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Government Resources

U.S. Government Documents Sites Brief Explanation
FDsys Provides access to official Federal Government publications. Searches the Congressional Record and the Federal Register as well as many more publications. To browse a list of collections, please click here. "The U.S. government's official web portal." A subject index to government information and services. (formerly Thomas) Is the official website for U.S. federal legislative information. Provides access to accurate, timely, and complete legislative information for Members of Congress, legislative agencies, and the public. It is presented by the Library of Congress.
The Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology (also known as FedStats) Search for statistics from the more than 100 Federal Government agencies that produce them.
Federal Government Agencies Directory Find current agency Web sites from the list or do a keyword search.
U.S. Government Abbreviations and Acronyms -- GovSpeak A guide to government acronyms & abbreviations.
Library of Congress Maps A small collection of Library of Congress maps that are digitized and made available for viewing.
Selected Databases/Full-Text Resources List of reference resources compiled by the MSU library staff.
Tax Forms (Federal) Forms and instructions available to download.
National Jukebox (from the Library of Congress) Makes historical sound recordings available to the public free of charge. Includes recordings from collections of the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation and other contributing libraries (including Minot State University's Gordon B. Olson Library) and archives. At launch, the Jukebox included more than 10,000 recordings made by the Victor Talking Machine Company between 1901 and 1925, and new content is added regularly.
ND State Documents Sites Brief Explanation
North Dakota State Government Home Page Home page of North Dakota State Government with links to the governor's office, many state agencies, the legislature, road information, and more.
North Dakota State Legislative Branch Contains links to the State Constitution, laws, listing of all state legislators, information on the 1985 - present assemblies, and more.
North Dakota State Agencies Contains a linked, A to Z listing of state agencies.
State of North Dakota's Congressional Delegation Representative's and Senators' Web Pages and E-mail addressess.
North Dakota State Constitution Includes the Constitution, broken down by individual articles.
Job Service North Dakota Includes information for job seekers, employers, economic developers, and more.
Oil and Gas Division of the Department of Mineral Resources (an agency of the North Dakota Industrial Commission) "...regulates the drilling and production of oil and gas in North Dakota.

[Their] mission is to encourage and promote the development, production, and utilization of oil and gas in the state..."

Collective Bibliography of North Dakota Geology "...a collaborative effort of the North Dakota State University Libraries and the North Dakota Geological Survey. The database presently is a combination of three print sources from the NDGS, and updates."
Tax Forms (ND State) Forms and instructions available to download.
Division of Vital Records "...provides registration and certification of the vital events that occur in North Dakota. These events include births, deaths, fetal deaths, marriages and divorces."
Public Death Index
(ND Department of Health)
Searchable index of dates of death and other information of North Dakotans.