Facts on File U.S. Government Online

Vendor: Infobase

U.S. Government Online makes it easy and engaging to study the structure, function, and history of the U.S. government. Focused and thorough in its coverage, this informative resource features an easy-to-navigate interface that allows users to find relevant essays; primary source documents; images and videos; tables, charts, and maps; and news articles. The home page includes rotating special features, links to several recent news headlines, a topic index, and links to six gateway pages.


  • Focused and thorough coverage: an in-depth look at how the U.S. government works, who its key players are, and what its role is in the everyday lives of citizens
  • Gateway pages: informative introductory pages featuring links to overview essays and important entries, tables and graphs, images, an original video segment, special features, and more
  • News articles: relevant, regularly updated news articles on a variety of topics dealing with government issues, searchable and also browsable by date or by subtopic.


  • Biographies
  • Events and topics
  • Primary sources
  • Image and video galleries
  • Tables, charts, and maps
  • Specially selected features highlighting important moments, themes, and concepts in the history and function of the American government
  • Dictionary
  • "Did You Mean...?" search feature
  • Persistent record links
  • Examples of full citations in MLA, Chicago Manual of Style, and APA styles.

More information is available at Facts on File U.S. Government Online

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