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Government Information Resources: Federal

Federal Government Basics

Understanding how the government works can help you determine where to look for government information. 

Presidential Documents

Current Government Information

Most government information is now published online. If you are using an Internet search engine, be sure to check that you're looking at a legitimate resource. Keep in mind that Federal government websites typically (but not exclusively!) have addresses that end in .gov.

Here are a few places to get started.

Historical Government Publications

The government documents collection in Bierce Library covers over a century of U.S. history, and includes hundreds of thousands of publications. Only a portion of these are currently listed in the UA Libraries Catalog.

If the materials you are looking for are not listed in the catalog or OhioLINK, contact Shari Laster for assistance. 

Technical Reports

Economic Documents