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Government Information

Encyclopedia of the American Constitution, R342.73 E53.
Tennessee Blue Book, 2005-2006, R353.9 T29.
Tennessee Code Annotated, R345.12 T295.
The United States Government Manual 2011, R355 U44.
For general Internet searches, use Google Advanced Search to limit to .gov and .mil domains; state government sites also included; find government publications.
Connect with Government: Blogs are available from most agencies of the U.S. Government. Browse to find news and information by topic.
U.S. Government RSS Directory: Newsfeeds are available for most agencies of the U.S. Government; browse this site to identify feeds of interest to you.
Federal Government Sites

GovSpeak: Identify U.S. government agency, office, program and publication acronyms.

American Factfinder: Population, housing, economic, and geographic data for the United States.
American Presidency Project: Contains over 100,000 documents related to the study of the Presidency.
Century of Lawmaking: From the Library of Congress, U.S. Congressional documents and debates from 1774 to 1875.
Cybercemetery: Archive of websites of defunct government agencies and commissions developed by the University of North Texas in cooperation with the USGPO.
FedFlix: Collects the best videos from the U.S. Government; part of the Internet Archive of the Moving Image. VIDEOS.
FedStats: Full range of official statistical information available to the public from the Federal Government.
FDSys (formerly GPOAccess): Search or browse government publications, including Code of Federal Regulations (1996-present) and Federal Register (1994-present). U.S. Maps & Data: Create maps with data from categories including agriculture, boundaries, economics, geophysics, health, transportation, and water resources.
National Security Archive: Archive of thousands of declassified U.S. documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. From George Washington University.
Supreme Court: Access Supreme Court documents.
-- See also: LexisNexis Academic Supreme Court Cases and  Supreme Court Briefs; Thomson Reuter's FindLaw: U.S. Supreme Court Center; or Oyez, which covers the work of the United States Supreme Court, from 1792 to the present, with audio records of from 1955 to the present.
THOMAS: U.S. Congress on the Internet: Bills & Resolutions, Public Laws, Activity in Congress, Congressional Record, Schedules & Calendars, Committee Information, Presidential Nominations, and Treaties. Easy-to-search portal to U.S. Government information.
White House: Official website includes a blog, videos and transcripts of speeches, photo galleries, podcasts, and interactive White House tour.

State & Local Government Sites
City of Memphis: Find information for residents, businesses, and visitors.
Shelby County: Information on county offices and services.
Shelby County Code of Ordinances: Search or browse the laws of Shelby County.
State of Tennessee: Find information on education, employment, and government in Tennessee. Includes Tennessee Blue Book,
Tennessee State Resources: Resources from the Government Publications Department at the University of Memphis Library.
Election Information - National Find public records of the names of financial donors to federal political campaigns. Data provided by the FEC. Nonpartisan and nonprofit. Monitors factual accuracy of statements by politicians in TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases.
Federal Election Commission: Provides campaign finance information.
Living Room Candidate: Online archive of television advertisting from all presidential campaigns of the television era.
Project Vote Smart: Non-partisan guide to current elected officials and candidates. Source of nonpartisan election related information. Includes general and state-specific information.

Election Information - State & Local Shelby County Election Commission site includes Where to Vote (Precinct Locator) and election information for Shelby County and local municipalities.
Coalition for a Better Memphis: Independent, non-partisan, not-for-profit organization composed of individuals, businesses and organizations.
Tennessee Department of State - Division of Elections: Information on candidates, election dates, voter registration and more.


Tennessee Tax Forms - TN Department of Revenue
Other State Tax Forms - the Federation of Tax Administrators provides direct links to official state websites and tax forms.
IRS Forms & Publications - official IRS website
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Other Tax Help
1040 Central (IRS): Latest news and forms, information about special tax credits, e-filing. Tracks refunds.