Skip to Main Content

Government Information: State and City Information

A good starting point for finding resources in all levels of government: federal, state, city and international.

50 States

Guide to State and Local Government Internet Sites - Links to each state, plus D.C., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam and more territories. Also multi-state sites, state agencies, and other links such as job listings, state capital newsletters, think tanks, etc. 

Cities and Town Info - housing, transportation, crime, commuting, zip codes, etc.

50 States and Capitals - large array of information on each state, 5 US territories, & DC.

State and Metropolitan Area Data Book.

State Agency Databases - information on businesses, licensed professionals, plots of land, even dates of fish stocking. Some of this content can be found in search engines, but much  of it is buried in the invisible web. A wiki-based project by the ALA Government Documents Roundtable.


City of Worcester - official city page

Digital Commonwealth - Portal indexing over 11,000 digital objects, including photographs, documents, and sound files from over 84 separate collections held by 25 separate libraries, museums and historical societies in Massachusetts.

Worcester Page - arts and cultural info, and an events calendar

Massachusetts Government  (Mass.Gov) The official state portal. Organized by functional category, but also has a search box. Information for state agencies, branches of government, cities and towns, agency websites, list of all publications (even the Drivers Manual from the Registry of Motor Vehicles.)

General Court of Massachusetts (Senate and House.) Budget, session laws, list of legislators and elected officials, session calendars, how to register to vote, etc.

Massachusetts Constitution.

Massachusetts General Laws.

Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs. Investigating consumer problems.