Government Documents

Richardson Library has been a selective depository for federal government publications since 1940. Several thousand publications are added to the collection annually. Subject matter ranges from congressional investigations and current statistics to recipes and consumer information and almost any subject in between. For many areas of study such as current events, economics, history, government,science, and social work , documents are essential research materials.

Many sources of information regarding both state and federal governments are available electronically. See the library catalog for documents available via computer. Since few students are familiar with government documents research, the Periodicals and Documents Librarian encourages faculty to arrange tours of the documents collection when research topics are assigned, especially in upper-level courses.

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