Government Information

Government publications

The CSUMB Library Catalog has a growing collection of recent U.S. federal government publications for which the full text is available online.


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U.S. National

Policy is created at different levels of government and by different types of agencies and departments.

Federal Laws, Regulations and Legislation -- United States
Congressional Research Service Reports (get names and numbers of laws and legislation) (Congressional bills and legislation; was Thomas)
Search Government Publications via GPO Federal Digital System (including most categories listed below)

Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe (select "Search by Content Type" then Federal statutes and regulations)
Environmental Regulatory Documents (from (now includes policy and regulatory documents)
U.S. Supreme Court Decisions (since 2007)
Coastal Zone Information Center (selected federal and state documents 1951-1999)

Federal Departments and Agencies -- United States
Cabinet Departments
Other Agencies and Commissions

California State

State Laws, Regulations and Legislation -- California
California Research Bureau Reports
Legislative Analyst's Reports on Environment & Natural Resources
California Senate Office of Research
California State Legislative Portal
Digital Democracy search for CA bills, videos/transcripts of hearings, speakers and their affiliations
California Assembly and Senate Bills
California Code and Statutes
California Code of Regulations
Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe (select "Search by Content Type" then State statutes and regulations; use Advanced Options to select states)
Open States bills and legislation from all 50 states

State Departments and Agencies -- California
Executive Branch Departments
All State Agencies, Departments and Commissions
California Coastal Commission
CERES (California Environmental Resources Evaluation System)
Environmental Protection Agency (Cal-EPA)
Fish and Wildlife (was Fish and Game)
Food and Agriculture
Natural Resources Agency
Water Resources (Dept. of)
Water Resources Control Board

California Local and Regional


Last Update: 20 Jan 13:22