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U.S. Government Research

This guide offers a starting point to find U.S. government information.

U.S. Government Research

U.S. Capitol at Night

This guide is designed to assist users in locating U.S. government information.

Image Credit: U.S. Capitol at Night. By USCapitol, 2011, (Flickr). Image a United States government work.

Founding Documents

The following are links to the freely available versions of the founding documents of the United States Government:

Finding Government Documents Online

The main portal to U.S. Government information is the official government website:

Government Publications

There are multiple ways that you can search for government publications such as legislation, reports, hearings, policy, and more. Here are some tools to use to help find this information:

Government Directories

Government directories can be a helpful source of information. They can direct to you important persons, agencies and departments as well as sources of information. Some are organized based on categories or topics.

Research Help

Bentley Reference librarians are here to assist with your research. We can help with selecting search tools, finding and evaluating sources, and citing sources. 

Here are the ways that you can get research help during our hours:


Research Consultations

While you can always reach out to us using the contact methods above, you can schedule an appointment with a librarian for one-on-one assistance with research. 48 hours advanced notice appreciated for scheduling purposes. Schedule an appointment here. 

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