In 1887, the Enoch Pratt Free Library was designated a Federal Depository Library for the Seventh Congressional District. As a designated selective federal depository, the Library’s mission is to provide free and ready access to government publications to the general public, who live, work and study in the City of Baltimore, surrounding counties, and the State of Maryland. The Documents Unit supports this mission by managing the acquisition of federal documents and by providing reference assistance.
The government documents collection at Pratt consists of 1,050,000 federal documents and Pratt currently selects approximately 63% of available items in the Federal Depository Library Program. The Federal depository collection is located at Pratt Central in several departments. These include: Social, Science and History, Business, Science and Technology, Humanities, and the Periodicals departments.
As a Federal Depository Library, the Enoch Pratt Free Library must be in compliance with the Depository Library Public Service Guidelines for Government Information in Electronic Formats. Read more.
For assistance with federal documents, contact the Documents Unit at 410-396-5426, or Ask a Question.
The Catalog of U.S. Government Publications provides access to authencatic online government documents from July 1976 forward. In addition, you can easily access selected major full-text federal documents.
Metalib enables you to conduct federated searching to retrieve reports, articles, and citations by simultaneously searching across 53 Federal Government databases.
Watch the video, U.S. Government Printing Office: Working with Libraries to learn more about what Federal Depository Libraries can offer. You can also locate a Federal Depository library in the District of Columbia, Delaware and Maryland
The Federal Documents Showcase highlights U.S. Federal Documents located in the Social Science and History and Business, Science and Technology departments at Pratt Central.
Documents you can use consists of useful government websites and full-text reports last updated on December 2, 2010.
The Registry of U.S. Government Publication Digitization Projects offers digital access to special document collections.
American Presidency Project University of California, Santa Barbara
Check this site for information about the Census, jobs, and timeline of activities
Citation Guides for Government Documents presents how to cite government documents using different style guides.
Congressional Research: How to do it tutorials - University of California, Berkeley
Core Documents of U.S. Democracy
Provides access to machine readable datasets of the Executive Branch of the Federal Government.
Government Catalogs, Indexes, and Databases University of North Texas Libraries
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GPO Access is a service of the Government Printing Office and provides free electronic access to a number of important Federal Government information products.
National Contact Center
The National Contact Center can answer question about Federal programs, services, and benefits.
National Technical Information Service (NTIS)
Features expanded access to Federal technical reports back to 1964. For unrestricted access to Federal technical reports on various subjects prior to 1975, see the Technical Report Archive and Image Library (TRAIL).
Need Statistics? You can locate statistics from the U.S. Census, and on education, health, labor, and justice.
Thomas provides free access to federal legislative information and has expanded its scope to include additional features.
United States Patent and Trademark Office
This official site will enable you to search for patent, trademark, and copyright information as well as how to file an application. Use the FAQ's to find answers to your questions.
U.S. Congressional Serial Set Finding List College of Wooster Libraries
This site provides finding lists by agency, Sudocs, and Serial Set
USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services. You can also link to GobiernoUSA.gov , the official Spanish language web portal of the U.S. government.