U.S. Government

Research Databases

Selected Websites

  • Consumer Information Center

    Titles, descriptions and ordering information for more than 200 free and low-cost publications distributed from Pueblo, Colorado.

  • Consumer Price Index

    The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of the average change in prices over time in a market basket of goods and services. At this site, visitors can check the CPI and the rate of inflation from 1913 through the current year.

  • FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection

    Consumer information on a variety of topics, and a link to file complaints online

  • U.S. Government Manual

    Comprehensive information on the agencies of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches. Also includes information on quasi-official agencies, international organizations in which the United States participates, and boards, commissions, and committees. 

  • Grants.gov

    Find and apply for U.S. Federal Government grants.

  • Geo.Data.Gov

    Federal, state, and local geographical data.


  • Climate Data Online

    Free access to the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) archive of historical weather and climate data in addition to station history information. These data include quality controlled daily, monthly, seasonal, and yearly measurements of temperature and precipitation as well as radar data and 30-year Climate Normals.

    For local details, look for weather station 14922 MSP-Minneapolis StPaul IntlAP.MN.

    Customers can also order most of these data as certified hard copies for use in legal proceedings.

    Information is provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).




  • Recalls.gov

    Information about government recalls of consumer products, vehicles, food, medicine, cosmetics, and environmental products. 


Find a Job

  • USA Jobs

    Federal government jobs and employment information.


Forms & Publications

  • Federal Tax Forms

    Downloadable federal tax forms.

  • Copyright Office Forms

    Copyright registration forms and information.

  • Forms from the Feds

    Downloadable government electronic forms that have not been available to depository libraries. This list comprises those forms most asked for by the public. Many other agencies have specialized forms and should be accessed directly. (A project of the University of Memphis.)

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