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Government Documents and Resources: Government Resources

This guide provides information and links to documents and resources from the U.S. Federal Government, as well as international, state, and local resources.

Government Documents @ Houston Cole Library

CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION: The Library is currently open to University faculty, staff, students, and the public .  If you require assistance with Federal Government information, please reach out via email to Depository Coordinator Allison Boswell, amboswell@jsu.edu.


As a member of the Federal Depository Library Program since 1929, the Houston Cole Library receives, catalogs, and provides free, unimpeded access to the publications of the U.S. Federal Government. Many of these publications are also available online in digital 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.

If you need assistance, please contact the Library's Government Documents Librarian or the Reference Desk by phone (256.782.8034) or online

Electronic Resources/Documents Librarian

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Allison Boswell
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Jacksonville State University
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Information on the war in Ukraine.

  • H.R. 7187 - Yachts for Ukraine Act - March 21, 2022: To authorize the provision of humanitarian assistance to Ukraine.
  • H.R. 6470 - Defending Ukraine Sovereignty Act of 2022  - January 21,2022: To counter the aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine and Eastern European allies, to expedite security assistance to Ukraine to bolster Ukraine’s defense capabilities, and to impose sanctions relating to the actions of the Russian Federation with respect to Ukraine, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 7081 - Comprehensive Debt Payment Relief Act of 2022- May 22, 2022: To seek immediate bilateral, multilateral, and commercial debt service payment relief for Ukraine.
  • President of Ukraine - The official website for the President of Ukraine
  • Ukraine - United States Department of State: The United States established diplomatic relations with Ukraine in 1991, following its independence from the Soviet Union. The United States attaches great importance to the success of Ukraine as a free and democratic state with a flourishing market economy. U.S. policy is centered on supporting Ukraine in the face of continued Russian aggression as it advances reforms to strengthen democratic institutions, fight corruption, and promote conditions for economic growth and competition. 

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