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Library Resource Guide
for PS 501 & 524

For help with any of these resources, email Bruce Sarjeant or phone (906-227-1580).

Budget Sources

Budget of the United States (1996 - present)
Issued by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the Budget of the United States Government is a collection of documents that contains the budget message of the President, information about the President's budget proposals for a given fiscal year, and other budgetary publications that have been issued throughout the fiscal year.

For the the Budget prior to 1996, print editions are in the U.S. Documents collection (PrEx 2.8). These do not circulate.

If you want to locate a particular federal agency to see if they have posted budget information, this link will help: the A-Z Agency list from USA.gov. Budget information might be available from the agency website itself.

Books and E-references

Library Catalog
Contains the books, government documents, and audio-visual materials in Olson Library and three other libraries in the U.P.

A library catalog for over 200 participating Michigan libraries. Any item you find you can request directly and it will be delivered to our library here at NMU.

A library catalog for over 20,000 libraries world wide.

Congressional Quarterly Almanac (KF 49 .C652)
CQ Almanac provides an in-depth analysis of the path legislation takes through Congress, including how bills are changed, derailed, or ultimately passed during an annual session of Congress. Online back to 1945.

Additional budget information, in the way of background information, testimony, hearings, assessment, planning, etc., can be located via the following resources:

Journal and Newspaper Articles

Covers all legislative, administrative, and judicial decisions. Use Westlaw if you are interested in reading the actual language of a law, rule, or case.

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Tue: 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wed: 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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Fri: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sat: 12:00 noon - 8:00 p.m.
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