State Agency Databases

This is an annotated, subject list of Montana state government agency databases. It is similar to and based on a project by the Government Documents Roundtable of the American Library Association.  As databases, these information resources all require user interaction to retrieve information. If you know of additional state agency databases that are freely, publicly available and do not require registration or payment that are not listed here, please contact Jim Kammerer at or 406-444-5432. This list was last checked for broken links 5/1/2017.

About Montana

Agriculture and Food Sources

Business, Finance & Economy

Community and Social Services

Crime, Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement

Earth and the Environment


Government Agencies and Elected Officials

Government Finances and Contracts

Health, Medicine, and Safety

History, People, and Culture

  • Montana Memory Project. Digital collections and items relating to Montana’s cultural heritage and government.
  • MT.GOV Connect. Online archive of Montana state agency websites dating from 1996 in partial fulfillment of statutory mandate to identify, acquire, describe, and provide permanent public access to state publications.
  • Montana State Publications Text Archive. Historic collection of digitized Montana state publications dating from late 19th century.
  • Montana Newspapers. Montana newspapers- historic and more current.
  • Montana Library Directory Find library, library employee or trustee.

Jobs & Employment

Laws, Legislative Materials, and Legal Issues


Recreation, Travel, Tourism

  • Montana Place Names "Based on the places found on the 2003 Montana highway map, explores the origins of more than 1100 Montana place names, hundreds of geographic features and historical locations."

Regulation of Telecommunication, Transportation, and Utilities

Statistics, Data, Mapping/GIS

  • Montana Cadastral Mapping Project
  • Montana Digital Atlas. Includes: County, Highways, Indian Reservation, Legislative Districts, National Forest or District Streams, Lakes, Towns, Township and Range, Geographic Names, Geographic Coordinates, Tax Parcel ID, 2000 Census Geography, Watershed Boundaries, Subbasins (USGS 4th Code), Watersheds (NRCS 5th Code), Watershed Groups (MT) and some land ownership information.


Voting, Elections