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Locating U.S. Government Publications

Access federal government information including documents available through the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP)

NOTE: W&M Libraries are currently open for the campus community (faculty, staff and students), but remain closed to the public this semester as part of our safety measures to protect library staff and the campus community. Our reopening plan can be found at: https://libraries.wm.edu/covid/reopening. We are committed to helping you access government information, please email the research team if you need assistance!

Begin Your Research

Welcome to the US Government Publications Research Guide. Use this guide to locate information published by the United States Government.

The Basic Collection

Federal Depository Libraries are required to provide public access to the "Basic Collection", which includes: