Government Information

Federal               Congressionally Designated Federal Depository Library

Chalmer Davee Library is a designated Federal Depository Library.  The library's resource discovery tool, Search@UWlink, contains significant Federal and Wisconsin government information; the Books and Media@UW Libraries scope searches library holdings for all librarieslink in the UW System including UW Madison's Regionallink collection.  

Access to Search@UW is available to all users, but licensed electronic full-text and e-books are accessible off-campus only to UWRF affiliated users.    Users who are not affiliated with UWRF (known in the library as Community Users) may access these materials by coming to the library and using a kiosk or by bringing a wireless enabled devise to campus and connecting to the University's wireless. 

UWRF users can search for materials on specific topics by using specific databases see Government Informationlink.  Many of these databases are restricted by licenses agreements, but  as stated above Community Users may access these resources in the library at a kiosk or by bringing a wireless enabled devise to campus and connecting to the University's wireless.  The Government Publishing Officelink offers an array of no-fee

The print government document collection is available during all hours the library is open.  General research help is available during hours the research help desk is staffed and specialized government information reference assistance is available by appointment.

Search help 


Basic Searching in FDSYSlink
Advanced Searching in FDsys  documentlink
FDsys Help  documentlink
Retrieve by Citationlink 

Legal Resources at UWRF 

Licensed databases  

LexisNexis Academic User Guide  

Proudest Databases    
   Congressional:  Basicslink
   U.S. Serial Set Digitallink
   Legislative Insight link

Interlibrary Loan and direct UW Libraries requests are available only to affiliated users. Community Users should contact their local public library for interlibrary loan service.  Printing is available in the library for a charge. 

International Resources

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The Chalmer Davee Library is part of the  Wisconsin Document Depository Program.  The goal of the program is to preserve and make available a record of major state government programs and assure the availability of state documents published by state agencies for use by the public. The Wisconsin Digital Archiveslink permits state agencies  to fulfill their statutory obligation to participate in the Wisconsin Document Depository Program with electronic documents by providing full-text permanent access to electronic documents and web content in a searchable database. 

Wisconsin and Minnesota resources.

Cooperative Extension

Cooperative Extension is a  nationwide, non-credit educational network. Each state and territory has an office at its land-grant university and a network of local or regional offices. These offices are staffed by experts who provide useful, practical, and research-based information to agricultural producers, small business owners, youth, consumers, and others in rural areas and communities of all sizes.

eXtensionlink is an interactive learning environment delivering the extension publications.  It brings together information from all Cooperative Extension state sites into one search environment.

USDA- National Institute of Food and Agriculturelink       


Government News

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