Government Resources

Content by Laurie MacKellar

Books

Magazines and Journals

  • EBSCO Military and Government Collection. Searchable databases. The Military and Government Collection provides full-text for 300 journals and indexing information for 400 others. It is "designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government." NOTE: If you are searching this database off-campus, you must log in to the proxy server with your KCTCS user ID and password.

Web Resources

  • Thomas - searchable database containing information on bills introduced in Congress. Also contains committee reports, roll calls, Senate and House directories with contact information.
  • U.S. Congress Votes Database. Washington Post. Database extends back to 1991. Searchable by last name of legislator.
  • Kentucky Legislature Home Page - links include a Site Index, and a Legislature Directory (Who's Who) which lists the members of both Chambers alphabetically by name, by district and by county. The Legislation and Legislative Record link provides a searchable database of bills - one can search by bill number or by keyword - and obtain the wording of the bill and its status in the legislature. The Legislative Record may be searched for the current session and for previous sessions. The Kentucky Revised Statutes, the Kentucky Constitution and the Kentucky Administrative Regulations may also be searched. The Legislative Resources link provides links to the above databases as well as to publications which contain a large number of state-funded reports covering a broad variety of topics.
  • Kentucky Legislative Research Commission - LRC publications in pdf format. Adobe Acrobat is required.
  • Political Graveyard - the purpose of this site is to inform users as to the burial location of U.S. federal and state politicians. It is extremely useful, however, as a tool to determine the identities of politicians who held federal and state offices for particular time periods. Use the Offices Held or Sought link for this purpose. If you know the name of a particular office holder, you may use the Alphabetical Index link, instead.
  • USA.gov - searchable database that indexes over 51 million federal and state government web sites

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