- FDsys: Federal Digital System
The Government Printing Office’s Federal Digital System (FDsys) provides free online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.
- MetaLib (GPO)
MetaLib is a federated search engine that searches multiple U.S. Federal government databases, retrieving reports, articles, and citations while providing direct links to selected resources available online.
- govinfo (Beta)
govinfo provides free public access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.
Much of what is available through government websites is limited to the mid-'90s to the present. Print indexes in our reference collection provide a gateway to historical government documents.
United States, Cumulative Subject Index to the Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications, 1900-1971, ed. William W. Buchanan and Edna A. Kanely (Washington, D.C: Carrollton Press, 1973). AC Frost Reference Z1223 .A182 1973
- Congressional Publications
Index to U.S. congressional material, some full text.
- Congressional Record, Bound (GPO)
The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873 and is still published today. Current digitization includes 1891-2001, and 2005-2008.
- Congressional Record, Daily (GPO)
The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. This site contains Congressional record volumes from 140 (1994) to the present.
- American State Papers (1789-1838)
Full-image database of legislative and executive documents of Congress. Continued by U.S. Congressional Serial Set.
- U.S. Congressional Serial Set (1817-1976)
Reports, documents and journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Preceded by American State Papers.
Congress.gov is the official website for U.S. federal legislative information. The site provides access to accurate, timely, and complete legislative information for Members of Congress, legislative agencies, and the public.
Amherst College's electronic holdings do not provide access to the full extent of congressional publications, and in some cases, print indexes are more useful than searchable databases. The following reference works fill indexing gaps in our electronic coverage.
Congressional Information Service, CIS Four-Year Cumulative Index (Washington, D.C: Congressional Information Service, 1979). AC Frost Reference x KF49 .C62 Index
Congressional Information Service, CIS U.S. Congressional Committee Prints Index: From the Earliest Publications through 1969 (Washington, D.C: Congressional Information Service, 1980). AC Frost Reference KF29.7 .C66
Congressional Information Service, CIS U.S. Serial Set Index (Washington: Congressional Information Service, 1975). AC Frost Reference KF12 .U5 Index
Congressional Information Service, CIS US Congressional Committee Hearings Index (Washington, D.C. (4520 East-West Highway, Bethesda, Md. 20814): Congressional Information Service, 1985). AC Frost Reference KF40 .C56 1981