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    • Location: Herman B Wells Library 250B
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last updated: 7/24/2013

Government Information: U.S. Documents

This library is a congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government documents. Public access to the government documentscollection is guaranteed by public law. (Title 44 United States Code)

Indiana University -- Bloomington was designated a Federal Depository Library by Senator Benjamin Harrison in 1881. About 75% of our federal collection is cataloged and listed in IUCAT. Many special indexes and catalogs are listed on Government Information Resources but some may only be available in Print.

Comprehensive Websites: 

EBSCO Discovery Service



Yahoo: U.S.


Other Links:
GovSpeak: A guide to Government Acronyms & Abbreviations

Congressional Information Pathfinder

Virtual CD-ROM/Floppy Disk Library(CIC)


Popular Names of U.S. Government Reports

Presidential Information Pathfinder 

Ask a Docs Librarian

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Links to Federal Government Websites:

Agency Links

Judicial Branch
Supreme Court of the United States

Legislative Branch
| Senate
Proquest Congressional


Executive Branch
White House
Executive Office of the President

Health & Human Services
Homeland Security
Housing & Urban Development
Veterans Affairs

Selected Federal Agencies

Census Bureau

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Central Intelligence Agency
Bureau of Economic Analysis
Environmental Protection Agency
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Federal Election Commission
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
Bureau of Justice Statistics
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Library of Congress
National Archives & Records Administration
National Climatic Data Center
National Park Service
Occupational Safety & Health Administration

Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Patents & Trademarks Office
Social Security Administration
Transportation Statistics Bureau
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

U.S. Federal Reference Shelf 

Bill of Rights

Print: Y 1.1/7:102-188  SuDocs Reference

Budget of the U.S. Government
(FY 1996-)

Print: PREX 2.8: Latest SuDocs Reference  |

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Programs

Print: PREX 2.20: Latest SuDocs Reference & Computer Disk |

Code of Federal Regulations

Print: AE 2.106/3:  SuDocs Reference |

Condition of Education

Print: ED 1.109: Latest SuDocs Reference  |

Congressional Bills (Online at Thomas)

Print: Y 1.4:  SuDocs Microfiche |

Congressional Directory

Print: Y 4.P 93/1:1/# Latest SuDocs Reference |

Congressional Record (Historically available through Hein Online)

Print: X 1.1: SuDocs Stacks and microfiche |

Congressional Record Index (1983-) (Historically available through Hein Online)

Print: X 1.1:  SuDocs Stacks |

Constitution of the United States of America

Print: Y 1.1/7:102-188 SuDocs Reference  |

Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation

Print: Y1.1/2:14152 SuDocs Reference  |

Core Documents of U.S. Democracy [E-Only]

Country Background Notes

Print: S 1.123:  Reference  |

County and City Databook

Print: C 3.134/2: C83/2 Latest SuDocs Reference |

County Business Patterns (e-Only)

Crime in the United States
(Uniform Crime Reports)

Print: J 1.14/7: Latest SuDocs Reference |

Compilation of Presidential Documents (2009- )

Declaration of Independence

Print: U.S. Government Manual AE 2.108/2: SuDocs Reference |

For facsimile edition,  Oversize LC 1.28:[4] |

Digest of Education Statistics (e-only with 2004)

Print: ED 1.140: Latest  SuDocs Reference |
    (earlier - ED 1.310/2:, ED 1.326:, ED 1.113:, HE 19.315:)

Economic Indicators

Print: Y4 .Ec7: Ec7/  Reference Desk |

Economic Report of the President (1995-)

Print: PR#  SuDocs Reference |

Federal Register

Print: AE 2.106 check IUCAT for location |



Foreign Consular Offices in the United States

Print: S 1.69/2: SuDocs Stacks (See IUCAT for preceding call numbers)


Green Book
: Background Material and Data on Programs within the Jurisdiction of the Committee on Ways and Means (1994-)

Print: Y 4.W 36:10-4/ Latest SuDocs Reference  |

Health, United States

Print: HE 20.7042/6: SuDocs Reference |

History of Bills
(1983-) [E-ONLY]

National Atlas of the United States (e-only)

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)

Print: PREX 2.6/2:IN 27 Latest SuDocs Stacks |

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Print: L 2.3/4: Latest SuDocs Reference |

O*Net (Occupational Information Network) Online

Print: HB2595.O16 2002 Latest SuDocs Reference |

Our Documents: 100 Milestone Documents

Print: E173.U62 2003 L.C. Reference

Includes documents that chronicle U.S. history from 1776 to 1965. |

Plum Book

Print: PM1.9: Latest SuDocs Reference |

Projections of Education Statistics

Print: ED 1.20: Latest SuDocs Reference |

Public and Private Laws

Print: AE 2.110:  SuDocs Reference |

Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States

Print: AE 2.114:  SuDocs Reference |

Social Security Handbook

Print: SSA 1.8/3: Latest SuDocs Reference  |

Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics

Print: J 29.9/6: Latest SuDocs Reference |

Statistical Abstract of the United States

Print: C 3.134: Latest SuDocs Reference |

Supreme Court Decisions, 1937-

For all, consult Lexis-Nexis Academic, Legal Research.

or consult CQ Press Supreme Court Collection

Print: Shelves ALF -- Request at Reference Desk |

Uniform Crime Reports (FBI)

Print: J 1.14/7: Latest  SuDocs Reference  |

United States Code
Y 1.1/3: ET2 SuDocs Reference |

United States Government Manual

Print: AE 2.108/2: Latest SuDocs Reference |

U.S. Embassies and Consulates

For Print see Diplomatic List S1.2: or Key Officers S1.40/5: Latest ET2 Reference Desk |

U.S. Industry & Trade Outlook

Print: C 61.48 Latest Reference Desk |

World Factbook

Print: PREX 3.15: Latest SuDocs Reference |


last updated: 7/24/2013