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United States Government Information

Federal Government Sites:
Catalog of U.S. Government Publications
Federal Digital System -- FDsys
Federal Agency Directory - LSU

Search Engines:
Google US Government Search

Subject Access to Documents:
Gov't Information - Vanderbilt University
Gov't Info en Español - St. Mary's University

Shepherd University's Federal Documents Collection
Scarborough Library is one of nearly 1250 libraries nationwide that are Federal Government Depositories. Since 1813 depository libraries have provided free public access to federal government information. The library has been a federal depository since 1971. As a selective depository,we receive about 20% of the documents in the program. Users can search for documents in the library’s catalog. The selections are based on the Collection Development Policy. See Access Policy, Internet Use Policy and Public Services Policy for Government Information in Electronic Formats for additional information. For specific documents see Basic Collection, Government Information, Government Information: Federal, and Core Documents of U.S. Democracy.


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West Virginia Government Information

West Virginia State Government
West Virginia Legislature
West Virginia Code
West Virginia Code of State Rules (Current), Emergency Rules, Porposed Rules
WVU Bureau of Business and Economic Research
West Virginia SBDC - Eastern Panhandle Center
West Virginia Library Commission - links to statewide library catalog and more

Shepherd University's West Virginia Documents Collection
Scarborough Library is one of 13 West Virginia State Depository Libraries. Established by legislation in 1995, the West Virginia Library Commission operates the program. Distribution of state documents began in 1996. The library receives state information from virtually every department. Practically all documents are in the library’s catalog. The remaining documents are arranged by issuing agency and are located on the lower (first) floor.


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International Information / International Trade Resource Center

Country Information:
Portals of the World - Library of Congress
Country Studies - Library of Congress
Background Notes - U.S. Department of State - Statistics
Currency Converters
Foreign Languages for Travelers

International Governments and Organizations:
Governments on the WWW
Embassy World
Project Visa
United Nations
World Trade Organization (WTO)
Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development
World Bank

Basic Export Information:
GlobalEdge - Michigan State University
World Trade Center - Baltimore - fee-based import-export information source.
Trade Shows

U.S. Government Information:
USA Trade Online - U.S. Department of Commerce subscription site for US imports and exports data. Available at Scarborough Library.
International Trade Administration
U.S. International Trade Commission - includes Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the US.
USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service FAS Online
U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of International Trade
U.S. Export-Import Bank
U.S. Agency for International Development
U.S. Trade Representative
U.S. Department of State

Shepherd University’s International Trade Resource Center
The International Trade Resource Center (ITRC) provides local tri-county businesses with trade information. ITRC's mission is to assist companies who wish to import or export. The ITRC is a partnership between the West Virginia International Trade Development Council and Scarborough Library together with Martinsburg/Berkeley County Public Library.

For available trade resources see the library's catalog, and Martinsburg/Berkeley County Public Library.

For more information contact: Ann Henriksson 304-876-5412 or