Government Information: Government Research Basics
Portals to Federal Government Information
Use these pages to get you started on your research using government documents:
Use the Library's catalog to find documents and volumes held here at Portland State. PSU is a Depository Library which offers access to millions of print, microfilm, map and digital formats of federal government documents. Didn't find what you were looking for? Ask a Librarian for help.
Starting Points for Research
- USA.govFrequently asked questions answered by the General Services Administration that includes topics ranging from social security to ordering a flag.
- govinfoThe U.S. Government Printing Office's (GPO) govinfo is an advanced digital system that provides access to government information from all three branches of the U.S. Government. It replaces GPO's FDsys digital system.
- GovSpeak - Commonly Used AcronymsA Guide to U.S. Government Acronyms & Abbreviations hosted by University of California San Diego. For more, see "Commonly Used Acronyms" section of the United States Government Manual from GPO.gov
Find It Online
Find More @ GPO
GPO MetaLib - Search multiple government repositories at once - more info from GPO