Government Resources: Other Countries


PARLINE Is the Inter Parliamentary Union's database on national parliaments. The database contains information on the structure and working methods of 263 parliamentary chambers in all of the 189 countries where a national legislature exists. International Parliamentary Union The IPU is the international organization of Parliaments of sovereign States. It was established in 1889. The Union is the focal point for world-wide parliamentary dialogue and works for peace and co-operation among peoples and for the firm establishment of representative democracy.

United Kingdom government information and services online Information for all levels of Government in the UK (The Stationery Office) Command papers and House of Commons papers from 1994-present. Her Majesty's Stationery Office UK Legislation since 1988, Regulations, and other official publications. The British Monarchy: The Official Web Site Visit the Queen's home page where you can find information about the Royal Family, the history of the monarchy, and see the crown jewels, the art collection and the palaces.

United States

Federal Consumer Information Center Comprehensive site including telephone and web directories for all US Federal bodies and links to State and local governments.  Also includes pages on frequently requested information such as Copyright Law, Consumer Product Recalls and Federal Taxes. FirstGov A centralized place to find information from local, state, and U.S. Government Agency websites. U.S. Government Documents Ready Reference Collection Columbia University Library's Documents Service Center provides this site, a handy bookmark to 135 of its most used government documents (almost all of which are hyperlinked) in fourteen areas, including agriculture, business, economics and labor, crime, government and law, and transportation. Titles in blue have links to web versions, and can be searched or browsed online.  Documents in other formats may not be available at SFU. First Gov for Science. Two major types of information are included—selected authoritative science Web sites and databases of technical reports, journal articles, conference proceedings, and other published materials. US Government Publishing Office Provides free access to electronic government information products, links to government web sites, and allows you to search or browse for government information products.

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