U.S. Government Documents


A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates 1774-1875 (Library of Congress)
Type of Resource: Full-text and full-image database
Records of the proceedings of America's national legislative bodies, beginning with the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention, and followed by the United States Congress.

FDsys (United States. Government Printing Office)
Federal Digital System (FDsys) provides public access to Government information submitted by Congress and Federal agencies and preserved as technology changes. This information is the official, published versions and includes the following categories: Government information databases from the legislative, executive, and judicial branches; tools to locate government information; collections of government information available through the Federal Depository Libraries.

ProQuest Congressional (1789-present)
Type of Resource: Full-text and full-image database
"The most comprehensive collection of historic and current congressional information available anywhere online." Includes full text of: the Serial Set, Committee Prints & Miscellaneous Publications, Hearings, House and Senate Documents, House and Senate Reports. Also includes Legislative Histories.

ProQuest Congressional: Serial set maps (1789-present) 
Type of Resource: Full-text and full-image database
A specialized search module focusing on the maps in the Serial Set. Searchable segments include title, geographic subject, map relief method, and names on map.

ProQuest legislative insight
ProQuest® legislative histories are comprised of fully searchable PDFs of full-text publications generated in the course of congressional lawmaking. These include the full text of the Public Law itself, all versions of related bills, law-specific Congressional Record excerpts, committee hearings, reports, and prints. Also included are Presidential signing statements, CRS reports, and miscellaneous congressional publications that provide background material to aid in the understanding of issues related to the making of the law. Includes Part A 1929-2013 and Part B 1789-1960.

American State Papers,1789-1838 (Readex)
Type of Resource: Full-text and full-image database
A digitization of the American State Papers--a set of 38 folio volumes printed from 1832-1861--that were a retrospective republication of approximately 6280 numbered publications that had been originally issued from 1789-1838. These publications are largely Congressional but also contain Executive Department materials.

U.S. Congressional Serial Set: Digital Edition (Readex)
Type of Resource: Full-text and full-image database
Coverage: 1817 - 1975
A digital reproduction of the United States Congressional Serial Set, which consists of the sequentially numbered volumes containing the Reports, Documents, and Journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

Serial Set Maps (Readex)
Type of Resource: Full-text and full-image database
A specialized search module supplementary to the Readex U.S. Congressional Serial Set, Serial Set Maps allows users to focus searches on the maps themselves - the geographic areas they depict, the subjects they represent, their titles, and the names associated with the maps either as cartographers, explorers, or in some other capacity.

HeinOnline
Type of Resource: Full-text and full-image database
Includes a wide range of documents relating to the government and laws of the United States. Here you can find full text of the Congressional Record, 1873-present, and its forerunner the Congressional Globe, as well as  U.S. Statutes at Large, and sets of documents related to the Supreme Court, and federal agencies.

THOMAS  (Library of Congress)
This site provides free access to a wealth of congressional information, including: Bills, Public Laws, Committee Reports, Roll Call votes, the Congressional Record, Congressional Record Index, Federalist Papers, Treaties, Schedules and Calendars, and Presidential Nominations. The site also provides links to other government web sites, including the House of Representatives, the Senate, and GPO Access.

Monthly Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, 1895-1976  
Catalogs all publications of the United States government, including those of the Congress and all executive departments (with the exception of administrative and confidential or restricted documents). Note: Records for all publications since July 1976 have been available online at GPO Access: Catalog of U.S. Government Publications.

U.S. Government Documents (Columbia University Libraries)
Homepage of the U.S. Government Documents division of the Columbia University Libraries. Includes subject guides providing access to federal, state, and local documents as well as guidance for finding U.S. government documents at Lehman Library.

U.S. Government Documents at Columbia (Columbia University Libraries)
An overview of government documents accessible at Columbia University Libraries. Includes annotated listings of key reference guides and major serial publications.

Foreign Relations of the United States in the U.S. Serial Set (Columbia University Libraries)