The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library is a congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government documents. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law. (Title 44 United States Code). The King Library is one of over 1,300 libraries in the United States designated as a federal depository library. The library joined the depository program in 1962 and serves California's 16th U.S. Congressional District.
Understanding Government Publications Call Numbers
Citing Government Publications
Two sources for citing: DocsCite and RefWorks. Arizona State University has set up an interactive program, called DocsCite. Use this to cite in either APA or MLA style. RefWorks also has a government publication module.
Finding Government Information
How to search for Government Publications at the King Library
From the library's classic catalog, click on the Advanced Search tab, next to the Basic tab.
Type in your key words, this example is looking for Congressional Hearings on Health issues.
Limit location to SJSU
Limit to Government Publications: Federal (or state,etc.)
Federal Digital System (Fdsys)
Congressional Serial Set
Overview of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set