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U.S. Government Information Resources

Links to a rich array of government information websites, databases, agencies & departments and core statistical and historical documents and data.

Gov Pubs @ Adams Library

A Depository Library since April 1965

Symbol of the Federal Depository Library Program

    Adams Library is a participant in the U.S. Federal Depository Library Program along with 9 other RI libraries and over 1200 libraries nation wide.  The mission of the FDLP is to provide access to government information resources.   Our collection of documents includes the FDLP Basic collection as well as other documents which are deemed relevant to RIC majors and programs of study.  As a selective depository, we receive only a percentage of all federal documents distributed by the U.S. Government Printing Office - about 27%,  but,  along with the other federal depositories in RI, we provide access to a nearly complete collection of federal documents, in all formats - print, electronic, online, CD-Rom, and DVD, covering 1789 to the present. 

Getting Started

U.S. Government Information Resources       

  This guide provides access to and information about United States government information resources.  The majority of the links in the guide are to resources created by government departments and agencies, though a number of them are to non-governmental organizations. Over 160 links are provided.   

The tabs at the top of this page point to the broad categories of resources included and also to pages which provide information on citing government documents and for locating them on the shelves within the library.  The bulk of the documents collection is located on Level 2. 

Please explore this guide.  I hope you will find it useful and easy to navigate.  If you have suggestions or comments  regarding the Libguide and certainly if you need assistance finding government information, please contact Rachel Carpenter. [Contact information is in the box at the lower left.]

          The template for this guide was borrowed from the "Guide To Government Information" at Southern Oregon University.  I would like to acknowledge the  efforts of SOU's Government Documents librarians, Dotty Ormes and Deborah Hollens (retired,) in the development of this libguide.  

Associate Professor, Reference/Instruction/Government Documents Librarian