Documents At NDU Library
A locally developed page prepared by the NDU Library staff in support
of the National Defense University curriculum. Some useful government
documents web sites are listed on this page
Access: US Government Printing
GPO Access provides free electronic access to a wealth of
important information products produced by the Federal Government.
Internet Search By Topic
A departmental index to web accessible documents.
the Federal Government Through USA.gov
The major source for all things governmental.
Authoritative resource for foreign audiences seeking
information about American society, political processes, official
U.S. policies and culture.
of the United States Government
of Governments (2007)
Congress Link is a general guide to Congress prepared by
the Dirksen Congressional Center.
Congressional Research Service [CRS]
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) works exclusively
for the U.S. Congress, conducting research, analyzing legislation,
and providing information at the request of committees, Members,
and their staffs.
of U.S. Democracy
To provide American citizens direct online access to the
basic Federal Government documents that define our democratic society,
a core group of current and historical Government publications is
being made available for free, permanent, public access via the
GPO Access service.
The home page for DOD information resources.
Department of State
U.S. Embassies and other Diplomatic Missions
Introduction to the Department of Defense.
This web site provides a variety of information and statistical
material about the Department of Defense - its people, organization,
equipment, and funding.
of Defense National Defense-Authorization Laws
These guides prepared by the Pentagon Library give the Public
Law number and the House, Senate, Conference Reports numbers.
DoD PERSONNEL & PROCUREMENT
This web site provides statistics on DOD personnel and procurement.
More than 70 agencies in the United States Federal Government
produce statistics of interest to the public. The Federal Interagency
Council on Statistical Policy maintains this site to provide easy
access to the full range of statistics and information produced
by these agencies for public use.
Congressional Documents from the Past
Free online guide to finding older United States Congressional
material (pre-1970) written by Jan Bissett who is Reference Librarian
at Dickinson Wright PLLC in Michigan and Margi Heinen who is Manager
of Library Services at Sherman and Howard in Denver, Colorado. The
article was published in the "Reference from Coast to Coast" column
of LLRX.com in January 2003 and looks at printed and online sources
of information including free research guides to Congressional materials,
links to historical Congressional documents and debates and indexes
to Congressional documents. There is a complete list of links cited
in the guide. LLRX.com (Law Library Resource Xchange) is a free
online Web journal for legal information professionals.
Gateways to Government Documents
Gateways are subject access tools, typically developed by university
libraries to facilitate research in government documents. We recommend
the following gateways as good starting points for various subject
Excellent attention to subject areas of interest to NDU
of Michigan Documents Center
The Documents Center is a central reference and referral point
for government information, whether local, state, federal, foreign
or international. Its web pages are a reference and instructional
tool for government, political science, statistical data, and
news. The Document
Center's Federal Government Resources site is an
extensive collection of links including Budget, Legislative, Judicial,
Executive Branches and many more noteworthy links.
Accountability Office Publications
of Congress: Resources for Legislative Researchers
Links to in-depth information on legislative issues
from government and non-government sources.
A very useful compilation of legislative information
including biographies, voting history, text of bills, floor votes,
etc from Bowling Green State University.
of Congress Internet Resource Page - State and Local Governments
Military Regulations, Directives, Instructions, etc.
The best sources for regulations, directives, etc are listed
below. The sources for forms are often linked from these sites.
Security Strategy For Homeland Security [Oct. 2007]
Directives and Where To Find Them
Presidential directives are signed or authorized by the
President. They are issued by the National Security Council. Many
recent ones are classified. This guide from the Library of Congress
will help you find the unclassified ones available on the internet.
Abstract of the United States
Use this link to access Statistical Abstract from 1878 -
Acting under the directive of the leadership of the 104th
Congress to make Federal legislative information freely available
to the Internet public, a Library of Congress team brought the THOMAS
World Wide Web system online in January 1995.
U. of Michigan Documents
National Security Strategy [March 2006]
For all things governmental.
Laws and Regulations