What kinds of materials can I find in the government documents collection?

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Virtually every subject and topic is of interest to the United States government. Federal agencies are responsible for executing the laws of the United States, which concern every field from energy, health, and the sciences, to justice, defense, and the arts. The Congress of the United States holds hearings on legislative topics, both past and present, including civil rights, ethics, and business.

The government is the primary collector of detailed demographic and statistical information that is relevant to disciplines including economics, business, and public health. Government information also leads to resources for e-government and tools for every citizen.