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Government Publications: Government

Information Portals

govinfo

GPO's “beta” website (replacing FDsys) provides free public access to government information submitted by Congress and federal agencies. Browse key titles and collections from the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the federal government.

MetaLib

Federated search engine that searches multiple U.S. federal government databases, retrieving reports, articles, and citations while providing direct links to selected resources available online.

USA.gov

Interagency portal to official information from the U.S. government. Use to locate government departments, bureaus, agencies, affiliates, and their respective services.

Federal Executive Departments

Federal Government Websites

The Executive

The power of the Executive Branch is vested in the President of the United States, who also acts as head of state and Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces. The President is responsible for implementing and enforcing the laws written by Congress and, to that end, appoints the heads of the federal agencies, including the Cabinet.

See also: American Presidency Project | Public Papers

The Legislature

The Legislative Branch consists of the House of Representatives and the Senate, which together form the United States Congress. The Constitution grants Congress the sole authority to enact legislation and declare war, the right to confirm or reject many Presidential appointments, and substantial investigative powers.

See also: Congress.gov | Legislative Source Book

The Judiciary

The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest court in the land and the only part of the federal judiciary specifically required by the Constitution. The Court is the final judicial arbiter in the United States on matters of federal law.

See also: Research & Reports | FindLaw | Landmark Cases | SCOTUSblog