Searching for Government Information?

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The Federal Government shutdown has made some online government information temporary unavailable, such as The United States Census and Park Service Reports.  Before you give up your search, try one of these solutions:

Check the Google cache of the item your looking for.  Type your title or URL into a google search and click on the green text underneath the blue link.

Search Google Books. Google Books has many government documents scanned into its repository.  You might be able to find your document there, especially if it’s older.

Check FDsys. FDsys is the search system of the Government Printing Office. Certain documents that have not been taken offline will remain here.

Use the Wayback Machine. The Wayback Machine is a service provided by the Internet Archive that allows people to visit archived versions of websites.

If you cannot find your item using these search techniques, you can also request  that the physical item be sent to you from another government library.  If you have any questions, please give us a call at 719-587-7879.

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