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CGP: Catalog of Government Publications


Welcome to the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP)! The CGP is the finding tool for federal publications that includes descriptive records for historical and current publications and provides direct links to those that are available online. Users can search by authoring agency, title, subject, and general key word, or click on "Advanced Search" for more options.

The catalog offers you the option to find a nearby Federal Depository Library that has a particular publication. It can also provide expert assistance in finding and using related U.S. government information. Click on the title of interest from your search results list, and then click on the Locate in a Library link within the displayed record.

General Databases


Ebsco Discovery Service - searches the library catalog and databases at once


Academic Search Complete - journal, magazine, newspaper articles (popular & scholarly)

Arts & Sciences Collection (JSTOR) - journal articles (scholarly)

LexisNexis Academic - newspaper articles and other news sources


Gale Virtual Reference Library - dictionaries, encyclopedias, and more

Literati (Credo Reference) - dictionaries, encyclopedias, and more

Oxford English Dictionary - shows the history of a word's use

Oxford Reference Online - dictionaries, encyclopedia, and more


CQ Researcher - reports on current issues with lots of sources listed

GREENR - articles and background information on environmental issues

Issues & Controversies - reports on current issues with lots of sources listed; various graphs & other statistics located within articles

Opposing Viewpoints - various media on current issues, including articles & maps

SIRS Knowledge Source - various media on current issues, including articles


          A-Z Maps Online4,000+ maps covering a varity of topics

          African American Studies Center - gives detailed information on historical events

          Global Issues in Contextpresent a rich analysis of issues & headlines 

          History Study Centera vast collection of digitised primary and secondary sources

          World News Digest - brings together & enhances nearly seven decades of news