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Digital Access to Government Information : Digital Resources
Looking to access Government Information from your home/office/or off-campus? These resources are for you.
Govinfo is a site produced by the United States Government Publishing Office (GPO) that provides free public access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government. It is the official replacement for Federal Digital System (FDsys).
The HathiTrust is a shared digital repository, incorporating digitized content from some of the largest research libraries in the United States. This database includes over 1 million government documents.
Titles in the public domain are freely available to view as full text. Download materials with your A# and password.
This comprehensive database of U.S. Legislative information contains the full-text of bills (1989 to date), laws (1988 to date), the Federal Register (1980 to date), the Code of Federal Regulations, the National Journal (1980 to date), information on members of congress, committees, and congressional publications.
Provides access to more than 80 million pages of legal history available in an online, fully-searchable, image-based format. Comprehensive coverage from inception of more than 1,600 law-related periodicals. In addition to law journals, HeinOnline also contains the Congressional Record Bound Volumes in their entirety, complete coverage of the US Reports back to 1754, famous world trials dating back to the early 1700s, legal classics from the 16th to the 20th centuries, the United Nations and League of Nations Treaty Series, all United States Treaties, the Federal Register from inception in 1936, the CFR from inception in 1938, and more.
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation's record keeper. Search their national catalog for digitized materials. Note, only a limited number of government records are preserved and even fewer are available digitally.
The USU Library catalog includes records for government publications 1976-present with incomplete but expanding coverage of pre-1976 publications. Start here and be sure to check the format type. You can limit your search to government materials by using the Advanced Search and limiting your "Material Type" to "Electronic Government Document"
This digital collection brings to light many elusive reports written about Utah by local, state and government agencies, but not widely distributed. Full of interesting, significant research and information, these hard-to-find reports provide baseline and historical data as well as viewpoints from earlier eras. Access through USU Digital History Collections.
This comprehensive list of government agencies will help you find their presence on the web.
Use Google to Locate Government Documents.
Google is a powerful way to access government documents posted online. If you know what you're looking for, customize your Google search: Use "site:.gov" to precede your search terms to find government agency sites that pertain to your topic. Placing your search terms in quotation marks may help as well.