Government Documents
Catalog of U. S. Government Publications

Subjects: Government Documents

A finding tool for federal publications that includes descriptive information for historical and current publications as well as direct links to the full document, when available. Users can search by authoring agency, title, subject, and general keywords, or click on "Advanced Search" for more options. Records begin in July 1976.

Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1873

Subjects: Government Documents, Legal History, Legislation

From the Library of Congress's American Memory collection, this site consists of browsable scans of published congressional records from the Continental Congress through the 43rd Congress, (1774-1875). It includes the Statutes at Large (1789-1875), congressional bills and resolutions for selected sessions beginning with the 6th Congress (1799), The House Journal (1789-1875), the Senate Journal (1789-1875), the Senate Executive Journal (1789-1875), and Journals of the Continental Congress (1774-89).

DC Historic Preservation Decisions

Subjects: District of Columbia, Government Documents, Historic Preservation

Contains the decisions of the Mayor's Agent of the District of Columbia as well as the D.C. Federal and local courts regarding historic properties. The D.C. Preservation Law protects all landmarks or structures that contribute to a historic district listed in the District of Columbia Inventory of Historic Sites. Under the law, permit applications involving a listed property, a building contributing to a historic district or its site must be reviewed for historic compatibility prior to issuance.

Federal digital system (FDsys)

Subjects: Government Documents

GPO's Federal Digital System (FDsys) provides public access to government information submitted by Congress and Federal agencies and preserved as technology changes. You can search all of its collections together, or you can limit your search to one or more collections.

HeinOnline: State Statutes: A Historical Archive

Subjects: Government Documents, Legislation, State and Local Government Law

"State Statutes: A Historical Archive includes superseded state statutes for all fifty states. Browse or search the statutes by state, publication title, date, and text. Coverage goes back until 1717. Note: this library does not contain current state statutes. The titles included for each state were verified against Pimsleur’s Checklist of Basic American Legal Publications."

HeinOnline: U.S. Attorney General Opinions Library

Subjects: Administrative Law, Government Documents

"HeinOnline has various modules, which are are fully-searchable. This library contains PDF documents for Attorney General's National Committee to study the antitrust laws (1955) -- Attorney General. Annual Report. U.S. Department of Justice (1870-2005) -- Digest of the published opinions of the Attorneys-General, & of the leading decisions of the federal courts, with reference to international law, treaties and kindred subject (1877) -- Official opinions of the Attorneys General of the United States (1791-1982) -- Opinions of the Office of Legal Counsel of the United States Department of Justice (1977-1996."

Legal Information Archive: the Chesapeake Digital Preservation Group

Subjects: Government Documents

The Chesapeake Digital Preservation Group features government, policy, and legal information archived from the Web through a partnership between state and academic law libraries. The collections include: * Reports relating to U.S. government and policy * Selected state, federal, and foreign government documents * Materials relating to public policy and legal issues in Maryland * Publications issued by Virginia's judicial branch * Materials relating to the District of Columbia

LLMC Digital

Subjects: Government Documents, Legal History

"LLMC Digital is an electronic database of historical legal materials containing case reporters, statutes of the U.S. and selected foreign nations, U.S. government documents, and many other legal materials. It is a rich source for legal history researchers."

ProQuest Congressional

Subjects: Government Documents, Legal History, Legislation, Political Science and Government

Bills & Public Laws 1987-present; Committee Prints & misc. publications 1817-present; Congressional Record Bound Edition & predecessors 1789-2001; Congressional Record Daily Edition 1985-present; Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports 1916-present; Hearings 1817-present; House & Senate Documents 1817-present; House & Senate Reports 1789-present; Serial Set publications 1789-present; Serial Set Maps 1789-1969; CIS Legislative Histories 1969-present.

ProQuest Congressional Hearings Digital Collection

Subjects: Government Documents, Legislation

"The Congressional Hearings Digital Collection contains unpublished and published hearings. It includes full transcripts of the proceedings, all oral statements, committee questions and discussion. House unpublished hearings through 1979 are included. Published hearings also contain texts of related reports, statistical analyses, correspondence, exhibits and articles presented by witnesses or inserted into the record by committee members and staff. Former name of database: LexisNexis Congressional Hearings Digital Collection."

ProQuest Congressional Serial Set

Subjects: Government Documents, Legal History, Legislation

"The ProQuest Congressional Serial Set I & II database includes indexing, bibliographic information, and searchable PDFs for all U.S. Congressional Serial Set publications from 1789-1969 and 1970-current. The Serial Set contains the House and Senate Documents and the House and Senate Reports. Database name in earlier years: LexisNexis Congressional Serial Set."

ProQuest Indian claims insight

Subjects: Government Documents, Legal History, Legislation, Political Science and Government

Research the history of U.S. Indian claims from 1789-present. Trace the history of Indian claims by Indian Nation, geography, or case docket number. Includes comprehensive Indian Claims Commission collection 1948-1978, with briefs, docket books, decisions, expert testimony, oral transcripts; content related to pre-1948 claims presented to Congress and/or brought before the Court of Claims; content related to post-1978 claims brought before the US Court of Claims (through 1982) and US Court of Federal Claims (through 2006); documents related to post-2006 settlement of claims; and treaties and claims-related statutes. Includes congressional publications directly related to Indian claims, indexed by docket numbers and claims-related maps.

Subjects: Administrative Law, Government Documents is the federal government's central website for posting notices of proposed agency regulations and for receiving public comments on those notices. You can also use this site * to read others' comments on proposed regulations; * to identify and view a variety of documents on a regulatory docket; * to get email alerts as documents are added to a regulatory docket; and * to get an RSS feed of documents from the daily Federal Register.

State and Local Government on the Net

Subjects: Government Documents, State and Local Government Law

This free State and Local Government Internet directory provides one-stop access to the web sites of thousands of state agencies and city and county governments. Only sites that are controlled and actively managed by state and local government agencies are included. Features a State Topical Guide providing easy access to one-page listings of key government functions across all 50 states.

U.S. Declassified Documents Online

Subjects: Government Documents, Legal History

Provides access to post World War II previously classified documents from the CIA, FBI and other agencies covering major international events such as the Cold war, Vietnam, foreign policy, and civil rights. Includes correspondence and memoranda, minutes of cabinet meetings, technical studies, national security policy statements, and intelligence reports.