U.S. Government Information

Government Resources

Five Colleges of Ohio

Wooster's Collection


The Government Publications Department of the College of Wooster Libraries has provided free public access to U.S. government information since its designation as a federal depository in 1966. We currently receive approximately 30% of all publications available through the Federal Depository Library Program and base our selection profile on the needs of the college community and local patrons.

Access and Location

The majority of the government publications received by the library are classified according to the Superintendent of Documents classification system and shelved on Andrews L 2. A small number of periodical titles, including the Monthly Labor Review and Business America, and some older documents are cataloged and shelved in the library's main collection. All of these materials are cataloged and displayed in CONSORT.

Collection Strengths

The Government Publications Department maintains a collection varied in subject matter but specializes in documents from the following agencies:

  • Bureau of the Census
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Congress
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Geological Survey

The collection reflects the college's strengths in economics, history, political science, and geology. Patrons from the general public also make use of our statistical, legislative, and regulatory materials, including the Congressional Record and National Trade Data Bank.

Contact Information

Mark Gooch
(330) 263-2522
mgooch@wooster.edu
Jennifer McMullen
(330) 263-2119
jmcmullen@wooster.edu

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Editor:  Jennifer E. McMullen
The College of Wooster Libraries, September 2004