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Basic Resources for Finding U.S. Government Documents

This guide lists resources for locating U.S. government documents.

For Legislative Branch Information

All databases that UMCP subscribes to can be accessed through Research Port:

For Executive Branch Information

All databases that UMCP subscribes to can be accessed through Research Port:

For Judicial Branch Information

All databases that UMCP subscribes to can be accessed through Research Port:

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)

Administered by the U.S. Department of Justice, the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) provides summaries of over 170,000 publications on law enforcement, corrections, courts, drugs and substance abuse, juvenile justice, crime victims, statistics and international crime topics, and also provides access to more than 1,500 full-text publications. Publications include journal articles, books, government and research reports, and unpublished research from 1970 to the present.


Users can access NCJRS material by linking to the NCJRS Abstracts Database (UM login required) or through the NCJRS website: