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Roanoke College is a selective depository library for U.S. federal documents. The college's Bittle Memorial Library opened in 1879 and RC was designated a depository library by U.S. Congressman John Warwick Daniel in 1886. The first "library custodian" was Professor Luther A. Fox (the youngest professor). Most federal documents received by Fintel Library are held online only and are freely available in the Fintel Library Catalog. Physical resources in the library's collections are also found by searching the Fintel Library Catalog. Some of the print & microfiche documents are arranged by a special documents numbering system. [see "How to Read Government Document Numbers" for help.] For federal documents not received by Fintel Library, users may try searching government information gateways (See: listing below). Or, feel free to schedule a research appointment with a librarian for further assistance. The following list suggests the best sites to find government information available online for federal, state, international, and foreign levels of government. Information found on these pages should not be considered as legal advice; for interpretation, consult a legal professional.
"Congress.gov is the official website for U.S. federal legislative information. The site provides access to accurate, timely, and complete legislative information for Members of Congress, legislative agencies, and the public. It is presented by the Library of Congress (LOC) using data from the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Office of the Secretary of the Senate, the Government Publishing Office, Congressional Budget Office, and the LOC's Congressional Research Service."
Through Government Information Online (GIO) you can ask government information librarians who are experts at finding information from government agencies of all levels (local, state, regional, national international) on almost any subject from aardvarks to zygomycosis.
The University of California - San Diego has created a LibGuide that lists a number of United States Freedom of Information Act sites. The guide is designed to facilitate access to the request process for U.S. federal documents.