REFERENCE LIBRARY

 

Last Updated 12/08      

 

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INTERNET SEARCH ENGINES

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"Meta" Engines

·   I Tools

·   Mamma.com

·   Metacrawler

 

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http://www.mamma.com/

http://www.metacrawler.com/

 

 

"Solo" Engines

·   All the Web

·   Altavista

·   Google

 

http://www.alltheweb.com/

http://www.altavista.com/

http://www.google.com/

 

 

Guides to Search Engines

·   Evaluating Research Results

·   Search Engine Watch

·   Spider's Apprentice

 

http://www.virtualsalt.com/evalu8it.htm

http://searchenginewatch.internet.com/links/

http://www.monash.com/spidap.html

 

 

Internet Research Tools in General

·   Brue's Research Tools

·   I Tools Research It

 

http://www.afn.org/~afn05660/search.html

http://www.itools.com/research-it/research-it.html

 

 


 

LEGAL RELATED

 

Statutes (including Constitution):

·   Federal

          U.S. Codes Annotated (search #1)

          U.S. Codes Annotated (search #2)

·   California Codes

·   Other State’s Laws

 

 

http://www.gpoaccess.gov/uscode/index.html

http://uscode.house.gov/search/criteria.shtml

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/calaw.html

http://www.alllaw.com/state_resources/

 

 

Recent or Pending Legislation:

·   Federal Laws or Bills

·   California Laws or Bills

 

http://www.thecre.com/fedlaw/default.htm

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/bilinfo.html

 

 

Regulations:

·   Federal

Code of Federal Regulations

Federal Register

·   California (CA Code of Regulations)

 

 

http://www.gpoaccess.gov/cfr/index.html

http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/index.html

http://ccr.oal.ca.gov

 

 

CA Statewide Administrative Policies:

·   CA State Administrative Manual (SAM)

·   CA State Contracting Manual

·   CA State Management Memos

·   CA Personnel Management Memos
(PMLs)

 

http://sam.dgs.ca.gov/TOC/default.htm

http://www.ols.dgs.ca.gov/Contract%20Manual/default.htm

http://www.osp.dgs.ca.gov/On-Line+Publications/SAM+Management+Memos.htm

http://www.dpa.ca.gov/personnel-policies/pmls/index.htm

 

 

 

Case Law / Judicial Opinions:

·   Federal

·   California (since October 1996)

 

http://www.findlaw.com/casecode/

http://california.findlaw.com/CA02_caselaw/slip.html

 

 

Attorney General's Opinions:

·   Federal (since 1992)

·   California (since 1997)

 

http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/opinionspage.htm

http://ag.ca.gov/opinions/

 

 

Executive Orders:

·   Federal

          Guide to Executive Orders

          Exec. Order Tables (by Pres.)

·   California (Gov. Davis only)

 

 

http://www.law.ufl.edu/lic/guides/federal/orders.shtml

http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/executive-orders/

http://governor.ca.gov/state/govsite/gov_pressroom_index.jsp?BV_SessionID= @@@@1506350327.1234894838@@@@&BV_EngineID= ccccadegfmdjifmcfngcfkmdffidfnf.0&sPRContentType= EXECORDER&sPRCategory=Exec+Order&sPRDate=DATE_OF_WITNESS

 

 

 

Federal Legal Searches in General

·   "Civics" class (5 minute text)

·   All Law

·   Fed Law

·   Government Printing Office

·   Thomas

 

http://www.lib.umich.edu/libhome/Documents.center/godort/legis/lhaosuny.txt

http://www.alllaw.com/federal_resources/federal_law_search/

http://www.thecre.com/fedlaw/default.htm

http://www.gpo.gov/

http://thomas.loc.gov/

 

 

Laws Governing Open Meetings

·   Bagley-Keene Act (State Agencies)

·   Brown Act (Local Gov't. Agencies)

·   Grunsky-Burton (Legislative)

 

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=gov&group=11001-12000&file=11120-11132

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/waisgate?WAISdocID=89552924573+17+0+0&WAISaction=retrieve

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=gov&group=09001-10000&file=9027-9031

 

 

Miscellaneous Specific Laws

·   Administrative Procedures Act

·   CA Open Records Act

·   Financial Integrity and State Mana-
  ger’s Accountability Act (FISMA)

 

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=gov&group=11001-12000&file=11340-11342.4

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=gov&group=06001-07000&file=6250-6270

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=gov&group=13001-14000&file=13400-13407


 

 

 

CA STATE BUDGET RELATED

General Budget Links (recent)

Governor's Budget*

LAO's Analysis of the Governor's Budget*

The Budget: Perspectives and Issues*

Final Budget Summary*

Final Change Book*

     * most recent

 

http://www.dof.ca.gov/html/bud_docs/bud_link.htm

http://www.dof.ca.gov/budget/historical/2009-10/

http://www.lao.ca.gov/laoapp/main.aspx

http://www.lao.ca.gov/laoapp/main.aspx?type=2&PubTypeID=16

http://www.dof.ca.gov/budget/historical/2009-10/

http://www.dof.ca.gov/budget/historical/2009-10/

 

