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Government information can help you with many subjects. This LibGuide will help you navigate some of the many resources available, and Page Library staff can assist you in person, via phone, email, and chat.
How A Bill Becomes a Law (Video)
For assistance in accessing federal government information or publications, contact any of the staff at Page Library, use the Ask the Librarians tab at the bottom of this page, or:
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Accessing U.S. Government Information
US Government information is available on the Internet or on our shelves. We can help you find what you need!
Since 1944, Page Library has been designated a partial official depository in the Federal Depository Library Program, administered by the Government Publishing Office (GPO) in Washington, DC. The library provides access to federal government resources and assistance in finding federal government information.
- View U.S. government information online by using the links in this guide. This guide is not comprehensive, but resources are selected based on regional interests and needs. It is updated as regularly as possible.
- Search or browse our collection of print documents through our online catalog or visit in person.
- Contact us at pagelibrary.lincolnu.edu, call 573-681-5504 for assistance with finding federal information or using any of the resources listed. To chat, submit a question via the blue "Ask the Librarians" tab at the bottom of this page.
For the most comprehensive federal government documents collection in the region, please visit the Missouri's Regional Federal Depository Library at the University of Missouri.
Most Popularly Used Documents
America's Founding Documents
Includes links to the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Gettysburg Address, the Declaration of Independence, and much more. Visit Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation for more.
View FLDP-curated LibGuides on a variety of topics.
govinfo - U.S. Government Information
The Government Publishing Office (GPO) provides free online access to official federal government publications. It includes the Congressional Record, the Federal Register, congressional bills, executive orders and other records over the past twenty years or so
United States Government Manual
The official handbook of the U.S. government. Older editions from 1935 to present and downloadable PDFs available on govinfo.gov.
The official web portal of the United States government.
Find information about the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military and transnational issues around the world.