Access to Government Documents
The MSU Law Library is a member of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). The Federal Depository Collection has been developed to work well within the context of an academic law library. Some representative items from this collection are: United States Reports (Supreme Court Cases), United States Code, Code of Federal Regulations, Federal Register, Congressional Record, Internal Revenue Code, and United States Tax Court Reports.
Depository Material that is available electronically may be accessed through the ten public internet stations that are located on the first floor of the Law Library. FDsys is an excellent place to start your search for government documents.
The FDLP Electronic Collection is another resource.The following tools may be helpful when doing research with the Federal Depository Library Program's Electronic Collection:
- Specialized Collections of Full Text Information
- Locator Tools and Services
- What's New Archive
- Finding Aids
- Catalog of U.S. Government Publications
- New Electronic Titles
The Law print collection is open to members of the public. It may be accessed through the Libary catalog, www.magic.msu.edu. Please note that the Law Library catalog is integrated with Michigan State University's catalog so that you must note the site location of the item to determine if it belongs to the Law Library or the Main Library.
If you have any questions about the collection please do not hesitate to ask the reference librarian on duty on the First Floor of the Law Library or to contact the Government Documents Librarian - Robin Doutre, MLIS, 517/432-6869 firstname.lastname@example.org.