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Government Documents

Partial Federal Depository Library

The E. W. King Library is a selective Federal Depository for U. S. government publications. Government documents and resources are available on the Internet, in print, and through our electronic databases.

For help with any of these resources, please ask at the reference desk, use our online chat service or email

Printed Government Documents

Our print government documents are listed in our online catalog. Most of libraryour print titles are housed in our government documents collection on the second floor of the library. They are arranged by SuDoc number. Other titles are found in the microfiche cabinets on the second floor of the library near the back stairwell. A few titles are housed in the Reference collection. The location of each document will be listed in the online catalog.

Government journals in print available in our library include the following:

  • CPI Detailed Report, L2.38/3:768-F
  • Economic Indicators, Y4.EC7:EC7
  • Employment and Earnings, L2.41/2:768F
  • FDA Consumer, HE20.4010:475-H
  • Federal Probation, JU10.8:717.T
  • Occupational Outlook Quarterly, L2.70/4
  • Producer Price Indexes, L2:61:771-B

These are shelved in the Government Documents area.

Government Documents in Find Articles

Government documents are any document published by a government agency.  Examples include cases, bills, statutes, reports, and statistics.  Government documents make great primary sources.  The steps below list ways to find government information.

  • GPO Monthly Catalog
    Search Citations to government info including Congressional reports, hearings, debates, records, and more.  Available to King students, faculty, staff through First Search.
  • Nexis Uni
    Locate U.S. and state legal documents including cases, code of laws, regulations.  Available only to King students, faculty, and staff.

Government Documents on the Internet

A lot of government information is now available on the Internet. Below is a list of search engines you can use to find the information you want. If you can't find what you're looking for online, try a government department website for more specific information, or contact a librarian for help.

Search Engines

  • FDsys
    Provides free online use federal information as well as many finding aids for locating government information. This is the main source for locating info from the federal government.
  • LawCrawler 
    Legal search engine and gateway site to sources of legal information.  Useful for locating federal and state government websites, U.S. Code, and other similar documents.
  • USA.govOfficial U.S. Government portal to both state and federal information.  Has a searchable database as well as browsable categories for citizens, business, and government.  More consumer-oriented.
  • Searchgov.comSearch engine for locating federal and state government agencies and publications.
  • MetaLib Federal Search Engine
    MetaLib is a federated search engine that searches multiple U.S. Federal government databases, retrieving reports, articles, and citations while providing direct links to selected resources available online.