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Government Information Research in the UCLA Library

Welcome to the UCLA Government Information research guide!

Government documents are usually categorized by the level of government which produced them.

  • Federal = The national government of the United States.
  • State = The governments of the 50 states, including California.
  • Local = Any level of government below a whole state, such as counties, cities, and school districts.
  • International = International organizations, both global (such as the United Nations) and regional (such as the European Union).
  • Foreign = Individual foreign countries (which may themselves be sub-divided into national, provincial, and municipal government entities).

The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) celebrates its 160th anniversary

160 Years of Keeping America Informed

Government Document Selectors



United States Vacant (federal)
Joseph Yue (state, local)
Latin America Jennifer Osorio
Western Europe Shannon Tanhayi Ahari
Jennifer Osorio (Iberia)
Eastern Europe

Alena Aissing

Middle East and North Africa Sohaib Baig
Africa (sub-Saharan) Ruby Bell-Gam
South and Central Asia Sohaib Baig
East Asia Hong Cheng (Chinese language)
Tomoko Bialock (Japanese language)
Sanghun Cho (Korean language)
Su Chen (Western languages)
Southeast Asia and Oceania Jade Alburo
International Organizations Joseph Yue