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Government Documents - 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, 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 web based statistical sources
Federal Depository services at the Mount Union Library are available to the general public as well as the Mount Union Library Community.
Reference Service is available during general reference hours:
Sunday evenings from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and evenings 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon.
The Government Documents Department can also be reached by calling (330) 823-3842.
Government Information Online
GIO is a free online information service supported by nearly twenty public, state and academic libraries throughout the United States. All participants are designated Federal depository libraries in the U.S. Government Printing Office's Federal Depository Library Program.
The following sites provide access to federal, state, and international information, judicial and legal resources,and numerous web based statistical sources.
Federal Government: General Information and Resources
- Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
- Catalog of Government Publications
- Congressional Pictorial Directory 105th - 113 Congresses
- Congressional Research Service Reports (University of North Texas) - CRS is the public policy research arm of Congress, these reports provide history, policy and law pertaining to topics of public and political interest
- Core Documents of U.S. Democracy
- Data.gov - Searchable catalogs that provide access to "raw" datasets and various tools
- Economic Research Service, Agriculture
- FDsys - the official source for free and authentic publications from the U.S. federal government. Publications on the system include the Congressional Record, Federal Register, Compilation of Presidential Documents, bills, public laws and statutes, and congressional documents and reports
- GovDoc Kids
- Government Book Talk - some of the best publications from the Federal Government, past and present; reviews of new and popular publications, and talking about some out-of-print classics
- Government Information on the Web subject categories, St. Mary's University, Louis J. Blume Library
- MarciveWeb Docs - Index to U.S. Federal Government publications
- MetaLib - Searches across multiple government datases to retrieve reports, articles, citations, statistical data
- National Archives
- IRS Forms and Publications
- US Government Manual
- US House of Representatives
- US Senate Home Page
- USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services .
- White House Home Page
Federal Government: Legislative and Regulatory Information
- Thomas Library of Congress (search and retrieve legislation from the 103rd to current congresses)
- American Law Sources Online (ALSO!)
- County Business and Demographics
- County-level Population Data for Ohio
- State and Local Government on the Net
Judicial and Legal Resources
- American Law Sources Online (ALSO!)
- United States Courts, from the Federal Judiciary
- U.S. Supreme Court
International and Foreign Information
- Country Studies (Library of Congress)
- Documents Center (University of Michigan)
- US State Department Home Page
- United Nations
- Agricultural Statistics, Economic Research Service
- American Community Survey
- American FactFinder
- Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- CIA World Factbook
- Climate.gov - Climate portal from NOAA, includes data and resources about impact of climate on numerous areas such as agriculture, energy, transportation, economics
- The Condition of Education - 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
- Crime in the United States - Uniform Crime Reports
- Digest of Education Statistics 1990 - 2012
- EDGAR, Securities and Exchange Commission - Corporate Information filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
- Fedstats - (Search engine for government statistics and data)
- FRASER - Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research
- FRED, Federal Reserve Economic Data
- Geodata.gov - Geospatial One Stop - From the Geological Survey, all available map materials
- Health, United States 2011 (National Center for Health Statistics)
- Healthy People 2020
- InfoNation (United Nations comparative statistical database)
- Justice Statistics (Bureau of Justice Statistics)
- National Center for Health Statistics
- National Climatic Data Center
- Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-2013
- Page One Economics
- Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics
- State and County Quick Facts
- The State of Aging and Health in America Report 2007
- Statistical Abstract of the United States- 2012, earlier years
- Statistical Abstract US (Proquest)
- Statistics for Specific Industries
- TranStats, Bureau of Transportation Statistics
- United Nations Statistical Division
- US Census Bureau
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" to locate the link for the Serial Set.