Government Documents

government documets on a shelf
  • Location: Knight Library, First Floor
  • Mail: 1299 University of Oregon
  • Eugene, OR 97403-1299

UO is a U.S. Federal depository library. Electronic government publications can be accessed via LibrarySearch and on govinfo. Users retrieve physical documents from the stacks that they have located using LibrarySearch and may also use interlibrary loan, where available, through their local public library to get documents. See also the Libraries’ guide to Government Information.

The Government Information Librarian is available to help with the location of online government information.

The Documents Collection is located on the main floor of the Knight Library on the University of Oregon campus in Eugene, Oregon. Staff can provide assistance in locating, understanding and utilizing these collections and related information on the Internet. As a U.S. Federal depository library, our collections and services are open for use by the general public and our staff are available to assist both public and academic users in accessing government information.

Government Information

The government publications collection contains publications from the governments of the United States, the European Union, Canada, Great Britain, the State of Oregon, and cities and counties in Oregon. Our online guide will help you navigate resources and provide links for assistance:

If searching for maps please visit the Map guides:

Reference service: Librarians are available to assist with research questions in person by appointment and via e-mail.

Course-related instruction: Librarians support University instructors with relevant course-related classroom lectures, library tours, bibliographies, and group project consultation. Arrangements for such activities should be made at least two weeks in advance. Faculty and GTFs should contact the appropriate librarian to arrange for instruction.

Statistical support: The UO Libraries is one of the four "coordinating agencies" of Oregon's State Data Center, affiliated with the U.S. Bureau of the Census. In that capacity, the we provides assistance to the University and the wider Oregon community in locating, retrieving, using, and interpreting available statistical data from governmental sources.

Patent searching: Useful resources include the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's patent databases and trademark databases, and the Official Gazettes of the US PTO. We can make no guarantees as to the completeness or accuracy of any search performed with our assistance.

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