Gateway to Finding Government Documents
Finding Government Documents
The University of Oregon Libraries have many publications from the governments of the United States, Canada, Great Britain, the State of Oregon, and cities and counties in Oregon, as well as official records of international organizations such as the United Nations and the European Union. In addition, a vast amount of government information is available on the Internet, either directly from government agency web sites or through commercial databases to which the library subscribes.
Here are some suggested approaches to locating government publications on your topic.
- To find Oregon state documents or Oregon municipal documents relating to your topic, use the Google Advanced Search. Enter your topic's keywords and then, in the Search by Site or Domain box, type .or.us
- For U.S. (federal) documents, try USA.gov. It has a keyword search box at the top of the page and is a good source for access to online documents.
- Congress.gov is a good source for tracking current or historical congressional legislation.
- FedSys is your entry to the publications of the U.S Government Printing Office.
- The Documents Department has librarians who are specialists in government information. You may ask for them at the Computer Help desk,or use their e-mail reference service.