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Sherrod Library Government Documents

Sherrod Library has been a federal document depository for the First Congressional District of Tennessee since 1942, although many items in our collection were published prior to that date. We are currently one of 22 depository libraries in the state of Tennessee, selecting over 50% of the items distributed by the United States Government Printing Office. Our documents collection is one of the seven largest in Tennessee, and we serve as a shared regional depository, with the University of Memphis Library as the primary depository for the state. Sherrod Library has also been a depository for Tennessee state documents since 1978.

During the past 70 years, our collection has grown to well over 1,000,000 items. Collection strengths are in areas relating to the environment, the Appalachian region, education, health, justice, business, and veterans' affairs.

During the past twenty years, the Government Printing Office has increasingly turned to electronic publication to provide information to our citizens. The Sherrod Library online catalog provides access to government publications in all formats--print, microform, cd-rom, and electronic publications available on the internet.

ETSU Online Library Catalog

The online catalog of the East Tennessee State University libraries is a union catalog, shared with the Northeast State Community College Library and the public libraries of the Watauga Regional Library System.

Resources for Online Government Publications

In addition to the government publications found in the library's online catalog, there are many websites that will link you to online documents. Here are some of the most useful sites.

Government Publication Websites

FDsys--GPO's Official Website
The Catalog of U.S. Government Publications
Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
THOMAS--The Library of Congress Legislative Information Site
A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation
Google Books

Finding Publications of the State of Tennessee

The online catalog is the first place to look for Tennessee documents and publications. Recent publications and other information about the state can be found on the Tennessee government website:

Government Documents, Law, Maps
3rd Floor

Phone: (423) 439-5674
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