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Thursday, January 12, 2017

USA.gov Offers Help To Find Government Services and Information Quickly

USA .gov searches only federal, state, and local government websites for the public. Its search box works like other search engines you're used to, but USA.gov only returns results from government web pages, most ending in .gov or .mil. This helps you be sure you’re getting official information you can trust--and there’s no advertising.

USA.gov is a online guide to government information and services. On the site you can:
  • Browse by topic
  • Search every U.S. government website
  • Directly contact federal government agencies
Search Tips
On your computer, find the search box at the top of every USA.gov page. On your smartphone, find it after touching the MENU button on the screen.

Your initial search will return results from a variety of government websites. You can get more specific results by then selecting “Only USA.gov,” “Images,” or “Videos” at the top of the page on your computer. On your smartphone, touch the three-lined button on the screen.

Directly Contact Federal Government Agencies
If you know the agency you want to get in touch with, use the A to Z Index of U.S. Government Departments and Agencies. It features contact information and web addresses of hundreds of federal agencies, sub-agencies, and divisions, as well as state government contact information.

Need More Help with Your Search?
Ask an information specialist. Call toll-free 1-844-USA-GOV1 (1-844-872-4681) or web chat weekdays 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM ET, except federal holidays. You can also email anytime using the contact form.

USA.gov YouTube channel also has a catalog of helpful videos.

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