To find government documents in the James C. Kirkpatrick Library, the first and best tool is the online catalog, Quest. Search by title, author, subject, keyword, or SuDoc call number. You may also find government documents by using the library's search engine, Central Search:
The online catalog contains records for most of the Missouri documents collection and for Federal documents received since late 1995 as well as significant titles previous to 1995. Remember to watch for notes in the LOCATION field next to the call number concerning whether the document is located is on the Internet, in the main Government Documents collection, in the map collection, or in the Government Documents microfiche or CD-ROM collections. Catalog records for electronic documents contain a link to the document that is located in the SuDoc number field or above the SuDoc number.
Government Information by Topic Links to Federal government information organized by topic, from USA.gov.
Search Strategies --This web page describes various search strategies useful for finding government information
Federal Agency Directory Directory of Federal Agency Web Sites, produced by LSU gov docs.
Citing Government Documents Links to web resources on citing government publications, produced by Columbia University
It's hard enough figuring out how to cite normal publications using APA, MLA, Chicago Style Manual, etc. without the added intricacies of government agency authors, report numbers, and Internet addresses. Below is a list of Internet resources that might be of assistance. Some are designed to answer questions about citing government documents, others for citing electronic publications, and others for citing anything at all.
Citing Gov Docs with APA Produced by Washington and Lee University
Citing Gov Docs with APA Produced by George Washington University
DocsCite Provides step by step help in citing government documents according to APA or MLA style. Produced by Arizona State University Libraries.
Citing Primary Sources From the Library of Congress. This page includes Chicago examples for photographs, films, audio recordings, special presentations, and texts.
Citing U.S. Government Publications with Chicago Produced by the Naval Post-graduate School
Citing Government Information Sources Using MLA (Modern Language Association) Style, Provided by the University of Nevada-Reno
Guide for Citing Government Information with MLA Produced by Cornell University libraries
Citing Primary Sources From the Library of Congress. This page includes MLA examples for photographs, films, audio recordings, special presentations, and texts.