Q. How do I research U.S. government documents?

Answered By: Kathryn Ray
Last Updated: May 07, 2018     Views: 16

A great place to begin is with the Library's Subject Guides.  Click on the links below to get started.  If you still have questions, please "Ask a Librarian" through chat, email, phone, text or personal visit to the library.  Icons and links for the "Ask Us" service appear on the right of this page.

There are several ways to search the Internet for government-issued documents efficiently.

1)  USA.gov (search.usa.gov) is the official U.S. portal to federal, state, local, tribal, and international government information and services.

To search USA.gov, click the link below.

2) Google

You can limit your Google searches to government docs by typing in the search box site:.gov before entering your search terms.

3) Science.gov

You can also use https://www.science.gov/  to search over 60 databases and over 2,200 scientific websites to provide users with access to authoritative federal science information including research and development results.

Each of these search engines will produce slightly differing results, so I recommend checking out all three and select the best from each.

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