The OCLC GovDoc service, available to regional and selective depository libraries, provides up-to-date, MARC-format cataloging records for U.S. government documents. As a GovDoc subscriber, your library regularly receives bibliographic records for only the government documents it holds. GovDoc is available to all federal depository libraries-institutional OCLC membership is not required to use the service.
OpenCongress brings together, for the first time in one place, all the best data on what's really happening in Congress:
* Official Congressional information from Thomas, made available by GovTrack.us: bills, votes, committee reports, and more.
* News articles about bills and Members of Congress from Google News.
* Blog posts about bills and Members of Congress from Google Blog Search and Technorati.
* Campaign contribution information for every Member of Congress from the website of the non-profit, non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics, OpenSecrets.org.
* Congress Gossip Blog: a blog written by the site editors of OpenCongress that highlights useful news and blog reporting from around the web. The blog also solicits tips, either anonymous or attributed, from political insiders, citizen journalists, and the public in order to build public knowledge about Congress.
Call#: Van Pelt Library HJ9013.P6 P464
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(from cover page)The Index to Current Urban Documents makes available complete and detailed bibliographic descriptions of the majority of the local government documents issued annually by the largest cities and counties in the United States and Canada. With the cooperation and assistance of local government officials, public libraries, municipal reference libraries and major research libraries, the program attempts to catalog and index documents issued by 286 of the larger cities and their counties and regions." Copies of the documents themselves can be found in the accompanying microfilm collection in the Government Documents room.
Most useful for documents from 1972-late 90's, but other documents are included. Each volume includes two indexes: a geographical index and a subject index.
This site, washingtonpost.com's U.S. Congress Votes Database, is a deep database of every vote in the United States Congress since the 102nd Congress (1991). It lets you browse votes in a variety of ways -- both in aggregate and for individual members of Congress.
This site publishes an RSS feed of recent votes by each member of Congress, and a feed of the most recent votes in both chambers. See the RSS page for full details.
This site is generally updated every day, although there is a delay between a vote in Congress and its appearance on the official Congress Web sites.