Useful Websites
Government Agencies

Berlin-Peck librarians curate these lists with you in mind! These websites are free to use, but some may include advertisements or paid options.

Government Agencies

Official websites from the United States Federal Government and the State of Connecticut.

United States Federal Government

USA.gov
Your online guide to all US government websites, information, departments, and services.

Whitehouse.gov
The official website of the White House, containing information about the President, the Vice President, their families, press releases, proclamations, executive orders, and some speeches by White House officials.

 

Connecticut State Government

CT.gov
Connecticut’s official state website.

Town of Berlin
Information for visitors and residents of Berlin.

 

Education

U.S. Department of Education
Student loans, grants, laws and guidance, and more.

U.S. Department of Education
Federal Student Aid

Preparing for college and applying for student aid (FAFSA) and loans.

 

Health and services

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
HHS programs, services, grants, laws, and regulations.

Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection
Business and consumer protection resources.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Information on diseases, conditions, heathy living, and more.

USDA Food and Nutrition Service
Nutrition information and assistance (SNAP, WIC ,etc.).

healthfinder.gov
Research health topics and find health services near you.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Safety and health information, regulations, complaints, and more.

Social Security Administration
Social Security information, statement, benefits, online services, and more.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Health care, benefits, burials and memorial, and more.

 

Libraries and information databases

Library of Congress
Search the Library of Congress catalog, as well as digital collections of photos, historical documents, papers, and more..

National Archives
Historical records, veterans’ service records, educator resources, and more.

Connecticut State Library
Archives, records, museums, and services provided by the Connecticut State Library.

U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
Statistics on the U.S. economy, employment and unemployment, productivity, and more.

United States Census Bureau
Information and statistics on a wide range of topics.

 

Transportation

Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles
DMV online services, including drivers licenses, registration, address change, tickets, and more.

Connecticut Department of Transportation
DOT online services, information, and projects.

CT Transit
Connecticut public transportation services, schedules, alerts, information, tickets, and more.

 

Travel and Leisure

travel.state.gov
The U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs website for travel.

Visit CT
Find things to do, places to eat, ideas, and events.

National Parks Service
Plan your visit and learn about national parks.

 

Voting

Vote.gov
Voter registration and information.

Connecticut Voter Registration
Register online to vote in Connecticut.
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Town of Berlin Registrar of Voters
Local voter news and information.

HeadCount
Find your polling location, verify that you’re registered to vote, see your ballot, and research issues/candidates.

Vote411.org
Register to vote and find information on your voting process.

VoteSmart
Research politicians’ bios, voting history, positions, ratings, speeches, and funding. Answer questions to “find your political soulmate.”