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Last Updated: Jan 28, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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The Nielsen Library is a member of the Federal Depository Library Program, and provides access to both state and federal government publications. Use this guide to help you find both online and print government documents.


Nielsen Library Catalog


How to Search the Library Catalog

The library catalog has records of all print government documents, as well as a number of records for government documents that are online. To search just for government documents, go to the Collection category on the left hand side of your search and select “Government Documents”.


Government Databases

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The official catalog of all United States Government federal documents, provided by the U.S. Government Printing Office. 

Access: Everybody


Provides access to over 10,000 news, business and legal sources. Includes law journals, newspaper articles, and company reports. 

Access: ASU Only

United States Census

Portal for all United States Census information including news, reports, interactive maps and statistics. Also includes the 2012 Statistical Abstract.

Access: Everybody

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications

Search all print and online publications from the United States.  Includes records for historic publications.

Access: Everybody

See Also

CIA World Factbook

A database of vital country information including facts on infrastructure, government organization, and international relations.

Access: Everybody

Databases for all subjects

Academic Search Complete

A collection of journals covering all academic disciplines, with full text provided for over 4,600 titles.

Access: ASU Only

Google Scholar

A public search engine specially designed to find academic research.

Access: Everybody

ebrary: Electronic Books

Online access to a variety of academic and popular books. 

Access: ASU Only




Nielsen Library is a designated depository for select U.S. Government documents. Public access to these documents is guaranteed by law. For more information on how to access government documents, please see the Adams State Policies Page on Government Documents.



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