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Where To Look


Executive Branch

American Presidency Project
Find documents related to the presidency
Official Web Site of the White House
Find information about the current administration including cabinet members, press briefings, major speeches and more

Judicial Branch

U.S. Supreme Court
Find court opinions, a historical overview of the Court and brief biographies of current Justices

LexisNexis Academic  show me
Federal & landmark court cases, Supreme Court briefs, Federal statues, codes and regulations

Legislative Branch

ProQuest Congressional
Find bills, laws, regulations and more. Includes current status of bills
Click on “Bill Search” to track a bill through Congress
Find official publications from Congressional committees, including bills, reports and hearings


Declassified Documents Reference System (DDRS)
Find previously classified government documents
Find images of historical documents including the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, the Constitution, and the Civil Rights Act

State & Local
Official portal for Texas government information

Texas Legislature Online
Learn about the legislative process in Texas. Search for bills or find members of the Texas legislature

City of Austin
Find city departments and services, city council minutes, demographics and more

Official Web Site of Travis County
Find county departments, voting information, the county budget and more

General Information
Find federal, local, tribal and international government information, including your elected officials
Find official publications, such as Bills, Laws and Acts, from the Federal Government
Background Notes
Country profiles written by the Department of State
CIA World Fact Book
Current, basic country reports written by the CIA
Vanderbilt University's Election Site
Find links to information on elections.


Looking for statistics collected by the government? See the Find Statistics, Deomgraphics and Public Opinion page

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