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Government Information Connection @ Sycamore Library

UNT Libraries’ Government Information Connection provides assistance and guidance in finding governmental, business, geographic, or legal information.

Federal Depository Library Program

image of eagle emblem for the federal depository library programThe UNT Libraries became a federal depository library in 1948. Since then, the UNT Libraries and Government Information Connection have received government publications and information products produced by the federal government. 

The Government Information Connection receives Executive Branch, Legislative Branch, and Judicial Branch documents in addition to materials from independent federal agencies, boards, commissions, and committees, and quasi-agencies. 


Executive Branch Documents 

Executive branch documents include reports, research reports, statistical publications, fact sheets, handbooks and manuals, presidential papers, budgets, maps and atlases, and pamphlets produced by the office of the President, Vice President, and executive branch agencies.

Executive branch agencies and departments include the Executive Office of the President, Department of Agriculture, Department of Commerce, Department of Defense, Department of Education, Department of Energy, Department of Health & Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Interior, Department of Justice, Department of Labor, Department of State, Department of TransportationDepartment of the Treasury, Department of Veterans Affairs. 

Legislative Branch Documents

Legislative Branch documents include materials produced by Congress (U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate) and its associated departments, commissions, and committees including the  Architect of the Capitol (AOC)Center for Legislative Archives, National Archives and Records AdministrationCongressional Budget Office (CBO)Government Accountability Office (GAO)Government Publishing Office (GPO)Library of Congress (LOC)Office of Congressional Workplace Rights.

Legislative Branch documents include hearings (testimony), congressional reports, committee prints, record of proceedings and debates (Congressional Record), statutes, bills, laws, codes, and reports and activities from other legislative branch offices. 

Judicial Branch Documents 

Judicial Branch documents include materials published by the U.S. Supreme Court, Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, and the Federal Judicial Center

Judicial materials received by FDL member libraries, like the Government Information Connection, include opinions, journals, decisions, orders of the court, and oral argument transcripts. Full federal case files are not available through federal depository libraries. 


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