Government Documents

Please contact the Information Services department if you need help locating a particular government document:  reference@mymanatee.org

The following websites give ONLINE access to full-text U.S. Government Documents from the Federal Depository Library. They are also available in hard copy at the Downtown Central Library of the Manatee County Public Library System. In addition, many other federal documents are available in full-text online from the U.S. Government Printing Office For other information on U.S. Government, try these websites: Congress.gov and Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government for Kids

U.S. GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS 

Code of Federal Regulations [ CFR ] The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) annual edition is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the departments and agencies of the Federal Government.

Congressional Record [ X ] 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

Congressional Hearings [ Y ] A hearing is a meeting or session of a Senate, House, joint, or special committee of Congress, usually open to the public, to obtain information and opinions on proposed legislation, conduct an investigation, or evaluate/oversee the activities of a government department or the implementation of a Federal law.

Economic Indicators [ Y ] Available from April 1995 forward, this monthly publication is prepared by the Council of Economic Advisers for the Joint Economic Committee. It provides economic information on gross domestic product, income, employment, production, business activity, prices, money, credit, security markets, Federal finance, and international statistics.

United States Code [ AE ] The United States Code is the codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States. It is divided by broad subjects into 50 titles and published by the Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Public Papers of the Presdents [ AE ] The Public Papers of the Presidents, which is compiled and published by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration, began in 1957 in response to a recommendation of the National Historical Publications Commission. The Commission recommended the establishment of an official series in which Presidential writings, addresses, and remarks of a public nature could be made available.
 
 
Budget of the United States Government [ PREX ] Issued by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the Budget of the United States Government is a collection of documents that contains the budget message of the President, information about the President's budget proposals for a given fiscal year, and other budgetary publications that have been issued throughout the fiscal year.

The World Factbook  [shelved in reference] The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Florida Handbook online

1947-2014- available from the FSU Digital Library




depositoryONLINE access
is made available on this page, according to federal law, to full-text U.S. Government Documents from the Federal Depository Library. They are also available in hard copy at the Downtown Central Library of the Manatee County Public Library System.