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

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, Ask the Library.
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: 05/16/14