U.S. Government Information in Electronic Format
The Newark Public Library is a Congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government documents. Public access to the government documents collection, including online content, is guaranteed by public law for all users.
The federal government is producing increasing numbers of publications
in electronic formats. You may find the information you're seeking on
the Internet or a CD-ROM, rather than in a book or on microfiche.
The various agencies of the federal government maintain hundreds
of Web sites. Fortunately, many tools have been created by the
government and by librarians to help you find the information
The Government Printing Office maintains FDsys, an extensive Web site with more than 70 full-text databases, including the Federal Register; the Congressional
Record; the budget; bills; laws; Congressional reports, documents,
and calendars; General Accounting Office reports; and Supreme
Court decisions. GPO Access also hosts web pages and publications
for Congress and other government agencies such as the FDA and
the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. In addition, there are various
useful finding aids for government information, including:
Other useful sites:
The Newark Public Library currently has more than 3,000 government documents on CD. All of our government CD-ROMs are cataloged in the library's online catalog.
Our most popular titles include:
- The National Trade Databank
This CD is designed to promote international trade. It features
market research reports, country commercial guides, Commercial
Service international contacts, the Export Yellow Pages and an
archive of historical trade leads.
- U.S. Exports of Merchandise and U.S. Imports of Merchandise
These monthly CDs provide statistics on United States exports
and imports. Data is divided by product and country.
- New Jersey Census CDs
These CDs provide statistics on the population of New Jersey.
Some of the characteristics included are age, income, gender,
race and education.
- Ancestry of the Population of the United States
This CD from the Census Bureau tabulates the population by
their ancestral nationalities. You can find, for instance, statistics
on how many people in a given area are of Irish or Japanese decent.
Related CDs include: Persons of Hispanic Origin in the United States, Characteristics of the Black Population of the United States, and The Foreign-Born Population in the United States.
Last updated 4/06/11
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