Federal Information

Federal Depository Library Program logoOsterlin Library has been a Federal Depository Library since 1964. The collection is especially strong in statistics and reports from the Departments of Commerce (Census), Defense, Education, Health, Justice, and Labor. The library's online catalog iLink connects you to these Federal resources, including online records. Paper and microfilm documents are shelved according to the Superintendent of Documents Classification Scheme, in a special government documents section of the library.

Useful Links

Search engines for finding Federal (U.S.) information

  • FDsys (Federal Digital System)The only web site for official and Government information from all three branches of the Federal Government. Formerly called "GPO Access."
  • Regulations.gov — Portal for proposed & final regulations of executive branch agencies.
  • Supreme Court — Official site. Includes slip opinions.
  • Thomas — Legislative information from the Library of Congress.
  • USA.gov — "Government Made Easy." Good place for finding consumer information.


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