U.S. Federal Government Documents and Resources

"Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government." Thomas Jefferson

U.S. Federal Government Resources

The Government Documents Collection at the S.E. Wimberly Library is a comprehensive repository of U.S. Federal Government resources, offering an extensive array of physical print and electronic documents to support research, scholarship, and inquiry across diverse disciplines. With nearly 240,945 physical print federal documents and 19,355 electronic documents, our collection continues to grow as the Government Publishing Office (GPO) transitions to an all-digital format for publications procured from U.S. Federal Agencies.

Government publications housed within our collection cover various subjects, providing valuable insights into current affairs and historical events. From art and architecture to business and economics, consumer protection to criminal justice, culture and folklife to education, energy and the environment to foreign and international relations, health and medicine to labor, laws and regulations to nutrition, and science and technology, our collection spans the breadth of governmental activities and interests.

These publications serve as indispensable resources for scholars, policymakers, students, and the general public, offering primary and secondary research sources to facilitate in-depth analysis and understanding. Whether examining statistical data, exploring legislative reports, or delving into historical records, our Government Documents Collection provides the tools and resources necessary to engage critically with the complexities of government and society.

Our dedicated librarians and staff are available to assist patrons in navigating this vast repository of information, providing expert guidance and support to ensure that users can effectively access and utilize the wealth of resources available. Visit the S.E. Wimberly Library today and discover the breadth and depth of U.S. Federal Government resources within our Government Documents Collection, unlocking a world of knowledge and insight that illuminates our nation's past, present, and future.

Government Websites

Serve as crucial repositories of current information and services, meeting the needs of citizens, businesses, researchers, and policymakers. These platforms curate collections of government information web links, categorizing them for easy access and navigation. These categories include the Executive Branch, Legislative Branch, Judicial Branch, Federal Agencies, Law and Regulations, Census and Statistical data, Business and Economics, Science and Technology, Health and Medicine, Consumer information, and Historical resources. To explore these websites, click on the Web Link Finder below.

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FDLP Digital Access Partners

Numerous Federal Depository Library Program libraries also serve as Digital Access Partners, hosting digitized projects and collections centered on U.S. Government information across various domains. Explore our curated selection of featured collections by visiting the FDLP Digital Access Partners page.    

Government Information Subject Guides

Explore FAU's Government Subject Guides, your gateway to a wealth of curated resources covering various aspects of governmental affairs. These guides are meticulously crafted to give users easy access to state and local government information, laws and regulations, statistical data, and consumer rights. Whether conducting research, studying, or seeking information for personal enrichment, FAU's Government Subject Guides offer comprehensive resources to support your endeavors. Dive into these guides today to unlock a treasure trove of knowledge and enhance your understanding of governmental processes, policies, and societal dynamics. Please click on the links below for more information.

FAU Libraries Databases

FAU Libraries offer a diverse selection of subject databases to cater to our users' educational and informational requirements. Among them are databases specifically focused on government and foreign affairs. Access to these resources requires logging in using your FAUNet ID through OpenAthens. This secure authentication process ensures seamless access to information about governmental activities and international relations. Delve into these specialized databases to enrich your understanding of global affairs, policy analysis, and diplomatic ties, empowering your research and academic pursuits.

Last modified at 05/09/2024 - 11:01 AM