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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

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,


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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Information from the US Federal Government regarding the novel coronavirus:

Hurricane Season

  • National Hurricane Center 
  • Disaster Assistance 
  • FEMA 
  • USGS - When hurricanes threaten our coasts, the USGS provides comprehensive science and information that decision makers, emergency responders, resource managers, and communities can use to help them prepare for, cope with, and recover from a storm. 
  • OSHA - OSHA is a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador committed to working with NOAA and other Ambassadors to strengthen national preparedness for and resilience against extreme weather.
  • CDC (Natural Disasters and Severe Weather) - Make a Plan. Hurricane season starts on May 15 in the north Pacific and June 1 in the Atlantic and the Caribbean. It ends on November 30. Before hurricane season each year, make sure you and your family are prepared by planning ahead.
  • 87 FR 26665 - National Hurricane Preparedness Week, 2022 - Each May, we raise awareness about the threat posed by hurricanes so that Americans living in potentially affected areas are more prepared for these powerful storms.


Information on the war in Ukraine.

  • DCPD-202200828 - Statement on Russia's Annexation Referendums in Ukraine - September 23, 2022: The United States will never recognize Ukrainian territory as anything other than part of Ukraine. Russia's referenda are a sham, a false pretext to try to annex parts of Ukraine by force in flagrant violation of international law, including the United Nations Charter.

  • DCPD-202200829 - Joint Statement by Group of Seven (G-7) Nations Leaders on Russia's Annexation Referendums - September 23, 2022 : We, the Leaders of the Group of Seven (G7), strongly condemn the sham referenda that Russia attempts to use to create a phony pretext for changing the status of Ukrainian sovereign territory, which is subject to an ongoing Russian aggression.

  • 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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