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Below are links to selected U.S. and state government-provided websites. For additional government websites and publications and a guide to find, search and use government information, please use this Government Documents guide provided by the Wyoming State Library. Search and browse Wyoming, Federal, and International government agencies.

Agricultural Statistics
Government Statistics / Weights / Measures
From the USDA, this e-resource is published each year to meet the diverse need for reliable information on agricultural production, supplies, consumption, facilities, costs, and returns. Contains editions from 1994 to present.
American Factfinder (U.S. Census Bureau)
Government Statistics / Weights / Measures
American FactFinder provides access to data about the United States, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas. The data in American FactFinder come from several censuses and surveys.
American Memory from the Library Of Congress
Government Website
American Memory provides free and open access to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America.
Ben's Guide - for kids, parents & teachers
Government
The educational component of GPO Access, GPO's service to provide the official online version of legislative and regulatory information. Documents, such as the U.S. Constitution, are available here.
Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
Biographies Directories / Phone Books Government
Biographical directory of the United States Congress (1774 - present)
Bureau of Labor Statistics (United States)
Statistics / Weights / Measures Website
Compiled by the United States Department of Labor, this website provides a wealth of information and statistics about U.S. employment, economics, inflation, and productivity. International information is available as well.
Business USA
Government Website
Business USA, produced by several US government agencies, is a centralized, one-stop platform to make it easier than ever for businesses to access services to help them grow and hire. Business USA connects businesses to the services and information relevant to them, regardless of where the information is located or which agency's website, call center, or office they go to for help. Topics include starting & growing a business, access financing, exporting, hiring employees, taxes & credits, health care changes, disaster relief, finding opportunities & more.
Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, 1976 to present (GPO Access)
Articles Government
Finding tool for Federal publications that includes descriptive records for historical (since 1976) and current publications and provides direct links to those that are available online. For publications 1895-1976 visit Monthly Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, 1895-1976 (Chadwyck).
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Government Images Statistics / Weights / Measures
Information on specific health and safety topics, public health image library, state and national data sets on health and disease as well as environmental health and emergency preparedness and more.
ChemIDplus (National Library of Medicine)
Government Website
From the U.S. National Library of Medicine, this site is used to locate & identify a chemical or drug's toxicity, physical properites, molecular weight, etc.
CIA World Factbook
Government
The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.
Congress.gov (Legislative Information)
Government
In the spirit of Thomas Jefferson, legislative information from the US  Library of Congress. Formerly, Thomas Legislative Information.
Crime in the United States (FBI) & UCR Publications
Government Statistics / Weights / Measures
An annual publication in which the FBI compiles the volume and rate of violent and property crime offenses for the nation and by state. Individual law enforcement agency data are also provided for those contributors supplying 12 months complete offense data. This report also includes arrest, clearance, and law enforcement employee data. Other UCR publications on this web site include Law Enforcement Officers Killed & Assaulted, Hate Crime Statistics,and National Incident-Based Reporting System.
Digest of Educational Statistics (from NCES)
Government Statistics / Weights / Measures
Provides a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American education from prekindergarten through graduate school. The Digest includes a selection of data from many sources, both government and private, and draws especially on the results of surveys and activities carried out by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).
Digital National Security ArchiveLogin Required
Articles Government
From Proquest, DNSA is several collections of recently declassified documents, other declassified documents and papers, the vast majority of them published here either for the first time or in less excised form.
EDGAR
Government Statistics / Weights / Measures
(Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system) Access to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's database of information filed by companies that are required to do so by federal law (Public companies). SEC requires public companies to disclose meaningful financial and other information to the public so that potential investors can make informed decisions.
EDSITEment! The Best of the Humanities on the Web
Government Website

From the National Endowment for the Humanities, EDSITEment! includes features, lesson plans, student resources and other resources for teachers, instructors, parents and students in art & culture, foreign languages, history and social studies, and literature and language arts.

