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Introduction

When looking for U.S. Government Information it is important to consider who produced the information you are looking for? The United States Federal Government is divided into three branches: legislative, executive, and judicial. Each Branch is then further subdivided into agencies, lower courts, committees, etc. Information from these branches exists in different places and where you look for the information will depend who produced it.

Each page in this Guide will provide you resources to search for information published by each of the three branches of the United States Federal Government.  

Government information is large and complex and it can be difficult to decide where to begin. If you feel stuck, please contact us!

Getting Started

Use these resources to determine what part of the Government will be talking abut you topic: 

  • Ben's Guide is a great resource to learn more about Federal Governmental structure.
  • The United States Government Manual provides authoritative descriptions of the programs and activities of the federal government.
  • USA.gov is a website that can help you determine which Government Agency is talking about a topic.

Government Information Library

The Government Information Library is a regional library of the Federal Depository Library Program as well as a depository of Colorado state, United Nations, and European Union information. It consists of over five million items from the United States government, Colorado and other state governments, foreign governments, and international governmental organizations like the UN. As a federal depository, the Library also offers assistance and its collections to members of the public. This includes providing public computers for unrestricted access to government information on the Internet.

We offer a wide array of services to support students, staff, and faculty, including online guides for research, one-on-one consultations, class instruction, phone, email, and walk-in reference.

 

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