Government Information - Federal Depository


Mount Union receives and maintains a collection of various federal government publications for public use. Among those available to the public are core documents of United States democracy: statutes, congressional hearings, related legislative information, and U.S. Supreme Court cases. Strengths of the collection include publications from the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Education, Labor, and Interior (U.S. Geological Survey).

Internet site links provide access to federal, state, and international information, judicial and legal resources, and numerous statistical sources

Federal Depository services at the Mount Union Library are available to the general public as well as the Mount Union Library Community. The Depository Collection is located in compact shelving and is available during all hours the library is open.

Federal government publications are reviewed and selected for the University of Mount Union depository collection according to this policy.

Reference Service is available during general reference hours:
Monday – Thursday:  9 a.m. – 12 p.m., 1–4 p.m., 6–10 p.m.
Friday:  9 a.m. – 12 p.m., 1–4 p.m.
The Government Information Department can be reached other times by calling (330) 823-3842 or emailing

The following sites provide access to federal, state, and international information, judicial and legal resources, and numerous internet statistical sources.

Federal Government: General Information and Resources

Federal Government: Legislative and Regulatory Information

State Information

Judicial and Legal Resources

International and Foreign Information

Statistical Resources


The U.S. Congressional Serial Set is your primary source for history and geneology questions as it includes every aspect of American history. Congressional reports, treaties and other federal publications are all included in the Serial Set. The American State Papers are also included in the Serial Set.

Access to the Serial Set is made available through the State Library of Ohio. A library card, which is free, must first be acquired to access the Serial Set which is available as subscription database from LexisNexis. When clicking on the link for the Serial Set, you will be prompted for your library card information, or you may apply for a library card if you do not already have one.

U.S. Congressional Serial Set - after clicking on this link please scroll down to the page section "Sources for Government Documents", then look for the tab "Useful Government Quick Links" and in that section you wil locate the link for the Serial Set.


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