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Federal Government Document Resources

Randall Library is a selective depository for documents distributed by agencies of the United States Government. The Library has been a selective depository for US government publications since 1965 and currently receives approximately 74% of the items distributed to depository libraries by the Government Printing Office (GPO). The Library serves the UNCW community, Wilmington, and the 7th North Carolina Congressional Districts of the United States House of Representatives. Davis Library at UNC Chapel Hill is the nearest regional depository library. It receives all publications distributed to depository libraries. Students, faculty and staff at UNCW may request documents not available at Randall Library through Interlibrary Loan free of charge.

Starting Points

The CGP is the finding tool for federal publications that includes descriptive records for historical and current publications and provides direct links to those that are available online. Users can search by authoring agency, title, subject, and general key word, or click on "Advanced Search" for more options.

Many paper and pdf versions of government documents can be found in our catalog.

GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys) provides free online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.

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