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How and where to find United States federal and other government information.
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Welcome to the Loyola Libraries' Government Information pages.

Loyola's Cudahy Library is a Federal Depository Library.

The Homeland Security Digital Library is a compendium of materials available for scholarly research in the area of Homeland Security

For more information about the HSDL, read the collection summary, the HSDL newsletter.


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Featured Resource: Government Made Easy

Whatever you want or need from the U.S. government, is on the U.S. government's official web portal, makes it easy for the public to get U.S. government information and services on the web. also serves as the catalyst for a growing electronic government.


Featured Resource: FDsys

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About FDsys

 In 1993, Congress passed the U.S. Government Printing Office Electronic Information Access Enhancement Act (Public Law 103-40), which expanded GPO's mission to provide electronic access to Federal electronic information. In June 1994, GPO launched GPO Access, which provides online access to information from all three branches of the Federal Government. For more than 15 years, GPO Access has been America's source for Government information online, but now GPO is unveiling the next generation of Government information online with GPO's Federal Digital System (FDsys).

FDsys: America's Authentic Government Information

FDsys provides free online access to official Federal Government publications. Through FDsys, you are able to 


Featured Resource: DataFerrett

What is the DataFerrett?

DataFerrett is a unique data mining and extraction tool. (FERRETT stands for Federated Electronic Research, Review, Extraction, and Tabulation Tool.)  DataFerrett allows you to select a databasket full of variables and then recode those variables as you need.

You can then develop and customize tables. Selecting your results in your table you can create a chart or graph for a visual presentation into an html page. Save your data in the databasket and save your table for continued reuse.

DataFerrett helps you locate and retrieve the data you need across the Internet to your desktop or system, regardless of where the data resides. DataFerrett:

  • lets you receive data in the form in which you need it (whether it be extracted to an ascii, SAS, SPSS, Excel/Access file); or
  • lets you move seamlessly between query, analysis, and visualization of data in one package;
  • lets data providers share their data easier, and manage their own online data.

Featured Resource: 'New American Factfinder'


Featured Resource: HEINonline

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