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Publications and Data of the U.S. Government

If you have a publication's title, use the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications. Many publications also can be found in the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library catalog, along with links to their web versions. Georgia's regional depository at University of Georgia in Athens can be contacted to find materials not held by AFPL. Also browse collections on the Federal Digital System (FDsys) and Library of Congress' American Memory Collection.

No title, or not sure where to begin? Try Government Information on the Web Subject Index maintained by St. Mary's University. The U.S. Government Manual has a subject index plus an online search feature. Use the U.S. Government Bookstore for newer publications by topic; books are reviewed on Government Book Talk.

The website Core Documents of Our Democracy contains such basics as the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence and many others. It also links to 100 Milestone Documents, featuring key documents together with images of the originals.

Raw data and tools for accessing federal data are available at Data.gov. Find datasets by topic and by agency. Searching for statistics, but don't know which federal agency collects them? Try FedStats.

Use USA.gov Forms to find popular federal forms such as tax forms, social security forms, FEMA forms, small business forms, and more.

STAT-USA, with its store of economic and financial data, ceased operation on September 30, 2010 after 25 years of operation. The data is still available on the internet, but it can be difficult to find. The U.S. Government Depository at Iowa State University provides access to the data and reports available in STAT-USA with direct links to the original sources.

DIgitized Collections

  • GPO maintains a registry of library digitization projects.
  • The World Digital Library is a collaborative project of the U.S. Library of Congress, UNESCO, and partners throughout the world and provides digital access to significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world. The collection is free and searchable in 7 languages.
  • For digitized publications of the State of Georgia, try the Georgia Government Publications database maintained by GALILEO.

The Ivan Allen, Jr. Reference Department on the second floor of Central Library has been a U.S. Government Depository since 1880. Use this listing by topic of its most important book and magazine periodicals to find information you need.

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