Skip to main content

Government Information at FAU Libraries: Discover Florida Resources

A guide for finding and using government resources

Great seal of the state of Florida      Discover Florida Resources              State flag of Florida

Florida Memory Project

Florida Memory Project logo

The Florida Memory Project

Florida Memory is a digital outreach program providing free online access to select archival resources from collections housed in the State Library and Archives of Florida. Florida Memory digitizes materials that illuminate the state's history and culture.

Florida Crate Labels,

1920's to 1950's

Gasparilla Brand Citrus label

Gasparilla Brand

Gasparilla Brand from Lee Company, Inc. of Tampa, Florida.  Circa, 1930's.

Mike Brand citrus label, 1940's

Mike Brand

Mike Brand from Deerfield Groves Company of Wabasso, Florida.  Circa, 1940's.

Blue Tip Brand Citrus label

Blue Tip Brand

Blue Tip Brand from West Orange Citrus Growers Association of Winter Garden, Florida.  Circa, 1930's.

Wren Brand Citrus label

Wren Brand

Wren Brand Florida Citrus Fruits from R.D. Keene, Inc. of Winter Garden, Florida.  Circa, 1940s.

Juice King brand citrus label

Juice King

Juice King Brand from W.H. McBride, Inc. of Seville, Florida.  circa, 1930's.

Golden Sunset Brand oranges and grapefruits label

Golden Sunset Oranges and Grapefruit

Golden Sunset Brand Oranges and Grapefruit from Milne-O'Berry Packing Company, Inc. of Saint Petersburg, Florida.  Circa, 1940's.

Florida State Parks

Florida State Parks logo

There are 175 award-winning Florida state parks, trails and historic sites.

Exploring our State Parks:

Fakahatchee Strand State Park

(photo: Florida Division of Recreation and Parks)

Welcome to the Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park, "the Amazon of North America." The Fakahatchee Strand is a linear swamp forest, approximately twenty miles long by five miles wide and oriented from north to south. It has been sculpted by the movement of water for thousands of years and clean fresh water is the key to its existence. Beneath a protective canopy of bald cypress trees flows a slow moving, shallow river or slough that is warmer than the ambient temperature in the winter and cooler in the summer. The buffering effect of the slough and the deeper lakes that punctuate it shield the forest interior from extreme cold temperatures and this fosters a high level of rare and endangered tropical plant species.

Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park is the largest state park in Florida and is home to a variety of plant and animal species that can be found nowhere else in the continental United States.  The emphasis at Fakahatchee is on the preservation of its natural character.  In keeping with this goal, facilities and activities are limited, but allow the visitor a wilderness to enjoy and explore.  The park can be divided into four main use areas.  These are the Big Cypress Bend Boardwalk, the East River, the Jones Grade lakes, and Janes Memorial Scenic Drive.

(source:  Florida Division of Recreation and Parks)

Travel & Tourism

FAU's Wimberly Library Celebrates 50 years as a member of the Florida Depository Library Program (1968-2018)

The Florida Atlantic University Libraries serve as a Depository for documents published by Florida governmental agencies.  The Florida Documents print collection can be found at the S.E. Wimberly Library in Boca Raton.  The Florida Documents online collection can be accessed through the FAU catalog.

Florida Atlantic University Libraries

or the State Library of Florida website

State library of Florida

                                                                                      

Quick Links to Florida Government Agencies:

The official page for Sunshine State Government

MyFlorida - The Official Page for Sunshine State Government

 

Online Sunshine the Florida State Legislature

Online Sunshine - The Florida State Legislature:

 

State Agency Spotlight:

 

the Florida Department of State

 

Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

Florida Department of Revenue

 

Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Sunbiz the Florida Division of Corporations

 

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation logo

 

 

Full list of State Agency pages

FYI - Things You Should Know!

Hurricane season is June 1-November 30

  Radar loop of Hurricane Michael making landfall as a Cat 5 storm in October 2018

(radar loop, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

Hurricane Michael making landfall as a Cat 5 storm, Oct. 10, 2018.

* * Stay Informed! * *

Florida Wildlife

Native Species Spotlight

American Crocodile (Crocodylus acutus)

phote of american crocodile

(photo: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission)

American crocodiles (Crocodylus acutus) are a shy and reclusive species. They live in coastal areas throughout the Caribbean, and occur at the northern end of their range in south Florida. They live in brackish or saltwater areas, and can be found in ponds, coves, and creeks in mangrove swamps. They are occasionally being encountered inland in freshwater areas of the SE Florida coast as a result of the extensive canal system.

The American crocodile inhabits brackish or saltwater areas and can be found in ponds, coves, and creeks in mangrove swamps.  American crocodiles occur in South Florida and also can be found in Hispaniola, Cuba, Jamaica, along the Caribbean coast from southern Mexico to Venezuela, and along the Pacific coast from Mexico to Peru. The northern end of the crocodile’s range is in South Florida.  Occasionally, crocodiles are encountered inland in freshwater areas along the southern Florida coast

  (source: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission)

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission    Florida State Parks Foundation banner

Politics

The 2019 Regular Session ran from March 5-May 4.  Find out what your Florida State Legislators worked on in Tallahassee:

Go to flsenate.gov           Go to myfloridahouse.gov

senate.gov myfloridahouse.gov
Senate Broadcast Schedule House Broadcast Schedule
Information Links: Bill Citator
Florida Statutes  Florida Constitution
Laws of Florida Lobbyist Information