Online Resources

These free resources were created by various GODORT committees or are sponsored by GODORT to help promote the use of and enhance access to government information in all formats.

GODORT Cataloging Committee's Toolbox for Processing and Cataloging

Government Cookies

Government documents have a sweet side. Many agencies from the Department of Agriculture to the War Department published recipes of sweet and savory treats. Here you will find a growing selection of recipes from various government agencies.

Government Information for Children LibGuide

A LibGuide created and maintained by the Government Information for Children Committee that contains government information-related resources aimed at children and K-12 teachers.

Government Information Online (GIO)

Through Government Information Online (GIO) you can ask government information librarians questions on almost any subject from aardvarks to zygomycosis.  GIO is a free online information service supported by libraries that participate in the U.S. Government Publishing Office’s Federal Depository Library Program. Many are also official depository libraries for other types of governments and public agencies.

State Agency Databases

In every US State and the District of Columbia, agencies are creating databases of useful information - information on businesses, licensed professionals, plots of land, even dates of fish stocking. Some of this content is available on search engines, but much of it is part of the invisible web. Since July 2007, librarians and other government information specialists have been working on identifying and annotating these databases in one place. We've chased across fifty state web sites so you don't have to! ALA RUSA named this site one of its Best Free Reference Web Sites of 2012.