The Federal Depository Library Program
A selection of the recent notable government publications:
Government Documents @ Houston Cole Library
As a member of the Federal Depository Library Program since 1929, the Houston Cole Library receives, catalogs, and provides access to the publications of the U.S. Federal Government. Many of these publications are also available online in electronic format. In addition, the Library offers access to some state and local government publications and resources. Search the Library's catalog for government publications or use the tabs above to browse resources by federal, state, or local government.
The U.S. Government Printing Office has made available the Senate immigration reform bill known as the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act. You may also want to visit the following sites:
- The White House's Immigration Page - outlines the Obama Administration's perception of immigration issues and proposed actions.
- Department of Homeland Security - Secretary of Homeland Security's Janet Napolitano's statement on immigration reform. Also see the DHS's Border Security page.
- U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services - The USCIS is the department of the U.S. Government that handles all immigration and citizenship issues.
The 1940 Census has been released
The 1940 census records (available here) were released by the U.S. National Archives on April 2, 2012. The U.S. Census Bureau collects a wealth of information about life in the United States, from population demographics to information on housing, economic indicators, social issues, geographic data, business data, and more. In order to protect citizens' privacy, only group population data is released upon the completion of a Decennial Census - data on individuals, including names and addresses, is not released until 72 years (the length of an average life-span) after the census was conducted. The 1940 census is the latest to be released; the 1950 census data will be available in 2022.
For more information on finding and using census data, see our Census Toolkit.