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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.

Reference & Research Help Spring 2022

Reference & Research Help Contact Information
In-Person Visit us at the Reference Desk during our hours.
Phone 781.891.2300
 Text 781.728.0511
 Live Chat Chat with a Reference Librarian
Research Help Hours (Spring 2022)
Sunday Monday - Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm 8:30 am - 9:00 pm 8:30 am - 5:30 pm 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Closed
All Hours are in Eastern Time. Hours are subject to change on holidays or for unforeseen circumstances. For up-to-date information, check the online calendar.

Research Consultations: Research Help by Appointment

Research Consultations are scheduled one-on-one meetings with a reference librarian. You can also schedule these consultations for a small group. Consultations usually last 30 minutes and take place during Reference Librarian Hours as listed above. 48 hours advanced notice required.

Research Guides

Research Guides are resources created by Bentley Librarians to guide you through research. These guides will contain a map of best bet resources of where to find information and search tips to make the research process easier. A research guide may include a list of relevant databases to search in, suggested search terms, recommended book titles, lists of websites, and more. Browse our list of Research Guides to see if one has been created for your class, a subject area, or a topic you are researching.

Frequently Asked Questions

Bentley Librarians keep a database of some of the most Frequently Asked Questions (and answers!) by the Bentley Community. Browse our FAQs to see if your question has already been answered! 

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