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How to find and use government documents in the library.

What are Government Documents?

The University of the Cumberlands is a selective Federal Depository Library. 

We house government documents and make them freely accessible to the public in many formats:

  1. Electronic/Online
  2. Media - i.e. CD-ROM
  3. Print - Books and Serials
  4. Microform

The University of Kentucky houses our regional Federal Depository Library, meaning they recieve all government publications.  Check out their guide for more information:

For more information on the program consult the U.S. Government Printing Office website:;

Federal Depository Library Program


"The Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) was established by Congress to ensure that the American public has access to its Government's information."



Welcome to the LibGuide for U.S. Government Documents at the University of the Cumberlands.  

Goverment Documents are an excellent resource for research and study of U.S. politics, government, international relations, economics, education, science, criminal justice and health.

Browse this guide by clicking on the tabs to discover some selected resources on different topics.

Have any questions?  Use the profile to the right to contact me by email or phone or come see us at the library!

Search the Printing Office Catalog

If you can't find what you are looking for, search the U.S. Government Publishing Office directly.

Catalog: Catalog of U.S. Government Publications  or FDsys

Accessing Government Documents in the Library

Print and media (CD's, DVDs, Maps)
 government documents are available for consultation on the first floor of the University of the Cumberlands library.  Please ask at the Circulation or Reference Desk for assistance in finding and using these documents.

Microform government documents are available on the first floor of the library and can be used with our Microform readers.  Please contact the Instruction Media Library Desk or Reference Desk for assistance in using the readers.

Online documents are available through the library catalog.  Search the UC Cat for the document you need, click the document title, and then click the link in the detailed record to access it online.

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