Welcome to the Library

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Montana State University Billings is a Federal Depository Library

Most documents are located on the Second Floor

Where to Search

The Library Catalog  Title and subject searchable catalog of Government Documents available in the library.  When available, links are provided to the documents' online fulltext version.

FirstGov Official website for searching the U.S. Government.

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications Index to print and electronic publications created by Federal agencies.  When available, links are provided to the documents' online fulltext version.

GPO Catalog of Publications Index with citations to U.S. government publications.  There are numerous publications about government policy, health, statistics, business, economics, education, and environmental topics.

SearchGov Government information search engine.

Google (Uncle Sam)  Government

Federal Government

General Information

Frequently Used Sites Related to Government Information  (From: American Library Association Government Documents Roundtable).

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications Index to print and electronic publications created by Federal agencies.  When available, links are provided to the documents' online fulltext version.

FirstGov  Official website for searching the United States Government.

U.S. Government Manual"Comprehensive information on the agencies of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches."  (Also available in print at the 2nd Floor Reference Desk).

Legislative

GPO Access Searchable fulltext database of Congressional bills, reports, debates, and public laws.  Also contains Supreme Court decisions, the Federal Register, Code of Federal Regulations, and selected agency reports.

Thomas Searchable fulltext database of recent Congressional publications, historical U.S. government documents, and information on the legislative process/committees.

U.S. Code  Codification of the general and permanent laws of the United States.  (Also available in print at the 2nd Floor Reference Area: KF 62>).

Treaties in Force A List of the Treaties and other international agreements of the United States in force.  (U.S. State Department).

U.S. House of Representatives 

U.S. Senate

Congress.Org  Member directory, current legislation and issues.

Roll Call Online: The Newspaper of Capitol Hill Since 1955  Political news, insiders view of Washington.

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Judicial

United States Supreme Court  History, opinions, recent decisions, and docket of the U.S. Supreme Court.

GPO Access  Searchable fulltext database of Congressional bills, reports, debates, and public laws.  Also contains Supreme Court decisions, the Federal Register, Code of Federal Regulations, and selected agency reports.

LexisNexis Click on Legal Research to find Federal Case Law; Federal code, U.S. Constitution & court rules.

U.S. Constitution: Analysis and Interpretation Annotated versions of the U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence.  (Also available in print at the 2nd Floor Reference Area: KF 4527 .K54).

Federal Courts Finder   Federal Courts location map and links to websites.  (From: Emory School of Law).

Understanding the Federal Courts PDF document explaining the United States Federal Court system.

Executive

The White House Issues, news, speeches, and press releases concerning the President of the United States.

U.S.Department of Homeland Security Issues, news, press releases, and publications from the Department of Homeland Security.

Federal Register "Official daily publication for Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as Executive Orders and other Presidential Documents."

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) "Codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the Executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government."  (Also available in print at the 2nd Floor Reference Area: KF 70 .A3).

Federal Agencies

Comprehensive List of Federal Agency Websites(From: Louisiana State University).

United States Geological Survey "Federal source for science about the Earth, its natural and living resources, natural hazards, and the environment."

Internal Revenue Service Federal Tax information, publications, and forms.

Government Agency Publications Directory to the electronic version of government agency publications.  (From: University of Memphis).

LexisNexis Click on Legal Research to find Federal regulations, agency opinions & U.S. Attorney General Opinions.

Federal Register "Official daily publication for Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as Executive Orders and other Presidential Documents."

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)  "Codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the Executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government."  (Also available in print at the 2nd Floor Reference Area: KF 70 .A3).


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