LIS 523: Social Science Reference
Catalog of Government Publications ("Monthly Catalog")
- All government information distributed to depository libraries, including cataloged web sites,
is indexed here. Coverage is 1976 to the present. Prior information is included in the
print version, titled
Monthly Catalog of U.S. Government Publications.
GPO Monthly Catalog (via FirstSearch)
- This is a subscription version of the Catalog of Government Publications. Coverage is
1976 to the present, but updates are loaded less often than the free version. Choose "GPO" in the
dropdown menu to search.
Illinois Government Information (IGI)
- The Illinois State Library has developed this search engine for Illinois information in
cooperation with UIUC's GSLIS. Many states are working on similar search engines or
- This full-text database contains United Nations official records, sales publications, and other
- The Library of Congress maintains this database of Congressional information, including bills,
reports, and the Congressional Record.
- An index to Congressional bills, hearings, reports, legislative histories, Public Laws,
regulations of federal agencies, and other legislative information.
LexisNexis State Capital
- Bills, laws and regulations for all 50 states are accessible here, including information about
- Use the selectors in the left menu to access detailed statistics about social and economic
topics from Census Bureau surveys.
- An interagency group maintains this site, which provides links to statistics on U.S. government
- A subscription service that indexes U.S. federal (from 1973), state and private (from 1980),
and international (from 1983) statistics. For best results, use the subject list and do
not limit by publisher.
UIUC Library Guides
- This annotated bibliography of online statistical sources from the Government Documents Library
links to mostly government sources of statistics. It is arranged by subject.
Selected Internet Resources for Statistics in the Social Sciences
- This guide from the Education and Social Sciences Library includes governmental and
non-governmental sources, arranged by type of resource. There is a link at the top of the
page to print resources.