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Government Documents

Government documents provide a wide range of information on a variety of subjects, such as agriculture, census information, federal departments and agencies, legislation past and present, voting and elections, and so much more. Albion College Library is a participating member of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP).  The FDLP is administered by the Government Printing Office (GPO) and the purpose of this program is to ensure that every individual has free access to government information.  As a designated depository institution, Albion College Library provides electronic access to government documents via the official federal government portal to government information, GovInfo.  Along with participation in the FDLP, the Library also provides access to government information through subscription databases, journals and other print materials.


HeinOnline - HeinOnline is the world's largest fully searchable, image-based government document and legal research database. It contains comprehensive coverage from inception of both U.S. statutory materials, U.S. Congressional Documents and more than 2,600 scholarly journals, all of the world's constitutions, all U.S. treaties, collections of classic treatises and presidential documents, and access to the full text of state and federal case law.

Political Science Complete - Covers political topics with a worldwide focus. Designed for students, researchers and government institutions. 


ProQuest Central

Academic Search Complete

Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints

GovInfo -

  • GovInfo is a service of the United States Government Publishing Office (GPO), which provides free public access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government. -

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications -

  • The CGP is the finding tool for federal publications that includes descriptive information for historical and current publications as well as direct links to the full document, when available. Users can search by authoring agency, title, subject, and general keywords, or click on "Advanced Search" for more options. -

  • The official website for U.S. federal legislative information

Library of Congress Digital Collections -

Explore Census Data -

Occupational Outlook Handbook -

  • 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.

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.

Code of Federal Regulations (Annual Edition) -

  • The annual edition of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by departments and agencies of the Federal Government.

Compilation of Presidential Documents -

  • The official publications of materials released by the White House Press Secretary. Materials include proclamations, executive orders, speeches, statements regarding bill signings and vetoes, nominations and appointments, acts approved by the President, and press releases.

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.

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.