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Government Information

Use U.S., state, local or international resources to find information, research info or statistics.


Federal Depository Library ProgramThe 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 19th U.S. Congressional District

If you need assistance with the government publications collection, please see the staff at the first floor Universal Service Point.  If you need any research assistance, please contact Nyle Monday at 

Citing Government Publications

Sources for citing: DocsCite, RefWorks. and Basic Legal Citation. 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. Basic Legal Citation is from Cornell University.

Basic legal citation by Peter Martin is helpful in determining the correct legal citation.  This also includes 3 tutorials on the basics related to legal citation.

Congressional Serial Set

Overview of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set

Federal Digital System (Fdsys)

The Federal Digital System provides free access to publications from all three branches of the federal government.  You can search or browse for any reports and download the information.

For help in using this system please click on this link to access tutorials on searching FDsys.