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GovInfo Online
For the latest announcements & information about Security issues in Pennsylvania
State Library Public Service Policy for Government Information
in Electronic Formats
 United States
Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids -- from GPO; for K-12 students, parents & teachers
Census 2000

Census Bureau 

2010 Guide to State and Local Census Geography 

Congress.Org -- Your Link to Congress
-- Capitol Hill Directory, Find Your Reps
Counties of the U.S. -- elected officials, census information and much more (NACo)
FDsys -- search gov't publications online; from U.S. Government Printing Office
Federal Depository Libraries Locate a Federal Depository Library
Federal Government Agencies  -- search and access all Federal agencies on the Internet
Fedstats --access to statistics and information produced by Federal agencies for public use;
regional statistics (state, county level); Kids Page.  
FedWorld Information Network -- search or browse databases of Federal agency publications
FirstGov.gov -- U.S. government's official web portal
Healthcare.gov -- a gateway to the U.S. Healthcare Markplace for the Affordable Care Act.
InfoUSA links to U.S. Government Resources -- produced by the U.S. Dept. of State. Includes acronym guide, federal telephone directory, links to many political sites
IRS - Federal Income Taxes

Library of Congress -- catalogs, collections, exhibitions, copyright, American Memory project, America's Story for Kids & Families
Loan information at GovLoans -- consumer information about all types of federal government loans for education, housing, agriculture, disaster relief, small business or veterans
Social Security Online -- official website of the Social Security Administration
Statistical Abstract of the United States -- 2003 through 1878 (selected editions) available online in PDF format
Supreme Court of the United States 
THOMAS - U.S. Legislative Information -- search legislation, The Congressional Record, Committee Reports, historical Congressional documents
The White House 
Quick Facts & Links for Students
FirstGov for Kids   - includes links for Fun Stuff!, Homework, Fighting Crime, Global Village and many other school subjects - Check it Out!
Understanding Taxes from the IRS: "an interactive instructional tax program...[for] high schools, community colleges, and the general public" 
U.S. National Debt Clock 
U.S. Population Clock 
World Population Clock --
historical comparison (1970 - ) and 21st century projections
 Politics (Elections, Policy, Issues) 
U.S. "Public Affairs on the Web", including Classroom links, issues, daily highlights  
Project Vote Smart -- American Political Science Association:  "'Best Political Web Site' in existence" -- includes information on candidates & issues, "enter your Zip-Code" search for your elected officials & candidates. 
Public Agenda -- "nonpartisan, nonprofit public opinion research & citizen education organization" 
See the State Library of Pennsylvania Databases page for further resources.

For additional information, please contact:

Kathy Hale | Government Documents Library/Access/Systems Supervisor
Pennsylvania Department of Education - Bureau of State Library
607 South Drive. Forum Building | Harrisburg, PA 17120-0600
Phone: 717.787.2327
kahale@pa.gov | www.education.state.pa.us