Federal Government Shutdown: Reports

Repositories of U.S. Government Reports

    ​Database of the National Agricultural Library covering agricultural engineering and marketing, animal breeding, entomology, environmental pollution, farm amanement, foods and feeds, pesticides, rural sociology, social sciences, veterinary medicine, and water resources
  • ERIC
    Digital library of reports, articles, videos, and audio of education-related sources for educators, researchers, and the general public
  • HathiTrust
    ​Digital repository providing long-term preservation and access services for public domain specializing in historical publications.
  • HeinOnline
    Database contains the full text of numerous legal journals, Code of Federal Regulations, Federal Register, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Foreign Relations of the U.S., Presidential Executive Orders, Congressional Record, U.S. Statutes at Large, and other documents from the executive, congressional and judicial branches of the U.S. government.
  • ProQuest Congressional
    Database provides information produced by or pertaining to the United States Congress from 1789 to the present. Includes bills, laws, legislative histories, committee prints, House and Senate documents, hearings, and reports, the Congressional Record, Code of Federal Regulations, and Federal Register

Using GPO Catalog to Find Documents

The Catalog of Government Publications is run by the Government Publishing Office.  The catalog will work, but it will not be updated after the shutdown begins.  Also, some of the PURL links in the catalog (purl.gpo.gov) may not work during the shutdown.

Using CLIO to Find U.S. Government Information

CLIO, Columbia's public catalog, is very helpful in finding United States government information at Columbia.  The best search strategy is to use CLIO's  Advanced Search option. Once at the Advanced Search screen, change the first drop-down to Author and enter United States in the box next to it:

Leave the remaining drop-downs as Any Field and enter your search terms in those boxes (think of broad search terms for this step).  You may also change the second drop-down to Author and add the name of a particular agency or department to find publications from that agency.  You also have the option to limit by date, format, or Columbia library location if needed.

Many, but not all, of the online government titles in CLIO can be accessed by anyone. If you need a tangible title, note its physical location, call number, and status--CLIO can also text you this information.