The Government Documents Department is the library reference service point for questions relating to federal, state, and local government information. It is located on the 3rd floor of the Pritzker Legal Research Center (in L330).
U.S. Government ResourcesIntro
Enacted in 1993, the Electronic Information Access Enhancement Act has provided the impetus for the United States Government Printing Office (GPO) and federal agencies to disseminate U.S. government information in electronic format. Many of these documents are available in Adobe Portable Document File (PDF) and are of value in doing research for primary legal sources without running up search costs. One important caveat is to keep in mind that there is great variance among agency web sites in the amount of information provided and the ease of use.
The United States government resource web sites are organized in the following sections: general introduction, federal legislative, executive, judicial, directories, and statistics. This is a selective listing of some of the most important government web sites and government related electronic resources that are of value in legal research.
State and Local Resources
This site provides web sites that are of general help in locating individual state web sites with legal information. There is no attempt to list resources for each individual state. Illinois and Chicago have their own sections and you can use the drop down menu on the left to view the Illinois and Chicago sections.
For Assistance: Library Reference
, Government Documents Librarian (e-mail
| (312) 503-8451)