U.S. Government Information
Sonoma County Library is a Federal Depository Library
The Sonoma County Library
has been in partnership with the United
States Government Printing Office, through the
Library Program, since 1896. We are a selective depository and we
receive about 30% of the items published by U.S. agencies that
available though this program. We primarily serve the people
of the 6th Congressional District, but access to all
government-published material is free and open to anyone visiting the
Central Library in downtown Santa Rosa.
Assistance in using materials in our documents collection is
available at the Reference Desk, and anyone with a Sonoma County
Library card may check out all circulating materials, including
books, periodicals, pamphlets, and CD-ROMs. We are happy to loan
materials to patrons outside of our service area through
inter-library loan; please contact your local library.
of U.S. Government Publications This is an excellent
way to determine if the Sonoma County Library has received
a particular document. Once you locate the item you are interested
in, click on the Locate in a Library link, type in 707 (our
area code) and if we received the item our Directory Information
Every item in the FDLP Basic Collection is available in printed, microform, or other format at the Central Library, or in electronic form through the links that follow.
Quick question? Call or email the Government
Use the Answers.USA.gov email form
Get a quick answer to the top ten questions at Answers.USA.gov
Looking for a Federal Government job? USAJOBS.gov
A Guide to United States Online Resources
Searching For United States Government Information
on the Internet
- USA.gov the "U.S. government's official
web portal" is a gateway to extensive Federal information, forms, and services
available on the Internet (formerly Firstgov)
Reference Center - Quick links to government calendars, phone books, maps, forms, etc.
- Search USA - Find Federal
information from a variety of government sites
- A - Z list of
United States agencies and departments
Used Sites Related to U.S. Federal Government Information from the librarians at
the ALA Government Documents Round Table
- FDsys: Federal Digital System
- official U.S. government information (formerly GPO Access) from the Government Printing Office.
- GPO Metalib - Find publications
and websites from across the U.S. government, including books at the Library of Congress, laws,
agency newsletters, and website listings from USA.gov, all in one search. From the Government
Government Publications on FDsys
- Core Documents of
U.S. Democracy on FDsys
Topics service arranges Federal Government Internet sites by
topic. The main list of topics is based upon the current Guide to
U.S. Government Information, also known as the Subject
- Export.gov for information on how
your small business can get involved in exporting
- Grants.gov for finding government
scholarships and grants
- Science.gov "a gateway to
authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. Government
agencies, including research and development results." Searchable or use
the directory of topics.
- Federal Agency
Directory Link directly to agency Web sites after
searching an index or viewing a list of agencies that reflects the
structure of the government as identified in The United States
Government Manual. Indentations (syndetic structures)
will inform the reader of the institution's place in the big picture.
This site is brought to the web through a service partnership between
Louisiana State University Libraries and GPO.
- U.S. Government
Bookstore: Browse by Subject Browse by subjects to identify
publications, subscriptions, and electronic products for sale by the
Superintendent of Documents.
Databases by Subject from Indiana University
- Ben's Guide to US Government
- Fedstats: One Stop Shopping
Depository Library Directory
Office of the President
Just For Kids - Visit Uncle Sam Wants to Help
You! for more government resources
just for children.
Ben's Guide to US
Government for Kids