Government Information

Subject Librarian
email Karina Ricker

emailkricker@albany.edu
phone(518) 442-3629
location_onUniversity Library: LI-208

Key Databases

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications

The Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP) is the finding tool for electronic and print publications from the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the U.S. government. The CGP contains descriptive records for historical and current publications and provides direct links to those that are available online. More than 500,000 records generated since July 1976 are contained in the CGP and it is updated daily. The catalog will grow to include records for publications dating back to the late 1800s, making the CGP the central point for locating new and historical Government publications. CGP is the online counterpart of the Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications.

Coverage:
July 1976 +
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Military & Government Collection

Military & Government Collection offers current news pertinent to all branches of the military and government through full-text coverage of over 300 journals. In addition it contains 200+ full text pamphlets and indexing with abstracts for an additional 500 journals.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Weekly
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
HeinOnline

HeinOnline is a premier online database containing more than 160 million pages and 160,000 titles of legal history and government documents in a fully searchable, image-based format. Access to a comprehensive law review database; National Survey of State Laws; Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture, and Law; Gun Regulation and Legislation in America; and New York Legal Research Library is included, along with access to other sources of primary and secondary legal authority.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
WorldCat Discovery

Holdings of any type of material held by member libraries of Online Computing Library Center (OCLC) from the 12th century to the present

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Coverage:
12th century +
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
govinfo

Produced by the Government Publishing Office, govinfo has official, authenticated, digitized documents from Congress, the President, and a few other Federal agencies. It includes the United States Government Manual, bills, Statutes, congressional committee materials, the Congressional Record, the Compilation of Presidential Documents, the Federal Register, the Code of Federal Regulations, and opinions from more than 100 U.S. courts.

Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
data.census.gov

The U.S. Census Bureau's portal to the most current data from various surveys, including the American Community Survey (starting with 2010), the Decennial Census (starting with 2010), and the Economic Census (starting with 2012). (The 2000 Decennial Census will be loaded by June 2020, and the 2018 ACS data will be loaded starting in Fall 2019. This site will totally replace American FactFinder by July 2020.)

Coverage:
varies
Updated:
varies
Fulltext:
N/A
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users

Other Databases

NTIS - National Technical Reports Library

The National Technical Information Service maintains and disseminates a large collection of scientific, technical, engineering, and business-related information produced for and by U.S. government agencies. The NTIS database contains the records of millions of publications along with audiovisual materials, computer data files, and software. Nearly 1,000 new items are added weekly, many only available through NTIS. All records include an abstract, and many of the publications are freely available in PDF format. Other documents and materials may be purchased.

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Coverage:
1964 +
Updated:
Weekly
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users