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We are the main source to help you find government information in print and online


FDLP logoThe Government Publication Department is a depository for U.S. federal government publications and Illinois documents.  It also includes a sizeable United Nations collection.  Our collections and office are located on the second floor of Founders Memorial Library.

Citing Government Documents

Citations & Style Guides | University Libraries @ University of North Texas — not specific to any style guide, this page offers helpful guidelines for identifying the parts of a citation from the source in hand. Includes a helpful tutorial for citing government publications.

Citing Sources, Writing & Avoiding Plagiarism -- NIU Libraries' guide to webpages for help with citations and related resources.

Contact the Government

Contact Government — provides a central page for contacting the President, Vice President, U.S. Senators and Representatives, State Governors, and includes a directory of contacts for federal government agencies, arranged alphabetically or by topic. Many of these are webforms that you can fill out online, but many sites also include further contact information.

This interactive map can help you find your district and contact information for Congressional representative, Illinois State Senator, and State Representative. Note, that if you search by ZIP code, it requires a ZIP+4 number. If you do not know the last four digits, append "-9999" (such as 60115-9999). You can also find lists of State Senators and House members at the Illinois General Assembly website. The lists on these pages can be sorted by any of the column headings, so that you can sort by district to find your Senator or Representative by district. NOTE: the interactive map feature uses the Microsoft Silverlight plug-in.

State of Illinois Telephone Directory — Search State of Illinois agencies by name, telephone number, or agency. Note that the basic search is by agency employee name, but links to telephone number or agency search are on the left side of the page.

Court Locator — This page has a clickable US map to help find US courts and court officials. Detailed information includes phone number, street address and Google map data to court locations.

United States Government Manual — is the official handbook of the federal government. This version is continuously updated, so that the information is current. The Manual provides an organizational chart of the U.S. government and for each agency, it includes a description, lists the personnel and cites the legislation that initially created the agency. For cabinet level departments, the manual includes an organizational chart for that department. For members of Congress only their name, State/Territory/District that they represent, and their room number, are given. Includes links to the House and Senate websites.

Tax Forms

Illinois Department of Revenue: Tax Forms/Publications — find tax forms for Illinois. Forms and Publications — Find US tax forms and publications. This site hosts back-years of forms and publications.

FTA State Tax Forms — clickable map for state tax forms with links to fill out state tax forms online, where available. From the Federation of Tax Administrators.

Contact Information

Government Publications Department 
Founders Memorial Library 245

Rachel Hradecky
Asst. Professor, Head, Government Publications 
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