Government Information

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About the Government Documents Collection

U. S. Government Documents
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The Gannett-Tripp Library has been a member of the Federal Depository Library Program since 1956. Libraries with this special status serve the information needs of their Congressional districts by providing free access to United States government publications. The Gannett-Tripp Library currently selects 33% of all available government publications in paper, microfiche, CD-ROM, DVD, and online formats, and also provides access to all Internet government publications.

New York State Documents
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The Gannett-Tripp Library has participated in the New York State Documents program since 1989. As a New York State Documents Reference Center, the library provides access to basic bibliographic tools and the core list of New York state reference titles.

Access to the Collection

The Government Documents collection is located on the first floor of the Gannett-Tripp Library. It is available for use during normal operating hours. The collection may be used by all members of the college community and the public. Circulation of the materials is limited to members of the college community and valid Community Borrowers.

Documents Assistance

Assistance in using the Government Documents collection can be obtained at any time at the Gannett-Tripp Library's Research Help Desk, or by contacting the Documents Librarian (Martha Smith). Appointments for assistance are not necessary, but are welcomed. You can arrange an appointment by calling (607) 735-1862 or (607) 735-1864.


Use these resources to find U.S. Government publications related to your research. Ask at the Research Help Desk for help in determining if the GTL has the items you need and how to locate them.

Gannett-Tripp Library Catalog

Many of the library's documents are included in the catalog. There are also links to online versions of print documents.

MarciveWeb DOCS Restricted Resource

(1976-present) A catalog of U. S. government documents, searchable by subject, title, SuDocs number, and more.  Click the "Holdings" button to find out if our library owns the item you need.

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (GPO)

The official U.S. Government Publications catalog, containing more than 500,000 records for documents published from July 1976 to the present. Contains PURLs to online versions of documents.

CQ Weekly Restricted Resource

Non-partisan news and analysis from Capitol Hill. Coverage of the U.S. Congress: status of bills, votes and amendments, floor and committee activity, backroom maneuvering, and more. Covers 1983 to present.

Print Resources

LC call number ranges: JK 1- 1685 [United States government]

Subject headings:
Presidents - United States
United States. Congress
United States - Foreign relations
United States - Politics and government

Guide to the Presidency, 3rd ed.

REF JK 516 .C57 2002 [2 v.]

Official Congressional Directory

REF JK 1011 .U59 [older issues in Docs at Y 4.P 93/1: 1 (Congress number)]

Related GTL Research Guides

These guides contain U. S.-government related information.

International and Country Information

Law and Legislation

New York State Information

Statistics Resources

United States Supreme Court

General Websites U.S. Government Source

The United States' government's official web portal. Easy-to-use subject-based guide, designed to help the average citizen find government information.

Library Guides: Federal Government

Information on all aspects of the U.S. government, including federal departments, Congress and legislation, the U.S. courts, statistics, and patents.

Finding Government Publications

Documents Classification

Call Numbers - Superintendent of Documents System (Colorado State University)

A list of SuDoc call numbers and the government agencies they correspond to.

Superintendent of Documents Classification System (Texas Christian U.)

A brief explanation of how the "SuDoc" system works and how to find documents.

United States

FDsys U.S. Government Source

Provides access to Congressional documents, the U.S. Code, the Code of Federal Regulations, and other essential government publications.

Federal Depository Library Directory U.S. Government Source

Search for participating libraries by clicking on the map or doing a keyword search.

New Titles (GPO) U.S. Government Source

Lists of the newest GPO publications in all formats, arranged by date.

New York State

Checklist of Official Publications of the State of New York

New York State Library

Government Departments and Agencies

Use these links to help locate websites of government departments, agencies, commissions, boards, and quasi-official groups.

Federal Agency Directory (Louisiana State U.) U.S. Government Source

Official U.S. Executive Branch Web Sites (Library of Congress) U.S. Government Source

Links to sites for major federal agencies, board, and commissions.

Government Information by Subject

Browse Topics - Your Pathway to Government Information U.S. Government Source

A browseable list of Federal websites grouped by broad subject area.

U.S. Government Information, by Topic (

An easy-to-use subject guide, designed to help the average citizen find government information.

Government Information (Vanderbilt University)

U. S. Government Documents: Subject Guides & Internet Resources (Columbia University)

U. S. Government Information (University of Colorado at Boulder)


Last updated 07-19-12