Engineering Statistics e-Handbook (NIST/SEMATECH)
Government Statistics / Weights / Measures Website
From the National Institute of Standards and Technology, this handbook helps scientists and engineers to incorporate statistical methods in their work as efficiently as possible.
EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency): Science
Government Website
EPA's research mission is to conduct leading-edge research and foster the sound use of science and technology to fulfill EPA's mission to protect human health and safeguard the natural environment. Search a variety of science topics and issues.
ERIC
Articles Government
(Education Resources Information Center) U.S. Department of Education produces the world's premier database of journal and non-journal education literature; greater than 1.4 million citations going back to 1966; Over 527,000 full-text non-journal documents (issued 1966-present), previously available for a fee.
FAO Country Profiles
Biographies Government
FAO member country profiles are compiled by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. For country specific agricultural systems, look at FAO Farming Systems
Federal & Wyoming Government Information (Wyoming State Library portal)
Government
The federal government produces vast amounts of information on a multitude of subjects from air travel to zoology in array of formats, including digital and print. Whatever your information needs, the federal government has likely published something useful. Government information is considered authoritative and accurate, and thus highly reliable.
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
Articles Government
More than 30 Federal agencies formed a working group in 1997 to make hundreds of Federally supported teaching and learning resources easier to find.
FedStats
Government Statistics / Weights / Measures
The gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. government agencies. NOTE: Search this site for table information that was in the Statistical Abstracts of the United States, now discontinued.
FindLaw: US Supreme Court Center
Government
Educational resources dedicated to the United States Constitution & the U.S. Supreme Court; historic documents, biographies, Supreme Court Decisions, Town Hall forums, search Federal & State Statutes, cases & codes.
Fire Effects Information System (FEIS)
Government
FEIS provides up-to-date information [literature reviews and summaries with complete bibliographies] about fire effects on plants, lichens, and animals. It was developed at the United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory in Missoula, Montana.
Genetics Home Reference (NLM)
Encyclopedia Information Government Website

Genetics Home Reference provides consumer-friendly information about the effects of genetic variation on human health. GHR is a service of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), which is part of the National Institutes of Health, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Geographic Information Clearinghouse (Montana)
Website
Working to create, record, acquire, store, and disseminate geographic information for the state of Montana. Data for GIS systems.
Geology of National Parks (USGS)
Government Website
3D and photographic tours featuring park geology and natural history.
Gravesite Locator - U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs
Directories / Phone Books Government
Search for burial locations of veterans and their family members in VA National Cemeteries, state veterans cemeteries, various other military and Department of Interior cemeteries, and for veterans buried in private cemeteries when the grave is marked with a government grave marker. Includes burial records from many sources.
Healthfinder.gov (National Health Information Center)
Government
Includes health topics A-Z, health news, services near you, health reform & other resources.
Library of Congress
Biographies Government Images Music Newspaper
The LOC's mission is to support the Congress in fulfilling its constitutional duties and to further the progress of knowledge and creativity for the benefit of the American people. Search the library's catalog and collections.
Medical Dictionary
Dictionaries / Thesauri Government
From MedlinePlus
Medline
Articles Government
A service of the National Library of Medicine, this database provides access to Medline citations back to the mid-1960s and additional life science journals. It includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources.
MedlinePlus (U.S. National Library of Medicine - NIH)
Government
Health-related information for the general public: encyclopedia, herbal supplement information, current health news & interactive tutorials. Excellent resource for nursing students.
Montana Department of Agriculture
Website
The Montana Department of Agriculture provides regulatory services to protect agricultural producers, consumers and the environment, Development programs aim to promote agricultural markets, businesses and infrastructure.
Monthly Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, 1895-1976 (Chadwyck)Login Required
Government
An historical archive of U.S. Government publications from 1895-1976. For publications since 1976, visit Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, 1976 to present (GPO Access).
NAICS (North American Industry Classification System)
Government Website
From the U.S. Department of Commerce, NAICS is the standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy. Find the NAICS codes & information for various industries by keyword or by their code.
National Archives (NARA) - search by topic
Government
The U.S. National Archives can be searched by topic or keyword. Topics include American Founding Documents; People; Foreign Policy & Military Records; Places; Federal Government; Maritime, Aviation, Science & Technology; Events, Centennials & Holidays; and Arts & Culture.
National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC): Geological Hazards Images
Government Images Statistics / Weights / Measures
NGDC maintains a collection of geologic hazards photographs.
National Institutes of Health: Health Information
Government
A directory of health information organized by conditions, body systems, types of patients and more.
National Interagency Fire Center
Government
Find out what is burning and where. Also includes educational and management materials for potential firefighters & agencies. Follow link to InciWeb for specific fire information.
National Library of Energy (NLE)
Government Statistics / Weights / Measures
From the U.S. Department of Energy, the NLE provides information in science, research & development, energy & technology for industry and homeowners, energy market information & analysis, and nuclear security and environmental management.
National Science Foundation - Education Discoveries
Government
The NSF provides several "discoveries" topics. Under Education, find dozens of science-related topics related to teachers and teaching in the classroom.
NRCS Soils Website
Government
From the Natural Resources Conservation Service - Helping people understand soils.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Government Statistics / Weights / Measures
U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Also a guide to career information about hundreds of occupations.
Our Documents (US primary source documents)
Articles Government
History buffs, trivia lovers, and engaged citizens and students alike will enjoy visiting Our Documents, a primary source website that showcases 100 of the most important U.S. documents ever written. See George Washington's Inaugural Address--written in his own hand--and more!
Periodic Table of Elements (LANL)
Government Website
Developed by the Los Alamos National Laboratory, this periodic table of chemistry elements includes each element's atomic properties as well as history, sources, uses, isotopes and other properties.
Periodic Table of the Elements: LANL
Government Statistics / Weights / Measures
From the Los Alamos National Laboratory this periodic table of chemistry elements includes each element's atomic properties as well as history, sources, uses, isotopes and other properties.
Plants Database (USDA-NRCS)
Encyclopedia Information Government Website
From the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, the PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories. Distribuition maps, images, keys, profiles for crops, cultivars, and native plants.
PubMed (National Library of Medicine)
Government
From the National Institutes of Health, PubMed providesover 23 million citations from biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals and online books. Some fulltext is included.
PubMed Central (PMC - Fulltext journal archive)
Articles Government
PMC is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).
Science.gov
Government Website
FirstGov for Science. A portal to locate a vast number of scientific websites. Search for discipline areas such as Soils, Plants, Weed & Pest, Meteorology, Civil Engineers, Physics, Biology, Ecology, Chemistry, Veterinary Medicine, Computers, Communication, etc.
Sheet Music Collection from the library of Congress American Memory
Government Music
Search the LOC historical sheet music collections. Includes African Americans, Civil War Era, Folk Fiddle music, Moldenhauser, and other collections starting about 1820-1920.
Southern Mosaic: The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip
Government Music
From the Library of Congress, this is a multi-format ethnographic field collection that contains sound recordings, field notes, dust jackets, and other manuscripts. The collection documents the Lomaxes' three-month, 6,502-mile trip through the southern United States. The materials include 25 hours of folk music from more than 300 performers that feature ballads, blues, children's songs, cowboy songs, fiddle tunes, field hollers, lullabies, play-party songs, religious dramas, spirituals, and work songs.
U.S. Department of State: Country Background Notes
Government Statistics / Weights / Measures
Country Fact Sheets
U.S. Fish & Wildlife: National Digital Library
Articles Government Images Movies/Films
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Digital Library is a searchable collection of selected images, historical artifacts, audio clips, publications, and video, most of which are in the public domain. Those not in the public domain are intended for personal, private use.
USA.gov
Articles Directories / Phone Books Government Statistics / Weights / Measures
The official portal for all USA federal, state, and local information, from online documents and resources to social security benefits, government jobs and tips on stretching your dollars.
USDA (United States Department of Agriculture)
Government
USDA's NASS Census of Agriculture: Wyoming State & County Profiles
Government Statistics / Weights / Measures
Query the Census of Agriculture database to retrieve customized tables with census data at the national, state and county levels.
USGS Publications Warehouse
Articles Government Maps Statistics / Weights / Measures
From the U.S. Geological Survey, this warehouse contains publications including annual reports, bulletins, circulars, fact sheets, maps, reports, charts, investigations, memorandum, & more.
Wyoming Department of Agriculture
Website
The Wyoming Department of Agriculture assists the citizens of Wyoming to live safe and healthy lives, promote and preserve our agricultural community, be responsible stewards of our natural resources, and achieve integrity in the marketplace.
Wyoming Dept. of Health Vital Statistics
Statistics / Weights / Measures

