Our federal government produces information in all subject areas and formats. As a participant in the Federal Depository Library Program, the University Libraries of Virginia Tech were designated as a federal depository in 1907. The Virginia Tech Libraries are a selective Federal Depository Library, and we receive about 70% of all U.S. government publications. We are dedicated to making this information available to Virginia Tech and the community at large through a collection of print documents, CDs/DVDs, and microfiche, and the links to sites listed below.
Getting started with library research | Overview of United States government | Recommended databases
Search across multiple government databases (currently 53 databases, including reference databases, digital repositories, or subject-based Web gateways) to find reports, articles, and citations. Search individual databases or create sets of databases with the A-Z Resource List. Access and search the "native" interface of these databases from the originating institution/agency. Email or export records in various formats.
The HathiTrust Digital Library contains over seven million volumes and over one billion pages of scanned books and other materials. About 20 percent of all content is in the public domain (and accessible to you). You can also browse several public collections. Content is available in several image formats, text, and PDF. 1200s-present.
The catalog for U.S. government publications. Covers all types of U.S. government documents, including Congressional reports, hearings, debates, and records; judiciary materials; and documents issued by executive departments (Defense, State, Labor, Office of the President, etc.). Includes a bibliographic citation in each record. 1976-present.