Finding Michigan Government Information Online

In addition to the content in Governing Michigan, there are other sources of archived and current government information that are valuable tools for research. For assistance navigating the resources listed below, contact the Library of Michigan reference services at 517-373-1300 or

Archived Michigan government publications and records


Michigan Government Web Collection

The Library of Michigan captures navigable ‘snapshots’ of Michigan government websites from 2006 to the present. You can browse and navigate the links or use the search box to enter a specific URL or search the text of archived webpages.


Seeking Michigan

This online platform for the Michigan Historical Center includes Archives of Michigan research guides and indexes, a blog, educator resources and more than one million digital items including Michigan death records, letters, diaries, photographs, postcards, and video.



This digital library contains a rich collection of digitized historical Michigan government publications. Users can search the catalog and/or full-text.


Digital Public Library of America

DPLA brings together multiple digital libraries and repositories in a single platform and portal, providing open and coherent access to our society’s digitized cultural heritage.

Other resources to help you find current Michigan government information online


The Library of Michigan’s online catalog contains records for all state government publications in LM’s collections and many electronic titles as well.

MeL Government Gateway

A select collection of links grouped by category and designed to provide direct access to specific functions within Michigan state and local governments.

The State of Michigan’s official website with links to all three branches of state government.