Government Publications – Finding Tools

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Zip Code Directory

This site allows you to look up a zip code by address, city or by company. It will also give you a listing of all cities in a certain zip code.

Catalog of U.S.Government Publications (MOCAT)
This online version of the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications indexes government publications beginning with January 1994, and many with the capability of reading the full text. Government E-books are now also included in the catalog.

Browse by Subject provides information on over 150 topics that can be purchased from the Government Printing Office.

U.S. Government Bookstore
Also called the Sales Product Catalog (SPC), this tool indicates what government publications are for sale. Many can be ordered online.

Govinfo provides free public access to more than a million official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government. It has a Google-like search as well as an A to Z listing of documents.

Federal Websites in Spanish (Los sitios web del gobierno Federal in Espanol)
This site, from the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, provides a listing of federal departments that have websites in spanish. Este sitio, del Departamento de Bibliotecas de Oklahoma, provee un listado del Federal que tienen sitios en la gobierno internet en Espanol.

Search Engines – Government Made Easy  
A very efficient Internet search engine for government sites.

Offers a high-utility collection of top government and civic resources on the Web. Fun for browsing as well as useful for its topical arrangement.

GovSpeak: A guide to U.S. government acronyms and abbreviations. GovSpeak is a guide that lists acronyms & abbreviations commonly used by the United States Federal Government.  Each acronym is defined and links to the home page of the identidfied department, agency, office, program or publication.

Military Installations
Looking for the homepage of a military installation? This cite indexes over 1 million military pages.

U.S. Internet Government Periodicals
This is an index of electronic government periodicals. From the University of Louisville Libraries.

Uncle Sam – Brief Guide to Citing Government Publications
An easy to follow guide on how to cite government publications for writers.


University of Memphis Government Publications Department
Home of Tennessee’s Regional Federal Depository Library, visit this site for clear and simple access to government information on the Internet and information about the University’s collection.

University of Michigan Government Documents Center  
An extensive site for links to federal, state, and local government information on the Internet. Useful links to state tax forms, municipal codes, and other valuable informative links.

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