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US GOVERNMENT INFORMATION
Other TCU research guides for finding government information:
TCU Core Documents of Our Democracy
Research guide for understanding the essential activities of the Federal Government.
Federal Government Information @ TCU
Finding and using Government Information in the TCU Library and online. The Library has been a depository for federal and Texas state documents for almost 100 years and portions of the collection date as far back as the eighteenth century.
TCU Guide to Presidential Power
This guide emphasizes political structures and constitutional and legal principles that define the parameters of the presidency, as well as the regulatory state that operates within the executive branch. It provides tools to explore how different political and legal structures both empower and limit the executive branch.
Congressional Publications (ProQuest)
Access the full text of congressional hearings, public issues, legislation and history. The database is updated monthly and contains Congress member biographies, committee assignments, voting records, financial data, and the full text of key regulatory and statutory resources. Coverage dates: 1789 - Current.
This digital collection includes books and primary source documents from a variety of sources, including Google, the Internet Archive, and libraries around the world. Coverage dates: Varies.
Financial, medical, and legal information, including news articles, transcripts and wire services are also available. Other special features include: Company Profiles, SEC filings, Biographies, Country Information, Federal and State Cases, Patents, Broadcast Transcripts, and more. Replaces LexisNexis Academic. Saving documents and searches, and annotating documents are a few of the additional features after registering for a personal account. Coverage dates: .
Contains government documents and legal research materials including U.S. statutory materials, scholarly journals, law reviews, all of the world's constitutions, all U.S. treaties, collections of classic treatises and presidential documents, and the full text of state and federal case law. Coverage dates: Late 18th century to present.
Texas State Government Information
Info about the Texas State government.
Texas Legislature Online
Track and search for legislation in progress, and bills that have become laws in the Texas Legislature.
The Texas Records and Information Locator (TRAIL) service provides access to Texas state government information contained in electronic publications. TRAIL facilitates ready access to the information for Texas citizens and other users.
Texas State Archives and Library Commission (TSLAC)
The official archival records of the Texas Government.
Other Local Government Information
Citing Government Documents
APA Citation Style does not have a separate category for government publications. According to APA, government documents can be considered Books, Technical/Research Reports or Brochures.
- Treat a government document as a book, report, or brochure.
- If a person is named on the title page, use her or him as author.
- If no person is named, use the government agency, department, or branch as a group author
- Give the name of the group author exactly as it appears on the title page. If the branch or agency is not well known, include its higher department first.
- If the group author is also the publisher, just use the word Author after the location
- If there is a series or report number, include it after the title
- The manual refers to the GPO (U.S. Gov. Printing Office). Canadian equivalents may be: Queen’s Printer, Ministry of Supply and Services, Canadian Government Publishing, etc
The Complete Guide to Citing Government Information Resources by
Call Number: Z7164.G7 G37 1993
Publication Date: 1993-06-01
A detailed style manual prepared by a team of documents librarians representing the Government Documents Round Table of ALA. New chapters cover foreign overnment publications and electronic sources.