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, Legal History, Government Documents

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: District of Columbia, Historic Preservation, Government Documents

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: Government Documents, Legal History

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]