Lovejoy Library has been a selective depository for U.S. government documents since 1965. The Library selects approximately 50 percent of the items available through the Federal Depository Library Program, or 3700 items per year. The collection is developed to support the curricular and information needs of the University's students, faculty and staff. The Library's current collection of Federal documents totals over 500,000 items.
Items are received in all formats: paper, microform and electronic. Selected documents are cataloged and will appear when searching the online catalog. For all documents, the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, located on the Library's database page, will access a database containing documents dating from 1976 to the present.
For information on documents published before 1976 or items that the library does not have, please contact Thelma Ball at 618-650-2606.
In addition to physical documents located on site, the Federal Government has initiated innovative programs of publication on the Internet. The following links will guide you directly to these resources or provide indices to aid you in searching for the resources. However, remember that the quality and reliability of Internet resources varies greatly from site to site, over periods of time, and with the site sponsor. Evaluation of the accuracy and use of the information is the responsibility of the use