A Roundup Of New U.S. Government Search Tools

The U.S. government generates a wealth of useful and interesting information. Despite excellent government-oriented search engines like USA.gov and Data.gov, government information isn’t always easy to find. That’s why if you use government information it’s important to put together your own toolkit of specialized government-related search engines. Here’s a roundup of several new search tools that have come online in the couple of weeks.

FAA Mobile Web App

New From The IRS: Exempt Organizations Select Check

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map

Interactive Access to CDC’s HIV and STD Data

National Archives Transcription Pilot Project

Maplight.org Company Pages

  • MapLight is an excellent resource for political contribution info
  • New “Company Pages” feature aggregate contribution data, recent articles, positions on legislation and more
  • Currently available for U.S. Congress, California legislature, and Wisconsin legislature
  • Remember, this is a beta resource. Pages for some companies not yet available.
  • Learn more
  • Direct link to Company Pages Interface

Global Think Tank Directory

Related Topics: Channel: Consumer | Search Engines: Government Search Engines


About The Author: is a librarian, author, and an online information analyst based in suburban Washington, DC. He is the co-founder and co-editor of INFOdocket and FullTextReports.com and prior to that was founder/editor of ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. He has worked for Blekko, Ask.com, and at Search Engine Watch where he was news editor. In 2001, Price was the co-author (with Chris Sherman) of the best-selling book The Invisible Web.

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