Federal Government Documents – Basic Collection

Publications included in the Basic Collection are vital sources of information that support the public’s right to know about the workings and essential activities of their Federal Government. The list of titles constituting the Basic Collection was first developed in 1977 to identify the most basic Federal publications for inclusion in depository collections. This list has been periodically updated since then.


American FactFinder
Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
Catalog of U.S. Government Publications
Code of Federal Regulations
Compilation of Presidential Documents
Congressional Directory
Congressional Record (daily)
Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation
Economic Indicators
Economic Report of the President
Explore Census Data
Federal Digital System (FDSys)
Federal Register (daily)
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States
Social Security Handbook
United States Code
United States Government Manual
United States Reports
United States Statutes at Large