Definitions for "Government Documents"
Documents created by government and military agencies are public record (unless otherwise stated) and therefore in the public domain.
(As found in the R.S. Small Library) Documents published by federal or state agencies that are available to depositories.
Publications of U.S. federal government, including hearings, reports, statutes, treaties, periodicals (example: Monthly Labor Review), and statistics (U.S. Census). In libraries, government documents are usually shelved in a separate section by SuDocs number, or are available on the World Wide Web.
Keywords:  issued, funded, publications
Publications issued or funded by the U.S. government.