Find Wyoming state and county statistics regarding birth, death and other related health statistics.

Wyoming Economic Analysis Division (Also Labor & Population)
Statistics / Weights / Measures
This Division includes Wyoming demographic information, economic data, cost of living information, population estimates, special reports and State revenue information. Also includes national population comnparisons.
Wyoming Legal Resources (WY State Law Library)
Government Website
Includes Wyoming municipal codes, Wyoming legal forms, Native American legal resources, Wyoming statutes, and Federal Law.
Wyoming State Constitution
Website
From the Wyoming Legislative Service Office. Also find the State statutes here.
Wyoming State Legislature
Website
The online home of the Wyoming Legislature.
Wyoming State Website
Government Website
Portal access to the State of Wyoming government
Wyoming Statutes - Online
Government
Need information about Wyoming laws? Look here. Hinckley Library has the full Wyoming Statutes Annotated in paper book form at the library.
Wyoming Supreme Court Cases Database
Government
Search Wyoming, Oklahoma, Federal and other legal materials by case or cases by judge.
Wyoming: Big Horn County Government
Website
Includes the towns of Lovell, Greybull, & Basin.
Wyoming: City of Cody Municipal Code
Website
Includes other information about the City of Cody.
Wyoming: City of Lovell Municipal Code
Website
Find other Lovell, WY information on the Town of Lovell website.
Wyoming: City of Powell Municipal Code
Website
Find additional information about Powell & city gorvernment from this website.
Wyoming: Park County Government
Website
Includes Powell, Cody, & Meeteetse.
Wyoming: Washakie County Government
Website
Includes the towns of Worland & Tensleep.
Zip Code Lookup
Directories / Phone Books Government
From the US Postal Service.

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