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  • American Bar Association contains legal information on topics such as employment, finances and your home. Links to professional associations provide consumers with authoritative information from experts.
  • Code of Virginia contains the full text laws for the state of Virginia and is searchable by keyword or section number.
  • Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress.
  • Emory Law Library lists legal megasites and public records sites.
  • FedLaw contains Federal Statutes and Regulations, federal judiciary, legislative branch information and links to business and legal research sites.
  • Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of federal agencies and organizations (also know as the Code of Federal Regulations). Searchable back to 1996 by keyword or section number.
  • FindLaw provides easy and comprehensive legal information.
  • Supreme Court Collection Home (Legal Information Institute) presents all opinions of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1992. Over 600 earlier decisions, selected for their historical importance, are highlighted.
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provides access to OSHA regulations, statistics, and publications.
  • United States Code contains the full-text laws for the United States.
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  • American Factfinder is an easy to use, searchable site from the U.S. Census Bureau that includes housing, population, economic and geographic data.
  • County and City Data Book provides official population, housing, and business data for all U.S. counties, cities with 25,000 or more inhabitants and towns of 2,500 or more inhabitants.
  • FedStats is a gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. federal agencies.
  • Globus & National Trade DataBank provides current and historical trade-related releases, international market research, trade opportunities, country analysis and much more.
  • Lexis Nexis Statistical indexes and abstracts over 100,000 statistical resources with links to full-text statistical publications.
  • State and County Quick Facts provides quick and easy access to facts about people, business, and geography for states and counties in the U.S.
  • State and Metropolitan Data Book contains statistics on social and economic conditions in the U.S. at the state and metropolitan area levels.
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States features statistics on the social, economic, and political characteristics of the U.S.
  • STAT-USA provides authoritative information from the Federal government on U.S. business, economy and trade.
  • USA Counties provides statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau and other government agencies on all counties in the U.S.
  • U.S. Census Bureau is the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy.
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