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Celebrating 50 years of Government Information at Payson Library.

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Constitution Day 2014

September 17th marks 227th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution. The final draft was signed by 39 delegates in Philadelphia in 1787. However, the Constitution did not go into effect until June 21st 1788. Did you know September 17th is not only Constitution Day but also Citizenship Day! 

- Explore the Constiution through the National Archives' Charters of Freedom exhibit.

- Additionally, find primary source materials and additional resources about the Constitution through the Library of Congress.

- Close out the day with the National Archives as they live stream the discussion The State of the Constitution: Is the Constitution Still Working for America? at 7pm.



Welcome to the Pepperdine University Libraries Government Information Research guide.

Use this guide to help discover resources available from the United States Government.


Federal Depository Program

"Since 1813, select U.S. Government documents have been made available throughout the United States and its territories to designated libraries. These designated libraries are called Federal depository libraries.

As members of the FDLP, depository libraries play a prominent role in providing Federal Government information to the public. FDLP libraries collaborate on a local and national level to provide informed access to both historical and current Federal Government resources distributed through the FDLP and deposited in libraries across the country.

Anyone can visit Federal depository libraries and use the Federal depository collections which are filled with information on careers, business opportunities, consumer information, health and nutrition, legal and regulatory information, demographics, and numerous other subjects.

The authority for the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) and the legal obligations of designated Federal depository libraries are found in 44 United States Code §§1901‐1916."  -

Pepperdine University is a selective depository of Federal government publications. Print and microfiche copies of select government documents are housed at Payson Library. Many government publications are available electronically.

Metadata and Government Information Librarian

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Casey Ann Mitchell


Government Information Center Hours conform to those of Payson Library. If you need special help with research you may call Payson Library (310-506-7273) and inquire about making an appointment with the Government Information Librarian.

Pepperdine students, faculty, staff and members of general public may use all government-provided information.


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