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Government Information

A guide to finding U.S. federal, Pennsylvania state, and foreign/international government information.


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Andrew Dudash
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  Ashoo Kumar

Ashoo Kumar, Library Manager
208H Paterno Library
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Documents in the News aims to highlight the use of government information in the news and media.  It is not an attempt to be comprehensive, but a place to foster discovery and access to government information and to highlight how that information may be helpful in the research process.


2022- Government information in the news: Government publications in the news during 2022. [from GODART: There are 100 stories listed but these are only a sample of documents that made the news. Of these there are 33 that are just related to the investigation of documents at Mar-a-Lago and those are in a separate section to the right.]

Current News

February 3, 2023. “2022-2023 Detections of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Mammals.” The bird flu outbreak is spilling over into mammals. What does that mean for humans? Adrianna Rodriguez. USA Today Online. Database: Factiva. USDA: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

February 2, 2023. “Conagra Brands Recalls Canned Meat and Poultry Products Due to Possible Packaging Defect.” Conagra Brand recalls 2.58 million canned pounds of meat and poultry due to packing error. Margaret Darby, Deseret News. Database: Factiva. USDA: Food Safety and Inspection Service.

February 1, 2023. “Biden-Harris Administration Proposes New Rules to Expand Access to Birth Control Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act.” Cardinal Dolan Criticizes Biden Administration for Trying to Force Employers to Cover Contraception. Matt McDonald. National Catholic Register. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

February 1, 2023.” First Amendment.” DeSantis’ proposals could be costly for FAU, FIU Governor wants to slash diversity efforts. Travis, Scott. South Florida Sun-Sentinel.  Database: ProQuest U. S. Newsstream. Congress.

February 1, 2023. “Inflation Reduction Act.” Manchin Is Positioning to Broker Debt Deal As G.O.P. Targets Him. Broadwater, Luke. New York Times. Database: ProQuest U.S. Newsstream. Internal Revenue Service.

February 1, 2023. “Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.” U.S. News: Minnesota Enacts Rights to Abortion. Calfas, Jennifer. Wall Street Journal. Database: ProQuest U.S. Newsstream. Supreme Court of the United States.