Below are links to a selection of federal government agencies. For a more complete list, please see the UT Libraries page on government agencies.
Curious about the state government's historical record? Having trouble finding information about the state? Look to the Texas State Library & Archives Comission!
Located at the state capital building in Austin, the State Library & Archives holds the Texas government's official archives and has a reference department that can help with your information needs. Their website offers online exhibits and information resources.
Our state government has a number of websites where you can find information about state laws, bills, court decisions and more. If you're looking for basic information on state agencies and services, the best place to start is texas.gov
Texas Legislature Online
The state legislature's website has a simple search function on its homepage where you can search for bills based on their bill number or a keyword search. You can also view video broadcasts from hearings, find session calendars, and more.
Texas Courts Online
Search for state-level court cases and learn about the structure of the Texas judicial system.
Office of the Governor
Find news about the governor's initiatives and contact information.
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The Texas Tribune is a nonpartisan, nonprofit media organization that covers politics, public policy, and government in Texas.
The Texas Tribune website serves as an online newspaper where you can find articles and information on these topics.
The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) has an online database called FDSys, where you can easily search for government documents: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/
Finding government documents can be tricky, and luckily, FDSys has some features that make it easier to search. Look for "Advanced Search", "Retrieve by Citation," and "Help" on the side of the basic search box on the home page:
You can also browse publications by collection type here.
THOMAS is a database of legislative information, including current bills in Congress. THOMAS is part of the Library of Congress, and offers several browse and search options from its home page:
The GPO has designated two libraries per state to serve as repositories for printed and electronic federal government documents. The Perry-Castaneda Library (PCL) at the University of Texas at Austin is the closest federal government repository library.
You can search for government documents in the UT Libraries Catalog using the US Document Number search option: http://catalog.lib.utexas.edu/search/c
A nonprofit that uses open-source software to make information about what's going on in Congress accessible and transparent for the average U.S. citizen. A great resource to find out what's really going on!
Launched in 2004, GovTrack.us was the first website worldwide whose primary goal was to provide free comprehensive legislative tracking for everyday citizens and to embrace Web 2.0 and open data for government information. Includes: