Find print and electronic resources, including websites, from the U.S. government
Often overlooked, government documents are a great resource. UH is a member of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) and receives many easily accessible documents in electronic format. The print collection, covering a wide variety of departments and Congressional papers, many historic, is in the basement of the M.D. Anderson Library. (The O'Quinn Law Library is also an FDLP.) Note: not all of these resources are in our catalog, so please let me know if you need assistance.
Find forms, medical info, passport info, and much, much more!
There are many government agencies and kinds of government documents. These guides will help you with citations, and you can also ask for help from me, or at the Information Desk.
This site is in beta and will replace THOMAS in 2014.
Search for digitally authenticated government publications submitted by Congress and Federal agencies to the GPO. Browse through and search the many collections now available.
Research and follow pending legislation. This site is very comprehensive and easy to use.
- ProQuest Congressional
ProQuest Congressional provides searchable full-text access to current and historical congressional publications including committee prints, hearings, House and Senate documents and reports, legislative histories, and the U.S. Serial Set.
- Social Explorer
Census information from 1790-present, including the American Community Survey (ACS) up to 2006-2008. (UH database.)
Links to Congressional information provided by the Library of Congress. Very useful for bill tracking, and other legislative information.
- USA.gov/Government Made Easy
A very user-friendly and comprehensive site that connects users to government information on a variety of topics. The site is also available in Spanish.
- EndNote Web
Put all your research in one place, and get help with citing and writing, too. Accessible through the UH proxy server.
Research, writing, and citation help. See the videos to help you get started. Accessible through the UH proxy server.
A free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, cite, and share your research sources.