The University of Oregon Libraries have many publications from the governments of the United States, Canada, Great Britain, the State of Oregon, and cities and counties in Oregon, as well as official records of international organizations such as the United Nations and the European Union. In addition, a vast amount of government information is available on the Internet, either directly from government agency web sites or through commercial databases to which the library subscribes.
Here are some suggested approaches to locating government publications on your topic:
Institutional sources are publications issued by institutions or associations. These organizations are often formed by the members of a profession (e.g. the American Medical Association), people with a common interest (e.g. the National Rifle Association), or people whose job it is to do research and issue position papers on matters of public policy (e.g. the Cato Institute). Their publications include such forms as a position statement on an issue (often found on the institution's Web site), a research report, or even a periodical.
Here are some suggested approaches to locating institutional sources: