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Ellis Island, New York

When a family formally moves from one country to another, that's immigration. When a larger demographic departs one region for another, that's migration. The movement of people, whether by need or desire, triumph or tragedy, influences and informs the behavior of governments, for what are nations, but associations of people? Data and statistics play an integral role in the study of this topic.


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 Government Information 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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  • Government agencies gather numbers. 
  • Numbers get turned into statistics.
  • Statistics answer the questions “how much” or “how many”. 
  • Find the agency and you find the statistics. 
  • When all else fails, ask for help!

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Ellis Island, New York from the National Archive Series Public Health Service Historical Photograph File, 1880-1943