Free public access to United States government documents in a federal depository library is guaranteed by law (44 USC §1911). While UC Berkeley houses one of the most comprehensive collections of U.S. government documents in the country, the Library is one of over a thousand Federal Depository Libraries across the United States, and one of several Federal Depository Libraries in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The United States Government produces statistics and data that can be used in almost any research project. Government statistics can provide a starting point for research or they can support a well argued point. This guide provides a gateway to many statistical and data sources produced by or using government information.
One of the largest hurdles of using Google is the amount you must weed through. Some searches result in thousands of pages; who has time to go through all that? You don't need to. Did you know you can manipulate a regular Google search with a couple hacks to your search? Its true! Try these search hacks during your next google search.
You can also combine some of these search hacks, such as adding -site:nytimes.com to remove results from the New York Times website. More search tricks can be found in the Library's Google Search Guide
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