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Government Documents: Databases

A guide to the Government Documents collection

Catalogs and Databases

Catalogs and Databases

  • Gov Info: This database provides free access to government publications such as Congressional Bills, Budget Reports, and the US Code.
  • Catalog of U.S. Government Publications: This database contains a variety of federal publications. Search by title, authoring agency, subject or keyword or simply browse the latest publications.
  • Gould Law Library Catalog: Use the catalog and find government information available within the library or as an E-Resource.
  • provides federal legislative information to the public. You can find Bills and Resolutions, Public Laws, Congressional Records, Treaties, Committee Information and much more.
  • FindLaw: Find current information about popular legal topics, use the FindLaw searchable lawyer directory and find links to top legal headlines.
  • Here you can search for a regulation such as a proposed rule, final rule or Federal Register (FR) notice, submit a comment on a regulation or on another comment, quickly access regulations that are popular, newly posted or closing soon-directly from the home page, and much more.
  • U.S. Patent and Trade Law Database-Patent Database: This database includes all U.S. patents and images issued since 1790.
  • Legal Information Resources: Use this link to be directed to a list of legal information websites, including government databases and agencies.


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-Andrew Carnegie