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U.S. Government Documents

The Learning Resource Center of CCM has been a Congressionally designated depository for Government Documents since 1975, providing free access to Government publications. Librarians are available to assist in research and use of the government documents.

Federal Depository Library Program

The Federal Depository Library Program was established by Congress in keeping with its responsibility to provide the public with information about government policies and programs.  CCM is one of two depositories in the Morris County area, along with Drew University

Reference Assistance

Librarians are on duty every hour that the library is open. They assist patrons in finding materials, researching topics, and navigating databases. If a specific document is not found or not available at CCM, librarians make every effort to locate the item with the help of the regional librarian in Newark or from other depository librarians. All patrons can use the email and chat services for assistance through Ask A Librarian at CCM. 

Access to Government Documents in the Library

Government Documents are located in various parts of the library collection.  They are available in print, microform, CD, and electronic formats.  Many of the print sources are integrated into the general circulating collection and the reference collection. They can be searched using the CCM Library Catalog. The electronic materials can also be searched using the catalog. There are direct links to the documents from within the catalog. There is a small collection of print materials in the "documents collection" near the reference are arranged by SuDoc numbers. However, these can be searched using the U.S. Government Catalog and the CCM Library Catalog
Microfiche and CDs:
The documents on microfiche are labeled and held in the microfiche cabinets that hold the fiche for the general periodicals. CDs are part of the "documents collection." 
Electronic Materials:
Access to electronic materials is available to all users from over 80 computers in the library. No sign-on is required and the computers are available on a first come first serve basis. Materials can be downloaded from any of the computers. Printing is available in black and white for 10 cents per page and in color for 25 cents per page.
Periodicals:
Government periodicals are located in the reference collection, microfiche collection, and in the "documents collection". They can be searched in the CCM Library Catalog.

Resources

General Links and Search Engines:
Catalog of U.S. Government Publications
USA.GOV: U.S. government's portal to locate information
Google Uncle Sam: use to locate government information
Thomas- Library of Congress: use to locate legislative information
Census Information:
U.S. Census Bureau
The American Community Survey: use to locate current information
N.J. State Data Center: census information
Statistics:
Fedstats: statistics from over 100 federal agencies
Statistical Abstract of the United States
Historical Statistics of the United States- Cambridge Univ. Press (remote access for CCM patrons only)
Government Data: datasets from the executive branch
More Resource Aids:

Library Information 973-328-5300
Reference Desk 973-328-5296