Government Resources

The Benedictine College Library is one of seventeen Congressionally designated selective Federal Depository Libraries in the State of Kansas. The regional depository is at the University of Kansas Anschutz Library.

 

Free public access to the Government Documents Collection is available during regular library hours. The main collection is housed on the library's third floor. Although some documents are available for in-house reference use only, most U.S. government books, periodicals, and other publications may be checked out with a Benedictine library card or borrowed through interlibrary loan. In addition, many federal documents available online may be retrieved by searching the library's online catalog. Arranged by the Superintendent of Documents Classification (SuDoc) system, according to federal issuing agency, the documents collection includes current and historical resources for all subject areas, including health, business, the arts, military, science, and technology.  

 

 

KEY RESOURCES FOR IDENTIFYING & ACCESSING DOCUMENTS

  • Catalog of U.S. Government Publications Online catalog for federal publications, both historic and current, with direct links to those that are available online. Updated daily!
  • FDsys - Official information from the executive, judicial and legislative branches of the government.

 

SEARCH ENGINES & SITES

  • MetaLib - Meta Lib is a search engine that searches multiple government databases.
  • USA.gov - Government sponsored search engine.                         
  • FedWorld.gov - In 1992, FedWorld was established to serve as the online locator service for a comprehensive inventory of information disseminated by the federal government.
  • Science.gov - Science.gov searches over 40 databases and 1,950 selected websites, offering 200 million pages of U.S. government information, including research and development results.

 

FREQUENTLY USED SITES RELATING TO U.S. GOVERNMENT INFORMATION

 

FIND BY SUBJECT

 

ARTS
LOCAL AND REGIONAL
BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS
SCIENCES AND MATH
CHILDREN
EDUCATION
SOCIAL SCIENCES

 

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