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 a percentage of items distributed to depository libraries by the Government Publishing Office (GPO). Some items are in tangible format but the largest portion of what we receive is through digital access. 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.

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Using the Library Catalog

To identify specific US government documents use the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications. US government documents received since 1990 are also listed in Randall Library’s online public access catalog.

Starting Points

Catalog of Government Publications (CGP)

Database of searchable U.S. governmental documents and federal publications. Source also helps users locate nearby Federal Depository Libraries to find a specific publication or locate expert in-person assistance.

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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.
Library Catalog

Randall Library's online catalog. Search for books, journals, dvds, cds, government documents and many other resources held by Randall Library.

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

As the U.S. government's official web portal, USA.gov makes it easy for the public to get U.S. government information and services on the web. USA.gov also serves as the catalyst for a growing electronic government.

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Databases

ProQuest Congressional

Comprehensive online collection of primary source congressional publications and legislative research materials covering all topics, including government, current events, politics, economics, business, science and technology, international relations, social issues, finance, insurance, and medicine. Finding aid for congressional hearings, committee prints, committee reports and documents from 1970-present, and the daily Congressional Record from 1985-present. Compiled legislative histories from 1969-present.

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Congressional Record

Official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress, published daily while Congress is in session. Each daily issue is published with a summary of the day's floor and committee activities. Provides record volumes from 1994 to present.

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GPO Monthly Catalog

Consists of records published by the GPO since July 1976. Includes references for documents to congressional committee reports and hearings, debates, documents from executive departments, and more.

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HeinOnline

Contains more than 1,200 law and law-related periodicals. Coverage is from the first issue published for all periodicals and goes through the most-currently published issues allowed based on contracts with publishers. Retrieve articles by citation, browse, or search across nearly 50 million pages of content. HeinOnline also contains many useful resources for criminology, and public and international affairs, such as the Congressional Record Bound volumes in entirety, complete coverage of the U.S.

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Data.gov

Federal website providing data sets generated by the Executive Branch.

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Websites

Code of Federal Regulations

Published CFR from start of publication in 1938 through 2010. Each Part is available in PDF format. May browse or search database.

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Official U.S. Executive Branch Websites

Official U.S. Executive Branch Websites

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The White House

Official website for the White House (executive branch of federal government).

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Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids

Educational resource for children and educators about the federal government.

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Government Web Resources (LOC)

Resource catalogs external links to government offices and informational sites.

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission (ADAMS)

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (ADAMS)

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Patents and Trademarks

Patents and Trademarks

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Topographic Maps of North Carolina

Popular USGS topgraphic quadrangle maps for the state of North Carolina

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Oyez

The Oyez Project at the University of Chicago-Kent is a multimedia archive devoted to the Supreme Court of the United States and its work.

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Supreme Court

Official website of the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Congress.gov

Official website for U.S. federal legislative information. Provides access to accurate, timely, and complete legislative information for Members of Congress, legislative agencies, and the public. Usually updated the morning after session adjourns.

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U.S. Senate

Official website for the United States Senate.

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Library of Congress

"is the nation’s first established cultural institution and the largest library in the world."

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USA.gov

As the U.S. government's official web portal, USA.gov makes it easy for the public to get U.S. government information and services on the web. USA.gov also serves as the catalyst for a growing electronic government.

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Social Explorer

Gain deep insights into any area of interest - down to a city block, with stunning visualizations and built-in data.

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National Technical Information Services

National Technical Information Services

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Beth Kaylor

Beth
Kaylor
Coordinator of Government Information
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Statistics

Historical Statistics of the United States

This five-volume reference work reflects thirty years of new data and scholarship. Topics ranging from migration and health to crime and the Confederate States of America are each placed in historical context by a recognized expert in the field.

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Statistical Abstract of the United States

The Statistical Abstract is the best known and most popular single source of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. This database is designed to serve as a convenient, easy-to-use statistical reference source and as a guide to statistical publications and sources.

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