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Listings for federal, state, local and international government publications and related resources.


​Shafer Library became a selective depository for U. S. government publications in 1969.  We maintain a small​ physical collection of government publications in print and microfiche formats. Access to government publications and research assistance are available to the public and the University community when the library is open​. 

You can find both physical and electronic government publications in our collection by searching the Shafer library catalog​. You can also use tools specifically designed to locate federal government information like Govinfo and GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys). Our Federal and State Government Resources page provides additional tools that can be used to find government information.

Shafer Library is a congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government documents. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law. (Title 44 United States Code)

Core U.S. Federal Publications

These publications are vital sources of information that support the public's right to know about the workings and essential activities of the U.S. Federal Government. 

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Pam Carles
126A Shafer Library


This guide is based on the work done by Allen Reichert at Otterbein University.