Government Resources

About Government Resources

logo of the Federal Depository Library ProgramWelcome to UNCW Library‚Äôs Government Resources page. UNCW Library is a member of the Federal Depository Library Program and the North Carolina State Clearinghouse. We receive resources that are produced by federal and state agencies and departments. These resources include online congressional hearings and committee prints, statistics, data, laws, journals, magazines, and much more. A wide range of subjects and topics are covered and resources are available in print and online. Please use the links below to search for specific topics. If you have any questions or need help please contact Elisabeth Garner at or email the Center for Southeast North Carolina Archives and History at


*Please Note: Beginning May 8th through approximately August 15th, 2024, the library will be closed to all campus affiliates and members of the public for a renovation and expansion project. During this time, government resources will not be accessible.  Please email or for assistance in locating government information via alternative methods. We will be more than happy to help.  For additional information, please click here: Summer 2024 Closure and Modified Service Plans | Randall Library (

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Contact Us

Elisabeth Garner
Government Information Librarian

Collection Development

UNCW Library was designated as a selective depository for United States government publications in 1965. The depository collection is administered and maintained according to the requirements of Title 44, Chapter 19 of the United States Code; Instructions to Depository Libraries; and Guidelines for the Depository Library System. The library is committed to providing free access to the collection for UNCW students, faculty, staff, and the general public. Services are provided in person, by telephone, mail, email, chat and through Interlibrary Loan (ILLIAD).

Read more at Government Documents.

Recommended Government Databases

For information about government resources, we recommend: 

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Recommended Data & Statistics Databases

To find sources of data and statistics, we recommend: