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U.S. Government

The New Jersey State Library is a federal depository library. Federal publications and other information products are made available for free public use in Federal depository libraries throughout the United States and its territories.


US Documents Collection: Finding Aids

Finding aids to help locate US Documents holdings at the New Jersey State Library

FDLP Academy Webinars

Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) Academy Webinars:

Webinars and webcasts on a wide variety of Government information topics, presented by GPO, other Federal agencies, or from the FDLP community.
The goals of the FDLP Academy are to:

  • Inform and educate the Federal depository library community about U.S. Government information resources.
  • Assist Federal depository libraries in better serving their communities.
  • Advance Government information literacy.

FDLP LibGuides

Print & Electronic Resources

Historical Print Resources:

Checklist of United States Public Documents, 1789-1909, 3rd ed., Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1911.
Call # GP 3.2: C41/2  US Documents Reference, Level 4

Descriptive Catalogue of the Government Publications of the United States, September 5, 1774-March 4, 1881, Ben Perley Poore, Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1885.
Call # GP 3.6: 1774-1881  US Documents Reference, Level 4

Comprehensive Index to the Publications of the United States Government, 1881-1893, John G. Ames, Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1905.
Call # GP 3.6: 1881-1893 US Documents Reference, Level 4

United States Government Publications, a Monthly Catalogue, 1885-1894, John H. Hickcox and Mary Elizabeth Poole, Arlington, VA: Carrollton Press, 1978.
Call # GP 3.8: 1885-1894  US Documents Reference, Level 4

Document Catalog, 1895-1940, Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1896-1945.
Call # GP 3.6: 1893-1940 US Documents Reference, Level 4

Monthly catalog of United States Government publications. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office.
Call # GP3.8: 1895-1996 JAN  US Documents Reference, Level 4

Cumulative Title Index to United States Public Documents, 1789-1976, comp. Daniel W. Lester, Sandra K. Faull, and Lorraine E. Lester, Arlington, VA: United States Historical Documents Institute, 1979- 
Call # R015.73 C9712 US Documents Reference, Level 4

Cumulative Subject Index to the Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications, 1900-1971, William W. Buchanan, Washington, DC: Carrollton Press, 1973-1975.
Call # GP 3.8: 1900-1971 US Documents Reference, Level 4

New Jersey State Library Catalog


Start Your Research Discovery

Discovery Service for the NJ State Library

You can start your research using the Discovery Service - this service is an easy way to search in almost all of the NJ State Library's content at once. Searching here will look in the library catalog, many databases, journals, magazines, government documents and institutional repositories.

Enter the title of a document to find out if it is available in one of the online databases or the NJ State Library's catalog.

Please note that remote access to online journal content is restricted to State Library authorized users: NJ state employees and, unless otherwise noted, Thomas Edison staff and students. Authorized users needing a State Library access card, should complete the appropriate online borrower registration form

Historical Resources

Research Reports

Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation.
In September 2018, the Library of Congress began releasing Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports to the public at



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