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Top Twenty Government Sites You Need To Know!

The following twenty federal and state sites are a select group of what we believe to be a good start for answering questions. When in doubt, you can always contact a depository library near you!.  If you have a suggestion for a site to be added to this list, or how GODORT can help you and your library, contact the roundtable chair.

Search Engines 

  • USA.gov
  • A general search engine. Powered by Bing, it searches federal, state, and local government info.
  • SoonerSearch
  • A Google based search of only Oklahoma state agency websites. (The advanced search is prefered.) 

Federal Sites 

  • Benefits.gov
    Online access to US Government benefit and assistance programs.
  • Business.gov
    Find info for small business, small business owners, and prospective business owners. (See also SBA.gov)
  • Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
    Provides a fill listing of all Federal programs available to state and local governments.
  • Consumer.gov
    Site provides general consumer information.
  • FDsys.gov
    An excellent tool to find Presidental and Congressional info, or a reference source like the US Statues and GAO Reports. A full list is available on the FDSys homepage.
  • Forms.gov
    The US Government's hub for federal forms.
  • FedStats.gov
    Find statistics including census, health, education and more from over 100 agencies available. Also inlcudes a statistical reference shelf with the Statistical Abstract of the U.S. and an option to search by state.
  • Kids.gov
    Find links to government and other information for children.
  • HealthCare.gov
    Access information about the new healthcare legislation, insurance, preventive care, and quality care.
  • MedlinePlus.gov
    National Institutes of Health's Web site for paitents and their friends and family.
  • Patent Information from the US Patent and Trademark Office.
    This site will inform you about patents and trademarks. If you have a specific patent, use Pat2PDF for patent copies. Additionally, contact the OSU Documents Department for more info on patents. 

Oklahoma Sites 

  • Legislative Sources from the Oklahoma Senate and the Oklahoma Legislature.
    Find information on Oklahoma bills in the Oklahoma Legislature. Bills can be accessed in full text.
  • ODL's Hot Links Page for Oklahoma State Agencies
    An easier way to navigate Oklahoma state agencies. This site can be used as both an agency directory as well as leading to the important info for each agency.
  • OK.gov
    The state's official Web portal, provides Oklahomans with 24/7 access to state government information.
  • Oklahoma County Court Forms
    Specific to Oklahoma County, these forms can be adapted for other state district courts.
  • Oklahoma Crossroads
    Documents and images for Oklahoma History from the collections of the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, inlcuding the permanent collection of Oklahoma State Government Publications (via the Oklahoma Publications Clearinghouse, search by collection).
  • Oklahoma Tax Commission
    Access personal and business state tax forms and laws as well as finding answers to tax questions. (Check IRS.gov for federal info)
  • OSCN: The Oklahoma State Courts Network
    Provides access to Oklahoma Statutes, Administrative Code, court records, forms, and more. 
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