Public Policy

Evaluate Websites

Techniques & Questions to Ask (UC Berkeley)

Citation Guides

Citation Guides & Style Manuals (Social Sciences)

DocsCite (Arizona State University)
Step-by-step guide with templates for APA or MLA style format

Introduction to Basic Legal Citation (Cornell Law School),
by Peter W. Martin, with references to the latest edition of the "Bluebook "

The Bluebook - Updates
Latest changes to the LII Introduction to Basic Legal Citation

Primary Websites

1973+

Official website for U.S. federal legislative information (formerly Thomas.gov)

University of North Texas hosts a searchable online database of many CRS reports.

Databases include the text of bills, Congressional Record, Federal Register, GAO Reports, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, and more.

Acrobat software [PDF files] available in libraries.

1935 to present

Comprehensive database from major U.S. polling organizations, including questions asked & responses provided.

Some coverage from 1789+

Congressional Indexes, Publications, Testimony, Bills, Laws, and more. Includes Congressional Hearings Digital Collection, Part A: 1824-1979 and Part B: 1980-2003

Secondary Websites

University of Michigan Documents Center research guides

Extensive guide to U.S. government resources and websites, including segments for the Census, statistics, plus patents & trademarks

Scientific papers reporting on recent work by National Bureau of Economic Research researchers of interest to professional economists in academic institutions, business, government, and the business media around the world.

Nonpartisan organization presents biographical and issue-related information on candidates for political office in the US.

Search U.S. state and federal websites