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Government Publications Resource Guide
This guide is designed to help get you started with your research. Some of the resources below are paid for by Rasmuson Library.
Military & Government Collection
Offers current news through a collection of periodicals, academic journals and other content pertinent to the increasing needs for all branches of the military and government.
GPO Monthly Catalog 1976-Present
Covers all types of U.S. government documents, including Congressional reports, hearings, debates, and records; judiciary materials; and documents issued by executive departments (Defense, State, Labor, Office of the President, etc.).
A comprehensive index to Congressional hearings, reports, committee prints, the Serial Set, Congressional Record, and other Congressional material.
Government Periodicals Index
Index to government journals.
Official website for U.S. federal legislative information. The site provides access to accurate, timely, and complete legislative information for Members of Congress, legislative agencies, and the public.
Catalog of U.S. Government Publications
Finding tool for federal publications.
US Declassified Documents Online
Provides access to a broad range of previously classified federal records spanning the twentieth and twenty first centuries.
The collection is the most comprehensive compilation of declassified documents from the executive branch. The types of materials include intelligence studies, policy papers, diplomatic correspondence, cabinet meeting minutes, briefing materials, and domestic surveillance and military reports.
This is GPO's beta website that will eventually replace the Federal Digital System (FDsys) public website.
The United States Government Manual
"The official handbook of the Federal Government. This special edition of the Federal Register is currently updated to provide comprehensive and authoritative descriptions of the programs and activities of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches. The Government Manual also includes information about quasi-official agencies, international organizations with U.S. membership, and Federal boards, commissions, and committees."
Core Documents of Our Democracy
This collection provides American citizens with direct online access to the basic Federal Government documents that define our democratic society. These titles contain information about the democratic process that are critical to informed citizens. They support the public's right to know about the essential activities of their Government.
United States Courts
Information about courts in the United States, including judge information, court records, statistics, and more.