Government Information

Clark Library Government Information Collection

The Clark Library Government Information Collection includes statistics, reports, legislation and policy from all levels of government.  Government documents are housed in several different libraries on campus and are findable in Mirlyn and through our Research Guides.

The University of Michigan Library is a depository for publications of the State of Michigan, United States Government, Government of Canada, United Nations, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and European Union. In addition to the depository collections, the Library subscribes to the publications of several international agencies, including the OECD, World Bank, IMF and WTO. Subject coverage of the collection ranges from policy and economics to health and environmental studies.
    
 
Depository libraries provide local, no-fee access to government information in a non-partisan environment with professional librarians available to assist users. Congress established the Federal Depository Library Program in 1813 to ensure that government information is accessible to the American public. Since then, depository libraries have safeguarded the public’s right to know by collecting, organizing, preserving and maintaining access to information. The University of Michigan Library was designated a federal depository library in 1884.
 
 
 
 
This library is a congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government documents. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law. (Title 44 United States Code)
This library is a congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government information. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law. (Title 44 United States Code)
 
 
 

Please feel free to contact a government information librarian with a question or to schedule an appointment. The phone number is 734-764-0410 and email address is clarklibrary@umich.edu

Page maintained by Nicole Scholtz
Last modified: 01/09/2014

Washington Information Directory

Description

The Washington Information Directory has more than 10,000 listings for members of Congress, Congressional committees and subcomittees, organization charts, and contact information for NGOs.  Browse by topic to find information on internships.

Type
Directory
Coverage
2005/2006 to present
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11377
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Peace Research Abstracts (EBSCO)

Description

THis database includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to peace research, including conflict resolution, international affairs, peace psychology, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. The index contains 115,000 records, which are carefully selected from the most important sources within the discipline.

Type
Article Index
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10555
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

UN ODS

Alternative Titles
United Nations Optical Disk System ; UNODS online
Official Document System of the United Nations
Official document system of the United Nations ; United Nations Official Documents
Description
Comprises the full text of all United Nations parliamentary documents since 1993 and resolutions issued since 1946. In addition to parliamentary documentation, all currently valid United Nations administrative issuances (ST/AI/-, ST/IC/- and ST/SGB/-) are included in the database. Does not include press releases or sales publications.
Type
Database
Coverage
1946-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10425
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Social Explorer

Alternative Titles
SocialExplorer
Description

Social Explorer provides easy access to demographic information about the United States, from 1790 to present.  Create maps and reports based on decennial censuses of 1940 to 2010 and the American Community Survey.  Includes over 40 billion data elements and 335,000 variables.  Includes demographic and  economic data, religion, election and carbon emissions data.

Type
Map(s)
Statistics
Coverage
1790-present
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10387
More Information
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Government Finance Statistics (GFS)

Alternative Titles
Government Finance Statistics
GFS
IMF Stats, IMF Statistical Databases, International Monetary Fund
Description

GFS Online contains detailed annual statistical data on revenue, expense, transactions in assets and liabilities, and stocks of assets and liabilities of general government and its subsectors as reported by member countries going back to 1990.

No "sign in" is necessary to view content. If individual users want to download data, please create a personal account. 

Type
Statistics
Coverage
1990-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10305
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

HathiTrust Digital Library

Alternative Titles
Hathi Trust Digital Library, HTDL, HT
Big Ten/CIC Shared Digital Repository
Description

A massive digital library bringing together materials digitized by Google, the Internet Archive, libraries at HathiTrust partner institutions, and other commercial digitization schemes.  Includes searchable access to over 9 million volumes, including over 5 million books and over 240,000 serial publications, with full text access to 27% of these materials (over 2.5 million volumes).

Type
Catalog
E-Book(s)
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
Current cumulative file. (Digital copies of library-held materials dated from prehistory to the present.)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10197
Mobile Version
More Information
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

E-STAT

Alternative Titles
E STAT, E-statistics, E-STAT for Education
E-STAT pour l’éducation
Description
A dynamic interactive tool providing reliable and timely statistics about Canada and its ever-changing people, including Canadian Socio-economic Information Management System (CANSIM), census and Search map 2001 data.
Type
Statistics
Coverage
Historical Censuses of Canada, 1665-1871##1871-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10117
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

WorldCat

Alternative Titles
WorldCat (OCLC)
OCLC Online Union Catalog (OLUC)
RLG Union Catalog, RLIN
World Cat
Description

Over 62 million records describing books, periodicals, sound recordings, videos, musical scores, archival materials, maps, electronic resources, and much more, in over 400 different languages. Shows what materials are held by over 57,000 libraries worldwide (including most libraries in North America, and the national libraries of Australia and many Western European countries). Incorporates all records from the Research Libraries Group (RLG) Union Catalog (RLIN).

Type
Catalog
Coverage
Current cumulative file. (Describes library-held materials dated from prehistory to the present.)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10075
Mobile Version
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

CQ Almanac

Alternative Titles
Congressional Quarterly Almanac Online Edition (CQ Press)
Description

CQ Almanac contains unbiased, objective and comprehensive summaries of all Capitol Hill activity from the previous congress.

Type
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
1946-present
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10055
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

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