Government Resource Guide

Books Databases Web Sites

Books
County and City Data Book
Published by the U.S. Census Bureau, this valuable work contains vital statistical information on cities and counties across the country.

Call # R 317.3 U

County and City Extra, 2006
Features statistics and ratings for numerous U.S. counties, cities, and metro areas.

Call # R 317.3 C

CQ’s Politics in America: 2006
Includes biographies of members of Congress, various committee assignments, and electoral district information.

Call # 328.73 C

Directory of Counties
Provides essential information on a wide array of South Carolina county officials and employees.

Call # R 353.9757

Government by the People
Serves as an introductory guide to the American Governmental system.

Call # 320.973 B

Ogg and Ray’s Essentials of American Government
Provides an essential primer on the American political system. Includes the organization of the three branches of government and the application of democratic principles in American society.

Call # 353 O

Ogg and Ray’s Essentials of American State and Local Government
Serves as a basic introduction to the organization of state and local government.

Call # 353.9 Y

South Carolina Legislative Manual
Includes a directory of current state officials as well as general assembly rules and practices.

Call # R 328.7571 S

Statesman’s Yearbook
Published on a yearly basis, this work provides important political and cultural information for a given year.

Call # 310 S

Databases
Expanded Academic ASAPDiscus

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For college-level and adult researchers and advanced high school students

Comprehensive periodical database covering all academic disciplines

  • Millions of full-text articles from 2,000+ scholarly, refereed and professional journals and selected general interest magazines
  • Indexing of additional professional and general periodicals

InfoTrac OneFileDiscus

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For college-level and adult researchers and advanced high school students

Comprehensive periodical database covering all subjects and all types of periodicals

  • Periodicals from nearly all InfoTrac collections merged into a single database
  • More than 25 million full-text articles on all subjects from more than 5,000 periodical titles
  • Articles from newswires and general, professional, scholarly and children’s periodicals
  • New York Times indexing (1980-) and full-text (1995-), other major newspapers and 8,000+ periodicals

Web Sites
City of Florence
Includes lists of city officials, local services, building codes, and parks as well as municipal affairs and local news.

Florence County Government
Provides a wealth of useful information on Florence County departments, Florence County council meetings, elected officials, emergency services, and zoning, as well as local news sources.

Sciway
A gateway to information on “all things South Carolina.” Includes resources on South Carolina state and local government, education, health, business, history, literature and other topics.

South Carolina Legislature
Contains a wealth of legislative resources as well as the South Carolina constitution, the South Carolina code, and state regulations.

USA.gov
From consumer guides and grants to jobs and education, this searchable, colorful site offers a wide array of government information.

The White House
Offers up-to-date information on the Executive Office of the President, the President’s cabinet, government departments, federal agencies, and governmental appointments as well as other related information.