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WATS 6840: Government Information

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What is Government Information?

Government information, sometimes referred to as government documents, describes materials produced by government agencies or departments that describe their programs, actions, and/or findings. These materials are released in a variety of formats, including print, microforms, CD, DVD, and online formats. 

What does that mean at USU? 

The Government Information Collection includes materials released by the U.S. Government as part of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). Since 1907, the department has collected materials from every government agency, from the Department of Agriculture to the War Department. Materials are organized by the federal department/agency that created them. See "How to Read Call Numbers for Government Information" for details. 

Currently, the vast majority of materials are released digitally. The Library Catalog provides access to these materials. See "Finding Government Information" for search tips and strategies. 

Introduction to Government Information

Information about Fisheries, Land, and Water

Government Reports & Publications

The Government Information Collection at the Merrill-Cazier Library has print materials from these agencies as well. For U.S. Fish & Wildlife, see I 49. For it's predecessor agency, the Bureau of Fisheries, see I 45. and C 6. For the U.S. Geological Survey, see I 19. For various fisheries commissions, see Y 4.N 81/7, Y 4.F 53, and Y 4.M 53. For assistance searching for historic materials, please contact the Government Information Librarian. 

Historic Publications

Government Information Librarian

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Jen Kirk
Merril-Cazier Library, Lower Level, Room 012
(435) 797-8033

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