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Audit Analytics has information on over 20,000 public registrants and over 1,500 audit firms. It is the most comprehensive market intelligence tool for the audit industry available today.

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Chem Sources Online includes the products of more than 8,000 chemical firms spanning 135 countries. The Chemical Section lists over 250,000 chemical compounds. More than 150,000 of these chemicals currently have CAS Registry Numbers and over 60,000 have formulas. The Trade Name and Classified Sections lists over 25,000 Chemical Trade names. The Company Directory gives all pertinent contact data necessary for making direct inquiries to each chemical firm.

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"This site reflects the City's on-going efforts to communicate effectively with the people of Akron, to provide up-to-date information for on-line users and to keep up with the cutting-edge technology of the 21st Century." from web site

Includes information about the Akron City Council, Mayor Donald L. Plusquellic, the Municipal Court, city departments and attractions, and news releases. Also includes e-services such as anonymous tips for the Akron Police Department (APD), traffic alerts, employment opportunities, income tax, the municipal code, and other online forms.

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Major resources available through the U.S. House of Representatives web site include:

  • Currently on the House Floor
  • Access the Laws of the United States
  • Find a Bill, Amendment, or Debate
  • Find Vote Information
  • What does the House do?
  • Find your Representative

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Major resources available through the U.S. Senate web site include:

  • Session Schedule
  • Scheduled Hearings
  • Active Legislation
  • Votes
  • Floor Schedule
  • Virtual Reference Desk
  • Public Disclosure
  • Nominations
  • Statistics and Lists
  • Daily Digest, Senate Calendar, Executive Calendar
  • The Capitol Camera

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The Congressional Staff Directory has multiple indexes which make finding the information you need quick and easy. You will find detailed state-by-state information on any member's congressional districts. Also, locate key decision-makers and support staff that work behind the scenes on important legislative issues.

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"GPO's Federal Digital System (FDsys) provides public access to Government information submitted by Congress and Federal agencies and preserved as technology changes."

FDsys is a major resource for current publications from Congress and the White House. Use the Advanced Search or Retrieve by Citation to find information from specific resources such as the Compilation of Presidential Documents or Congressional Documents.

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List of federal agencies maintained by Louisiana State University Libraries.

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"The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress. Often called the "congressional watchdog," GAO investigates how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars. The head of GAO, the Comptroller General of the United States, is appointed to a 15-year term by the President from a slate of candidates Congress proposes." from web site

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"As the official handbook of the Federal Government, the United States Government Manual provides comprehensive information on the agencies of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches. It also includes information on quasi-official agencies; international organizations in which the United States participates; and boards, commissions, and committees. The Manual begins with reprints of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.

A typical agency description includes:

  • A list of officials heading major operating units.
  • A summary statement of the agency's purpose and role in the Federal Government
  • A brief history of the agency, including its legislative or executive authority.
  • A description of its programs and activities.
  • Information, addresses, and phone numbers to help users locate detailed information on consumer activities, contracts and grants, employment, publications, and other matters of public interest.

The Manual is published as a special edition of the Federal Register (see 1 CFR 9.1). Its focus is on programs and activities. Persons interested in detailed organizational structure, the regulatory documents of an agency, or Presidential documents should refer to the Federal Register or one of its other special editions." from web site

This database includes the U.S. Government Manual for 1995-96 and later.

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"Congress established its Law Library in 1832, recognizing its need for ready access to reliable legal materials. The Law Library has grown over the years to become the world’s largest law library, with a collection of over three million volumes spanning the ages and covering virtually every jurisdiction in the world." from web site

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Ohio Capitol Connection is a frequently-updated resource for information about Ohio's state government, including politics and legislation.

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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History provides both historical and contemporary comparisons of the world legal systems. An international and interdisciplinary reference, the Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History covers legal history from ancient to modern times. Approximately 1,000 articles explore the traditions of Ancient Greek Law, Ancient Roman Law, Medieval Roman Law, Chinese Law, English Common Law, Islamic Law, United States Law, and the laws of such other regions as Africa, Latin America, and South Asia. Major categories of law explained in detail include private law (contract, tort, civil procedure), public law (statutory, criminal, etc.), and higher or constitutional law.

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Official site for the State of Ohio. Find information and services, see the latest features and news from the state, and view resources for living, learning, and working in Ohio. Also includes information for businesses and state employees, and access portals for all branches of Ohio government.

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The official Web site of Summit County, Ohio, links to information about property, development, services, courts, and county management.

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"The Constitution of Ohio separates our state government into three branches, each with distinct areas of responsibility — the executive, the legislative and the judicial. The primary function of the judicial branch is to fairly and impartially settle disputes according to the law. To do this, a number of courts have been established in the state by the Constitution and by acts of the General Assembly. Further, in addition to its place in the court structure as the court of last resort, the Supreme Court, in particular the Chief Justice, is responsible for the administration of the judicial branch in Ohio." - from website

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ThomasNet is a comprehensive online resource for finding companies and products manufactured in North America. It is the most comprehensive resource for industrial information, products, services, CAD drawings, and more.

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