Government Documents Collection
The Worcester Public Library is the largest selective depository of Federal documents in Central Massachusetts. It has been a depository since 1859, and holds many 19th century documents. The entire collection exceeds 300,000 documents.
Documents are available in various formats; paper, microform, CD-ROM, DVD, kits and online.
Special areas include: Federal statistical census 1790 to present; Manuscript census 1790 to 1930; Civil War records; Native American studies.
|Government Catalog||Portal to Collections||Services and Information||Census||Congressional Publications|
|Patents||Data and Statistics||Technical Reports||Center for Disease Control|
http://catalog.gpo.gov/ Catalog of US Government Publications
A Finding tool for federal publications with descriptive information for historical and current publications. Direct links to full documents when available.
Portal to Collections
https://www.gpo.gov/ Federal Digital System
Provides free online access to 50 different collections from all three federal Government Branches
Services and Information
An interagency portal to government services and information: health, housing, jobs, unemployment, money, travel, immigration, education, and the environment.
http://factfinder.census.gov American Fact Finder
population, housing, economic, and geographic data from the 2000 and 2010 censuses.
http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu/ Historical Census Browser
Population, education, economy, ethnicity, agriculture, and slave population data from 1790-1960.
https://www.nhgis.org/ Natiional Historical Geographic Information System
The National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS) provides, for the United States between 1790 and 2014.
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/ Federal Digital System
Congressional bills, hearings, documents, reports, statutes at large, history of bills, Congressional Record, directories.
http://www.uspto.gov/ U.S. Patent and Trademark office
Information about patents and trademarks
http://patft.uspto.gov/ Patents Database
Full text of patents from 1976 to present and patent images from 1790 to present.
Data and Statistics
Public access to quantitative microdata in machine readable datasets for research, developing web and mobile applications, and designing data visualizations.
https://www.usa.gov/statistics Data and Statistics
http://www.esa.doc.gov/ Economics and Statistics
http://www.osti.gov/scitech/ Science, technology and engineering
http://www.ntis.gov National Technical Information Service
Government Funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business related information covering 350 subjects.
Center for Disease Control
www.cdc.gov Government information on disease prevention, health conditions, and statistics on major diseases and health.