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As part of the Federal Depository Library Program, the UWSP Library makes U.S. government publications available to the general public.


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The UWSP Library is a federal depository library.  Federal (and Wisconsin) government publications are on the 6th floor of the library. 

Use the three tabs at the top of the page for information on and access to the online publications of each of the three branches of the federal government:

  • Legislative:  The U.S. Congress (Senate and House of Representatives) and the laws that they have passed or are currently considering.
  • Executive: The President and federal agencies, such as the Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Judicial:  The Federal court system, including the U.S. Supreme Court

Search the Web for Government Information

Search tools for finding US federal government information

  • Congressional Publications including the Serial Set and Hearings
    Collection of Congressional publications from the late 18th century to the present, including American State Papers, the Serial Set, the Federal Register, Code of Federal Regulations, US Code, the Congressional Record and Congressional Hearings from 1824-present.
  • FDSys
    From the US Government Printing Office. Includes links to the U.S. Constitution and the United State Government Manual.
  • GPO Metalib
    Federated search of Government information using broad categories
    Government search "made easy"

Search@UW (articles, books, and more)

Video Tutorials

  • Obtaining US Government Information
    An introduction to obtaining government information via and other department and agency websites.
  • What is FDSys?
    An introduction to the main portal for official government information, from the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries
  • How to Use FDSys
    An introduction to searching FD Sys, from the University Colorado Boulder libraries

Statistical Search Tools

Citation Guide


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