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Government Information by Esther Burgess

What are Government Documents?

Government Documents

Government documents are materials published by the government - Federal, State, and Local.  These materials are made available to the public in print and online.

Federal Documents

These are federal publications made available to the general public within federal depository academic and public libraries.  Some federal government documents include state and local government information and these are available in print and electronic formats, online.

State Documents

These are publications issued by state agencies and made available to the general public.  Some materials are in print and others are in electronic formats, online.

Local Documents

These are publications issued by local area government agencies and made available to the general public.  Some materials are in print and others are in electronic formats, online.