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SOWK/GERO 7321 Aging and Social Programs

Federal Government Resources

The GPO Catalog of Government Publications indexes government publications from the U.S. Superintendent of Documents, the publisher of materials from all federal agencies. Those materials received by the Ottenheimer Library will be included in the library's online catalog.

FDsys provides free online access to official Federal Government publications. Through FDSys you are able to

  • Search for documents and publications with the ability to refine and narrow your search
  • Browse for documents and publications by collections, federal agency, Congressional committee, and date
  • Download documents and publication in multiple renditions or file formats

 The CyberCemetery is an archive of government websites that have ceased operation (usually websites of defunct government agencies and commissions that have issued a final report).

As the U.S. government's official web portal, makes it easy for the public to get U.S. government information and services on the web. also serves as the catalyst for a growing electronic government. 

All fifty state homepages are now linked as well as a growing number of county and city pages.  This will allow searching for local level laws and policies.

Including the word "statistics" in a search will focus on results that include data tables or reports with graphs and charts.

Federal Agency Websites *

Cabinet Agencies

Commissions, Boards, and Administrations

  • Railroad Retirement Board - Administers comprehensive retirement-survivor benefitprograms for the nation's railroad workers and their families.
  • Social Security Administration - Manages the retirement, survivors, and disability insurance known as Social Security as well as the Supplemental Security Income for the aged, blind, and disabled.
  • United States Commission on Civil Rights - Collects and studies information on discrimination or denials of equal protection of the laws becaseu of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability and national origin.

* Descriptions modified from those provided in the 2013 United States Government Manual