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Public Administration

starting point for your research in Public Administration. Use this guide to locate resources for your field of study.


Government Resources

Key Resources

Legislative Branch

Finding Legislation

Use these resources to find and track bills, committee hearings and reports, legislative histories, and passed legislation.

United States Code

Access the the official compilation and codification of federal laws of the United States.

Executive Branch

Federal Agencies

Federal Register

The Federal Register is the official journal of the federal government of the United States that contains government agency rules, proposed rules, and public notices. Final rules that have been approved are added to the Code of Federal Regulations.

Code of Federal Regulations

The Code of Federal Regulations is the codification of the general and permanent regulations published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the federal government of the United States.

Judicial Branch

Research Agencies

Government Accountability Office | GAO

The Government Accountability Office is a legislative branch government agency that provides auditing, evaluation, and investigative services for the United States Congress. It is the supreme audit institution of the federal government of the United States.

Congressional Budget Office | CBO

The Congressional Budget Office is a federal agency within the legislative branch of the United States government that provides budget and economic information to Congress.

Congressional Research Service | CRS

CRS reports provide Congress with both anticipatory and on-demand research and analysis to support their legislative, oversight, and representational duties. All reports adhere to the core values of CRS; they are authoritative, objective and nonpartisan.

Primary Documents and Historical Collections