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U.S. Government Directories

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Updated April 30, 2014.

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This guide identifies major online directories of the three branches of the federal government.

See also the Gallagher guide on People-Finding guide for additional sources.


Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress
Searchable; covers from 1774

Congressional Directory
Searchable; covers from 1996, 104th Congress

Congressional Pictorial Directory
Searchable; covers from 1997, 105th Congress

House members and committees


LexisNexis Congressional UW Restricted

U.S. Court Locator

Provides biographical, campaign finance, committee information, and voting records; covers from 1997, 105th Congress



Federal Court Locator, Villanova University School of Law
Links to federal court websites

Court Websites, U.S. Courts
Links to federal court websites from an interactive map or advanced search


Executive Branch & General U.S. Government

U.S. Government Manual, FDsys
Searchable; editions from 1995

A to Z Index of U.S. Government Departments and Agencies,
An alphabetical list


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