Federal Government Documents Collection
Government Documents Specialist
firstname.lastname@example.org or 325-649-8096
Collection Location and Description
The Government Documents Collection is located on the main floor of Walker Memorial Library on the Howard Payne University campus. Established as a U.S. federal depository in 1964, the library currently selects 42% of the United States Government Printing Office (GPO) item numbers available. The collection contains print documents, and more than 100,000 online documents. Walker Memorial Library is a U.S. government depository and does not receive state or international government documents.
The paper documents have a 3-week check out period, unless otherwise marked. The public may use the print and online collections any time the Walker Memorial Library is open. Non-HPU patron will be charged .10 per page for all print outs. The public may check out any print government documents, with a valid HPU library card.
Recommended Federal Government Sites
World Fact Book – provides information on issues for 267 world regions.
U.S. Census Bureau – Provides information on population data and the latest economic indicators.
North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) – the standard for statistical data related to the U.S. business economy.
Data.gov – Online repository of policies used throughout the federal government.
Branches of Government & Their Responsibilities
Useful Online Resources
Congress.gov – Current and past legislation information.
Constitution of the United States Of America
GovInfo– Access to nearly 50 different collections of government information.
HealthCare.gov – Health insurance information
Healthfinder.gov – Health topics A to Z
Medicare – Official online resource for Medicare
Metalib – A federated search engine that searches multiple U.S. Federal government databases.
Oversight – Federal Inspector General Reports.
U.S. Federal Science – Authoritative U.S. Government science information.
The U. S. Government Manual – The official handbook of the Federal Government.
USA.gov – Subject-based portal
State and Local Agencies
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