Government Resources

govinfo (formerly FDsys)
Provides public access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government. To see a list of its collections, 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.

Core U.S. Government Resources
Provides information about the workings and essential activities of the U.S. Government.

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.

TopoView (from USGS)
Maps included are from the USGS’s US Topo series and earlier Historical Topographic Map Collection (HTMC). These maps are modeled on the familiar 7.5-minute quadrangle maps of the period 1947-1992, but are mass-produced from national GIS databases on a repeating cycle. US Topo maps repackage geographic information system (GIS) data in traditional map form. Depending on location chosen to review, maps may have been produced very recently (e.g., 2019). Formats of maps include GeoPDF, GeoTIFF, JPEG, and KMZ.

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.

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.

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."

Individual Income Tax Forms (ND State)
North Dakota state tax 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.