Government Documents
Catalog of U. S. Government Publications

Subjects: Government Documents

The Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP) has been the government's finding tool for electronic and print publications from the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the U.S. government since 1976. The catalog will grow to include records for publications dating back to the late 1800s. These publications make up the National Bibliography of U.S. Government Publications. The CGP contains descriptive records for historical and current publications and provides direct links to those that are available online. Initially, the CGP was the online counterpart of the Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications, which ceased in print with the December 2004 issue. [Internet resource: free on the Web]

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

Subjects: Legislation, Government Documents, Legal History

A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation consists of a linked set of published congressional records of the United States of America from the Continental Congress through the 43rd Congress, 1774-1875. It includes the Journals of the Continental Congress (1774-89); the Letters of Delegates to Congress (1774-89); the Records of the Federal Convention of 1787, or Farrand's Records, and the Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution (1787-88), or Elliot's Debates; the Journals of the House of Representatives (1789-1875) and the Senate (1789-1875), including the Senate Executive Journal (1789-1875); the Journal of William Maclay (1789-91), senator from Pennsylvania in the 1st Congress; the debates of Congress as published in the Annals of Congress (1789-1824), the Register of Debates (1824-37), Congressional Globe (1833-73), and Congressional Record (1873-75); the Statutes at Large (1789-1875); the American State Papers (1789-1838); and congressional bills and resolutions for selected sessions beginning with the 6th Congress (1799) in the House of Representatives and the 16th Congress (1819) in the Senate. A select number of documents and reports from the monumental U.S. Congressional Serial Set are available as well. [Internet resource: free on the Web]

DC Historic Preservation Decisions

Subjects: Government Documents, District of Columbia, Historic Preservation

Contains the decisions of the District of Columbia Mayor's Agent for Historic Preservation. The Mayor's Agent reviews permits 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. The recommendations of the D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board are considered, and a decision is made as to whether or not the application meets the requirements of the law. Internet resource: free on the Web

Declassified Documents Reference System - US

Subjects: Legal History, Government Documents

Declassified Documents Reference System - US provides full text searchable access to a selection of over 75,000 previously classified U.S. government documents. Post World War II documents include correspondence and memoranda, minutes of cabinet meetings, technical studies, national security policy statements, and intelligence reports.

East India Company

Subjects: History, Government documents

This digitized collection of East India Company records from the British Library spans the Company’s founding in 1600 to Indian independence in 1947, and includes royal charters, meeting notes of the Council of India, reports of expeditions and government memoranda.

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. [Internet resource: free on the Web]

HeinOnline: State Statutes: A Historical Archive

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

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. For all HeinOnline modules, see main record for HeinOnline.

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: Legal History, Government Documents

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.

Nexis Uni

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

LexisNexis Academic Universe provides full-text documents from over 5,600 news, business, legal, medical, and reference publications with a variety of flexible search options. LexisNexis Academic provides searchable access to a comprehensive spectrum of full-text information from over 5,600 sources, selected to meet academic research needs, including: National and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and non-English language sources; U.S. Federal and state case law, codes, regulations, legal news, law reviews, and international legal information; Shepards Citations for all U.S. Supreme Court cases back to 1789; Business news journals, company financial information, SEC filings and reports, and industry and market news.

ProQuest Congressional

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

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.

Public Documents Masterfile

Subjects: Foreign Law, History, Legal History, Treaties, Government Documents, International Organizations

Public Documents Masterfile is an electronic guide to federal, state, local and international public documents, spanning over 200 years of publication, in a single searchable database. Contains two types of records, full bibliographic records and brief records comprised of index terms or pointers to public documents cumulations or catalogs. The more than 5 million records now (2011) online comprise: * Post-1976 GPO Documents * GPO Monthly Catalog Indexes 1900-1976 with Page/Entry Numbers and Depository Status (forthcoming) * GPO Documents 1789-1976 with SuDocs Numbers * Pre-1900 United States Documents * International Documents (e.g., World Bank Records) * US Department of Energy * ERIC files * Non-U.S. Documents (Canada, with other countries forthcoming) * State and Provincial Documents * Non-GPO Public Documents Held by the Library of Congress. Paratext has added more than 12 million links from its core research products—19th Century Masterfile (NCM) and Public Documents Masterfile (PDM)—to full-text resources, many in the public domain. These links, which will be fulfilled through Google Book Search™ and Google News Archive Search™, include more than one-million links to documents in The New York Times Archive.

Regulations.gov

Subjects: Government Documents, Administrative Law

Regulations.gov 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 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 to one-page listings of key government functions across all 50 states. Free: Internet resource