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Examples of Government Resources


Browse through this list and consider which resources might be appropriate for your research paper.

The CQ Researcher   |  START YOUR RESEARCH HERE  |  Databases A-Z  |  CQ Researcher

A good starting point for research on current and controversial topics. Provides a summary of the issue, information from experts with opposing viewpoints, an outlook, related stories, a bibliography, and more. Reporting is in-depth and original. Examples of topics covered by these reports are: "Vietnam War Reconsidered," "Women and Politics," and "Mental Health Care Reappraisal." Continuous updates.


CQ Weekly   | START YOUR RESEARCH HERE  |  Databases A-Z  |  CQ Weekly

The online version of a magazine considered "the preeminent resource for Congress-watchers who need nonpartisan information on Capitol Hill." Its legislative news and analysis are considered to be accurate and comprehensive. Trace bills through Congress, keep up on hearings, see what is on the calendar in future weeks or months, learn how members voted, et cetera.


City of Allentown Government, County Governments, Pennsylvania State Government

City of Allentown

Carbon County

Lehigh County

Schuylkill County

State of Pennsylvania


Federal Agencies

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Includes Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service; Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services, Forest Service, Natural Resources Conservation Services

Department of Commerce (DOC)

Includes National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, National Telecommunications & Information Administration, National Weather Service, Patent & Trademark Office

Department of Defense (DOD)

Includes Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Defense Agencies

Department of Education (ED)

Includes Federal Student Aid, Office for Civil Rights, Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, Vocational and Adult Education

Department of Energy (DOE)

Includes Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Environmental Management

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Includes Administration for Children and Families, Administration for Native Americans, Administration on Aging, Administration on Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Food and Drug Administration, National Institutes of Health, Office of Refugee Resettlement, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Secret Service

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Includes Community Planning and Development, Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control 

Department of Justice (DOJ)

Includes Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; Drug Enforcement Administration; Executive Office for Immigration Review; FBI; Federal Bureau of Prisons; Office of Justice Programs (Juvenile Justice, Victims of Crime, Violence Against Women)

Department of Labor (DOL)

Includes Bureau of Labor Statistics, Mine Safety and Health Administration, Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), Office of Disability Employment Policy, Veterans' Employment and Training Service, Women's Bureau

 Department of State (DOS)

Includes Arms Control and International Security; Economic, Business, and Agricultural Affairs; Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs

Department of the Interior (DOI)

Includes Bureau of Land Management, Fish & Wildlife Service, Geological Survey, National Park Service

Department of the Treasury

Includes Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, IRS, U.S. Mint

Department of Transportation (DOT)

Includes Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Highway Administration, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Federal Railroad Administration, Maritime Administration, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Includes National Cemetery Administration, Veterans Benefits Administration, Veterans Health Administration

ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) | START YOUR RESEARCH HERE   |   Databases A-Z


Documents & journal articles on education research & practice.


National Criminal Justice Reference Service

U.S. Small Business Administration

 Independent Federal Government Agencies & Government Corporations

Includes CIA, Commission on Civil Rights, Federal Communications Commission, NASA, Peace Corps, United States Postal Service


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