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. Due to the location of the Depository Collection, individuals who would like assistance to access the documents should consult with one of the Reference Librarians.
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 Documents Department can be reached other times by calling (330) 823-3842 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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
- 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
- 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
- IRS Forms and Publications
- MetaLib - Searches across multiple government databases to retrieve reports, articles, citations, statistical data
- National Archives
- Presidential Libraries and Museums
- TRAIL: Technical Report Archive & Image Library - A database of the U.S. Government Reports published primarily before 1976
- 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
- American Law Sources Online (ALSO!)
- County Business Patterns
- 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
- Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments
- Country Studies (Library of Congress)
- US State Department Home Page
- United Nations
- Agricultural Statistics, Economic Research Service
- American Community Survey
- American FactFinder
- Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)
- Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
- Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Bureau of Transportation 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, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
- County Business Patterns
- Crime in the United States - Uniform Crime Reporting
- Digest of Education Statistics 1990 - 2014
- Economic Research Service (ERS)
- EDGAR, Securities and Exchange Commission - Corporate Information filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
- Energy Information Administration (EIA)
- Finding and Using Health Statistics
- FRASER - Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research
- FRED, Federal Reserve Economic Data
- Health, United States 2015 (National Center for Health Statistics)
- Healthy People 2020
- Justice Statistics (Bureau of Justice Statistics)
- National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS)
- National Center for Education Statistics
- National Center for Health Statistics
- National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES)
- Page One Economics
- Social Security Administration Office of Research Evaluation and Statistics (ORES)
- Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics
- State and County Quick Facts
- Statistical Abstract US (Proquest)
- Statistics for Specific Industries
- Statistics of Income (SoI)
- 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.
TRAIL: Technical Report Archive & Image Library