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Government Research

As a member of the Federal Depository Library Program, Kent State University receives and collects government documents and publications. Many government documents - including legislation, government regulations, court cases, and Congressional documents - are also available on a variety of free web sites.

Government Information at Kent State

Most of the government documents at Kent State do circulate and are cataloged in KentLINK. These include many web-based documents as well as documents and publications located on the tenth floor of the Main Library.

Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to questions about using the Government Documents collection.

Government Information on the Web

Free Government Information Resources
Government resources on the web selected by Kent State librarians.

Research Databases for Government Information
List of ranked and evaluated research databases and web sites for government documents and information. Access to these resources is limited to Kent State users.

In-Depth Government Research

Freedom of Information Act Guide
The documents and records of Executive Branch agencies that do not get published or posted on the Web are open to the public through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The Department of Justics publishes this guide to making FOIA requests. FOIA Contacts at each agency are also available on the Department of Justice Web site. Most state records are government by similar laws, commonly referred to as "Sunshine Laws."

Contact Your Government
The FirstGov site offers these links to contact government agencies and the offices of federal workers and elected officials.

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