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Government Publications (Display only the highlighted/core resources).

Subject Description: This subject covers: Information and publications about the departments, personnel, and activities of the government of the United States. NOTE: This page is no longer being updated. For more current links, please use the Government Information page under Reference Sources.

Find Articles, Journals, Magazines and Newspapers

    Databases, indexes, working papers and electronic journals

  Campus Research (formerly Westlaw Campus) Available in Full Text Authentication Required 
WestLaw Campus includes the fulltext of many West legal publications covering all federal and state court cases, and Supreme Court cases after 1944, US Code, Code of Federal Regulations, Federal Register, state administrative codes and state statutes; also includes American Jurisprudence 2d., American Law Reports, and state law journals and law reviews. Can search by keyword, citation (e.g., 98 S.CT 2733), case title (e.g., Roe v. Wade), or by act (e.g., Clean Air Act).
  CQ Weekly Available in Full Text Authentication Required 
    1983-present
A weekly publication covering events in Washington. Includes in-depth reports on congressional issues, a summary of the previous week's news, committee and floor activity, and debates and roll-call votes. Last 2 years also available in print on shelf in current periodicals.
  LexisNexis Academic Available in Full Text Authentication Required 
LexisNexis Academic is a collection of online fulltext databases covering News, Business, Legal, Medical, and Reference. News includes newspapers, magazines, wire services, broadcast transcripts, regional and international news sources, scholarly & trade journals, and a guide to current issues. Business includes company SEC reports, company profiles and financial data, and accounting literature and standards. Law resources include law reviews (journals), federal and state congressional laws as well as federal court cases. Includes the text of the U.S. Code as well as the Federal Regulations and CFR. It includes hundreds of scholarly journals in a wide range of disciplines.

Find Facts, Definitions, Overviews

    Dictionaries, encyclopedias and handbooks

  Congressional Quarterly Almanac
An annual summation of U.S. politics that analyzes key issues and legislation, voting records of congressional representatives, and major Supreme Court decisions.
Location: REF JK1 .C66
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  Minnesota Guidebook to State Agency Services
Provides a comprehensive look at Minnesota state government. Includes key agency contacts, services provided by State agencies, opportunities for citizen participation in state policy making, licensing fees and requirements, and much more. Published only every four years, so can become outdated quickly.
Location: MN DOCS JK 6130 .M47
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  Minnesota Legislative Manual
    1887-
Describes the workings of the Minnesota state legislature.
Location: MN DOCS JK 6131 .A252x
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  United States Government Manual
A guide to federal government agencies and departments.
Location: US Docs AE 2.108/2:
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Find Laws, Legislation, and Government Reports

    Publications of government agencies and legislatures

  Catalog of U.S. Government Publications
The Catalog of U.S. Government Publications is the most current index to government documents. It is the official site of the U.S. Government Printing Office.
  Library of Congress Country Studies
Online editions of book-length country profiles produced for U.S. diplomats. This site includes substantial information on each nation's culture, history, economy, and political system. It is searchable by topic and country.
  MapStats
Provides demographic data pertaining to housing, business, income, geogrpahic and climate indicators, women and minority-own business, crime rates, educational attainment and poverty. Data comes directly from the US census and is neatly compiled into very usable format that can be viewed from the national, state, county, city or township level.
  Minnesota County and Municipal Ordinances Available in Full Text 
Directory of available city and county ordinances for Minnesota.
  Minnesota Legislation and Bill Tracking
Track bills in the House and Senate for the current session or for previous years back to 1993. Links to House and Senate Journals, House and Senate committee assignments, Guides for following a bill, and vetoes since 1939.
  Minnesota NorthStar
The official website for the state of Minnesota. From here, link to Online Services, Licensing and Forms, and many other sites about Minnesota government.
  Minnesota Statutes
The laws of the state of Minnesota.
Location: latest year in REF KFM 5430 .A24x earlier years in MN DOCS KFM 5430 .A24x
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  ProQuest Congressional Publications Available in Full Text Authentication Required 
    1970 -
Comprehensive coverage of U.S. legislative information, including fulltext and current status of Congressional bills, laws, regulations,legislative histories for public laws, congressional hearings, and research publications. Also fulltext information on related public policy issues and legislative activities. Locate information about members and committees. Search the Congressional Record and Federal Register.
  Thomas: Legislative Information on the Internet
A site maintained by the Library of Congress that provides up-to-date and historic information on the U.S. Congress. Users can search the site by bill number or keyword, find members of Congress, and get committee information. The site also provides a full-text search of the "Congressional Record," a daily record of activity in Congress.
  U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
The full text of over 3,000,000 patents from 1976 to present is searchable at the USPTO site. Bibliographic information is available on millions more. The site also offers filing how-to advice for inventors and information on patent law and intellectual property.

Find Statistics

    Statistical information, public opinion and data sets

  ProQuest Statistical Insight Authentication Required 
Contains general and detailed statistics on almost any topic. Search by keyword or select from specified subjects.
  Statistical Abstract of the U.S.
Statistical Abstract of the U.S. is the most important source for statistics on the social, political, and economic aspects of life in the United States. This resource is published every February and covers the previous year's statistics.
Location: US Docs C 3.134/7: (Also available online and in Ready Reference)
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Use Web Resources

    High-quality, reliable internet sites

  Compare Minnesota
    2007-
Allows a user to compare Minnesota with other states in 10 areas having to do with business climate and development: Proven performance, business-friendly climate, renowned work ethic, excellence in education, fertile ground for innovation, best in business, foundations of commerce, global competitor, wealth of resources, and most livable state.
  SCSU Government Documents Home Page
A list of government resources commonly used by students, faculty, and staff at SCSU.
  Search.USA.gov
Search.USA.gov is the U.S. government’s official search engine. It is a comprehensive, searchable index of about 50 million pages from federal, state, local, territorial, and tribal websites.
  USA.gov
The official U.S. gateway to all government information. A good place to begin for searching federal government websites.

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