Government

Evaluate Websites

Techniques & Questions to Ask (UC Berkeley)

Citation Guides

Citation Guides & Style Manuals (Social Sciences)

Documentation Guidelines for Citing Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism (Duke University)
Guides for Turabian, Chicago Manual of Style, MLA, and APA

Citing Government Information Sources Using MLA Style (University of Nevada, Reno)
Includes many sample citations

Citing U.S. Government Publications (Indiana University, Bloomington)

DocsCite (Arizona State University)
Step-by-step guide with templates for APA or MLA style format

Introduction to Basic Legal Citation (Cornell Law School),
by Peter W. Martin, 2007,  with references to the 18th Edition of the "Bluebook "

The Bluebook - Updates
Latest changes to the LII Introduction to Basic Legal Citation

RefWorks Import Instructions

Primary Websites

1948 to present

data on voting, public opinion, and political participation

1991 to present

A comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs including journals, books, working papers, NGO papers, proceedings policy briefs and more.

Comprehensive information on American government, politics, elections, law, public policy, and current affairs. Includes the CQ Researcher.

Congressional Research Service: selected reports are posted by CNIE

University of North Texas hosts a searchable online database of many CRS reports.

Databases include the text of bills, Congressional Record, Federal Register, GAO Reports, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, and more.

University of Michigan Documents Center research guides

GPO Access databases include the text of bills, Congressional Record, Federal Register, GAO Reports, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, and more.

Extensive guide to U.S. government resources and websites, including segments for the Census, statistics, plus patents & trademarks

ipl2 merges the Internet Public Library (IPL) and the Librarians' Internet Index (LII)

1935 to present

Comprehensive database from major U.S. polling organizations, including questions asked & responses provided.

IUPUI Library lists links for \"major\" government publications available on the web

1990's to present

A project of the Center for Democracy & Technology, this site provides access to CRS Reports already in the public domain

Nonpartisan organization presents biographical and issue-related information on candidates for political office in the US.

Some coverage from 1789+

Congressional Indexes, Publications, Testimony, Bills, Laws, and more. 

Secondary Websites

Primary sources including presidential speeches, international agreements, Supreme Court decisions, U.S. governmental reports, scientific findings, and cultural discussions.

19th - 21st century

Writings of 592 authors representing a spectrum of political, philosophical, and scientific thought, in 45 languages, comprising over 53,000 documents

1979 to present

Index to United Nations documentation indexed by the Dag Hammarskjöld Library at UN Headquarters in NY or the Library of the UN Office in Geneva.