Includes full text of Bills, the Congressional Record, Public laws, Committee proceedings, historical documents and treaties (beginning with the 94th Congress). Committee proceedings begin with the 104th Congress (1995-1996), but most other publications go back further.
The standard source for the quantitative facts of American history. Includes capability to customize and download tables of data. Covers historical population, economic and social science statistics of the United States going back at least 20 years.
Repository for information from U.S. federal agencies in all three branches of govenment. Currently holds 154,000 plus documents including President Obama's official documents. FDsys will replace GPOAccess in early 2011.
"The Congressional Documents collection consists of House Documents, Senate Documents, and Senate Treaty Documents. House and Senate documents contain various kinds of materials ordered to be printed by both chambers of Congress. Documents can include reports of executive departments and agencies, as well as committee prints, that were ordered to be printed as documents. Senate Treaty Documents contain the text of a treaty as it is submitted to the U. S. Senate for ratification by the President of the United States." From the 99th Congress (1985-1986) through current 112th Congress (2011-12).
The Office of the Law Revision Counsel prepares and publishes the United States Code, which is a consolidation and codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States.
The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. FDsys contains Congressional record volumes from 140 (1994) to the present. At the back of each daily issue is the "Daily Digest," which summarizes the day's floor and committee activities.
The historical Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) series presents the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity from 1945 to 1976. (Print copies of 1861 to 1954 issues also available in print in the Murray library at JX233.A3.)
The FDLP Desktop serves as a centralized resource for the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), which disseminates U.S. Government information to the American public through libraries across the nation. Stay up-to-date with the latest innovations and progress of the Program and utilize various tools in order to enhance public services.