A Guide to Government Information Sources
Last Updated: Oct 20, 2014
Looking for excellent information on a research topic?
- Search CRS Reports
Research by experts at the Library of Congress upon request by members of Congress
- Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, 1976+
Finding tool for government information; provides direct links to online publications.
- Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, 1895-1976
Index to historical information published by the United States federal government.
Congress.gov is the official website for U.S. federal legislative information. On November 19, 2014, THOMAS.gov will automatically redirect to Congress.gov.
- Declassified Documents Reference Center
78,000 government documents declassified by the 1967 Freedom of Information Act.
Public access to government information submitted by Congress and Federal agencies.
A directory of federal, state, municipal and county government personnel, officials, offices and programs.
- Metalib GPO
Search multiple U.S. government databases.
- ProQuest Congressional
Hearings, bills, laws and legislative histories, committee prints, Congressional Research Service reports, Congressional Record and predecessors, and the Serial Set.
- Thomas (Library of Congress)
Legislative history of bills. On November 19, 2014, THOMAS.gov will automatically redirect to Congress.gov.
Government publications are valuable primary sources of current and historical information on every topic imaginable. Use the links to the left for quick access or the tabs above for additional resources.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an individual research consultation, don't hesitate to contact a government information librarian.
|Since 1907, the UMass University Libraries have been participating in
Depository Library Program whose mission it is to provide free, permanent,
public access to government information.