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Colorado State Capitol by Jim Bowen under CC By 2.0.

The Government Information Library at the University of Colorado at Boulder is a state depository for Colorado state publications. Both digital and print resources are available for use, and most of the printed publications are housed in the basement of Norlin Library ("NORBASE").

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Additional Resources - State of Colorado

The Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences & Map Library in the Benson Earth Sciences Building has a variety of historical maps of Colorado in their collection (many are uncataloged, however). Their holdings in this are include:

  • Topographic maps dating back to the 1880s
  • Sanborn Fire Insurance maps
  • Maps of the state and territory of Colorado, including city and county maps
  • Mining maps
  • Plat maps
  • Tourist and road maps

For more assistance finding map resources, or to learn more about what is available in the Map Library, please email maplib@colorado.edu, call 303-492-7578, or pay a visit in person!

Additional Resources - Boulder

The Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences & Map Library in the Benson Earth Sciences Building has a variety of maps of Colorado in their collection (many are uncataloged, however). Their holdings in this are include:

  • Topographic maps dating back to the 1880s
  • Sanborn Fire Insurance maps
  • Maps of the state and territory of Colorado, including city and county maps
  • Mining maps
  • Plat maps
  • Tourist and road maps

For more assistance finding map resources, or to learn more about what is available in the Map Library, please email maplib@colorado.edu, call 303-492-7578, or pay a visit in person!

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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Tips & Tools for Searching Gov Info

Information is arranged by government entity or agency. The agency is the best place to start.

  • Identify the agency by conducting a site search in Google or using one of the tools below
  • Scan the results to identify relevant agencies. 
  • Go to the agency homepage to browse or search

Tools

  • Site Search - to site search in Google type site:.gov and your search term. For example, site:.gov environmental statistics
  • USA.gov
  • Govinfo.gov
  • Custom Google Search for IGO's or NGO's

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