About Holman Library's Government Documents

Holman Library is a selective depository for U.S. government documents. This means that the library selects approximately 23.4 percent of the items available through the Federal Depository Library Program each year. The collection is developed to support the curricular and information needs of McKendree's students, faculty and staff.

Items are received in all formats: paper, microform and electronic. Selected documents are cataloged and will appear when searching the online catalog. For all documents, the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, located on the Library's database page, will access a database containing documents dating from 1976 to the present.

For information on documents published before 1976 or items that the library does not have, please contact Debbie Houk.

In addition to physical documents located on site, the Federal Government has initiated innovative programs of publication on the Internet. We have provided a number of links to these resources in out Federal and State subpages. However, remember that the quality and reliability of Internet resources varies greatly from site to site, over periods of time, and with the site sponsor. Evaluation of the accuracy and use of the information is the responsibility of the user.