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The Information Cycle: Government Publications

Starting with a news event, trace how information changes over time using the information cycle.

Government Documents


  • Breadth of coverage
  • Statistics
  • Official government viewpoint on a topic


  • Publication may be written for governmental officials
  • Legislation can be hard to track


Government Document

Find Government Documents @ The Library

Find Government Documents in the Library Catalog: 

"Government Publications" will appear as a Format in the "Refine My Search" section once you have completed your search in the Catalog. 

Use the Federal government digital system to find online government publications:

Government Documents website  Federal Digital System