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Federal Government Information by Agency

Federal Government Information by Subject

The following sites list United States government documents by broad subject and are good for browsing to identify key publications. Government Information on the Web Subject Index (St. Mary’s University) lists approximately 30 sites that organize federal information by broad subject. To search for government documents on specific subjects use Federal Govenment Document Databases.

Federal Government Information by Title/Series

Many United States government documents are issued in a named series, e.g, Statistical Abstract of the United States. The following sources provide links to many of these series by title.

Federal Government Document Databases

Indexes to Federal Documents

See Indexes to Federal Documents to search for public documents that are typically distributed to federal depository libraries. Following are other databases to federal web sites and technical reports:

Federally-Produced Databases

Federal agencies produce many different databases that index publications from the agency and/or other publications of interest to the subject focus of the agency. Following are sites that list many of these databases.

Other Databases (HSU Library)

The HSU Library subscribes to the following databases that 1) index and/or provide the fulltext of U.S. government documents; or 2) cover developments in Congress or the federal government in general. In addition many of the subject focused databases listed under Articles and Databases index federal publications.

To determine local availability, publication format and Sudocs number for documents found in a subject database you will need to do the following:

  • For documents published after 1998 click on Find It Button to search the Library Catalog. Depending on how a document is treated in a subject database the Find It Button may not work properly so you should also try the other Library Availability options.
  • For documents published before 1998 follow the directions for determining Library Availability.

California Government Information by Agency

California Government Information by Subject