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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

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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