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EGR 314, Senior Capstone: Government Sources

Subject Guide

Defining Government Sources

Government resources are primary sources of information created and made available by government agencies and organizations.  These primary sources of information will vary in their specificity of topic, breadth of content, and can be used for your research purposes.

Locating Government Sources


Government publications come in a variety of formats such as: annual reports, fact sheets, statistics

Technical Reports

Government Technical Reports provide sources of information for innovations in scientific and technical R&D. Federally funded research reports that present difficulty in searching and retrieving due to challenges with publication and dissemination control.


    Search federal government datasets from topics related to energy, science, and research



Fact Sheets

  • National Biomedical Research Act
    This bill establishes and makes deposits through FY2030 into the Biomedical Innovation Fund for initiatives at the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration.
  • U.S. EPA Agency Fact Sheet
    Fact sheet on the revisions to the regulations controlling lead in drinking water. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water. 2007.
  • United States Environmental Protection Agency
    Fact Sheet on the Revisions to the Regulations Controlling Lead in Drinking Water. US EPA. Safe Drinking Water Act. Web. 14 June 2010. 21 Sept. 2010.




Government databases help researches find by searching the websites of subject associations
and research organizations .


 U.S. & International Repositories

U.S. and International repositories allowing open access and for users to search collections of curated federal government resources .

U.S. Government Repositories International Government Repositories


Searching Google for NGO and IGO Resources

Google allows researchers to conduct customized search of non-governmental as well as international organizations by entering your selected keywords or search strings for information resources.

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