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Government Information

Oakton Library Research Guide for Government Information

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Search the Oakton Library catalog for print and electronic documents from the Government Documents Collection by simply entering the title of the document.


The CyberCemetery is an archive of inactive government websites, usually of defunct government agencies and commissions that have issued a final report. This collection was created in partnership between the University of North Texas Libraries and the  U.S. Government Printing Office.


As a student at Oakton College, you have access to a great number of resources.  Using government documents in your research can strengthen your paper, speech, or other assignment.  Government resources generally are authoritative, current, and reliable.  As with any resource, however, you must take into account potential biases of the publisher.  Access to government information is available through the Library's catalog, this Research Guide, and the Library's Website.

As a faculty member, do you require your students to identify and use books and journal articles in their assignments?  Why not ask them to include a government resource, as well.  In fact, we are happy to work with you to design assignments based on government information.  And, we are happy to work with you to identify government information for your own research projects. 

Citing Government Information Resources

Where can I find help in the Oakton Library?

Questions about your research? 

If you are on the OCC Des Plaines or RHC Skokie Campus, you can visit the Oakton Library Reference Desk any time between 8:00 am and 9:00 pm Monday - Thursday, 8:00 am and 7:30 pm on Fridays, or 9:00 am and 3:00 pm on Saturdays.

Or, schedule a Research Consultation on campus with a librarian by calling the Oakton Library Reference Desk at 847-635-1644 at the Des Plaines Campus or 847-635-1474 at the RHC Skokie Campus.  Have your research assignment handy so you can describe what information you need when you set up the consultation.

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Google Scholar Search

Use citation results from Google Scholar to find full-text articles in one of the Library's databases.