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Resources to find governmental and legal information.

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VetNow offers live online assistance for veterans and their families. Connect with a live navigator to get help determining your VA benefits, translating your resume for civilian jobs, building academic skills, and so much more!

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The official website for U.S. federal legislative information. It provides access to accurate, timely, and complete legislative information for Members of Congress, legislative agencies, and the public. Usually updated the morning after session adjourns.

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A legal research website containing millions of legal opinions from federal and state courts. Includes a fully-searchable and accessible archive of court data including growing repositories of opinions, oral arguments, judges, and federal filings.

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A collection of U.S. government information online. This guide is not comprehensive, but resources are selected based on regional interests and needs.

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A service of the United States Government Publishing Office (GPO), which is a Federal agency in the legislative branch that provides free public access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.

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A large law database with federal and state constitutions, codes, regulations, case law, and legal topics for individuals and businesses. Find guides on law practices, legal aid, and lawyer contacts. Information covers the United States and sections of Latin America.

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An annotated list of databases produced by Missouri state agencies organized by database subject. Find information from the Department of Agriculture to voter registration and elections data.

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A free, online collection of select publications from Missouri state government agencies. The collection includes annual, financial, statistical, policy, legislative, commission reports and strategic plans from Missouri state agencies.

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