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California Political Almanac. (Ref 353.9794 C128p) Washington, DC:CQ Press, 2007.

Executive Branch

 

California Blue Book, or State Roster. (Ref 353.9794 C128) Sacramento: State Printing Office, Irregular. Latest issue in reference, older in storage.

California Political Almanac. (Ref 353.9794 C128p) Sacramento: California Journal, Annual.

Economic Report of the Governor - Latest report online

Governor's Budget... - published annually.

State of California, produced by the Governor's office, includes much information on the executive branch and state government agencies, as well as an index to the State Codes.

Agency Index for all California State agencies. It is arranged alphabetically, but you can also search by keyword or subject. 

California Secretary of State includes all state election information, including the official ballot pamphlet and the Ballot Initiatives Financing Report.

California Department of Finance maintains a site with links to the California Statistical Abstract, the most recentEconomic Report of the Governor of California, the most recent copy of the California Economic Indicators, and many other useful financial and statistical documents, including demographics.

Legislative Branch

California Legislative Information - "The full text of bills, resolutions, and constitutional amendments, and their status, history, votes, analyses, and veto messages" for the Assembly and Senate. Searchable by keyword or bill number.

Legislative Analyst's Office (LAO) maintains a site with files pertaining to State Government, including the California Codes, pending legislation, the California Constitution, the State Budget, and many others. Searchable.

California State Senate's site contains the Senate Calendar, information on the status and history of all bills introduced and/or amended in the Senate, Committees of the Senate and their members and links to Senators' pages and other state agencies.

California State Assembly site contains the Assembly Calendar, information on the status and history of all bills introduced and/or amended in the Assembly, Committees of the Assembly and their members and links to Assemblymen's pages and other state agencies.

Judicial Branch

California Courts - The Judicial Branch site contains news, and administrative information. Choose "Reference" for annual reports and court statistics. Select "Other Web Sites" to find information on local trials, organized by county.

Appellate Court Opinions - contains the Appellate Court Opinions issued in the past 120 days by the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, the California Supreme Court and all California Courts of Appeal. They are available in full text for the past ninety days. Opinions are posted the day after issuance.

Local Government

Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) - Select "Local Government" for links to different cities and counties in the Bay Area. 

 

Statistics

Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) - Select Statistics.

California 2000: Summary Population and Housing Characteristics. (Ref 317.94 Un3 2000) Washington DC: Census Bureau, 2002.

California, Cities, Towns and Counties. (Ref 317.94 C128ca) Palo Alto, CA: Information Publications, Annual.

California Department of Finance - maintains a site with links to the California Statistical Abstract, the most recentEconomic Report of the Governor of California, the most recent copy of the California Economic Indicators, and many other useful financial and statistical documents, including demographics.

California Statistical Abstract. (Ref 317.94 C128) Sacramento: Economic Development Agency, Annual.

Projections. (Ref 317.946 As78) Oakland: ABAG, 2002.

 

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Citing your sources

Chicago Manual of Style Online. Also available in print in the reference room (Ref 808.02 Un3e)

Chicago Manual of Style (Author-Date) - a quick guide from the SMC Library

Quick Guide to Chicago Style from the Chicago manual publishers. Scroll down to the Author/Date tab, and select that for a list of examples of citation.

A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers (Ref 808.02 T840c) 7th ed., Chicago: University of Chicago, 2007.

Complete Guide to Citing Government Information Resources: A Manual for Writers and Librarians
(Ref 808.02 G186a) Bethesda, MD: Congressional Information Service, 1993.

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