Government Information

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What is Government Information?


In order to keep the TCU community safe during the pandemic the physical Depository collection is currently only open to TCU students, faculty and staff. At this time, we do not have a timetable as to when the collection will be accessible to the general public, but we are still here to help you virtually with your research.

You may contact the Depository Coordinator, Beth Callahan, by phone at 817.257.7669 or via email at b.callahan@tcu.edu for research assistance Monday through Friday 7:00am-3:00pm. Outside of those hours please contact the Library Research Desk by phone at 817.257.7117 or use our online form to contact us via email. The hours of availability can be found on the Ask a Librarian web page.

Government Information is the department at TCU that manages our physical and online Federal Depository collection. A Federal Depository is a collection of publications issued by the legislaitve, executive and judicial branches of the U.S. Federal Government. These documents are provided for free by the Government Publishing Office (GPO). TCU has been proud to be a selective Depository library for over 100 years and are committed to providing free, public access to our entire collection.


Federal Documents

TCU takes part in the Federal Depository Library Program. It is our honor to provide free public access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government in paper and online.

Texas Documents

The Texas Depository features an array of documents covering a vast range of subjects all pertaining to the Lone Start State.

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Local Government Information

The following provides links to pertinent information regarding the city of Fort Worth, Tarrant County and the DFW metroplex.

European Union

The European Union is a unique economic and political union between 28 European countries that together cover much of the European continent. Our physical EU documents are dispersed throughout the Main collection and can be found in our catalog.

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Important .gov Sites

There's a world of Government information on the interent and it can be hard to find exactly what you need. Here you'll find some of the more vital Government sites divided up by category.

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Historical Research & Citation

Doing historical research can seem like a daunting task, particularly when it comes to using Government documents. The resources provided here may help finding historical documents easier, especially those that aren't available online or aren't available in our catalog.

Beth Callahan
Beth Callahan
Senior Library Specialist
Phone: 817.257.7669
Email: b.callahan@tcu.edu
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