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A guide to the Government Documents collection

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Welcome to the Gould Law Library Government Documents LibGuide!



The Government Publishing Office (GPO) provides publications in digital and print formats to the public and provides government information through Govinfo at no charge. The Gould Law Library is a Federal Depository that houses official government information. These federal documents contain information on careers, business opportunities, health and nutrition, laws and regulations, statistical data, demographics, consumer information, and numerous other subjects. 

The purpose of this guide is to give you an overview of the kinds of information published by the United States Government. It is designed to help you locate these resources and use them for your research.

Use the tabs along the top to explore the different resources available.


"I have often thought that nothing would do more extensive good at small expense than the establishment  of a small circulating library in every county, to consist of a few well-chosen books, to be lent to the people of the country under regulations as would secure their safe return in due time."

-Thomas Jefferson

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