Finding Government Documents
Local |State |Federal
Milne Library became a federal depository in 1967 and presently
selects about 18% of the documents made available through the Federal
Depository Library Program. Milne also has documents from before 1967,
some dating from the very beginnings of the nation. Since 1962, Milne
Library has been a depository for New York State documents, and in 1989
was redesignated a Documents Depository Library under the New York State
Document Depository Program.
Finding Government Documents
The library's collection is primarily housed in Fraser Study Center,
including CDs and microfiche. Many government resources are available
electronically through the Resources by Subject webpage, and via links in the record in GLOCAT.
Please see the Government Documents Retrieval policy for information on retrieving documents from Fraser Study Center.
The Congressional Record from 1954 to 1963 is housed in Milne on the upper level.
For questions regarding the Government Documents collection, please contact:
Reference/Instruction/Government Documents Librarian
Finding Local Government Information
Towns & Villages:
Finding State Government Information
Find your state legislators:
Finding Federal Government Documents
- FDLP Desktop: The Federal Depository Library
Program was "established by Congress to ensure that the American public has access to its Government’s information,
this program involves the acquisition, format conversion, and distribution of depository materials and the coordination
of Federal depository libraries in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories"
-- from the FDLP web site, accessed 5/23/06, from http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fdlp.html
- GPO Access
- Catalog of U.S.Government Publications, 1994-present
- Thomas - This is a site through
the library of congress that provides a wide range of information,
including: current legislation, the text and motions involving bills
that have passed through congress, committee reports, and information on
which congress members support the different bills that pass through
Finding new electronic titles:
- New Electronic Titles: Web-accessible government documents are added monthly to GPO Access, the finding tool used to locate government information
Finding Congressional Hearings
- If the Congressional Hearing is BEFORE 1976, use the print version
of Monthly Catalog in Milne's reference collection: ref index Z 1223
- If the Congressional Hearing is BETWEEN 1976 & 1994, use the electronic version of Monthly Catalog via Firstsearch, or the Catalog of Government Publications.
- If the Congressional Hearing is 1997 or LATER, it may be available in full-text online, via GPO Access
- If the Congressional Hearing is from the 105th Congress or LATER,
then the hearing should be available in full-text online, in GPO Access
or in GLOCAT. If you wish to obtain a copy of a hearing that is online,
please contact Tom Ottaviano at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finding a Federal Government Agency Document:
- Federal Agency Internet Sites:
Use this service to link directly to Federal agency Web sites after
searching an index, or viewing a list of agencies that reflects the
structure of the government as identified in the U.S. Government Manual.
This site is brought to the web by Louisiana State University Libraries
in partnership with the Federal
Depository Library Program.
- CyberCemetery: A
useful site designed to provide permanent access to web sites and
publications of defunct U.S. government agencies and commissions.