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PADM 7301 Public Administration

Federal Depository Libraries

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The Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) was established by Congress to ensure that the American public has access to its Government's information. Since 1813, depository libraries have safeguarded the public's right to know by collecting, organizing, maintaining, preserving, and assisting users with information from the Federal Government. The FDLP provides Government information at no cost to designated depository libraries throughout the country and territories. These depository libraries, in turn, provide local, no-fee access to Government information in an impartial environment with professional assistance.

Federal Agency Information Online

Finding United States Government Publications

The United States government publications are included in the library catalog.  Many titles are now electronic and can be used on or off campus.  Titles received in paper format are on the 3rd floor of the UALR Ottenheimer Library. Most of these materials can be checked out. The reports distributed on microfiche are available on 3rd floor.  Copies can be made from the microfiche.  If you need assistance with locating the microfiche or making copies, please inquire at the Operations Desk on 1st floor.

Government Statistics

For guidance on finding statistics from federal agencies, consult the Government Statistics guide that will provide links to several broad publications as well as individual agencies and sub-agencies.