U.S. Government Information

Collection Statement

The U.S. Government Information collection is an interdisciplinary social science collection that includes documents from all areas of the federal government with a specialization in U.S. demographics, public policy and legislation.  All the government documents in the collection can be found in the Libraries’ Roger Catalog, and most of them can be checked out.  Government agencies are now producing a majority of their information in an online-only format.  Many of these documents can also be accessed through the Roger Catalog, or a variety of other library databases. 
UCSD is a Congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government Publications. Public access to documents received through the Federal Depository Library Program is guaranteed by U.S. law. See the libraries policies covering Visitor Services and User Conduct for general information or conduct Kelly L. Smith, U.S. Government Information Librarian, for specific questions regarding the federal documents collection.

Key Resources

A service of the U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder includes data from the United States Decennial Census, the American Community Survey and Census Population Estimates Program, Annual Economic Surveys and the Economic Census.

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications
Lists and describes federal publications (1976- ) and provides direct links to those that are available online. Search by authoring agency, title, subject, and general key word.

Locate online versions of major U.S. government publications such as: the Congressional Record, congressional publications of all kinds, the Federal Register, Code of Federal Regulations, Supreme Court decisions, executive branch documents and more.

Historical Statistics of the United States: Millennial Edition [UCSD only]
Comprehensive survey and tabulation of historical statistics from government agencies and other sources, covering all aspects of US population and economy.

Proquest Congressional [UCSD only]
Indexes Congressional materials from 1789-present. Includes access to U.S. legislative information, including bills and pending legislation, legislative history, hearings, testimony, reports, documents, Congressional Record, CRS Reports, public laws and more.

The official website of the U.S. government.

U.S. Congressional Serial Set [UCSD only]
A full text resource with coverage from 1789-1980. The U.S. Congressional Serial Set is the bound, sequentially numbered volumes of all the Reports, Documents and Journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives and also includes key Executive Department publications.

U.S. Government Information A UC San Diego guide to information resources by and about the federal government.

Contact Information

Kelly L. Smith
Social Sciences & Humanities Library
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Dr. 0175R
La Jolla, CA 92093-0175
Phone (858) 534-6712
Fax (858) 534-7548

Revised March, 2012