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United States Government Information @ Pitt: Getting Started

This guide will assist you in locating and using U.S. government information.

Core Documents

Full text of current and historical government publications.

GPO Federal Digital System (FDsys):
Includes access to these and more:

  • U.S. Budget
  • Code of Federal Regulations
  • Congressional Documents
  • Economic Indicators
  • Economic Reports
  • Federal Register
  • History of Bills
  • Public and Private Laws
  • Public Papers
  • Supreme Court Decisions (1937-1975)
  • U.S. Code
  • U.S. Statutes at Large

Government Information on The Web

FDSys is the Government Publishing Office's main search engine. Use it to find documents and reports from across the federal government.

The Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP) is the finding tool for electronic and print publications from the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the U.S. government. Includes records from 1976-present, though it will grow to include records for publications dating back to the late 1800s.

MetaLib from the Government Publishing Office searches a variety of specialized federal government databases. is the U.S. government's official Internet portal.

United States Government Manual

Liaison Librarian

Christopher Lemery
207E Hillman Library