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This pathfinder is a starting point for your research. It will give you a jump-start to academic resources in both online and print formats. Ask a reference librarian for additional suggestions.

Web sites
American FactFinder
easy to use site for locating population, housing, economic and geographic data;enter a street address to find census information
Electoral College, Political Parties, and Elections
sites to help you through the voting process from College & Research Libraries News
U.S. government portal to exporting and trade services; includes country and industry market reports, trade agreements and statistics, broad country information and more

full range of official statistical information available to the public from the U.S. government; track economic and population trends, health care costs, aviation safety, foreign trade, energy use, farm production, and more;access official statistics collected and published by more than 70 federal agencies without having to know in advance which agency provides the statistics
official U.S. gateway to all government information for citizens, businesses and governments
GPO Access

provides free online use of over 1,500 databases of federal information in over 80 applications;databases include popular regulatory materials such as the Federal Register and Code of Federal Regulations and critical congressional products such as the Congressional Record and Congressional Bills
gateway to authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. government agencies, including research and development results
service of the U.S. Department of Commerce;includes State of the Nation for current and historical economic and financial releases and economic data;Globus Business Opportunities for current and historical trade-related releases, international market research, trade opportunities and country anaylsis;National Trade Data Bank for country commercial guides, market research reports and U.S. import and export statistics
Ask a reference librarian for password and log-in information for Stat-USA.
State of Illinois
offficial web site of the state of Illinois
WebWatch:Government Information
webliography of government information sources from the Library Journal

Selected Books In The Oakton Library
CQ Almanac Plus 2002
Call Number: REF JK1.C66 (DP)

Congressional Quarterly's Guide to U.S. Elections (2 volumes)
Call Number: REF JK1967.C662 (DP)

Federal Agency Profiles for Students
Call Number: REF JK421.F42 (DP & RHC)

Government Information on The Internet
Call Number: ZA5075.N68 (DP)

Guide To The Presidency (2 volumes)
Call Number: REF Jk516.C57 (DP)

A Historical Guide To The U.S. Government
Call Number: REF JK9.H57 (DP)

Internet Blue Pages:The Guide to Federal Government Web Sites
Call Number: REF ZA5075.A53 (DP)

Legal Systems of The World:A Political, Social and Cultural Encyclopedia (4 volumes)
Call Number: REF K48.L44 (DP)

U.S. Government On The Web:Getting the Information You Need
Call Number: ZA5075.H47 (DP)

United States Government Manual
Call Number: REF JK421.A3 (DP & RHC)

Magazines, Journals and Newspapers
Search Expanded Academic ASAP, an online periodical index, for magazine, journal and newspaper articles about issues related to the government. Many of these articles will be full text and can be sent to your e-mail account. You can search this index from any computer on campus. For off campus access, follow the directions below.
To access Expanded Academic ASAP off campus, ID number is 23211 immediately followed by your social security number. (example: 23211xxxxxxxxx)

Oakton's Government Information Center on the Des Plaines campus. Call 847/296.9200 for more information.

This pathfinder is a starting point for your research. It will give you a jump-start to academic resources in both online and print formats. Ask a reference librarian for additional suggestions.

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