Guide for Current Government Information and Publications
Last Updated: Mar 27, 2014
USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal.
The Library is a 60% selective U.S. Federal Depository Library. Federal government resources are received in various formats, including paper, microfiche, CD-ROM, DVD, and via the Internet. These resources are found in various locations in the Library depending on format and subject.
- Catalog of U.S. Government Publications
1976-present; The Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP) indexes electronic and print publications from the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the U.S. government. Direct links are provided to those publications that are available online.
- Census Data
The Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy.
- Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP)
The FDLP Desktop serves as a centralized resource for the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), which disseminates U.S. Government information to the American public through libraries across the nation.
- Federal Digital Systems (FDsys)
FDsys provides free online access to official Federal Government publication.
- How to Find United States Government Publications
Many publications or documents of the United States government are made available through depository libraries, including the UWM Libraries.
- LexisNexis Academic [Formerly Academic Universe]
Dates vary; full-text of over 4,000 current events/news publications, legal and government information, and business news and corporate information.
- Members of Congress Mobile App
Based on the Guide to the House and Senate Members and information in the Congressional Pictorial Directory, the app allows users to browse for Members of Congress by last name, state, chamber, or party. Additionally, users can search by first and last name.
- National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
1972-present; citations and abstracts to federal, state, and local government documents, books, research reports, journal articles, and unpublished research in the field of criminal justice. Some publications are available in full text.
- Topical Federal Web Sites
A browseable list of Federal Web sites based off broad subject areas.
The U.S. government's official web portal for accessing government information by audience and topic. Federal, state, local and tribal government links. Browse the A-Z index for links to government departments and agencies
Government Information Librarian
Head, Research & Instructional Support Dept.
Library Services Assistant / Advanced / Lead Worker
Resource Discovery Team
Collection & Resource Management
Phone: (414) 229-5398
This LibGuide was created by Tyler Smith with assistance and input from Linda Brothen and Linda Kopecky.