Introduction to Government Information Sources
Introduction to United States Government Information Sources is available electronically through NetLibrary, a subscription E-book database available to Tulane students, faculty and staff. This text is an excellent resource for researchers who want to learn more about the vast array of materials the U.S. government makes available.
Basic Legal Research
Legal Research: How to Find & Understand the Law is available electronically through EBSCO eBooks (formerly NetLibrary), a subscription E-book database available to Tulane students, faculty and staff. Information in this text includes:
An overview of legal research
How to locate legal resources
A glossary of legal terms.
A large number of government publications are easily accessible on-line. The goal of this guide is to identify and link to key government document resources available free on the Web and through Tulane University subscription.
|This library is a congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government documents. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law. (Title 44 United States Code)|
Provides links to the most commonly used government document databases including: LexisNexis Congressional, HeinOnline, Government Printing Office (GPO), and Thomas.gov.
Provides links to legislative resources such as bills, hearings, debates, committee prints, House and Senate reports, the Congressional Record, United States Code and Statutes at Large.
Learn about FDsys
GPO launched their Federal Digital System (FDsys)in 2009. This system is a one-stop site to authentic, published government information and is set to replace GPO Access in 2011. Learn more about FDsys in the following GPO video.
Learn About Federal Depository Libraries
Tulane University is one of several thousand Federal Depository Libraries in the United States. Federal Depository Libraries were established by Congress to ensure that the American public has access to government information. Learn more about Federal Depository Libraries in the following GPO video.