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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 Fulton County Library System 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 Fulton County Library, or patrons can visit nearby Federal Depository Libraries. Also browse collections on GovInfo and Library of Congress' digital collections page.

No title, or not sure where to begin? 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.

100 Milestone Documents features key documents together with images of the originals. Founders Online makes over 176,000 early documents searchable. 

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 USA.gov's portal.

Directory of mobile apps available from the different Federal agencies.

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

  • 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. 

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