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Government Information

Selected Sites for Federal, State, Foreign and International Levels of Government

What's in this guide?

Welcome to the Government Information guide! You can use the left navigation menu to explore this guide.

Government documents and publications offer a wealth of information on hundreds of topics in addition to their primary role of recording the work of countries and states. You can find out how to get started in your searching in this guide. Resources include article databases, catalogs, reference books, web sites, and advanced research guides.

Our physical collections are primarily located on the south end of the fourth floor in Albertsons Library and include official documents, research reports, and census data.  A variety of atlases and maps can be found on the north end of the first floor.  Additional local, state and federally produced government documents are found throughout the general collection, and links to full-text digital documents available 24/7 online.

Albertsons Library is a Federal Depository Library and is currently striving to have all collection content online.

Federal Depository Library Program

The Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) was established by Congress to ensure that the American public has access to government information. Since 1813, depository libraries have safeguarded the public's right to know by collection, organizing, maintaining, preserving, and assisting users with information from the Federal Government, in print and online. The Boise State University library joined the FDLP program  in 1966 as a selective depository.