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Government Documents are official publications of government agencies. You may be asked to include a government document or webpage in your research papers because they are considered "Primary Resources". This means that it is original research or an event witnessed by someone involved in the event or who personally witnessed the event. These include, statistical studies, environmental reports, laws and regulations, diplomatic correspondence and other official records.
These are general government resources containing or providing access to government information on many topics. Subject specific resources for government information are listed with the other types of resources and are indicated by the GOV symbol.
DocLinks - directory of national, state, local, and international government web sites http://library.missouristate.edu/reference/govinfo.htm
The following government documents are in the collection and can be checked out. Clicking on the call numbers will link you to the catalog record for this document and other similar titles in the SWAN catalog and provide information about where each item is located. Some of these items may also be freely available online. If so, the item link will indicate that.