Government Publications

Government Documents

Target audience: All types

Information from all levels of all governments, including state and foreign governments and intergovernmental organizations like the United Nations, as well as reports of research projects funded by the government in all fields.

Picture of an issue of the Congressional Record
Strengths:
  • Laws: from treaties, pacts, and international agreements to village ordinances
  • Legislative histories and related information
  • A statistical gold mine!
Considerations:
  • Foreign government information may be hard to get (even on the Internet) and may not be in English
  • U.S. government documents in print are organized uniquely and may require some help from a librarian.



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