovery indicators, and actionable data visualization.
FEMA is launching a new way to view your community.s preliminary flood hazard data - over the web and in one convenient location! Preliminary flood hazard data provide the public an early look at your home or community's risk to flood hazards.
The United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) was founded on 16 November 1945. UNESCO works to create the conditions for dialogue among civilizations, cultures and peoples, based upon respect for commonly shared values. It is through this dialogue that the world can achieve global visions of sustainable development encompassing observance of human rights, mutual respect and the alleviation of poverty, all of which are at the heart of UNESCO’S mission and activities.