Government agencies typically issue regularly scheduled statistical reports. Most reports prepared by federal and state government agencies are
Issued in regular series,
According to an anticipated schedule of release and
Made available on the Internet site of the agency.
These types of publications may not be routinely included in library catalogs as individual publications—but rather are treated as serial publications—limiting the type of cataloging that is routinely compiled.
Other Government Reports
Government agencies also occasionally issue special—topically oriented reports. These might be stand alone publications resulting from special surveys—or they may be issued in a publication like the MMWR—surveillance summary series.