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Citizenship

 

CitizenshipWorks
A free online tool to help immigrants who are unsure of their eligibility or where to begin the naturalization process. It offers interactive tutorials to learn about the naturalization process and help immigrants prepare for the civics and English tests.

LearningExpress Library
In addition to standardized tests for schools or workskills improvement, LearningExpress also offers U.S. Citizenship preparation in English and in Spanish. Forgot password?

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
A government agency to provide accurate and useful information to immigrants, granting immigration and citizenship benefits, promoting an awareness and understanding of citizenship, and ensuring the integrity of the immigration system.

Welcome to USA.gov
This comprehensive guide, Welcome to the United States: A Guide for New Immigrants, contains practical information to help you settle into everyday life in the United States. It also contains basic civics information that introduces you to the U.S. system of government.
Public Policy

 

America's News (NewsBank)
Search local, state and national full-text articles on issues, events, business, government, health and more with over 1,400 news sources, newspapers, videos, newswires, and web-only content including the Daily News (10/1/85-Current), Ventura County Star (1997-Current), and USA Today (7/1/87-Current).  

Country Studies
Published by Library of Congress, Country Studies offers previously published Country Studies/Area Handbooks and more up-to-date Country Profiles on select countries. This series presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world.  

Opposing Viewpoints
Topic overviews designed to meet the research needs of students, supported with full-text articles from newspapers and magazines, statistical charts, government data, images, and links to reviewed websites  search tips
Federal, State & Local Government Information

 

California Legislative Information
Access to California law and legislative information
 

City of Thousand Oaks
Information on city departments, leaders and municipal code

State of California
Official web portal for the State of California; checkout Find a Service for information on the various departments and branches of the State of California.  

Congress.gov
Official website for U.S. federal legislative information. The site provides access to accurate, timely, and complete legislative information for Members of Congress, legislative agencies, and the public.  

US Government Manual
Official handbook of the Federal Government with information on the three branches of the government  

USA.gov
Official web portal for the U.S. Government; access to statistical information and census data  

 

Voting & Elections
California Official Voter Information Guide
California Online Voter Guide
Easy Voter Guide — California Edition
League of Women Voters of California
New Voters of California - Elections & Voter Information
Project Vote Smart
Voting & Elections Information at USA.gov