Government Documents

The Government Documents Room is under renovation this summer and the majority of the collection is in storage. Ask a librarian for more information.


Federal Depository LogoThe L. Mendel Rivers Library at CSU is a selective Federal Depository Library. Available documents can be found by searching the Catalog. Request documents at the Reference Desk.

American Factfinder   (U.S. Census Bureau)
View, print, and download statistics about population, housing, industry, and business. Also find U.S. Census Bureau products, create reference and thematic maps, and search for specific data.

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications  
Provides bibliographic records of U.S. Government information resources distributed to Federal Depository Libraries. Includes links to federal agency online resources.

U.S. Census Bureau's official site -- includes data and updates from the Census, U.S. and world population clocks, and online access to Census publications.

Official webpage for U.S. legislative information. Includes House and Senate directories, live video streams for House and Senate proceedings, recordings of previous House, Senate, and Committee sessions, lists of Roll Call votes, videos explaining the legislative process, and more. Also includes the U.S. Founding Documents (the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, the Federalist Papers, the Constitution of the United States, and U.S. Congress records from 1774 to 1875).

Core Documents of U.S. Democracy   
Provides links to the text of significant historical and current U.S. Government publications deemed essential to the democratic process.

The U.S. Government Printing Office's Federal Digital System (FDsys) provides public access to government information submitted by Congress and Federal agencies.

Supreme Court of the United States  
Provides an overview of the Court, information about the presiding Justices, current calendar and schedules, opinions, Court Rules, visitor information, and resources for the media.

Tax Forms, Federal  (Internal Revenue Service)
Downloadable federal tax forms and filing instructions for individuals and corporations.

U.S. House of Representatives  

U.S. Senate  

The U.S. Government's official web portal.   
Official U.S. Presidential site. Includes news, policies, updates, and speeches.

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Information about the South Carolina State Documents Depository Program is available from the South Carolina State Library which also provides a directory of the 11 state depository libraries

South Carolina

Kids Count   (South Carolina Budget & Control Board Office of Research and Statistics)
A report that focuses on the needs of children, youth, and families in South Carolina.  
Official entry point for access to information and services from South Carolina State Government.

SCIway: The South Carolina Information Highway  
A comprehensive directory of South Carolina web sites.
          South Carolina--Job Openings  
          South Carolina--Business Directory  
          South Carolina--Statistics  
          South Carolina--Weather and Tides  
          Today in South Carolina  

South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce  
Online resources from the SC Department of Employment and Workforce.

South Carolina Legislature  
Includes information on Senate and House legislation, insider information, and meetings, as well as a link to the South Carolina Code of Laws, South Carolina Legislative Manual, Code of Regulations, and House and Senate Journals.

South Carolina State Library  
An excellent place to conduct research and locate official publications of South Carolina.

South Carolina Judicial Department  

Tax Forms and Instructions  (South Carolina Department of Revenue)
Downloadable corporate and individual income tax forms and instructions for filing.

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Other U.S. States

State and Local Governments  (Library of Congress)
Includes meta-indexes for state and local government information, state maps, and links to state government information.

State Constitutions  (University of South Carolina Law Center)
Provides access to fundamental laws of the states.

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City of Charleston

Isle of Palms

Mt. Pleasant

North Charleston


Berkeley County

Charleston County

Dorchester County

BCD Council of Governments

South Carolina Counties

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Official website of the European Union.

Government, Politics & Law Research & Technology Guides   (University of Michigan Library)
Includes links to embassies, news, statistics, and more.

International Documents Collection: Guides to International Information  (Northwestern University Library)
Contains links to government web sites throughout the world, organized into International Resources by Region, International Resources by Theme, List of Foreign Governments, and List of Intergovernmental Organizations.

International Government and Treaties  (Texas A&M University Libraries)
Includes links to international organizations, a guide to finding treaties, travel abroad information, and more.

United Nations  
Official website of the United Nations.

World FactBook  (CIA)
Provided by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, these country profiles include social, economic, and geographic data and maps.

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