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Government Publications

General guide to government information & publications from RSU Libraries

FDLP Basic Collection

These resources are vital sources of information about the workings and essential activities of the U.S. GovernmentFor an additional list including historic cornerstone documents, see govinfo’s Other Resources, also known as Core Documents of Our Democracy.

Assistance Listings Provides detailed, public descriptions of Federal assistance listings available to State and local governments (including the District of Columbia); Federally recognized Indian tribal governments, Territories (and possessions) of the United States; domestic public, quasi- public, and private profit and nonprofit organizations and institutions; specialized groups, and individuals.
Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government 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 A finding tool for publications from all three branches of the U.S. government. Updated daily, it contains descriptive records for current and historical publications and provides direct links to those online.
Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) The annual edition of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by departments and agencies of the U.S. Government.
Compilation of Presidential Documents The official publications of materials released by the White House Press Secretary.
Congress.gov Provides information about legislative activities, publications, and other related materials for members of Congress and the public. .
Congressional Record The official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress, published daily when Congress is in session.  (Note: This is the daily edition. There is also a bound edition.)
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. 
Economic Indicators
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.
The Economic Report of the President to the Congress An annual report, issued by the Executive Office of the President and the Council of Economic Advisors, providing on overview of economic progress, with extensive data appendices.
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.
Federal Register The daily publication of the rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, along with executive orders.
govinfo 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 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.
USA.gov
A subject-based portal to Federal services and resources online. A Spanish site is also available.

 

Native Americans

Native American Resources on USA.gov General websites important to tribes
Indian Health Service  The Federal Health Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives
Native American Resources from the National Archives This page contains links to American history relating to Native Americans.
American Indian and Alaskan Native Documents in the Congressional Serial Set: 1817-1899 This collection from the University of Oklahoma offers detailed contemporaneous documentation of political, military, and governmental activities related to indigenous peoples of the continental United States and Alaskan territory during the 19th century. 
Federal Websites for/about Native Americans This is a guide to federal agency websites that feature information for or about Native Americans. Most of these websites focus on tribal matters.
Oklahoma Tribal Histories and Culture Oklahoma Department of Libraries has gathered these resources to present information on tribal government and other sites related to the rich history of the Oklahoma Native American tribes for those interested in the geographic origins of the tribes who were removed to Oklahoma.