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Government Resources: State and Local

Federal and state sources for information

Virginia Government

  • Official Homepage of the Commonwealth of Virginia : Executive, Judicial, and Legislative Branches of the Commonwealth of Virginia including Independent Agencies.
  • State and Local Government on the Net: Virginia (Piper Resources) : Includes listings organized by the headings State Home Page, State Directory, Statewide Offices, Legislative Branch, Judicial Branch, Executive Branch, Boards and Commissions, Regional, Counties, Cities, and Other.
  • Legislative Information System : Provides access to the Virginia Assembly's legislative bills and resolutions. General Assembly sessions can be tracked from 1994 to the present.
  • Supreme Court of Virginia Justices, 1799-present is available on Virginia's Judicial System, State Law Library website.  The directory includes biographies of judges and justices who have served since 1779 on the Supreme Court of Virginia, the highest appellate court in the state; and, where possible, a portrait or other likeness. Some entries also include oral history interviews.
  • The Virginia Regulatory Town Hall (Virginia Department of Planning and Budget) : Using this public access site you can find and track proposed regulation changes, view a calendar of public hearings and board meetings (with includes a brief description of the meeting's agenda, contact person, etc.) No fee registered user can participate in online public comment forums and sign up for automatic notification about regulatory actions and meetings.
  • State & County QuickFacts (U.S. Bureau of the Census) : Quick, easy access to facts about people, business, and geography.

Other Resources

  • Code of Virginia
  • Document Bank of Virginia (DBVa) is the Library of Virginia’s initiative to get documents into classrooms. Using primary sources, teachers and librarians can make history relevant to students while helping them learn and understand state standards. DBVa will teach students to be critical thinkers as they analyze the original documents and draw their own conclusions about Virginia’s past.
  • GODORT Virginia State Agency Databases.  Government Documents Round Table lists useful database information from all 50 states.
  • Government Information Resources: Virginia (Univ. of Virginia)
  • Search Systems Public Record Locator : Searchable database directory of free U.S. public record to the state, city and county levels. Also includes public records of various U.S. Territories and other countries. Includes links to databases where the provider charges a fee.
  • State Health Facts Online (Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation) : This resource contains the latest state-level data on demographics, health, and health policy, including health coverage, access, financing, and state legislation.
  • Virginia Economic Development Partnership : Contains the following data on occupation statistics, community profiles, MSA profiles, and comparing Virginia with other states.
  • Virginia Statistics (Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service) : Focuses on business, demographic and economic statistics for Virginia. Includes maps, statistics, and related sites.

Other States

Government Documents

Federal Depository Library



Summer Durrant
Collection Services Librarian
Government Documents Coordinator

Phyllis Johnson
Government Documents Assistant