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Government Information

Sources of information that either describe a level of government or are produced by that level of government. Primarily Canadian.

Tools to locate information produced by US government

Top Pick

Searches multiple U.S. Federal government databases, retrieving reports, articles, and citations while providing direct links to selected resources available online.
Maintained by US Government Printing Office.



Other search tools:

Quick US statistics sources

US in-depth data sources

Sources of information about US government

Copyright on US government documents


US federal government publications are not copyright protected (17 U.S.C. § 105). They are in the public domain and are free for use by all. 


Copyright laws for works produced by state governments vary by state. Use this interactive map produced by the Harvard Library to look up a specific state.

State Copyright Resource Centre