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 Government Documents

 

fdlp-emblem-color.pngThe Selby Public Library has been a selective depository in the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) since 1970. Currently, the Library receives about 50% of the government publications that are distributed through the Federal Depository Library Program. The Government Publishing Office provides the publications at no cost to designated depository libraries. These libraries, in turn, provide local, no-fee access to government information in all formats in a non-partisan environment with professional assistance. Depository libraries have safeguarded the public’s right to know by collecting, preserving, organizing and maintaining access to information since 1813, when Congress established the Federal Depository Library Program. 

The Selby Public Library collection consists of legislative hearings, federal regulations, census reports, statistical reports, agency publications, posters CDs, DVDs and microfiche. Subject coverage of the collection ranges from health to environmental studies to space and foreign relations. In addition, the Selby Public Library’s depository status provides users with on-line access to many U.S. government databases, e-books, e-journals and websites.

The documents are shelved and filed by the Superintendent of Documents Classification system. This system is based on issuing agency rather than on subject or personal author. Documents can be located in SUNCAT and via the U.S. Government Printing Office at http://www.gpo.gov.

The collection is located on the second floor of the library and is accessible during regular library hours. Most materials are available for checkout. For questions or help finding a document, staff at the Reference Desk can provide assistance.

Every Federal Depository Library is required to have the “Basic Collection” of government documents. Publications in this “Basic Collection” are vital sources of information that support the public’s right to know about the workings and essential activities of their Federal Government. Most of these publications are available online.

 

 Basic Collection of Government Documents

 
​American Factfinder
Online: http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml 
 
Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
Online: http://bensguide.gpo.gov
 
Budget of the U.S. Government
Online: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collectionGPO.action?collectionCode=BUDGET
In print: Search SUNCAT for PREX 2.8:
 
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
Online: https://www.cfda.gov
In print: Search SUNCAT for PREX 2.20:
 
Catalog of Government Publications
Online: http://catalog.gpo.gov
 
Census of Population and Housing:  Population & Housing Unit Counts (All states, U.S. Summary, and Puerto Rico) (Series PHC-3)
Online: http://www.census.gov/prod/www/decennial.html 
In print: Search SUNCAT for C 3.223/5:
 
Census of Population and Housing:  Summary Population & Housing Characteristics (All states, U.S. Summary, and Puerto Rico) (Series PHC-1)
Online: http://www.census.gov/prod/www/decennial.html 
In print: Search SUNCAT for C 3.223/18:
 
Census of Population and Housing:  Summary Social, Economic & Housing
Characteristics (All states, U.S. Summary, and Puerto Rico) (Series PHC-2)
Online: http://www.census.gov/prod/www/decennial.html 
In print: Search SUNCAT for C 3.223/23:
 
Census of Population and Housing:  Social, Economic & Housing Characteristics (Island Areas) (Series PHC-4)
Online: http://www.census.gov/prod/www/decennial.html 
 
 
 
 
 
Congressional Directory
Online: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collection.action?collectionCode=CDIR
In print: Search SUNCAT for Y 4.P 93/1:1
 
 
Congressional Pictorial Directory
Online: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collection.action?collectionCode=GPO&browsePath=Congressional+Pictorial+Directory
In print: Search SUNCAT for Y 4.P93/1:1 P
 
 
 
 
Constitution of the United States of America:  Analysis and Interpretation
Online: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collection.action?collectionCode=GPO 
In print: Search SUNCAT for Y 1.1/3:108-17
 
County and City Data Book
Online: http://www.census.gov/statab/www/ccdb.html
In print: Search SUNCAT for C 3.134/2:
 
Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents
Online: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collection.action?collectionCode=CPD
 
Economic Indicators
Online: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collection.action?collectionCode=ECONI
In print: Search SUNCAT for Y 4.EC 7:EC 7
 
Economic Report of the President
Online: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collection.action?collectionCode=ERP
In print: Search SUNCAT for PR 42.9:
 
FDsys (GPO's Federal Digital System)
 
Federal Citizen Information Center
Online: http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov/
 
Federal Digital System
Online: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/search/home.action
 
 
 
Guide to House and Senate Members
Online: http://memberguide.gpo.gov
 
Bicentennial Edition:  Historic Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times
to 1970, Part 1 and Part 2
Online: http://www2.census.gov/prod2/statcomp/documents/CT1970p1-01.pdf
 
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Online: http://www.bls.gov/OCO
In print: L 2.3/4: or search SUNCAT for the title
 
Public Papers of the President of the United States
Online: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collection.action?collectionCode=PPP
In print: Search SUNCAT for AE 2.114:
 
Statistical Abstract of the United States
Online: http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab
In print: Search SUNCAT for C 3.134:
 
 
 
United States Government Manual
Online: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collection.action?collectionCode=GOVMAN
In print: Search SUNCAT for AE 2.108/2:
 
 
 

 Other Useful Online Government Resources

 
 

 Select List of Government Agenices

 
 
 
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