Locating government publications has gotten easier thanks to increased
efforts by the government, but the process is still a little more
complicated than finding just books and articles. Many documents are
included in online catalogs, and can be searched for by
subject, title, keyword, or agency. More recent records have hyperlinks
to the full text of the document.
- Library Catalog - Find books in the Marshall University
- OhioLINK -
The combined catalog for Ohio libraries.
- Older documents can be identified using:
- Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications.
1900-1936 on microfiche, 1937-present in paper. GP 3.8:, Government
- MarciveWeb DOCS - A searchable catalog of U.S.
government publications, July 1976 to the present. (Access limited to
Marshall University faculty, staff, and students.)
- CIS Annual. 1970-2002. KF49 .C62, Government
- CIS Index to Publications of the United States
Congress. Congressional Information Service. 1973-June 2002.
- LexisNexis Government & Politics - database covers congressional testimony, publications, legislative histories, current issues, committees, and members, as well as laws and regulations.
Because of the tremendous wealth of government information on the Web,
it is often best to start your search with one of the search
engines or portals listed below.
To get ready for your research, you might look at the guides listed below.
- USA.gov Tutorials - Help Finding Government Information Online
- Locating United States Government Information: a guide to
sources. 2d edition. Edward Herman. ZA5055 .U6 H47 1997,
- Introduction to United States Information Sources. 6th ed.
Joe Morehead. ZA5055 .U6 M67 1999, Government
Introduction to United States Information Sources. 4th
ed. Joe Morehead. Z1223 .Z7 M665 1992, Drinko
- U.S. Government on the Web: getting the information you
need. Peter Hernon, John A. Shuler, and Robert E. Dugan. ZA5075
.H47 1999, Government Documents/Reference.
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