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ME 444 Mechanical Engineering Design: Government Publications

Government Publications @ Preston Library

"The United States Code is the codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States. It is divided by broad subjects into 51 titles and published by the Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives...subsequent main editions have been published every six years since 1934. In between editions, annual cumulative supplements are published in order to present the most current information." - GPO

United States Code, current edition.  Ref. KF 62 2012 (multi-volume set)

Access the United States Code, current and past editions - http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collectionUScode.action?selectedYearFrom=-1&go=Go

Online Government Publications

Engineers often access the following federal publications:

Government Web Sites

Here are some additional web sites to government resources for engineers:

  • Science.gov - Science.gov is a gateway to "authoritative U.S. government science information including research and development results" available from over 60 databases and over 2200 selected websites from 15 federal agencies.
  • Standards.gov - "offers background materials and useful links for locating information about the use of standards in government. Our primary focus is on federal agency use of standards and conformity assessment for regulatory purposes."
  • U. S. Environmental Protection Agency - Provides access to EPA laws and regulations.
  • USA.gov -"As the U.S. government's official web portal, USA.gov makes it easy for the public to get U.S. government information and services on the web."