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Federal Government:  If you are researching the Federal government, you might as well start with The White House.  The White House main page links you to many other government sources.  For a list of the President's Cabinet and the Executive Office of the President  follow the link http://www.whitehouse.gov/government/.  

You might also want to check out http://www.firstgov.gov.  FirstGov.gov is the official U.S. gateway to all government information.  It is the catalyst for a growing electronic government, which transcends the traditional boundaries of government. "Our vision is global - connecting the world to all U.S. government information and services."

To reach the U.S. House of Representatives, click on http://www.house.gov/

To reach the U.S. Senate, click on http://www.senate.gov/

This links to the home page of the Library of Congress.  The Library of Congress maintains an important, interactive site on Congress called THOMAS -- U.S. Congress on the Internet

The U.S. Bureau of the Census maintains a huge WEB site at http://www.census.gov.  The 2000 Census of the United States can be found there.

Federal Election Commission  has a huge WEB site, which includes  a page entitled About Elections and Voting http://www.fec.gov/elections.html

Hoaxbusters is a government site that exposes hoax and viruses on the Internet.  The site is maintained by the  Computer Incident Advisory Capability, sponsored at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory by the U.S. Department of Energy.

http://www.ucc.edu/library/government-donna.htm is the Union County College Library's site listing government resources including an extensive section on New Jersey govermnent.

Major Political Parties in the United States

GOP Republican National Committee http://www.gop.org/

DNC Democratic National Committee http://www.democrats.org/

Green Party USA http://www.greenpartyus.org/
Green Parties Worldwide http://www.greens.org/
Green Party of New Jersey http://www.gpnj.org/

Public Opinion Polling

Columbia University Butler Library Reference Department

University of Miami Libraries, Public Opinion Polls on the Internet

The Gallop Organization

The Harris Poll, Harris Interactive

The Pew Research Center for People and the Press

The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, http://www.ropercenter.uconn.edu/

Other U.S. Sites of Interest

Fortune Magazine's 2001 Power 25 lists the top interests groups in the United States. 

Global Information


The United Nations Web Site for English language speakers is located at http://www.un.org/english/.  The 191 Member States of the UN (as of October 2002) are listed at http://www.un.org/Overview/unmember.html


The World Bank is located at  http://www.worldbank.org.  For a classification of the world's economies go to http://www.worldbank.org/data/countryclass/countryclass.html 2002 World Development Indicators, Table 2.6. see WDI 2002 table 2.6 Poverty


http://www.mrdowling.com lists the Richest Nations and Territories in the World.  This site should be cited as follows:  Dowling, Mike., "Interactive Table of World Nations," available from http://www.mrdowling.com/800nations.html; Internet; updated Friday, July 12, 2002


http://www.ucc.edu/library/library/un-sites.htm is the Union County College Library's United Nations Internet Resources WEB Page

Dr. Harold Damerow
Professor of Government and History
Union County College
Cranford, NJ
Last Updated October 28, 2003