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Federal Government Information: The Basics

This is a reference point for easy access to U.S. government information and finding documents in Hannon Library's Federal Depository collection.

Getting Started with Government Information

  Welcome to the Federal and Oregon State Depository Library at Southern Oregon University! 

The Government Publications Department is located on the main floor of Hannon Library behind the Reference Desk. For help please use the chat box below or phone/email the department using contact information at right. 

Library of Congress National Jukebox

A Song of Spring - Recorded in Camden, NJ on April 16, 1908

Catalogs of Agency Websites

New Climate Change Indicators - EPA 11/20/14

"The Earth’s climate is changing. Temperatures are rising, snow and rainfall patterns are shifting, and more extreme climate events—like heavy rainstorms and record high temperatures—are already taking place. Scientists are highly confident that many of these observed changes can be linked to the climbing levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in our atmosphere, which are caused by human activities." EPA

Go to the link to see the newest information and a full report in PDF format as of November 20, 2014.

100th Anniversary of the Federal Reseerve

See the Hannon Library display about "the Fed" starting on November 1st, 2014.Links below will take you to pertinent  information about the Federal Reserve System.

President's Budget of the U.S. Government, FY 2015

SOU Hannon Library IS a Federal Depository Library

Featured Publications

Quick Links for Searching the Web for GovPubs

FDsys - Federal Digital System

Link within the box below for access to the Government Printing Office database of government information.

GPO's Federal Digital System (FDsys) enables GPO to manage Government information from all three branches of the U.S. Government. Look here for Budget, CFR, Congressional Record, Econ. Indicators, Econ. Rept. of the Pres., Federal Register, Public Laws, US Code, Statutes at Large and more.


MetaLib, a service of the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, is a portal which can search simultaneously for government reports, articles, and citations and provide direct links to online electronic information.  Use Advanced Search for the most versatility.

More Indexes to Government Publications

Use the databases below to find government publications NOT in Hannon Library's online catalog

Government Information Librarian

Dotty Ormes
Library 136



This year you must download most forms from the IRS website:

Government Databases