Adams Library is a participant in the U.S. Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) along with 8 other RI Federal Depository libraries (FDLs) and over 1200 libraries nation wide. The core mission of the FDLP is to provide access to government information resources. As a selective FDL, Adams Library receives only a percentage of all federal documents distributed by the U.S. Government Publishing 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.
This purpose of this guide is to provide access to 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.
The tabs on the left side 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.
I hope you will find it useful and easy to navigate. If you have suggestions or comments regarding the Libguide or if you need assistance finding government information, please contact the Adams Library reference desk.