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Government Research Guide: Research

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Below are some recommended databases. You can also browse the complete listing of databases SUNY Erie has subscriptions to here.

Government Search Engines

  • FdSys is the official portal of the U.S. Government Printing Office. It offers free online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.
  • is a gateway to government science information and research results. is an interagency initiative of 19 U.S. government science organizations within 15 Federal Agencies. 
  • contains an online database of legislative information from the Library of Congress.

Print Resources

Federal Statistics

FedStats is a trusted source of Federal statistical information. The site contains published collections of statistics including the Statistical Abstract of the United States.

C-Span Video Library

The C-SPAN Archives records, indexes, and archives all C-SPAN programming for historical, educational, research, and archival uses.

Sample subject headings or keywords

Constitutional amendments -- United States

Constitutional history -- United States.

Election law -- United States

Elections -- United States 

Executive power -- United States

Judicial process -- United States

Judges -- United States

Legislation -- United States

Legislative power -- United States

Political leadership -- United States

Political psychology

Presidents -- United States

United States. Congress

United States. Constitution

United States -- Politics and government

United States. Supreme Court

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