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Welcome to the Government Documents page for Texas A&M International University.
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Federal Depository Library Program

Government Documents Quick Links

You can search online for government publications here:

  • TRAIL: Texas Records and Information Locator  
    TRAIL is the official index to information by and about Texas state government. The information is gathered together by agency and users are also able to locate information collected in an archive of more than 180 Texas state agency web servers.
  • Catalog of Government Publications  
    This finding tool for federal publications includes descriptive records for historical and current publications and provides direct links to those that are available online. Users can search by authoring agency, title, subject, and general key word, or click on "Advanced Search" for more options.
  • FDsys  
    FDsys stands for Federal Digital System. FDsys is a searchable database that provides comprehensive and full text online access to a wide range of official federal government publications from all three branches of the government. It replaces the now-defunct GPO Access.

Government Documents at Killam Library

The Sue & Radcliffe Killam Library is a selective depository library under the Federal Depository Library Program.  Through this program, the Library receives 34% of the items available from the Government Publishing Office (GPO). The Government Publishing Office  is one of the most prolific publishers in the world; information on almost any subject can be found in Federal government publications. 

The Sue & Radcliffe Killam Library also holds a collection of Texas State publications received through the recently discontinued Texas State Publications Depository Program.

The Federal and Texas State documents include physical and online publications.  Physical publications can be found through the WorldCat Local Discovery System.  Most online Federal publications can be found through the FDsys website and those which have been selected by our library can be found in the WorldCat Local Discovery System.  Texas State publications are primarily in physical format, but those which are online can be found through TRAIL.

Questions regarding government documents can be directed to the Government Documents Department at (956) 326-2121.


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All government documents in physical format are being integrated into the library’s General Collection where they are shelved by the Library of Congress Classification System. Currently, some of our documents can still be found on the second floor of the library in a separate government documents location, but as the transition continues they will be moved into the General Collection. As this process continues, many of our documents will be under evaluation and may not be readily available; if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. The current locations of most of our items can be found in the WorldCat Local Discovery System.

All government documents that have not been added to the library's General Collection will be classified under either Superintendent of Documents Classification (for Federal Documents) or Texas Documents Classification (State Documents).


Access to Documents

The documents are available in the Library for anyone who wants to view them. To be able to check them out, however, see below.

Circulation of government documents follows the general circulation policy of the library. To check out a government document you do not need to be a student, but you do need a valid form of United States or Texas identidicaton, such as a passport, driver's license, or Texas ID card.

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan allows you to request a loan of materials that are not available in the Killam Library.  More Information.


    Government Documents Librarian

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    Rodney Webb
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    Tel: (956) 326-2119
    Texas A&M International University
    Sue & Radcliffe Killam Library
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    Government Documents Staff Contact Information

    Government Documents Department
    Sue & Radcliffe Killam Library
    KL 214
    (956) 326-2121

    Rodney Webb
    Government Documents Librarian

    Omelia Arreola

    Library Information Specialist

    Josefina Molina

    Library Information Specialist


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