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Government (United States)

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

  • FDsys

        FDSys
    This resource is freely accessible Contents of this resource available through Summon

    FDSys

    FDsys provides free access to federal government publications. It indexes the full text (in HTML and PDF) of congressional, executive departments and agencies, and Supreme Court documents. 1907-present.

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  • ProQuest Congressional

        ProQuest Congressional
    This resource is restricted to Virginia Tech users only Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia Screencast tutorials available for this resource Contents of this resource available through Summon database provides Get VText links

    ProQuest Congressional

    ProQuest Congressional indexes citation to and provides some full text for congressional publications and legislative history. 1969-present.  

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  • USA.gov

        USA.gov
    This resource is freely accessible Contents of this resource available through Summon

    USA.gov

    USA.gov is an easy-to-search, free-access website designed to give you a centralized place to find information from U.S. local, state, and federal government agency websites.

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  • MetaLib from GPO

        GPO Metalib
    This resource is freely accessible

    MetaLib from GPO

    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.

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  • HathiTrust Digital Library

        Hathi Trust
    This resource is freely accessible Contents of this resource available through Summon Gold open access - publishing

    HathiTrust Digital Library

    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.

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  • GPO Monthly Catalog from WorldCat

        WorldCat Discovery
    This resource is restricted to Virginia Tech users only Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia Contents of this resource available through Summon database provides Get VText links

    GPO Monthly Catalog from WorldCat

    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.  

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