Government documents are materials published by the federal government at government expense. They include Congressional hearings, departmental publications, maps, periodicals, labor statistics, the U.S. Census information, and much more. This library receives about 12% of all federal documents published.
Most documents in print are available on the Upper Level of the Library. Documents on CD and DVD-ROM are also located on the Upper Level in the Government Documents multimedia cabinet. Please consult a librarian at the Reference Desk for assistance. Many documents are freely accessible online. To find online government information, try using the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (July 1976 - present) to find specific titles.
Below are links to selected government web sites by topic. Please note that links to specific government department and agency web sites that used to be on this page can now be found in the A-Z index of USA.gov. For help citing government information, see Citing Government Publications from the University of Memphis or check out the MLA guide posted by the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Gateways to Finding Government Information
General portal for finding U.S. government information by audience and topic. Federal, state, local and tribal government links. Browse the A-Z index to find links to government departments and agencies
Statistical information for federal goverment agencies. Browse by topic, agency, program or subject area. Search by keyword. Link to MapStats for access to state, county and major city information.
Developed by the National Technical Information Service (NTIS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce. This site features a federal job search engine, links to archived IRS tax forms, links to government agencies and the full text of Supreme Court decisions issued between 1937 and 1975.
Gateway and search engine to selected science information and research results provided by U.S. government agencies.
Handbook providing comprehensive information on agencies of the legislative, judicial and executive branches. Title also available in print. See the Library's Voyager catalog for locations and holdings.
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