Help with searching and finding government documents is available at the reference desks in Terrell Library and the Owen Science & Engineering Library. Help via instant messaging, e-mail, FAQ, and phone is available--see Ask a Question!
Instruction on finding and using government documents is available for classes and groups and can be tailored to the needs of the students or audience. Frequently requested topics include
Classes can be scheduled for English Composition classes through Library Instruction on the scheduling page; classes in other departments can be arranged by contacting the Government Information Librarian, Lorena O'English.
Checking out Documents
Many government documents are available in electronic form, linked in the library catalog or available directly from government databases or the Internet. The WSU Libraries has a large collection of circulating documents as well. The table below provides loan information for these documents:
|Format||Owen Library||Holland & Terrell Libraries|
|6 weeks||6 weeks|
|periodical volumes||6 days||6 days|
|microfiche||do not circulate||do not circulate [Reader/printers are available]|
|maps||7 days||2 weeks|
|documents in reference||do not circulate||do not circulate|
DocsSite (Arizona State University)
Brief Guide to Citing Government Publications (University of Memphis)
The Complete Guide to Citing Government Information Resources: a Manual for Social Science & Business Research. Debora Cheney. Bethesda, MD: Lexis Nexis, Congressional Research Service. 3rd ed., 2002. Terrell Reference Desk J 9.5.G37x 2002