Welcome to the Government Information research guide!
Use this subject guide to find library resources. The tabs on top will lead you to books, relevant websites, news, and more.
If you have any questions when using the library, please contact the librarians at the Reference Desk in person, by phone at (701) 231-8886, or by using the "Ask Us" instant message service box found in the right column of this page.
My contact information can be found in the right column of this page. You can request an appointment for an individual research consultation, or call or e-mail a quick question about the Libraries' research resources and services.
The library has a huge range of information resources -- available to you on campus, at home and at work -- that will help you with your studies. I look forward to working with you this semester and throughout your time at NDSU.
Government Documents -- What are they?
Government documents are publications that are issued at government expense or by a government body, for example, departments of the United States government, the State of North Dakota, or a local city or county. Publications can be issued in a tangible format, such as print or DVD, or they can be issued in an electronic format available on the Internet. Public access to goverment documents is guaranteed by public law.
The NDSU Library has been part of the Federal Depository Library Program since 1907. The NDSU Library also is a depository library for State of North Dakota publications.
What is a Federal depository library?
Some Library Basics
These links will point you to general help on using the NDSU Libraries' services and collections.