Laws and Governance

Code of Federal Regulations, opens a new window, which includes CFR from 1996 forward with keyword search. 

Search the U.S. Code, opens a new window

Use, opens a new window to find legislative information and a description of the legislative process.

Legislative Source Book, opens a new window maintained by the Law Librarians' Society of Washington, D.C. Informational documents and links of interest to law librarians and government researchers.

At, opens a new window you can submit your own comment on rules from more than 300 Federal agencies, or read what others have posted. See a chart explaining the rulemaking process, opens a new window.

"How Our Laws Are Made", opens a new window, an explanation of the steps of our federal lawmaking process from the source of an idea for a legislative proposal through its publication as a statute.

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government, opens a new window, a listing of Federal websites for young people K through 12, with a focus on governance. Search by subject, agency, or age level.

Unannotated Georgia Code, opens a new window from the Georgia General Assembly website (look for link under the "Legislation & Laws" tab at top).

Fulton County Code of Laws, opens a new window from Municode.  Atlanta City Ordinances, opens a new window from Municode.  

A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation, opens a new window site from the Law Library of Congress. Online records and acts of Congress from the Continental Congress and Constitutional Convention through the 43rd Congress, including the first three volumes of the Congressional Record, 1873-75.

USCOURTS, opens a new window provides public access to opinions from selected United States appellate, district, and bankruptcy courts. Coverage roughly 2004+ contact directories, opens a new window as well as agency directories, opens a new window, including TTY directories, toll-free numbers, military locators., opens a new window, puerta de entrada a miles de recursos gubernamentales.

United States Government Manual, opens a new window. All Federal Government agencies and quasi-official agencies, providing names of executives, agency mission, and publications. Also includes location and heads of regional offices, list of terminated and transferred Agencies, Agency name changes, and a subject index. Online back to 1935.

Contact the White House, opens a new window. Write your U.S. Senator, opens a new window. Write your U.S. Representative, opens a new window.

Biographical Directory of U.S. Congress, 1774-present, opens a new window. In addition to biographies, lists all Congresses in which the individual has served

Congressional Pictorial Directory, opens a new window portrait pictures of each member of the House and Senate, published every other year

Open Georgia, opens a new window directory of state employee salary and travel expenditures.

State of Georgia Employee Directory, opens a new window.

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