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Government Information: Home

Learn how to search for government information, statistics, and more information about Muskingum's government documents.

GovDocs @ Muskingum

Muskingum University, Roberta A. Smith University Library provides free access to Government Information in all formats to the public and the university community. The government document collection can be located in our online catalog OPAL. Patrons are able to browse the collection upon request.


“This library is a congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government documents. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law. (Title 44 United States Code)”

50 years as a Depository Library

On February 11, 1966, the Muskingum College Library was designated as a Federal Depository Library.


About this Guide


Welcome to Muskingum University, Roberta A. Smith University Library's Government Information guide. To get started review the About MU GovDocs tab.   The Basic Government Collection tab provides quick links to all the basic collections web-pages.  For additional resources use the blue tabs  depending on the nature of the information you seek.  If you require additional assistance, please feel free to contact a librarian using one of our embedded chat boxes or calling x8157.


  • Basic Collection Titles: These titles are vital sources of information that support the public's right to know about the workings and essential activities of the Federal Government.
  • Executive: Links, portals, and search engines concerning the executive branch of government
  • Legislative: Links, portals, and search engines concerning the legislative  branch of government
  • Judicial: Links, portals, and search engines concerning the judicial branch of government
  • State & Local:  Links to state and local government offices, publications
  • Statistics: Databases and other search tools for gathering statistical information
  • eBooks at GPO
  • Education: Links, portals and other search tools concerning education
  • Citation:  Citing government information