Discover Florida Documents


During May and June, check out the display of Florida Documents in the lobby of the S.E. Wimberly Library

FAU Libraries participate in the  Florida State Documents Depository Program which offers access to information by and about Florida government. We offer library users access to many of these useful resources which include popular magazines, reference materials, colorful pamphlets, and online collections. Read more in Discover Florida Documents.

Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports – January Database of the Month

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports (1974-1996) contains comprehensive media reports from around the globe which have been translated into English from more than 50 languages. The reports, collected by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), include news, interviews, and speeches transcripted from radio broadcasts and official news services.

The Daily Reports are key primary source materials which are useful for a better understanding of world history. They can be searched easily by date, keywords, countries/regions, or events and are organized around eight world regions – Africa, Asia, Australia/Oceania, Caribbean, Europe, Middle East /Near East, North America, and South America.  Continue reading

Find the Map You Need!

There are many interesting and useful maps available at the S.E. Wimberly Library. The Government Documents Department facilitates access to numerous map collections which are housed on First Floor East.  These maps can be checked out with your Owl Card at the Documents Office (LY 109) or Reference Desk.

To discover the collections, take a look at the descriptions of Map Resources on the Government Resources web site. Among the multitudes of maps are USGS topographic maps, world political maps, National Geographic maps, National Park maps, and geologic maps. There are also detailed Census Bureau maps of Palm Beach, Broward, and Dade counties.

One of our newest collections contains International Travel Maps. Here you’ll find maps of most of the world’s nations, along with regional and notable city maps (Paris, London, Barcelona, and Rome to name a few). Also, maps of U.S. states and many Caribbean islands are available.

Looking for digital maps? Florida’s PALMM Project features the World Map Collections which includes extensive Florida historical, aerial, and Sanborn Fire Insurance maps. Browse other digital map collections on the GODART Maps & Geography links page.

Finding Government Information Just Got Easier

The Government Printing Office (GPO) has developed a new platform called FDsys -Federal Digital Systems– which facilitates the discovery of some important information resources. Users can locate the Congressional Record, Congressional Hearings, Compilation of Presidential Documents (includes Daily & Weekly), Federal Register, and much more. Search options in this new discovery tool allow for easier identification of items of interest to users. In addition, GPO has incorporated the important abilities to authenticate and preserve official information in this new platform.

Check out the Government Resources web pages for access to popular federal, state, and local resources, or contact FAU Libraries Government Documents Department.