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Federal Government Information
Social Security AdministrationSocial Security Online - The official Website of the Social Security Administration. Things that can be done under this web site include estimating your benefits, applying for disability, requesting a social security card, forms and publications, reporting fraud, and finding a local office.
MyMoneyMyMoney.gov is the U.S. government's website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education. Whether you are planning to buy a home, balancing your checkbook, or investing in your 401k, the resources on MyMoney.gov can help you do it better. Throughout the site, you will find important information from 20 federal agencies government wide.
GovBenefits.gov is the official benefits website of the U.S. government, with information on over 1,000 benefit and assistance programs.
USA.govThe U.S. Government's Official Web Page Portal, says it provides information, services and resources from the U.S. government. Also includes information on state, local and other governments.
U.S. Immigration & Naturalization Service
Official site of the United States Immigration & Naturalization Service. Includes laws, regulations and printable forms. Also allows appointments to be scheduled through the INFOPASS link for the San Bernardino office.
Recovery.govRecovery.gov is a website that lets you, the taxpayer, figure out where the money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is going.
Subsidized Apartment SearchThe housing choice voucher program (Section 8) is the federal government's major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market," according to the site. The site allows you to search by ways including city, county, zip code, apartment type and number of bedrooms.
The White House
Visit the White House, find out all kinds of information about the presidency and even e-mail the President!
U.S. Supreme Court. Lists names and gives biographies of all of the justices.
U.S. Senate - Home Page
Official Homepage of the U.S. Senate.
U.S. House Of Representatives - Home Page
Official Homepage of the U.S. House of Representatives.
IRS--Tax Forms and Instructions
You can download any IRS tax form from this site.
U.S. Dept. of State
A wide variety of knowledge including contact information for U.S. embassies and consulates; travel information, including passport information, current advisories and travel background for various countries; and additional material is contained.
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.
SEC - Edgar
EDGAR, the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system, performs automated collection, validation, indexing, acceptance, and forwarding of submissions by companies and others who are required by law to file forms with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Its primary purpose is to increase the efficiency and fairness of the securities market for the benefit of investors, corporations, and the economy by accelerating the receipt, acceptance, dissemination, and analysis of time-sensitive corporate information filed with the agency. .
Bureau of the Public Debt
The mission of the Bureau of the Public Debt is to borrow the money needed to operate the Federal Government and to account for the resulting public debt. Now you can find out the Public Debt to the U.S. down to the penny!
THOMAS Legislative Information
THOMAS is an online public access system of legislative and Congressional information. Full-text of bills searchable by bill number or by keywords, the Congressional Record Index, Bill summaries, Full-text of the Constitution, "How Our Laws are Made" - which is an explanation of the legislative process and links to numerous government sites.
Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Bureau of Labor Statistics is an agency within the U.S. Department of Labor, it is an excellent site for statistics such as the CPI.
NARA makes available to the public the historically valuable records of the three branches of federal government: executive (including the President), legislative, and judicial. National Archives holdings include textual; audiovisual; cartographic and architectural; and electronic records. Interested in the John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection? You can find all the pertinent records here. And be sure to visit the Founding Fathers Page, it offers biographies of the 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention.
GPO (Government Printing Office) a variety of government sources including Congressional Bills, Congressional Calendars for the House & Senate, Congressional Directory, GAO Reports, The Congressional Register, The Federal Register, The Government Manual and The United States Code.
Statistical Abstract of the United States provided by the Census Dept.
Government Information Resources
Home Page of the Caltech Government Documents library - loaded with government (Federal & State) resources.
The Department of the Treasury
Information about the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
Census Bureau Home Page
Includes census information on population and housing as well as the economy. Select from a list of subjects, radio broadcasts, genealogy information or employment opportunities. There are also links to other sites which gather statistical information.
FedWorld - Gateway to Government Databases
This is a huge compilation of government databases, enormous in scope.
Small Business Administration Home Page
Information for the small businessman provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Information about the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
A directory and search engine of the world's embassies and consulates. Search By 'Host' or 'Guest' via searching or browsing.
United States Geological Survey Home Page
Information concerning the U.S. Geological Survey.
Library of Congress
Information about the Library of Congress and what they are involved in as well as images from the digitalized historical collection (American Memory Project) and major exhibits at the library of Congress.
United States Postal Service
Find postage rates for both U.S. and International mail, zip codes, passport info, post office locator and much more.
Consumer Information Center
Download pamphlets covering a wide variety of topics. Yes, this is the electronic version of the "Catalog" you see advertised on T.V. from Pueblo, Colorado.
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Government information concerning patents and trademarks.
Home page of the United Nations with information on Peace and Security, International Law, Economic and Social Development, Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs.
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California and Local Government Resources
County of San Bernardino
Provides directory of departments, information for visitors, trivia quiz, job openings, and online property tax payments.
San Bernardino County Registrar of VotersLots of information about San Bernardino County, also links to Board of Supervisors web page.
City of San Bernardino
San Bernardino Crime StatsCrime statistics for the city for the past several years are available from the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports.
State of California Home Page
The biggest and most important California government site. Includes the California Codes, current legislation and links to local government.
