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Introduction to Library Resources: Finding Government Information

This guide is to give you an overview of resources available through the Drain-Jordan Library, similar to what students will learn in our Library Introduction classes.

Government Documents Depository


The Drain-Jordan Library at West Virginia State University has been a member of the United States Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) since 1907. Learn more about the role of depository libraries and the FDLP.

As a selective depository, we receive approximately 10% of the items distributed to participating libraries via the United States Government Publishing Office (GPO).

For more about the FDLP at WVSU, feel free to contact the Government Documents Librarian.

Where is Government Information Located in Drain-Jordan Library?

Government Document Stacks locationThe majority of government documents today can be found online. However, if you're looking for a physical copy, the majority of print resources available in the Library are cataloged alongside our general book collection, and can be found using the Library Catalog. Print resources that are too small to be cataloged are organized by SuDoc number, and are located in their own designated shelving area on the library's main floor.

If you want to learn more about government documents and information available through Drain-Jordan Library, please see the Government Documents and Information guide.

Periodicals and Government Documents Librarian

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Rachael Jackson
Office: 304-766-5222