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United States Government Information: Home

Federal information for all branches, including the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial arms of the United States government.

What's In This Guide

Select the tabs at the top to navigate to information on:

Government Research Basics

  • A Civics Refresher

  • Freedom of Information Act

  • Finding Documents & Articles

Executive Branch

  • The Presidency

  • The Executive Office of the President

  • Departments and Agencies

  • Regulations

Legislative Branch

  • Congress: House and Senate

  • Congressional Bills, Record and Hearings

  • U.S. Laws

Judicial Branch

  • U.S. Supreme Court

  • Lower Federal Courts

  • U.S. Laws

Census Information
Citing Government Documents

Portland State University Library is a Federal Depository Library

Our physical collections are located on the fourth floor of Millar Library and include official documents from federal, state, and local sources as well as a variety of atlases and maps. Additional local, state and federally-produced government documents are found throughout the general collection, and links to full-text digital documents available 24/7 online.

This guide is based on the work of Meagan Kinsley & Molly Riley of the University Of Washington iSchool dated May 2011.


Subject Guide

Claudia Weston
140G Millar Library
Phone: 503-725-4542
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Farquar's Garden Annual (Back) Spring 1902 Courtesy of the NAL

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