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U.S. and State Government Tools
These federal search engines are more focused on U.S. government sources than general search engines such as Google or Bing.
Selected Federal Government Web Sites
National Agriculture Library Digital Repository
"The National Agricultural Library Digital Repository (NALDR) provides access to primarily historical USDA publications either digitized by NAL or through NAL’s partnerships with other institutions."
Core Documents of Our Democracy
"This collection provides American citizens with direct online access to the basic Federal Government documents that define our democratic society. These titles contain information about the democratic process that are critical to informed citizens. They support the public's right to know about the essential activities of their Government."
U.S Patent and Trademark Office
The U.S. Patent database is the largest cross-referenced database of technology in the world!
Selected Non-Government Web Sites
Search .gov sites
Use a Google domain search to find publications on government (.gov) websites.
Enter your search as follows: keyword site:.gov