The Great Migration
The print paper United States (Federal) Government Documents collection will be moving from the basement of Langson Library to Ayala Science Library's Fifth Floor Drum. The move frees up critical compact shelving space in Langson Library as the UCI Libraries embark on a major, library-wide collections shift.
Remember that the vast majority of our federal depository items are now received as e-resources (born digital) and discoverable in ANTPAC from anywhere in the world. In addition to the United States documents collection online and in print, our licensed database resources provide extraordinary digital access to the documents that make up the history of the United States (See, as example, the Legislative History tab on this LibGuide)
Your questions and comments regarding the federal documents collection are always welcome.
"The vision of the Federal Depository Library Program is to provide Government information when and where you need it ... permanent public access to Federal Government information, now and for future generations..." GPO Study of Regional Depositories.
The UCI Libraries are a selective depository for United States government publications. Though the collection focuses on subjects in the social and political sciences, there are considerable collections of statistical, scientific and environmental resources. Approximately 70% of the material available for acquisition is selected.
Our core collection of depository items in print is arranged by Superintendent of Documents (SuDoc) classification. An explanation of the SuDoc system is available at the Federal Depository Library Program Desktop.
LOCATION: After years in Langson Library, the print paper federal depository collection is moving to the Ayala Science Library's 5th Floor Drum. The U. S. Government depository collection is open to the public.
FDsys: America's Authentic Government Information
FDsys provides free online access to official Federal Government publications. Through FDsys, you are able to
- Search for documents and publications
FDsys provides advanced search capabilities and the ability to refine and narrow your search for quick access to the information you need.
- Browse for documents and publications
FDsys offers browsing by collection, Congressional committee, and date.
- Access metadata about documents and publications
FDsys presents information about Government publications in standard XML formats.
- Download documents and publications in multiple renditions or file formats
With FDsys, download a single file or download content and metadata packaged together in a compressed file.
Find out more...
- Find out more about performing searches in FDsys through online help.
- Find out more about browsing for documents and publications in FDsys through online help.
- Find out more about what's available through FDsys.