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Loyola University Chicago Libraries

Government Information: Home

How and where to find United States federal and other government information.

Useful Overview Sources

Guide to the Guide

This guide is laid out a little differently than others, so here's a guide to the things you can find here.

Find By Subject- Government information sorted according to subject or discipline, as well as the FDLP basic collections (all the documents the US Government requires FDLP libraries to provide to citizens)

Executive, Judicial, and Legislative Branch tabs- Contain information about the three branches of the Federal Government, including major publications and helpful websites

Departmental Pages- Links to many different government departments across different branches.

Data Sources- Government and government related sites that include statistical data of various sorts.

Laws- Various sites on laws, including the legislative process, legal codes and judicial decisions. 

History- Content about the history of the US Government, as well as historical information available for the government.

Budget- Material on the Federal budget and economic issues.

FOIA Requests- How to obtain information from the US Government

Illinois State Information- Information from the state government of Illinois.

Chicago Information- Information from the city government of Chicago, including the city's Data Portal.

General Guides to the U.S. Government- Reference works about the functions of the US Government.

General Information Sources

FDLP Membership

“This library is a congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government documents. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law. (Title 44 United States Code)”