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Government Information

Research Guide for Government Information resources

Government Agencies


   Federal Agency Directory (from LSU)

   Government Departments and Agencies (from

   United States Government Manual (1935 to current -- free, online);  USGM website has link to: History of Organizational Changes (a 107-pg. list of when agency/dept. names changed, and by which act/order).

  Selected Federal Agencies:

     Bureau of Labor Statistics

     Census Bureau

       - Atlanta Region Office

     Environmental Protection Agency

         -   Region 4 (Southeast)

      Dept. of Energy  (DOE)

         -   National Laboratories and Technology Centers   

         -   Savannah River National Laboratory

      Food & Drug Administration - Medical Devices


GEORGIA:  (select "State Government" )

   Georgia State Agency Databases - links from Sarah Causey, of ALA's GODORT.


   State Government Information - from the Library of Congress

   State and Local Government on the Net 

   State Transportation Web Sites - Links from the Federal Highway Administration website.

   State and Territorial Health Department Websites - from the CDC

   State Agency Databases Project - links from ALA's GODORT.

         in particular, see: Business, Finance & Economy Sources in State Agency Databases - for most states, the agency website for searching a business entity or corporation search is listed

   Book of the States - many statistics in this annual source from the Council of State Governments;

            archive also online from 1935-2012

Selected Georgia Agencies:

   Economic Development

   Environmental Protection Division (of the Dept. of Natural Resources)

   Georgia Association of Regional Commissions



   City of Atlanta

     -  Watershed Management

   Cobb County

   DeKalb County

   Fulton County

   Gwinnett County

   Atlanta Regional Commission - the regional planning agency for the 10-county area (Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale counties), as well as the City of Atlanta.

   Local government (listings of official websites from

Federal Agency Databases & Websites for Statistics

Historical databases