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Government Documents

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The Government Documents collection is located on the third floor of the west wing of the Main Library. It houses the Libraries' depository collections for the Canadian and United States federal governments and the European Union, as well as publications from the State of Michigan, the United Nations and other international intergovernmental organizations.

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Government Documents
Main Library Building
Michigan State University
366 W. Circle Drive, 3rd Floor W.
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: (517) 432-6123

LexisNexis Statistical

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LexisNexis Statistical is an online index to statistical tables and publications. Search for complete publications or individual tables. It is the electronic version of three different indexes:

  1.   American Statistics Index (federal government sources)
  2.  Index to International Statistics (international intergovernmental organizations)
  3.  Statistical Reference Index (state government, private organizations)

Many of the publications found in LexisNexis Statistical are available online. Almost all others are available in the Government Documents microfiche collection.

For more information visit the LexisNexis Statistical Research Guide.


LexisNexis Statistical Datasets is a powerful new tool that supplements the traditional LexisNexis Statistical database by providing interactive datasets. This new interdisciplinary database assembles statistical information from government and private sources in one single interface. It aggregates over 590 licensed and public domain datasets provided by over 50 sources and makes 14 billion data points accessible. Researchers are able to manipulate datasets, make comparisons, chart trends over time and spatially represent data without having to use additional software programs.

MERC Fact Finding & Act 312 Arbitration Awards @ MSU

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The MSU Libraries is the designated repository for MERC public sector fact-finding reports, and the police and fire compulsory interest arbitration awards provided for by Public Act 312 (1969). The catalog of MSU's holdings is now available as a searchable web-based database of these reports and awards. The Gast Business Library maintains the database and retains print copies of all reports and awards as well.


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FDsys is the official source for free and authentic publications from the U.S. federal government. Publications on the system include the Congressional Record, Federal Register, Compilation of Presidential Documents, bills, public laws and statutes, and congressional documents and reports.