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Finding and locating federal and state government publications
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The Alfred R. Neumann Library is a Federal Depository Library for selected U.S. government publications since 1980. As a depository library we welcome the general public as well as our UHCL community.

Locate federal and state government publications on the main floor of the library, in the reference and general collections, in microfiche and CD-ROM, and on the Web.

Find Government Publications

  • Browse Topics  Icon
    A resource designed to offer pathways to publically-accessible government information.
  • Library Catalog Advanced Keyword Search
    Limit a keyword search to UHCL and subcollection "Government Documents" to find government publications in the libray. Use the title search when you are looking for a specific document.
  • Catalog of Government Publications
    Free public online access to records of U. S. government publications, 1996 to present, with links to electronic editions and depository libraries holdings information. Updated daily.
  • Congressional Publications  Icon
    Selected full text; library also has selected full text in microfiche.
  • U.S. Government Bookstore
    Indexes all the government information products that are available for sale. Forthcoming and out-of-print titles are also included. Updated daily.
  • Statistical Insight  Icon
    Includes American Statistics Index (ASI) (indexing 1973 -present; full text 2004 to present), Statistical Reference Index (SRI) (indexing 1980 to present; full text 2007 to present), and Index to International Statistics (IIS) (indexing 1980 to present; full text 2007 to present).
  • ERIC
    Includes many federal and state government publications relating to education.
  • Search NTIS (National Technical Information Service)
    Contains references to technical publications, datafiles, CD-ROMs, and audiovisual materials added to the NTIS collection within the last ten years. Documents and products can be ordered online for a fee.
  • Texas State Publications Annual Index
    1994 to 2004.

General Information

Most government documents may be checked out at the Circulation Desk for a three-week loan. In addition to UHCL ID cards, the Neumann Library honors all TexShare cards, UHCL Affiliate Borrower cards, UH system ID cards, and JSC identification cards.

Internet access for government publications is provided by 35 public-access computers.

During regular semester hours, Reference help is available Monday-Thursday 8:00 am to 9:00 p.m., Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. For complete information about library hours, click on "Hours" under "Quick Links" on the library homepage.

Find Government Websites

  • Federal Digital System (FDsys)
    GPO's Federal Digital System (FDsys) provides public access to government information submitted by Congress and federal agencies.
    U.S. government's official web portal makes it easy for the public to get U.S. government information and services on the web.
  • GovSpot is a non-partisan government information portal for finding federal and state government web sites.
    The official website of the state of Texas.
  • TRAIL: Texas Records and Information Locator
    TRAIL searches and locates information collected in an archive of more than 180 Texas state agency web servers.

Popular Government Websites


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