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This database is freely available to the general public via the Internet.


FDsys (Federal Digital System) is the Government Publishing Office's (GPO) database of documents published by Congress and executive agencies. It covers nearly 80 databases about:

  • Congressional bills, reports, documents, and debates.
  • Constitution.
  • Consumer information.
  • Directories to federal agencies.
  • Economic indicators.
  • Education reports.
  • Energy research.
  • Federal budget.
  • Health information.
  • Laws and regulations.
  • Presidential Papers
  • Science
  • Selected historic publications.

Browse the current list of databases to view specifics.

Consult the FDsys FAQ for additional information. Selected sections need updating, but most information is still relevant.

Searching Tips

See Federal Digital System (FDsys) for brief information. The U. S. Government Printing Office Federal Digital System (FDsys) Search User Manual is a detailed guide.

Fdsys: Advanced Search Techniques and Tips.  Downloadable MP3 audio recording (12.3 MB; runtime 54:20) and related Slides.


Dates Covered

Varies depending upon the database.

Print Counterpart

Varies depending upon the database. Most print counterparts are available in the University Libraries.

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