Federal Government Documents

The Law Library is an official selective depository library of the United States government.  For more information about government documents, their availability and use, contact our government documents Librarian. FDLP logo  

Subscription Databases
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Free Internet Resources to Government Documents 
GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys) provides free online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government. Through FDsys, you are able to: Search for documents and publications; Browse for documents and publications by collection, Congressional committee, and date; Access metadata about documents and publications in standard XML formats; and Download documents and publications in multiple renditions or file formats.

U.S. Executive Branch 

U.S. Legislative Branch 

U.S. Judicial Branch   

Historical Documents 

Statistical Sources 

Research Guides 

Web Sites - Search Engines/portals 

Federal Depository Library Program