Government Documents



Government Documents and maps are located on the 2nd floor of Steen Library at Stephen F. Austin State University. Stephen F. Austin has been a federal depository since 1965, and a Texas state depository since 1973. It serves U.S. Congressional District 1 in East Texas. Steen Library is a selective depository, choosing to receive 38% of the federal publications available through the Federal Depository Library Program. Materials support the university curriculum as well as general needs of students, staff, and the public.



Catalog of U.S. Government Publications
Is a search and retrieval service that provides bibliographic records of U.S. Government information resources.

* The official website for U.S. federal legislative information. Includes activities of Congress, status and text of bills, committee reports and homepages, historical documents, and more.

*MarciveWeb DOCS The online catalog of U.S. Government Publications.




General Information

The Avalon Project at Yale Law School
Pre 18th century - 20th century documents in law, history and government.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
A government-wide compendium of Federal programs, projects, services, and activities which provide assistance or benefits to the American public. It contains financial and nonfinancial assistance programs administered by departments and establishments of the Federal government.

Federal Digital System provides current and historical information from all three branches of the Federal Government

FedWorld Information Network
Provides subject access to over 130 other government bulletin boards, the NTIS (National Technical Information Service), Federal job announcements, IRS forms, and much more.

Fiscal Year Budget
from the Office of Management and Budget

Government Bookstore
This database serves as a guide to Government information products currently offered for sale by the Superintendent of Documents.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives.

Provides a portal to authoritative selected science information from a variety of U.S. Government agencies, including research and development results.

Tax Information
Links to the IRS and other tax information and tax form web sites.

U.S. State and Local Government Information (Library of Congress Internet Resource Page)
State government information and resources for each of the 50 states, with meta-indexes that list resources in all states by subject.

Book of the States
A publication of the Council of State Governments, the 2015 volume includes 152 in-depth tables, charts and figures illustrating how state government operates. It also includes 29 articles from state leaders, innovative thinkers, noted scholars and CSG’s in-house policy experts that analyze and report on the transformations taking place in state government. More than 500 sources were mined to obtain the information shared in The Book of the States.

United States Government Manual
As the official handbook of the Federal Government,l provides comprehensive information on the agencies of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches also includes information on quasi-official agencies; international organizations in which the United States participates; and boards, commissions, and committees.

The University of New Orleans Federal Documents Collection of Digitized U.S. House and Senate Committee Hearings
This growing database of more than 600 older hearings can be browsed or searched. The advanced search offers four fields: all of the words, the exact phrase, any of the words, and none of the words. You can also search within selected fields, such as title, agency, SuDoc number, GPO item number, etc.

Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents
Published every Monday, contains statements, messages, and other Presidential materials released by the White House during the preceding week.

The White House
White House documents, speeches, and photos; White House history and tours; Briefing reports; Interactive Citizens' Handbook, and more.



Directory Information

Agency Index
Lists US Government agency homepages, publications, organization charts, forms and opinions.

Congressional Directory

U.S. Executive Branch
(Library of Congress Internet Resource Page) Lists Federal Government Web Sites by department.

U.S. Judiciary Branch
(Library of Congress Internet Resource Page) Information from and about the Judicial branch of the U.S. Government; U.S. Supreme Court Decisions, and U.S. Federal Court decisions. This page contains links to U.S. Judicial Branch Resources as well as other Web sites specializing in legal information.

U.S. Legislative Branch
(Library of Congress Internet Resource Page) Provides information about the U.S. Congress, the legislative process, Congressional & support agencies internet sites, the history of Congress and Capitol Hill visitor information.



Legislative and Regulatory Information

Federal Register
Official daily publication for Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as Executive Orders and other Presidential Documents.

Code of Federal Regulations
A codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the Executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government.

U.S. Reports [1990-present]
Supreme Court Decisions

Congressional Record
The official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress.

United States Code
The database contains the general and permanent laws of the United States.

A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation
U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1873.




General Information

The Texas Administrative Code (TAC)
This is a compilation of all state agency rules in Texas. There are 16 titles in the TAC. Each title represents a subject category, and related agencies are assigned to the appropriate title.

Texas Online
This site has information on traveling, working, and doing business in Texas, Texas state government which include information on Lotto, voter registration, schools, laws, state 1-800-numbers and city & county agencies.

Texas State Electronic Library
Includes Information on Texas state agencies, the Regional Councils of Government, Texas libraries, counties, cities, newspapers and many other sources. Also includes an information by subject gateway to internet resources.

Texas State Legislature Online
Provides information on Texas state congress, the legislative process and information, you can search bills, amendments and statutes, and find your state congressional incumbent.

Texas Register Archives
Texas Register Available through a partenrship with the University of North Texas and The Office of the Texas Secretary of State. Seaching and access is for issues form 1991 up to six months ago. The most current 6 months of the TR is available on a subscription basis from the Texas Register website.

Texas Water Development Board


Statistical Information

Texas Fact Book
(At the Legislative Budget Board) Capitol telephone numbers, elected officials, senate and house committees, basic steps in the Texas legislative process, state population, income, state budget, and more.

Texas Department of State Health Services
Provides a list of services and a variety of useful health data and information.




The Steen Library map collection includes U.S. and World, topographic, geologic, demographic and land management maps. For more information contact Kayce Halstead, Reference Librarian.


Map Internet Sites

FEMA Map Service Center
View or download flood zone maps and other materials related to flood hazard areas.

Map sites
(At the University of Texas at Austin) This site has general area electronic maps and a large collection of map related internet sites including city map sites.

United Nations Cartographic Section
Map collection from the United Nations.

USGS Topographic Maps
View, order, or download a variety of maps published by the U.S. Geological Survey.



Statistical Information

American FactFinder
A NEW interactive database engine for data from 1997 Economic Census, 1990 Census, and available data from the 2000 census.

(Census Bureau) Provides interactive search-and-display access to the following databases: County Business Patterns, USA Counties, Annual Survey of Manufacturers, ZIP Business Patterns, Census Tract/Street Index, Building Permits, International Trade Data, Occupation by Sex, Race & Hispanic Origins, and Consolidated Federal Funds Report.

Provides easy access to the full range of statistics and information produced by 70 federal government agencies for public use.

Statistical Abstract of the United States
Contains a collection of statistics on social and economic conditions in the United States.

World Factbook
Published annually, by the Central Intelligence Agency, this is a handy reference work for basic statistical data on the countries of the world. Also, check out their appendices and maps at the bottom of the page.



International/Foreign Information

Background Notes
Full-text and updated periodically. Organized by region and country or international organization. History, government and political conditions are discussed, as well as the economy, foreign relations and basic travel information. Also listed are principal U.S. officials and consulate officers.

Country Studies/Area Handbook
This online series presently contains studies of 85 countries. Countries that were previously in multi-country volumes are now available individually.



Note: The databases marked with an asterisk (*) are not part of any search using the Articles & More choice from the library home page.