Government Sources - LSC-CyFair

Magazine, Newspaper, Journal Articles 

Titles with below = Lone Star College System college access off campus with valid college ID/library card number

All other titles = off campus by HCPL & Lone Star College System library card holders

(EBSCO) Articles from journals, magazines, newspapers on a variety of topics.

(CQ Press) Analysis of current and controversial issues of the day.
(Mellon Foundation) Includes full-text back issues of selected journals in such areas as history, statistics, sociology, literature, and economics.
Project MUSE
(Johns Hopkins University Press) Full-text articles from "over 300 high quality humanities, arts, and social sciences journals."

National Newspapers Core (LSCS Libraries) - Note: Formerly ProQuest Newspapers
 (ProQuest) Full text of Christian Science Monitor, NY Times, LA Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post.

Books, Videos, Etc.

Search for library materials in the:

Library Catalog

Other Libraries

eBook Collection (formerly NetLibrary)

NOTE: Request items online from library catalog with a Harris County Public Library Card or Lone Star College–CyFair Photo ID/Library Card. See instructions on getting a library card.

Possible Subject Keywords to Use in Library Catalog

  • Budget United States
  • Constitutional History United States
  • Elections United States
  • Presidents United States
  • United States Economic Conditions
  • United States Foreign Relations
  • United States Government
  • United States Social Conditions

Selected Government-Related Reference Books
REF 320.01 Pol - Political Theories for Students
REF 320.473 Wet - Congressional Quarterly's Desk Reference on American Government
REF 327.73 Enc - Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy
REF 336.73 Uni - Budget of the United States Government: Analytical Perspectives
REF 342.73 Con - The Constitution and its Amendments
REF 342.73 Liv - Landmark Supreme Court Cases
REF 342.73 Mad - The U.S. Constitution A to Z

Selected Web Sites

Reference Books Online

Search Engines and Web Directories

  • FedStat from the U.S. Interagency Council on Statistical Policy - allows searching for statistical information from over 70 federal agencies
  • FirstGov from the U.S. General Services Administration - provides a one-stop location for information on local, state, and federal government
  • Google Web Search || U.S. Government Search
  • National Technical Information Service from the U.S. Department of Commerce - search for government-sponsored research reports and view summaries for free (NOTE: A fee is charged for ordering the complete document, but much of the information can be found for free at other locations via the Internet.
  • Trail: Texas Records and Information Locator from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission - provides a search engine for the State of Texas Web sites
  • U.S. Government Information from Lone Star College-North Harris Library - includes a directory of Web sites for the federal government
Branches of Government: Federal Laws and Court Cases
  • Code of Federal Regulations from the National Archives & Records Administration - general and permanent rules of federal executive departments and agencies
  • Constitution from the National Archives & Records Administration - transcript and details on the dynamic set of laws that form the basis for this nation
  • Declaration of Independence from the National Archives & Records Administration - transcript and details on the reasons for breaking free from British rule
  • Federal Register from the National Archives & Records Administration - provides Federal agency and organization rules, proposed rules, and notices, plus executive orders and other presidential documents
  • Guide to Law Online: United States Executive from the Library of Congress - provides links to executive orders, regulations, and related information
  • Judicial Law from Library of Congress - links to Federal Courts
  • Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States from the National Archives & Records Administration - provides U.S. Presidential writings, speeches, etc.
  • Texas Legislature Online from the State of Texas - provides laws and current legislation
  • Texas Judiciary Online from the Texas Office of Court Adminstration - links to the various court jurisdictions in Texas, forms, and court rules in Texas
  • Thomas - U.S. Congress on the Internet from the Library of Congress - provides bill text, public laws and links to historic documents

Other Sites of Interest

  • American Memory Project from the Library of Congress - features "digitized documents, photographs, recorded sound, moving pictures, and text from the Library's Americana collections" (NOTE: Excellent government-related information can be found in the Political Science and Law topics.)
  • American Presidency Project from the University of California at Santa Barbara - offers over 77,000 items of text, video, and audio about all Presidents of the United States. 
  • Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids from the U.S. Government Printing Office - provides information about the branches of government, how laws are made, etc. for grades K-12
  • How Laws are Made in the House from Charles W. Johnson, Parliamentarian, U.S. House of Representatives - includes detailed, textual description of legislative process
  • How Laws are Made in the Senate from Robert B. Dove, Parliamentarian, U.S. Senate - gives a detailed, textual description of legislative process

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