Federal Publications

The Montana State Library participates in the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) and collects natural resource materials primarily from the Department of Agriculture, Interior, Energy, and the Environmental Protection Agency. There are eleven federal depository libraries in Montana. The Mansfield Library at the University of Montana is the regional depository, maintaining a complete collection of federal publications.

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Search

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications
Metalib (searches multiple U.S. Fed databases)
State Library catalog

Data

Executive Branch datasets – high value, machine readable datasets.
Government databases – single source for federal databases.
Federal and state statistics from Census and Economic Information Center.

Literature

Federal Register - Daily Journal of the U.S. Government
Federal regulation comments – Comment on agency regulations & actions.
Science.gov – searches over 38 databases and 1,950 selected websites
Science Accelerator – searches science, including R&D results, project descriptions
Government Documents -- digitized federal documents at Internet Archive.
Congressional Research Service [CRS] Reports -- research and analysis on broad range of national policy issues.

Portals

Executive Branch sites – links to official web sites of the executive branch.
Government Printing Office Access  – US government information portal.
USA.gov  – browseable guide to federal information and services by topic.
THOMAS – current legislative activities and searchable bill database.

Research Help

Agency acronyms – acronyms for searching federal information.
Email a government librarian - online reference help.
Congress - Adroid/iOS app for tracking legislation.
FDLP LibGuides 
Govtrack.us - Tracks U.S. Congress.