GovSearch: What is it?

This is the first of a four part blog series spotlighting Carroll Publishing’s GovSearch Suite.


What is GovSearch?

GovSearch allows a user to search for:

  1. Government jobs,
  2. Contacts for governmental organization, and
  3. Organizational charts of government departments.

The GovSearch home page displays news highlights for the day, provides a quick search feature, and features a row of tabs with helpful information such as people and offices, organization charts, spending, plans and programs, and vendors.

Below is a view of the home page.

home page

How do I perform a search on GovSearch?

Searching for People & Offices

To locate a government official or office, check out the People & Offices tab located at the top of the home page. If you hover over the People & Offices tab, you will have the option to choose power search, persons, positions, offices, other facilities, state/county/muni, military facilities, or U.S. Congress.

Below is a view of the home page. The green box indicates where the search options are located under the People & Offices tab.

People and Offices Tab with box

Searching for Agency Budgets

To view the budgets of various federal organizations, select the Spending tab and then select Federal Budget.

Below is a view of numerous federal agencies under the Federal Budget tab. The green boxes indicate the options available under the Spending tab and the available selection of agencies.

Federal Budgets with boxes

Searching for Federal or State News by Year

To learn about federal or state news for the year, select Federal News 2017 or State & Local News 2017 located near the bottom of the home page.

Below is a view of the home page. The green boxes indicate where the federal, state and local news can be located.

news with green box from Home page


How can I Access GovSearch?

Texas Tech Law School Students can access Carroll Publishing’s GovSearch database is available through Texas Tech Law Library website under the Electronic Databases tab.

Author: Marin Dell

Texas Tech School of Law Library - Librarian, Attorney, Law Library Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, loves all things law, libraries and tech/Tech

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