Government Resources



Federal Resources

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP), opens a new window
The CGP is the finding tool for federal publications that includes descriptive records for historical and current publications and provides direct links to those that are available online.

Government Information Online (GIO)-Ask A Librarian, opens a new window
Through Government Information Online (GIO) you can ask government information librarians who are experts at finding information from government agencies of all levels (local, state, regional, national international) on almost any subject from aardvarks to zygomycosis.

GovInfo, opens a new window
GovInfo provides free online access to official Federal Government publications.

Statistical Abstract of the United States, opens a new window
Provides statistics from Colonial Times to 2012.

U.S. Census, opens a new window

U.S. Copyright Office, opens a new window

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, opens a new window


Voter Guides

English - Voter Guide 

Spanish - Voter Guide 

Government for Kids

Ben’s Guide, opens a new window
Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government, a service of the Government Publishing Office (GPO), is designed to inform students, parents, and educators about the Federal Government.

Branches of Government Resources

Executive Branch, opens a new window 

Judicial Branch
Supreme Court of the United States, opens a new window

United States Bankruptcy Court – Northern District of Ohio, opens a new window
The Bankruptcy Court helps a person or business discharge or restructure debt. The website has information about bankruptcy, forms, and rules of the court. The Youngstown location is the Nathaniel R. Jones Federal Building and U. S. Courthouse.

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, opens a new window
The Court of Appeals reviews decisions of the District Court if asked by parties in the cases.

United States District Court. Northern District of Ohio, opens a new window
This is a general federal trial court which hears both civil and criminal cases. The Youngstown location is the Thomas D. Lambros Federal Building and U. S. Courthouse.

PACER-Public Access to Court Electronic Records, opens a new window
PACER includes case and docket information for all district, bankruptcy, and appellate courts. PACER currently hosts 500 million case file documents. Sign up for an online account to access information for a nominal fee. If your usage does not exceed $30 in a quarter, fees for that quarter are waived, effectively making the service free for most users.

RECAP, opens a new window
The RECAP Archive is a searchable collection of millions of PACER documents and dockets that were gathered using our RECAP Extensions for Firefox and Chrome. PACER is the government-run system where nearly every legal document is filed from federal cases. The archive also includes every free PACER opinion.

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Online Resources for Veterans

Veterans Benefits Administration, opens a new window
VA administers a variety of benefits and services that provide financial and other forms of assistance to Service members, Veterans, their dependents and survivors.

Oral History Digital Program, opens a new window
The Youngstown State University Oral History Collection, begun in 1974, collects and preserves first-person narratives of northeastern Ohioans who have participated in, or closely observed events which have significantly affected both the state and nation. The Oral History Collection houses over eleven hundred interviews including personal narratives focusing on World War II, Vietnam, Youngstown College (University), Greek, Puerto Rican, Romanian, Russian and Italian culture, industry (steel, pottery, brick, labor relations, coal, and railroads), politics, the Holocaust, and religion.

Help Network of Northeast Ohio, opens a new window
If you and your family are struggling with challenges in your daily life, Help Network of Northeast Ohio is here for you. We administer or refer to a wide variety of emergency and non-emergency assistance programs that can get you the help you need.

Operation We Are Here, opens a new window
Resources for the Military Community and Military Supporters

We Honor Veterans, opens a new window
We Honor Veterans, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), invites hospices, state hospice organizations, Hospice-Veteran Partnerships and VA facilities to join a pioneering program focused on respectful inquiry, compassionate listening and grateful acknowledgment.

2018 Veterans Day Poster Competition Winner, opens a new window

Veterans Health Administration, opens a new window
The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,243 health care facilities, including 172 medical centers and 1,062 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.

Veterans Administration – Voluntary Service, opens a new window
VA Voluntary Service (VAVS) has joined the United We Serve initiative.  VAVS is committed to engaging American citizens in service during the summer months and provide lasting benefits to the veterans and communities in which they live through volunteer service

Veterans Resource Locator, opens a new window
Find local support.  This website uses your zip code to help you find local resources and make the connection.

Veterans Crisis Line, opens a new window
Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, opens a new window
The most comprehensive site for veterans information

Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors, opens a new window


Veteran Resources: Books and Movies

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