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MyGovernment™ makes it easy for users to learn about and be active participants in all levels of U.S. government. When using this comprehensive and trusted online resource, users can easily learn how government processes work, as well as gain all the information necessary to become educated voters and feel empowered to make informed decisions about their government, even if they’re not of voting age.

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  • Comprehensive directories point users to their representatives in all levels of government.
  • Users can search for legislators and executives that work directly on issues that matter to them.
  • A complete list of the elected officials is available based on zip code.


  • Booklist - Editor’s Choice 2011


"Gale’s MyGovernment database aims to be a comprehensive online directory for elected officials...MyGovernment is highly recommended for most libraries...The user-friendly layout coupled with the ability to find pertinent information all in one place is exactly what librarians need, not only at election time but year-round."--Booklist, March 2012

— Booklist

"MyGovernment provides users with up-to-date information about local, state, and federal representaties...Information on how to contact a local legislator or for research can be found in one, easy-to-use database...Governement teachers will like the Tips and Resources box as it gives basic information about the government, how laws are made in Congress, how to become a U.S. citizen, voter information, as well as other useful links and websites."--Library Media Connection, May/June 2012

— Library Media Connection