Introduction to Government Information
Government information, whether international, federal, state or local information, offers legal and policy information, data and statistics, and consumable information such as health and well-being information.
If you need help with government and legal resources, just ask your Government Information Librarian, Robbie Sittel!
Many government publications owned by UNT are included in the UNT Library Catalog. Additional publications from and information about government can also be found by using the following resources:
Did you know that a large percentage of government publications are available online? And it’s not just the new stuff, either.
Unfortunately, though, you can’t just limit your search to “electronic resources” if you’re looking for online government documents. Nor can you limit your material type to “ebooks” or “ejournals”.
To find an online version of a government document, you must do a regular catalog search as if you are looking for a paper book.
Look for the “related content” button on the browse screen for your title. This signifies that there is a hyperlink of some sort in the record.
You’ll probably also notice that the paper book, paper map, and online versions of this title are all together on one record. Due to the way government documents are issued, we’ve found that it’s easier for patrons to find all the parts and formats of a title if they are all included on the same record. Unfortunately, this also means that limiting searches to a particular format is not always productive.
So remember, if you’re looking for an online government document, don’t limit your search by format or material type.