There are a variety of ways to find government information
Search from our Homepage
Select the Catalog tab on library.samford.edu 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.
To limit after search, in Encore, Refine by: column is on left.
Select SUL Government Doc Collection
To limit before search, in Encore, use Advanced Search form and change Collection to SUL Government Doc Collection.
To limit before search, in Classic catalog, go to (More Searches) dropdown on top right and select Advanced Keyword.
Classic Advanced Keyword form
Search Samford Libraries Catalog
Note: To refine search on Results page, use facets under Refine by:
Use Advanced search form for more options
Search Google and Other Portals
Add "site:.gov" to your search
The U.S. government's official web portal
Gateway to science information
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.