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Government Information

This guide will help library users to access government information through websites and online databases.

Federal Depository Library Program

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Established in 1813, the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) provides the public with government information, when and where it is needed, in order to ensure an informed citizenry and an improved quality of life.  The mission of the FDLP is to provide free, ready and permanent public access to Federal Government Information

Federal Government information, in both print and electronic formats, is distributed to over 1,150 Federal Depository Libraries throughout the United States, the District of Columbia, and U. S. territories.  These libraries in turn, make this information freely available to the public and provide assistance in navigating the materials.  WWCC has been a Federal Depository Library since 1969.

FDLP curated Libguides can be found here

Federal Depository Library Directory

The Federal Depository Library Directory gives contact information for all the libraries in the FDLP program. 


Government Printing Office

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The Government Printing Office (GPO) produces the official publications of Congress, the White House, and Federal agencies.  GPO's information dissemination programs provide public access to the official publications and information of the Government in both digital and printed formats.  These include an official website, both online and bookstore sales and, since 1895, a partnership with Federal depository libraries nationwide.  Total GPO employment today is approximately 1,700.

GPO History

Sudoc Classification

The Superintendent of Documents classification system

Citing Government Documents

Citing Records in the National Archives

This link provides access to a downloadable General Information Leaflet published by the National Archives that tells how to cite Records and Documents found in the National Archives.

Citing Government Documents

This short bibliography gives links to several guides on how to site government documents.

Government News Feed

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