The Federal government provides historical and cutting edge information on just about everything and make an effort to make that information available to everyone. The USA.gov portal has created a Reference and General Government resource page that allows you to delve into specific topics and set up accounts and feeds to be kept aware of information as it becomes available. No matter what your role in academic libraries, I’m sure you will find something personally and professionally useful at USA.gov Reference Shelf:
Find U.S. government common abbreviations, calendars, contact information, forms, gadgets, photos, maps, news and more.
- Abbreviations and Acronyms
Commonly used federal acronyms
- Calendars, Important Dates, and Time
Calendars, holidays, and important dates from different government agencies.
- Connect with Government
Government tools and features – RSS feeds, blogs, podcasts, social networking, videos, gadgets, and much more
- Contact Your Government
Contact information for federal, state, and local government officials and agencies.
- Data and Statistics
Find data and statistics by topic.
Search government forms and applications by number, agency, or keyword.
- Freedom of Information, Privacy Act, and Web Inventories
Resources and information related to the Freedom of Information Act, Privacy Act, and Web Content Inventories as required by the E-Government Act.
- Government Gadget Gallery
Explore gadgets from across the government.
- Government Photos and Images
A large collection of photos and images made available by the U.S. government
- Historical Documents
Articles of Confederation, Bill of Rights, Constitution of the United States, Declaration of Independence…
- Laws and Regulations
Business laws, code of federal regulations, database search of laws and regulations…
Local, federal, and national libraries; online library databases; grants and benefits for libraries…
Local, national, world, and specialized maps from multiple government agencies…
Federal press releases, USA.gov news, foreign news service, government e-mail newsletters…
- Publications from the U.S. Government
Consumer publications, educational resources, federal agency publications, Government Printing Office…
- State Photo and Multimedia Galleries
Find photos from the U.S. states.