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FDLP Basic Collection: Core U.S. Government resources and descriptions. This list is subject to change.
Every Federal depository library is required to have the titles in the "basic collection" accessible for immediate use.These titles are vital sources of information that support the public's right to know about the workings and essential activities of the Federal Government.
A successor to CFDA.gov, this resource provides detailed, public descriptions of Federal assistance listings available to State and lical governments (including the District of Columbia); Federally recognized Indian tribal governmnets,Territories (and possessions) of the United Staes; domestic public, quasi-public, and private profit and nonprofit organizations and institutions; specialized groups, and individuals.
Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government
Ben's Guide is designed to inform students, parents, and educators about the government. It presents educational content for the public on the workings of the U.S. Government and U.S. history, with a focus on civics
Budget of the United States Government
Contains the budget message of the President, information about the President's budget proposals for a given fiscal year, and other budgetary publications issued throughout the fiscal year.
Catalog of U.S. Government Publications
The Catalog is the finding tool for federal publications. It provides SuDoc numbers for print publications, and direct links to those available online.
Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
The codification of general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register.
Compilation of Presidential Documents
The official publications of materials released by the White House Press Secretary.
Provides information about legislative activities, publications, and other related materials for members of Congress and the public.
The daily official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress.
The Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation
Also known as the Constitution Annotated, includes the U.S. Constitution and analysis and interpretation, with in-text annotations of cases decided by the Supreme Court of the United States.
Published monthly by the Council of Economic Advisors for the Joint Economic Committee, provides economic information on GDP, income, employment, production, business activity, prices, money, credit, security markets, Federal finance, and international statistics.
Explore Census Data (also known as data.census.gov)
A source for population, economic, housing, and geographic information and data about the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Island areas.
The daily publication of the rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, along with executive orders.
A database providing authenticated access to official publications from all three branches of the U.S. Government.
Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH)
A resource for occupational and career information, providing profiles on a majority of jobs in the United States. Profiles describe the work environment, education and training needed, a ten year outlook, and median pay for workers.
Official Congressional Directory (Note: This is entitled Congressional Directory in govinfo)
Includes biographical and directory information about members of the House and Senate, committee memberships, terms of service, and related content.
Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States
Official publication of the President’s addresses, writings, and remarks.
Social Security Handbook
Resource for the most common questions about Social Security.
United States Code
The codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States, divided by broad subjects into 53 titles.
The United States Government Manual
The official handbook of the U.S. Government, providing information on the agencies from all three branches, quasi-official agencies, international organizations in which the United States participates, boards, commissions, and committees.
United States Reports
Contains the final version of the opinions of the Supreme Court of the United States.
United States Statutes at Large
Contains the permanent laws enacted during each session of Congress.
A subject-based portal to Federal services and resources online. A Spanish site is also available.
Historic U.S. Government Resources
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