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Government Resources

A subject guide for people interested in accessing information about the American government.

Some Recommended E-books

congress Major Acts of Congress

everydaylaw Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law

constitution Constitutional Rights Sourcebook

World Wide Web Resources

Contacting Elected Officials
Project Vote Smart - contact information for major state representatives and government officials.

Executive Branch
Official US Executive Branch Web Sites (Newspaper and Current Periodical Reading Room, Library of Congress).

Federal Agencies
USA.gov: Government Departments and Agencies -- View an organizational directory of the U.S. government.

Link to Are You Ready? An In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness (IS-22), FEMA’s most comprehensive source on individual, family, and community preparedness.

First Gov
USA.gov: Home page of the U.S. Government's Official Web Portal for all government transactions, services, and information. It provides direct online access to federal, state, local, and tribal governments.

Government Benefits
GovBenefits is a partnership of many Federal agencies and organizations with a shared vision - to provide improved, personalized access to government benefit programs.

GPO Access
GPO Access provides free public access to full-text, official Federal information; Federal information finding aids; and Federal products for sale.

Homeland Security
Official site for the Department of Homeland Security.

Legislative Information on the Internet
The Library of Congress THOMAS site is the source for federal legislative information. THOMAS provides several options for finding bills, resolutions, and legislative histories from 1973 to the present. Legislative information can be searched across multiple Congresses. THOMAS is also the source for presidential nominations, treaties, committee reports, legislative resources for researchers and teachers. THOMAS draws on the resources of the Library of Congress to provide users with valuable and historical information related to the legislative process.

U.S. House of Representatives
Home page of the United States House of Representatives.

U.S. Judiciary
USA.gov: Directory of the Federal Judicial Branch.

U.S. Senate
Home page for the U.S. Senate.

Vital Records
Birth Record, Certificate, Death Records, Marriage License, Divorce Decree and more... Information about where to obtain vital records from each state, territory and county of the U.S.

Welcome to the White House
Whitehouse.gov is the official web site for the White House and President George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States. This site is a source for information about the President, White House news and policies, White House history, the federal government.

Banking and Insurance
Official page for the NJ Department of Banking and Insurance.

The state of New Jersey's official Web site is the gateway to NJ information and services for residents, visitors, and businesses.

League of Municipalities
Home Page for New Jersey League of Municipalities.

League of Women Voters
Official page for the LWV of NJ.

New Jersey State Library Information Center
The State Library compiles histories on all New Jersey laws which are general and permanent, and are added to NJSA. Appropriations acts are excluded.

Find contact information for NJ legislators.

New Jersey Association of County Tax Boards
Look up property tax records for Ocean City and Cape May County.

New Jersey FAQ's
State of New Jersey Frequently Asked Questions.

New Jersey Facts
Facts and secrets about the Garden State.

New Jersey Legislative District Databook
Funded by Rutgers, this site allows individuals to search for information about NJ municipalities, school districts, counties, legislative districts or congressional districts. Create your own maps and tables based on the demographic, housing, election, school and other data available.

New Jersey Municipalities
State of New Jersey - County and Municipal Web Sites.

New Jersey Personnel
Official site of New Jersey Department of Personnel.

Public Records
Access public records thanks to the Open Public Records Act.

Local Resources

City Hall
861 Asbury Avenue
Ocean City, NJ 08226

Cape May County Government
County Administration Building
4 Moore Road
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210-1601

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