Thursday, April 12, 2018

Federal Document of the Month

The SD State Library is a federal depository library and provides access to print and electronic federal government publications. Print publications are available via interlibrary loan. Electronic publications are linked from the state library online catalog.

Federal government publications provide many resources for school reports, both in print and online.

Document cover snapshot with Authenticated US Government Information GPO Logo

RURAL ECONOMIC OUTLOOK: SETTING THE STAGE FOR THE NEXT FARM BILL
https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/

Farm Bill discussions are currently ongoing in Congress. It is a long process with many federal documents produced in relation to the bill. You can visit a local Federal Depository Library and browse the collection of hearings related to agriculture. They are located with the call number Y 4.AG

Many federal documents can be found online. The Federal Digital System is the online source of the U.S. Government Publishing Office. Researchers can also look for government publications using the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications where a search can be limited to electronic titles.

Federal Government publications held at the South Dakota State Library can be searched using the library catalog at http://sdsl.booksys.net/