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Government Documents

Librarian-curated guide for finding and using Government Documents

Welcome to the Resource Guide for Government Documents!

This guide will give you suggestions for specific library resources to consult for Government Information, along with tips for searching, exploring resources for different levels of government, and getting more help from your research librarian!

What are Government documents? Government documents include hearings, reports, statues, treaties, periodicals, data and other documents of any kind created by local, state, or federal governmental agencies, committees, or other groups. Through the Federal Depository Library Program, the Government Printing Office provides all this information to over 1,000 libraries around the country designated as Federal Depositories, working to provide the public with access to government information. The Hekman Library is one such federal depository library; read more in this guide about how to search through this special collection and use these special resources.

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Not Finding What You're Looking For?

Even if Hekman Library doesn't own a particular book or article that you need, you can borrow or get a copy from another library through our MeL and ILL sharing services. Just use the links below to search outside of Hekman's holdings and make requests - if you have any questions or problems, the librarians are always available to help!