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Government publications are primarily in two locations of Lied library: UNLV
Microforms and UNLV Gov Pubs as listed in the library catalog. Only a limited
number of state documents can be found in the Library Catalog. Please ask for
assistance at the second floor Research & Information Desk and/or go to
various State and Local Government Links.
Extensive collections of Nevada materials can be found in the Special Collections
area on the third floor of Lied Library.
Microforms Research Collections http://www.library.unlv.edu/collections/micro/microres/resbibin.html
Contains government publications prior to 1955 purchased by the History Department for scholarly research.
U.S. Congress ~ Documents
~ 1774-1873. http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/amlaw/lawhome.html
Full text U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates.
Post 1976 catalog. The library does not have all items listed in this catalog. You may have to request items via Interlibrary Loan.
(Note: It may take 3-4 weeks for a request to be filled via Interlibrary Loan, so please allow enough time with your research needs to accommodate the time lag.)
Web pages http://www.gpoaccess.gov/
Access to resources by branches: Legislative, Executive, and Judicial.
Find maps the library owns. Select keyword search in the Library Catalog and include the word map.
All federal government documents the library retains are listed in the Library Catalog. UNLV Libraries does not receive all items that the government publishes. Select Library Catalog from the Library Home Page and select keywords http://webpac.library.unlv.edu/search~S1/ and click on Advanced Search. From the Advanced Search screen, click on the drop down arrow next to Location and select UNLV Gov Pubs to retrieve only government documents. Government documents follow a Superintendent of Documents format for their call numbers and usually have colons within the sequence. Their call numbers usually reflect the letters and numbers of the government agency issuing the information. Other parts of the numbering scheme include numerical codes that reflect the type of publication, date and/or number of the publication. The government sometimes restricts the format of some government publications to Web access only. Some entries on the library catalog give URLs for the federal information or offer a direct link to the material.
Connect to Google http://www.google.com and type in the agency of the government. For example, if you want the Interior Department materials, type in the search box: Interior Department of the United States. Usually, Google will find the correct URL on the first page of the search results. Remember that the domains are always .gov (or .mil for US military pages).