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Information on finding U.S. government information including publications, websites, statistics, databases, census info, treaties, and more.
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Contingency Plans

Links to contingency plans for agencies across the Federal Government from OMB.

Find Government Information

Free government website:

  • U.S. Government reports, articles, and citations
  • Simultaneously searches across multiple subject based databases, catalogs, and digital repositories 
  • Search all or create your own sets of searchable databases 
  • Includes more than 50 sources including EPA, ERIC, GAO,, FBI Vault, FdSys, NCJRS, National Archives and Library of Congress

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP)
Free government website:

  • Finding tool for electronic and print publications from the U.S. legislative, executive, and judicial branches
  • Contains more than 500,000 descriptive records for historical and current publications generated since July 1976
  • Provides direct links to online documents
  • Updated daily
  • For publications issued prior to 1976, consult the printed Monthly Catalog (JPL  Z1223 .A18).

FDsys - Federal Digital System 
Free government website: 

  • From U.S. Government Publishing Office
  • Free electronic access to a wealth of Federal publications including regulations, laws, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, administrative decisions, Core Documents of U.S. Democracy, and judicial, legislative, and executive documents.
  • Dates of coverage vary. Updated continuously.

Find a Statistic

Statistical Abstract of the United States
Location: JPL Information Desk & Downtown Library, Reference HA202 .B8; older editions in JPL Stacks
Statistical Abstract of the United States (via ProQuest) (UTSA subscription)
Free Website: (1878-2012)

Summarizes statistical data from a wide variety of government agencies in over 1,500 tables. Check original sources of data for more detailed information. Essential starting place for all U.S. statistics. Tables available in PDF, HTML and Excel formats.

Find a Federal Government Website

A to Z Index of Federal Government Agencies and Departments (via
Free government website: The U.S. Government's Official Web Portal
Free government website: (formerly FirstGov) gives easy access to millions of pages of government information and services from federal, state, local, tribal and international sources.

  • Use the search engine to do full-text searches of government websites or browse by topic.
  • Includes a monthly list of featured subjects, links to frequently-used forms, and contacts for people in government.

FederalStudentAid: An Office of the U.S. Department of Education
Free government website:

  • A gateway to government information created especially for students. 
  • Includes links to information on education, financial aid, careers, taxes, and  more.

    Govt Docs Coordinator

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    UTSA Libraries -- Main Campus
    One UTSA Circle
    San Antonio, Texas 78249
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    Master's in Library Studies, Univ. Michigan; MA Economics, Eastern Michigan Univ.; BA Anthropology, Univ. of Michigan

    Federal Depository

    "The publications of a government are the records of that nation's existence; they are the source material of its history." -- Edith E. Clarke, Guide to the Use of United States Government Publications, 1919                   

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