California State Senate
The California State Senate Home Page. Contains a wealth of information about California government including all Senate Bills - keyword searchable.
The California Assembly Home Page. Includes all State Assembly bills, keyword searchable.
Full text, searchable index of the 29 codes that make up California Law.
Lots of information about Riverside County, also links to Board of Supervisors web page.
Los Angeles County
Lots of information about L.A. County such as the phone numbers for over 400 County services from marriage records to animal control. Also links to Board of Supervisors web page.
California Legislative Analyst's Office
Includes analysis of the current budget bill, reports, analysis of primary ballot and links to other government sites. Also has past years copies of the California Update.
California Lottery Home Page. Includes all winning numbers back to 1991 and answers your questions about where the money goes. Also includes links to all other states that hold a lottery.
EarthquakesCalifornia's 35 million people live among some of the most active earthquake faults in the United States. Public safety demands credible assessments of the earthquake hazard to maintain appropriate building codes for safe construction and earthquake insurance for loss protection. Seismic hazard analysis begins with an earthquake rupture forecast-a model of probabilities that earthquakes of specified magnitudes, locations, and faulting types will occur during a specified time interval. This report describes a new earthquake rupture forecast for California developed by the 2007 Working Group on California Earthquake Probabilities (WGCEP 2007).
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San Bernardino Superior CourtThis Web site provides information on Court Locations, Hours, Holidays, Juror Status, Case Information On-Line, Schedule of Fees, EZ Legal Forms, Employment, and Pay a Traffic Ticket On-Line.
Legal Self-Help Centers by the Council of California County Law LibrariansThis page provides links that are helpful for the person who chooses to represent themselves in court without the help of an attorney," according to the Web site's description. Legal information is available in several languages.
San Bernardino County Government CodeSan Bernardino County California Code of Ordinances. This electronic, unofficial version of the San Bernardino County Code is provided for the convenience of the public to look up laws and ordinances currently in effect in the County of San Bernardino.
California Courts Self-Help CenterHelps provide assistance with legal aid, California law and other legal information including forms and instructions.
Locating the Law: A Handbook for Non-Law LibrariansThis handbook is designed especially for the California non-law librarian in dealing with legal reference questions.
Family Law FacilitatorSelect "family law facilitator" under "family" on the Superior Court of California - San Bernardino County page. Established to provide no cost assistance to parties who are representing themselves in the area of family law by offering information and assistance with court documents and procedures.
Inland Counties Legal ServicesProvides several links to providers of legal assistance primarily for low income people and self-help legal information.
Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Locator
The Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Locator is your search gateway on the Internet to the Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory which provides access to comprehensive listings of 900,000 lawyers and law firms around the world.
FindLaw: Internet Legal Resources - information on a variety of legal topics including laws, judicial opinions, case law, lawyers, and law schools.
Although this is the home page of a law firm there is wealth of immigration information here including most immigration & citizenship forms available for download in the pdf (Adobe Acrobat) format.
Internet Legal Resource Guide
Welcome to the Internet Legal Resource Guide. This site was established to serve as a comprehensive resource of the information available on the Internet concerning law and the legal profession, with an emphasis on the United States of America. Designed for everyone, lay persons and legal scholars alike, it is quality controlled to include only the finest and most substantive legal resources online.
Nolo Press is the leading publisher of self-help legal information. However this site includes lots of legal information in the form of articles by leading judges and attorneys that will help anyone with an interest in legal matters.
State by state resources and FAQ's about marriage, divorce, support and child custody. Also a section of Interactive bulletin boards that focus on divorce, child support, parental abduction, paternity issues, step family issues, grandparent issues, etc.
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With the goal of inspiring and preparing every eligible citizen to vote, the Secretary of State provides this New Voter page, plus election-related materials and voter hotline assistance, in nine additional languages, including Spanish, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Tagalog, Thai and Vietnamese.Easy VoterEasy-to-use nonpartisan information for Californians about voter registration, choosing a political party, and voting and Adobe PDF versions of all five voter guides, is available 24/7 at Easy Voter.
San Bernardino County Elections
This is the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters site. It covers local candidates and issues and can also locate your polling place. You may also look up who are your representatives for various offices.
California Voter Foundation
Includes California Online Voter Guide with information about Presidential, Congressional, State Senate, State Assembly, and Supervisorial elections. Also information on all ballot measures.
League of Women Voters
The League of Women Voters is a multi-issue organization whose mission is to encourage the informed and active participation of citizens in government and to influence public policy through education and advocacy.
Project Vote Smart
Project VoteSmart is an undertaking of the Center for National Independence in Politics, a national, non-partisan, non-profit organization. Its purpose is to collect information about the political system, issues, candidates and elected officials so voters can make informed decisions. Includes links to a huge array of government resources. This site collects voting records, campaign finance data, issue positions, and backgrounds of candidates and elected officials nationwide.
E-DemocracyA non-partisan effort that compiles news, information and links to various Web sites.
Federal Election Commission
The Federal Election Commission is the official government information site for extensive financial information about candidates, parties and PAC's.
Republican Party Homepage
Information about the Republican Party, including party platform.
Democratic Party Homepage
Information about the Democratic Party, including party platform.
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