U.S. Government Publications

The State Library's collection of U.S. government publications covers a broad range of subject areas with a focus on Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. Areas include:

  • social, economic, and population statistics
  • health and social services
  • public policy, law and government
  • environmental and natural resources

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Bonneville Power Administration
​The Bonneville Power Administration is a nonprofit federal power marketing administration based in the Pacific Northwest. It promotes energy efficiency, renewable resources, and works to mitigate of the impacts on fish and wildlife from the federally-owned hydroelectric projects.
Library of Congress
The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps and manuscripts in its collections. The Library is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
The Corps works to strengthen security by building and maintaining America’s infrastructure, dredging America’s waterways, providing recreation opportunities at campgrounds, lakes, and marinas, and building hurricane and storm damage reduction infrastructure.
U.S. Bureau of Agricultural Economics
Predecessor to the Economic Research Service, the Bureau of Agricultural Economics (1922-1953) conducted studies and disseminated information relating to agricultural production, crop estimates, marketing, finance, labor, and other agricultural problems. It also served as the central planning agency for economic and statistical research in the Department of Agriculture.
U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs works to enhance the quality of life, to promote economic opportunity, and to carry out the responsibility to protect and improve the trust assets of American Indians, Indian tribes, and Alaska Natives.
U.S. Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management sustains the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation manages, develops, and protects water and related resources in an environmentally and economically sound manner in the interest of the American public.
U.S. Census Bureau
The Census Bureau is responsible for gathering and publishing statistics on population and housing, state and local governments, manufacturers, mineral industries, distributive trades, construction industries, transportation, and foreign trade.
U.S. Congress
The legislative body that creates U.S. laws, approves budgets, and provides oversight of the Federal Government.
U.S. Congress Commissions and Boards
Commissions, boards, and committees created by the U.S. Congress.
U.S. Education
The Department of Education ensures equal access to education; promotes educational excellence; and administers, coordinates, and makes policy for most federal assistance to education with the aim of raising levels of student achievement and readiness.
U.S. Energy
The Department of Energy addresses the Nation's energy, environmental, and nuclear challenges, using transformative science and technology to ensure national security and prosperity.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency protects human health and safeguards the environment.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
The USFWS works collaboratively to conserve, protect, and support fish, wildlife, and their habitats for the enduring benefit of the American people.
U.S. Forest Service
As the world’s largest forestry research organization, Forest Services experts provide technical and financial help to state and local government agencies, businesses, and private landowners and work government-to-government with tribes to help protect and manage non-federal forest and associated range and watershed lands.
U.S. Geological Survey
The USGS serves the Nation by providing reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources; and enhance and protect our quality of life.
U.S. Health & Human Services
The Department of Health and Human Services strengthens the public health and welfare of the American people by making affordable and quality health care and childcare accessible, ensuring the safety of food products, preparing for public health emergencies, and advancing the diagnosis, treatment, and curing of life-threatening illnesses.
U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service
The National Marine Fisheries Service supports the management, conservation, and sustainable development of domestic and international living marine resources and the protection and restoration of ecosystems. The Service helps assess the stock of the Nation's multi-billion-dollar marine fisheries, protect marine mammals and threatened species, conserve habitats, assist trade and industry, and conduct fishery enforcement activities.
U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA's mission centers on environmental assessment, prediction, and stewardship. It monitors and assesses the state of the environment to make accurate and timely forecasts to protect life, property, and natural resources; to promote the Nation's economic health; and to enhance its environmental security. The agency protects America's ocean, coastal, and living marine resources while promoting sustainable economic development.

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