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U.S. Government

Basic guide to get you started in researching the federal government resources both online and in the library.

Department of Homeland Security

"The Department of Homeland Security’s overriding and urgent mission is to lead the unified national effort to secure the country and preserve our freedoms. While the Department was created to secure our country against those who seek to disrupt the American way of life, our charter also includes preparation for and response to all hazards and disasters."

Some of the Department components under this agency are: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP), The United States Coast Guard, The United States Secret Service and The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Library Database

U.S. Fire Administration

U.S. Coast Guard

Selected Documents

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