Thing to Remember!
  • The Government Documents Center of the Library (located on the Lower Level) contains statistical data, such as U.S. Census information.
  • For a complete list of governmental & statistical data, see the Government Documents and Demographics & Statistics subject pages.

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Government Documents

Our holdings from 1976 to the present are included in the CUNY+ online catalog. Many recent documents are available online and users can get full text by clicking on the URL in the catalog record.

Many non-reference print and electronic materials may be borrowed by members of the Brooklyn College community. Online resources are freely available to anyone with Internet access; you can find links to many of these resources on the Government Information subject page where you can find groups of links arranged by subject. Another good way to find government information is the USA.gov website.

For Congressional Materials, try Thomas - bills, hearings, Congressional Record, treaties, and resources for students and teachers.

For Federal Forms (passport, IRS, Citizenship, etc.), check the Government Documents subject page.

For Legal information, check out our Law subject page. There are good resources for Supreme Court cases, state and federal laws, current federal regulations, and some material on foreign and international law.

For paper or microfiche documents, please come to the Documents service desk on the Lower Level for assistance. If you are comfortable with the SuDocs classification systems you may go directly to the Documents shelves where, aside from a small collection of reference materials kept behind the service desk, the collection is shelved on open stacks.

There is also a Government Information Quick Guide available at most service desks in the Library.

If you have any questions, the Government Documents Librarian, Prof. Jane Cramer, at (718) 951-5332 or JaneC@brooklyn.cuny.edu would be very happy to assist you.

Statistical Research

For those who are interested in doing statistical research, the Government Documents and Demographics & Statistics subject pages are invaluable resources.