As a depository for state documents since 1968, the Broward County Library receives publications of Florida government agencies through the State Library of Florida. Publications include annual reports, budgets, informational brochures, project studies, and technical reports. Bibliographic records of most of The Reference Section's state documents are included in Broward County Library's online Library Catalog. www.broward.org/library
Another source for state documents is the Statistical Reference Index Microfiche Library, from Congressional Information Service. This microfiche collection of statistical documents from all states as well as other organizations (state universities, research institutes, business and professional associations, etc.) includes accompanying indexes and abstracts.
Links to State Documents Web sites
Additional state government information may be found on the following Web sites:
Librarians' Internet Index: Web sites You Can Trust
This is a searchable and annotated subject directory of internet resources selected and evaluated by librarians for their usefulness to users of public libraries. Select " Government" and then " State & Local Government".
This portal to state information provides one-stop access to information from all State of Florida government agencies, even if the user does not know which agency produces the needed information.
Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations
This site provides license information for all regulated professions in the State of Florida.
Florida Department of State
The Florida Department of State website provides voter registration and election data as well as access to the website of the Florida Division of Corporations, which includes information on how to start a business and how to incorporate in the state of Florida.
Florida Government Information Locator Service (GILS)
This site, administered by the Florida Department of State, is a virtual card catalog of Florida state government information available on the internet. The "Government" category provides access to the Florida state telephone directory, state jobs, state agencies, and state legal resources. (Links to municipal codes and federal government information are also available.) Other categories of information include "Business", "Consumer Information", "Working", "Education", "Tourism and Recreation", "History and Culture", and "Libraries".
Florida Vital Statistics
Information on obtaining birth and death certificates, as well as marriage and dissolution of marriage records is included in this website from the Florida Department of Health.
Online Sunshine - Florida Legislature
This official guide to the State of Florida Legislature includes an overview of the legislative process, lists of representatives, and legislative session summaries.