There are a variety of ways to find government information

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Select the Books & Media tab on and use the search box. The Samford Libraries Catalog searches everything cataloged by the University Libraries including goverment documents in print, microform, media and online.

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To limit before search, in Samford Libraries Catalog, go to (More Searches) dropdown on top right and select Advanced Keyword.

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To limit after search, in Samford Libraries Catalog, go to top center, click Modify Search.

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Your search terms have been copied to the Advanced Keyword Search form. Add Limits (Optional) including Location, Material Type and/or others.

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The U.S. government's official web portal

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Gateway to science information

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Search HeinOnline

HeinOnline Fully searchable, .pdf library of archival legal documents, from 1700s - present; includes Law Journal, Federal Register, Treaties and Agreements, and U.S. Supreme Court collections.

Why would you need a government document?

If you need a Public law or act, Primary source, or Statistics.

Or if you have a hot topic, one of these might supplement your research: Congressional hearing, Relevant agency or department document or findings.