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Government Information

Use this guide to find government information (e.g. government documents, government publications, etc.) available from the IU Southeast Library.

Resources about the President & the Executive Branch

Resources about the President

Current Presidential Papers

Historical Research on Past Presidents

Resources about Executive Departments

"The Cabinet is an advisory body made up of the heads of the 15 executive departments. Appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate, the members of the Cabinet are often the President’s closest confidants. In addition to running major federal agencies, they play an important role in the Presidential line of succession — after the Vice President, Speaker of the House, and Senate President pro tempore, the line of succession continues with the Cabinet offices in the order in which the departments were created. All the members of the Cabinet take the title Secretary, excepting the head of the Justice Department, who is styled Attorney General." (from

Related Research Guide: Federal Government Departments

Historical Collections of Executive Branch Departments' Records

Declassified Documents Collections

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Documents (Department of Justice)

State Department