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Government Documents: Finding Government Information

Search Catalogs of Government Documents and Full-Text Documents

Search Catalogs of Government Documents

The resources listed in this section of the guide are databases of records which describe government documents.  Users can search for these documents by author, title, subject, and keyword, but the keyword searches will search the document descriptions, not the full-text of the documents themselves.  In some cases, a link to the full-text of the document is provided when the record for that document is retrieved.  These resources are most useful in locating documents when the title of the document is known or when you are seeking entire documents on a particular subject.  They are also useful in locating older documents, which are often not available online in full-text searchable format. 

Search Full-Text Government Documents

The resources listed in this section of the guide search the full-text of government documents and government web sites.  The information provided tends to have been published relatively recently.  These resources are most useful when you are seeking current information and when you are trying to locate discussion of a particular topic which may be contained in a larger government document (e.g. listings of proposed new Medicare regulations contained within the Federal Register).

Finding Legislative Information

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Office: McNairy LL103C

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