Given that governments are continually collecting and analyzing data, they offer some of the most current information available outside of research institutions. This is especially true for speech topics focusing on the population or economy.
- FirstGov – Links to federal, local, and tribal government sites. The reference center link connects to data and statistics as well as an archive of United States graphics and photos.
- GovLinks Index – An index of links for county and city governments across the United States.
- GPO Access – United States government site allows searches of full-text databases containing publications of the Government Printing Office relating to all three government branches.
- State and Local Government – Links to state and local governments for all 50 states. Also provides a topics index for all 50 states.
- United Nations – Official site of the United Nations. Contains links to all U.N. organizations and departments, as well as U.N. documents.