Federal and State government agencies produce information on almost every subject. They are an excellent and often free resource for statistics, laws, regulations, directories, annual reports, and the workings of government. If you need help with your research, contact our Ask-A-Question service for assistance.
Federal Resources FDsys (formerly GPO Access) — Service of the U.S. Government Printing Office that provides free electronic access to a wealth of important information products produced by the Federal government.
FedStats — Find statistics collected by over 100 federal agencies arranged by subject and geography.
FTC’s Consumer Information — Search by category or keyword for consumer protection topics such as Product Safety, Health, Food, etc.
Grants.gov — Find out the facts about the often-misunderstood topic of grants from the federal government.
Internal Revenue Service — Includes federal tax forms, links to online filing sites, training workshops, law, and policy.
Ready.gov — Clearinghouse for federal government information for emergency planning and recovery for individuals and businesses.
United States Statistical Abstract — Comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Although new data collection for the Abstract ceased in 2011, each table lists its data source so that users can contact the organization that conducted the research if more recent data are required.
USA.gov — Search millions of web pages from federal & state governments, the District of Columbia, & U.S. territories.
State Resources South Carolina Community Profiles — Provides statistical profiles at the state, county, place, ZIP code, and census tract level. Focus is on economic and demographic information.
South Carolina Judicial Department — Includes information about South Carolina court opinions, orders, and calendar. Also contains forms, statutes, court rules, and other information about the Judicial system.
South Carolina State Government — Locate information on state and local governments such as elected officials, State Constitution, voter registration, etc. Good starting point for state information.