International and Foreign Government Information
Contact: Jim Church
Scope of Collection
The UC Berkeley libraries participate in selective and full depository programs, exchange agreements, and purchasing plans to build its foreign and international government documents collections. The collections serve the entire campus community, the general public, and non-campus users.
UC Berkeley collects Foreign and International Government Documents and Publications in the following subjects areas:
- Censuses (all kinds): population, housing, economics, and agriculture
- Statistical publications and abstracts
- Economic development and international business
- Population, demography and vital statistics
- Human Rights
- Foreign relations and international affairs
- Political science and government policy
- Women's studies and family issues
- Public health and epidemiology
- Elections and election data
- Higher education, educational policy, language and literacy
- Environmental policy and sustainable development
- Labor, poverty and social issues
- Agricultural economics
- Urban studies and planning; natural resources
Exclusions: Law; gazettes; applied technology; state, provincial, and municipal documents; educational curricular material
Materials on the founding of the United Nations at the San Francisco conference, including the original edition of the charter of the United Nations and Statute of the International Court of Justice (UC Press).
Primary Languages and Formats
Primarily English and French, but many others, including but not limited to Western/Eastern European languages, and languages from South and Southeast Asia and the Middle East.
Government information is multidisciplinary and housed in library collections across campus, including but not limited to Biosciences, Education/Psychology, Public Health, Library Data Lab, and Law.
For information about research tools, library guides, and related pages, see International & Foreign Documents Collections at UC Berkeley.