 

 

FINANCIAL AUDIT RELATED

Government Accounting Standards Board

California Uniform Codes Manual

California Community Colleges

     Budget & Accounting Manual

Manual of State Funds

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

     (CAFR)

 

http://www.gasb.org/

http://www.dof.ca.gov/html/calstars/ucm.htm

http://www.cccco.edu/SystemOffice/Divisions/FinanceFacilities/FiscalServices/FiscalStandardsInformation/ BudgetandAccountingManual/tabid/381/Default.aspx

http://www.dof.ca.gov/html/calstars/fundsman.htm

http://www.ccsf.edu/Offices/VCFA/annual_financial_reports.htm

 

 

 

FEDERAL COMPLIANCE RELATED

·   OMB Circulars (listed numerically)

·   Compliance Supplement (3/2001)

·   Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

·   Code of Federal Regulations

·   Federal Audit Clearinghouse

·   Inspectors General Web Site

·   GAO Suspended/Debarred Parties

 

http://www.whitehouse.gov/OMB/circulars/index.html#numerical

http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/circulars/a133_compliance/01toc.html

http://www.cfda.gov/

http://www.gpoaccess.gov/cfr/

http://harvester.census.gov/sac/

http://ignet.gov/

http://epls.arnet.gov


 

 

 

SEARCHES OF OTHER AUDIT REPORTS

 

·         GAO Audit Reports

·         LEGISNET - NCSL

·         Prior OAG and BSA reports

http://gao.gov/docsearch/repandtest.html

http://www.ncsl.org/index.htm?tabsel=issues

http://www.bsa.ca.gov/bsa/index.html

 

 

INDEXES

 

Gov't. Agencies On the Internet

·   Federal Agencies

·   California State Agencies

·   California Counties

·   California Cities

 

http://www.lib.lsu.edu/gov/

http://www.ca.gov/directory.html

http://csac.counties.org/default.asp?id=7

http://www.cacities.org/Cities_Online/Cities_Online.asp

Other State's …:

·   Audit Organizations

·   Main Home Pages

·   Search Other State’s Laws or Regs

 

http://www.governmentauditors.org/

http://www.enr.state.nc.us/files/usa.htm

http://www.alllaw.com/state_law_search/

 

 

MISCELLANEOUS LINKS

 

Big 4 Accounting Firms

http://raw.rutgers.edu/raw/internet/big5.htm

 

 

Daily Files (Assembly and Senate)

http://leginfo.public.ca.gov/dayfile.html

 

 

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

http://www.yourdictionary.com/

 

 

Directories

·   State Employee E-mail Address Locator

·   Zip Code and Address Information

 

http://cold.ca.gov/

http://zip4.usps.com/zip4/welcome.jsp

 

 

Facts (demographics) about US States

·   Internet Public Library

·   50 States.com

 

http://www.ipl.org/youth/stateknow/

http://www.50states.com/

 

 

Hotels that Offer CA State Rates

http://www.travelcsg.com/

 

 

Maps ‑ Route Planners

·   Expedia Quick Maps

·   Mapblast

·   Mapquest

·   Maps on Us

·   Yahoo

 

Maps ‑ Special Purpose

·   CA districts (congressional, state
senate, and state assembly)

·   CA topographical and other maps

 

http://msn.maps.expedia.com/quickmaps.asp

http://www.mapblast.com/(bldrx2vyfk3dlce1wf3p5rvj)/home.aspx

http://www.mapquest.com/

http://mapsonus.com/swy.5/dir/maps.htm

http://maps.yahoo.com/py/maps.py

 

 

http://www.calvoter.org/voter/maps/index.html

 

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/Libs/PCL/Map_collection/california.html

 

 

Newspapers

·   Capitol Alert

·   Links to the world’s papers

·   Rough and Tumble (a daily snapshot
of CA public policy and politics)

 

http://www.capitolalert.com/

http://www.newspapers.com/

http://www.rtumble.com/

 

 

 

Other “Report” Types

·   Traffic
(statewide - select your city)

·   Earthquakes

 

http://cad.chp.ca.gov/

 

http://quake.usgs.gov/recenteqs/latest.htm


 

 

 

Professional Association Homepages

·   ACFE

·   ACFS

·   AGA

·   AICPA

·   AGA-Online

·   ASPA

·   CalCPA

·   GFOA

·   IIA

·   ISACA

 

http://www.acfe.org/

http://www.acfsnet.org/

http://www.agacgfm.org/

http://www.aicpa.org/

http://www.agacgfm.org/links.aspx

http://www.aspanet.org/

http://www.calcpa.org/Content/home.aspx

http://www.gfoa.org/

http://www.theiia.org/

http://www.isaca.org/

 

 

State and Local Government Links

·         State & Local Governments

·         California Community Colleges
System Office

·         CA Board of Accountancy

 

http://www.statelocalgov.net/

 

http://www.cccco.edu/Home/tabid/189/Default.aspx

http://www.dca.ca.gov/cba/

 

 

Yellow Book -

·   The official GAO version (Updated
    through Amendment #2)

 

http://www.gao.gov/govaud/ybk01.htm