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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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