Government Documents

The Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP)

The Clarkson University Libraries was designated a selective Federal depository in 1938. It serves the government information needs of the 23 rd U.S .  Congressional District along with other selective depositories located at St. Lawrence University in Canton, the State University College in Potsdam, the State University College in Oswego, and Plattsburgh State University.

Finding Government Documents

The Branches of Government

The Legislative Branch

The House of Representatives and the Senate – passes the laws. For government documents related to the legislative branch, click here.

The Executive Branch

Headed by the president – enforces the laws. For government documents related to the executive branch, click here.

The Judicial Branch

Headed by the US Supreme Court – evaluates and applies the laws. For government documents related to the judicial branch, click here.

Finding Aids

The most challenging part of using government documents is often finding them! In addition to the specific links suggested above, you may find our page on Government Document Finding Aids helpful. 

Other Government Information

For government documents related to New York State, click here.

For government documents related to international issues, click here.

For other government information, click here.

See Also

Need Help?

Still not sure where to start? Email askalibrarian@clarkson.edu.