Ask a Librarian

E-mail a question

JavaScript disabled or chat unavailable.

toll-free: (800) 456-9009
local: (727) 864-8337



Subject Guides

Government Information

  • CQ Guide to American Government
    Call Number: JK 1 C14 (current year)
  • Congressional Quarterly Almanac
    Call Number: JK 1 C749
  • U.S. Government Manual
    Call Number: JK 421 A3
  • Congressional Directory
    Call Number: JK 1011 U58
  • Politics in America 2002
    Call Number: JK 1010 C67
  • America Votes
    Call Number: JK 1967 A8

Archives Unbound: Federal Surveillance of African Americans, 1920-1984
Access: network restricted
Coverage: 1920-1984
Content: Federal Surveillance of African Americans, 1920-1984 is a full text, full image database of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's previously classified files on prominent African Americans and African-American organizations. The documents total approximately 88,000 pages and include published material such as newspaper clippings, transcripts of public meetings and speeches, and reports of special agents, which sometimes refer to information provided by confidential informants. Subjects of the investigations include Malcolm X, Marcus Garvey, Paul Robeson, Thurgood Marshall, the NAACP, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, the Black Panther Party, and the Highland Folk School.

GPO Access
Access: Unrestricted
Coverage: varies
Content: The official web site of the Government Printing Office. Links to Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Branches as well as links to the Code of Federal Regulations, Federal Register, Congressional Record, US Code, Congressional Bills, Catalog of Government Publications, and more.

Historic Documents
Access: Network restricted
Coverage: 1972-present
Content: Each volume includes approximately one hundred documents covering the most significant events of the year. These documents range from presidential speeches, international agreements, and Supreme Court decisions to U.S. governmental reports, scientific findings, and cultural discussions.

  • FirstGov (The official U.S. Government's official web portal. Broad categories include Citizens, Business, and Government Employees. Includes links to agencies, forms, phone numbers, etc.)
  • GPO Access(Official Government Information; includes links to Legislative, Executive, and Judicial branches, as well as U.S. Codes, Federal Regulations, Catalog of Government Publications, and more.)
  • National Contact Center for the Federal Consumer Information Center(Information arranged by topic: Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid, Privacy, Loans, Grants, Congress, Travel Abroad, The Draft, Recalls, Work Place Issues, Savings Bonds, Employment, and more.)
  • Thomas Legislative Information(full text bills, biographical information, committee reports, and daily congressional proceedings of the current Congress. Bill text is available from the 101st Congress to the present.)

Library Hours

Summer Term Library Hours

May 28 - July 31, 2013

Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

For a full listing of reduced hours and days closed, click here.

Library News

Facebook Twitter YouTube