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FDsys  Connect to GPO FDsys
Also known as: Federal Digital System
Access: Freely available Internet database
Description:

FDsys provides free fulltext collections of some of the most frequently used government information sources. The collections include the major publications from all three branches of government: exectuve, legislative, and judicial.

There are several options for finding information:

  • Simple Search — retrieves results from all collections; results may then be narrowed by using the limiters, such as collection or date
  • Advanced Search — select collections for a search and fields in which to search
  • Browse — by year (volume) or Congressional session, then by date
  • Retrieve by citation
FDsys collections:
  • Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of the United States (1793-1890, with gaps)
  • Budget of the United States Government
  • Code of Federal Regulations (2007 to present)
  • Coastal Zone Information Center publications (1951-1999)
  • Compilation of Presidential Documents (1993 to present)
  • Congressional Bills (1993 to present)
  • Congressional Calendars (1995 to present)
  • Congressional Committee Prints (1995 to present)
  • Congressional Documents (1995 to present)
  • Congressional Directory (1995 to present)
  • Congressional Hearings (1995 to present)
  • Congressional Record (Bound) (1999-2001)
  • Congressional Record (Daily) (1994 to present)
  • Congressional Record Index (1983 to present)
  • Congressional Reports (1995 to present)
  • Economic Indicators (1995 to present)
  • Economic Report of the President (1995 to present)
  • Federal Register & CFR Parts Affected (1994 to present)
  • GAO Reports and Comptroller General Decisions (1994-2008)
  • History of Bills (1983 to present)
  • Precedents of the United States House of Representatives (Cannon, Deschler, and Hinds)
  • Public and Private Laws (1994 to present)
  • Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States (1991-2005)
  • United States Government Manual (1995 to present)
  • United States Statutes at Large (1951-2009)

FDsys includes collections of "Additional Government Publications" on a variety of topics which may be browsed or searched.

Coverage: Varies. Many collections begin with 1995 (104th Congress)
Help: Use the Federal Digital System (FDsys) Search User Manual. For guides, go to Research Guides for U.S. Government Information. For further assistance, contact a librarian.
Related Resources:

THOMAS, LexisNexis Congressional, LexisNexis Academic, CQ Weekly, Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (GCP).

Major publications from the federal government (both print and electronic) are listed in DELCAT.

Users: unlimited concurrent users
Producer: U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO)

This page is maintained by Erin Daix, Collection Development Department.

Last modified: 08/05/13