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Government Information Guide


In the News

Census Bureau to Release 2020 Census Population Counts for Apportionment

Monday, April 26, 2021
3 p.m. EDT

The Census Bureau will hold a virtual news conference to release these results on Monday, April 26, 2021. The results will include population totals for the nation and the states as well as the congressional apportionment totals for each state.

The National Archives Building in Washington, D.C.

National Archives Launches Trump Presidential Library Website

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) today launched the Donald J. Trump Presidential Library website, which provides information on archived White House websites and social media accounts, as well as information on access to the records of the Trump Administration.

Representative Thaddeus Stevens of Pennsylvania, a Radical Republican, gave the last speech during House debate on articles of impeachment against President Andrew Johnson on March 2, 1868. Johnson became the first president impeached by the House, but he was later acquitted by the Senate by one vote.


Historical information about impeachment from the History, Art & Archives of the House of Representatives

Disaster Financial Assistance with Food, Housing, and Bills

Find out more about the government's COVID-19 disaster response, including the status of stimulus checks.

Façade of the Supreme Court

Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of Univ. of Cal.

Text of the Supreme Court decision in the case of Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of University of California. The Court held that the Department of Homeland Security's decision to rescind DACA was "arbitrary and capricious" and reversed the order, allowing DACA to stand.

Façade of the Supreme Court

Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia

Text of the Supreme Court decision in the case of Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia. The Court held that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects employees against discrimination because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his “I Have a Dream” speech during the March on Washington, August 28, 1963.

FDLP LibGuides: African American History and the Civil Rights Movement

Guides to African American history and the Civil Rights movement from other Federal Depository Libraries

Pride Flag


Guides to LGBTQIA+ resources and information from other Federal Depository Libraries

Diagram of Coronavirus

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Information from the Illinois Department of Public Health, including the Restore Illinois plan

Flag of the City of Chicago

Coronavirus Response Center

Information on Covid-19 from the City of Chicago

Seal of the State of Illinois

Executive and Administrative Orders

Illinois executive orders, including stay-at-home order and subsequent amendments

CDC logo

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus information and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

My Community Counts! The 2020 Census is here.

Census 2020

A guide to resources for the 2020 Census

Finding Government Documents at NEIU

Government documents are located on the 2nd floor of the Ronald Williiams Library and in the first-floor reference collection.  They are organized by Library of Congress call numbers and can be identified through the library's main catalog.  Items with the prefix DOC. are located on the 2nd floor while those materials with only the prefix REF. can be found in first-floor reference collection.


DOC.REF.KF18 L5 Digest of Public General Bills and Resolutions is located on the 2nd floor.


REF.JK1 C66 Congressional Quarterly is located on the 1st floor.

However, some publications on the 2nd floor are organized under the Superintendent of Documents classification scheme (SuDocs) which categorizes documents based on the publishing department or agency and the individual item number.  


DOC.CSA 1.10:SU6 Geographic Distribution of Federal Funds in Summary.  The first part of the call number (DOC.) indicates that this document is located on the 2nd floor.  The CSA represents the publishing agency (in this instance the Community Services Administration) and the final part represents the indivdiual item.

Online Search Engines

How to Cite Government Publications

Special Thanks

This subject guide was designed for NEIU by Anthony Sigismondi, MLIS as part of the practicum program at the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science.