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Government & Law

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Library Resources

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Criminal Justice Collection
The Criminal Justice Collection database focuses on all aspects of the criminal justice field. Publications include: American Criminal Law Review; Corrections Today; Criminal Justice; Criminal Justice Ethics; Forensic Examiner; Psychology Today; and more.

Suggested Websites

Federal Government
Portal to federal government websites.

U.S. Census

Citizenship and Immigration Services
Learn about disability programs and services nationwide.

Federal Student Aid

MA Representatives

MA Senators

THOMAS Federal Legislation

News and information about international travel.

Welcome to USA

Massachusetts Government

Citizen Information Service
Important online resources for Massachusetts residents.

Massachusetts Constitution and General Laws

Massachusetts Courts

Massachusetts Department of Transit (MassDOT)

Massachusetts Health Connector
Apply for health insurance through the State of Massachusetts or learn about the Affordable Care Act.

Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles

Massachusetts RMV Practice Tests
Practice tests for the RMV permit test, driver’s license test, and senior citizens’ refresher test. In partnership with

Massachusetts State Legislature

Online maps from the State of Massachusetts.

Government Benefits

Benefits Checkup
Learn about public benefits available to people aged 55+
Get help with federal benefits.

Social Security

Law and Legal Services

Boston Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) Legal InfoLine

Massachusetts Legal Forms

Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers
Check a lawyer’s status or file a complaint.

Massachusetts Disability Law Center

Massachusetts Legal Help
Practical information about your legal rights.

Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries
Find laws by subject or get legal research help.

Public Library of Law


Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Massachusetts Department of Revenue


Election Information – Where do I vote?

Project Vote Smart

Massachusetts Voter Registration Information