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Government Information and Resources Research Guide at FAU Libraries

"In these materials is democracy in all its redundancy, politics in its unsteady wanderings between the ridiculous and the sublime, the sum of our intellectual curiosity, our greed, our genius, and our stupidity; our search for facts, for justice, for advantage. Here, in short, is America; here are we."
Prof. Wayne Fields, from an address he gave upon the 100th-anniversary celebration of the federal depository at Washington University in St. Louis in 2006. Professor Fields spoke on the importance of government documents in his university research and teaching (as an English professor)

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Embark on a journey of discovery with the Government and Maps Information Subject Guide, meticulously curated by the FAU Libraries' Government Information and Maps Department. Begin exploring the Government Resources homepage, where you'll discover links to federal, state, and international sources. Explore and Ben's Guide to understand government operations and legislative processes. Delve into the Catalog of Government Publications (CGP) for an extensive inventory of print and digital resources. Local holdings can be found through a search in the FAU Libraries Catalog. Utilize the SuDoc classification system to navigate government documents. Experience seamless access to GPO electronic resources through the newly launched govinfo platform.

Since 1963, the S.E. Wimberly Library has proudly been part of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), ensuring public access to government information in accordance with Title 44 of the United States Code. Our commitment to providing unrestricted access to essential government resources underscores our dedication to supporting research, education, and civic engagement.

The guide's curated collection explores a diverse range of federal, state, and international government resources. Delve into critical sections of the guide, including "Discover Florida Resources," "Primary Government Documents," and "Government Datasets and Statistical Data," each offering valuable insights and resources to support your research endeavors.

Located within the West Wing of the S.E. Wimberly Library, the Government Documents Physical Collection is accessible to the public during regular library hours. Visit our library to explore our collection of government publications and access the wealth of knowledge they offer.

Our knowledgeable librarians and Government Documents Coordinator are available for personalized assistance or research consultations to guide your research journey. You can visit the Government Information and Maps Department or schedule a consultation to receive expert guidance and support tailored to your needs.

Unlock a world of knowledge and exploration with the Government and Maps Information Subject Guide. Start your journey today and discover the wealth of resources awaiting you within the FAU Libraries' expansive collection of government information and maps.

Operating Hours: Monday-Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Contact Information: Phone: 561-297-4536


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