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Web Resources by Subject is a set of 102 links in 33 subject categories, compiled and used by legislative researchers. It is made available to help citizens who want to do their own research on public policies of interest to them. Please note that these links will take the user to Internet sites that are not part of the LRU home page. The LRU is not responsible for, and does not necessarily endorse the content of, any non-LRU sites listed. (Links current as of September 18, 2012.)

subjects

agencies

Federal Agencies
Illinois Agencies
Illinois General Assembly
Other States' Agencies (alphabetical by state)

appropriations

Federal Budget
State Budgets (NCSL)

card catalog

State Library (I-Share)

children-see human services

courts

U.S. Supreme Court (official site)
U.S. Supreme Court (by Cornell)
Federal Courts Web Site
Illinois Courts
State Court Decisions

crime

Department of Justice Homepage
Bureau of Justice Statistics
Federal Bureau of Prisons Library
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Uniform Crime Reports

dictionaries/encyclopedias/quotations

Dictionary/Translator
Web Page Translator
Computer Terms Dictionary
Bartleby Encyclopedia
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations

economics

Economic Data (U.S. and state)
Survey of Current Business (1994-)
Fiscal and Revenue Reports (Rockefeller Institute)

education

50 State Education Departments
ERIC (U.S. Department of Education database)
Colleges and Universities Directory
National Center for Education Statistics
50 State Higher Education Funding

elderly

Social Security Bulletin

elections

Federal Election Commission

environment

Environmental Laws and Reports-EPA
Environmental Laws and Reports-General (Cornell)
Environmental Laws and Reports-General (USGS)

health care

50 State Health and Mental Health Departments
National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health (general information and MEDLINE)
Mayo Clinic (general information)
Gray's Anatomy
American Medical Association
Centers for Disease Control (general information)
State Health Facts (Kaiser Foundation 50 state survey data)

homeland security

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security
Homeland Security-White House

housing

American Housing Survey

human services

Articles about Welfare (Monthly Labor Review Online)
50 State Child Protection Laws
50 State Human Services Data (NCSL)
The Finance Project
U.S. Green Book

journals/newspapers

National and State News
Illinois Newspapers
Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Tribune
State Journal-Register

labor/pensions

50 State Labor Departments
Illinois Labor Market Information
Employee Benefit Research Institute
Producer Price Index
Consumer Price Index
Employment and Earnings
Monthly Labor Review
Economic and Labor Data
State Labor Laws (50 state by year)

legal resources

Statutes, Bill Tracking and Codes (Federal and state-Cornell)
Thomas (Federal)

local government

Municipal Code Corporation

maps

U.S. Geological Survey
Illinois Legislative Districts
Google Maps

organizations

National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)
National Governors' Association
Council of State Governments

pensions

Employee Benefit Research Institute

professional regulation

IL Dept. of Financial and Professional Regulation

reference

Infomine
Fast Facts (almanac)

search engines

Search Engines (directory)
AltaVista
Google
Ask
Mamma (The Mother of all Search Engines)
Yahoo
Bing

statistics

Statistical Abstract of the U.S.
States' Statistical Abstract

taxation

IRS Statistics of Income Bulletin (variety of tax data)
IRS Data Books (Federal tax data)
Federation of Tax Administrators' 50 State Survey

telephone directories

Ultimate Phone Book (includes map searches)
Yellow & White Pages
Area Code Lookup

transportation

National Transportation Library
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
National Transportation Safety Board
Bureau of Transportation Statistics
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
U.S. Office of Highway Policy Information (highway information and statistics)

weather

Weather Channel
National Weather Service

welfare see human services

zip codes

Zip Code Locator

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