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Guide for Current Government Information and Publications
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Government Publication Books

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Guide to U.S. Government publications
Call Number: (REF) Z1223.Z7 A572

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The changing face of government information
Call Number: Z711 .R444 no.94

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Tapping the government grapevine
Call Number: Z1223.Z7 R633 1998

Key Resources

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.

Federal Depository Library Program

  • 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

UW-Milwaukee Government Information

Linda Kopecky

Government Information Librarian         

Head, Research & Instructional Support Dept.

Phone: 414-229-3925

Catherine Loomis            

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.


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