If you're not finding what you're looking for on this guide, feel free to Google it! As a good rule of thumb stick with government or military sites and you can find great resources online through the U.S. government. These sites will generally avoid bias, contain no ads, and update regularly.
The .gov and .mil site limiters have already been added for you, so simply type your search term(s) before of after the text in the Google search box.
If your search is still pulling up .com or .org results, try using Google's "Advanced Search" options.
American FactFinder - American FactFinder provides access to data about the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Island Areas. The data in American FactFinder comes from several censuses and surveys.
Data.gov - Data.gov is the home of the U.S. Government's open data initiative. Here you will find tools and resources to conduct research, develop web and mobile applications, design data visualizations, and more.
FDsys - FDsys stands for the Federal Digital System of official U.S. government publications. FDsys is currently in the process of replacing the Government Publishing Office (GPO), which is the "Federal Government’s official, digital, secure resource for producing, procuring, cataloging, indexing, authenticating, disseminating, and preserving the official information products of the U.S. Government." This information storage and retrieval site allows for simple and advanced searching of authenticated, official, and up-to-date government information from all three branches. Includes the XML Bulk Data Repository.
The 50 State Capitol Buildings of the United States Illustrated to Scale - "Much like the United States Capitol, known as the White House, each state's government has its own government which is headquartered in a state capitol building. This building, and the government housed within, is limited to dealing with matters relevant to the state and coordinating with the federal government. The state capitol address is usually located within the capital city of that state." Taken from Alan's Factory Outlet website.
Government Information Online: Ask a Librarian - Consult government information librarians who are experts at finding information from Federal Government agencies of all levels on almost any subject (GPO Partner- University of Illinois at Chicago).
IRS.gov - This is the official online source for IRS tax forms, instructions, and publications.
National Archives - Research the records of the National Archives and Records Administration
Science.gov - This site searches over 60 databases and over 2,200 selected websites from 15 federal agencies, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information including research and development results. Science.gov is governed by the interagency Science.gov Alliance.
We also have several Library databases available to help make finding Government Documents and federally-funded research information easier. You can access any of these databases for free from our library, or anywhere else on campus if you are connected to the WVSU WiFi.
If you're having trouble accessing any of these links, try accessing them again from our Library's Alphabetical Database List. Some databases allow you to link directly to their content, and others require a few more steps. If you're still having issues, Ask Us!