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Government Information Portals and Search Engines
Internet Search Engine Groupings
Government information portals offer search functionalities across different types of government documents, bills and legislation. Government information search engines simply return search results with extensions that coincide with governmental and agency materials.
FirstGov is the United States Government's official information Web portal. This portal is a very significant source of US government information.
GPO Access is the search engine provided by the US government printing office. This search engine covers multiple governmental databases and agency sites.
Hosted by the Library of Congress, Thomas is a search engine dedicated to congressional legislative information. You will also find committee information and the Congressional Record.
Goggle Uncle Sam is essentially the Goggle search engine, returning search results with extensions that coincide with governmental and agency materials. It is a good way to find government information quickly.