Government Documents

The Pfau Library was designated as a Federal Depository Library in 1999. Through its designated libraries, the Federal Depository Library Program provides no-fee permanent public access to government information. Through the Federal Depository Library Program we serve the students, staff, and faculty of California State University San Bernardino as well as the people living in the surrounding civic community. Some documents are in print and some are electronic.

Use our Government Documents search to find both federal and state documents available through this library:

Use the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications or FDsys: Federal Digital System to search for federal documents. Also try USA.gov - Government Made Easy which covers state documents too.

Use the California State Library Catalog to search for California documents. As with the federal document searches above, if the document you need is available online, there will be a link to it.

Tax Forms

Please note that the library no longer receives printed tax forms. You may find federal tax forms through the IRS Forms and Publications site and state of California tax forms through the Franchise Tax Board Forms and Publications site.

Citing Government Documents

Government documents can be a little tricky to cite properly. Both the APA and MLA manuals (ask for them at the Reference Desk on the 1st floor) will give you detailed instructions. In addition, here are two Web sites that can give you some guidance:

Citing Government Information from the Weber State University Stewart Library in Utah.

Arizona State University Libraries: DocsCite.

Further Assistance is Available!

For assistance in finding and using government information, including documents that are not online or in our collection, please consult our reference librarians, or our government documents librarian, Jill Vassilakos-Long (jvlong@csusb.edu or 909-537-7541).