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Guide to Federal Government Information  

This is a reference point for easy access to U.S. government information and finding documents in Hannon Library's Federal Depository collection.
Last Updated: Jul 17, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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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. 

Catalogs of Agency Websites

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

Climate Change

"This winter the UK has been affected very severely by an exceptional run of winter storms, culminating in serious coastal damage and widespread, persistent flooding. This period of weather has been part of major perturbations to the Pacific and North Atlantic jet streams driven, in part, by persistent rainfall over Indonesia and the tropical West Pacific."

National Intelligence releases

On November 19th,  2013, the Director of National Intelligence released information about sensitive programs in response to the National Security Administration leaks.


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

  • Catalog of United States Government Publications
    "Finding tool for federal publications 1976 to present with direct links to those that are available online. Users can search by authoring agency, title, subject, and general key word, or click on "Advanced Search" for more options." The SuDoc number for finding the document in the Hannon Library Government Publications Department is included with the title of each record.
  • Core Documents of Our Democracy
    Convenient access to a core group of current and historical Government publications that define our democratic society: Constitution, Declaration of Independence, Congressional bills, the Budget, and many more.

Government Information Librarian

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

Government Databases


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