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About Government Information Reference Services
The Government Information Reference Unit maintains comprehensive collections of Connecticut and United States government publications dating from the late 1700's to the present. These collections support the Library's roles as the Regional Federal Depository for Connecticut and Rhode Island, and as the Connecticut State Documents repository.
Connecticut Government Resources
Government Information Resources
Government Information Research Guides
Additional Guides by Subject
Selected Electronic Resources in Government Information
American State Papers, 1789-1838 United States legislative and executive documents. Coverage: 1st through 25th Congresses, 1789-1838, American State Papers Vols. 1-38.
Colonial State Papers Provides access to thousands of papers concerning English activities in the American, Canadian, and West Indian colonies between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries. Also included is a digitized version of The Calendar of State Papers, Colonial: North America and the West Indies 1574-1739, which contains bibliographic records and extracts for thousands of additional documents.
Congressional Legislative & Executive Publications Public policy issues from Congressional Research Service. Coverage: CRS reports, 1916 - ; Committee Prints, 1830 -. Updated continuously. National and international.
Connecticut General Assembly Members Lists members of the Connecticut General Assembly. The list of state Senators dates back to 1776, and entries for House members begin with 1849. Database created by the Connecticut State Library.
U.S. Congressional Serial Set, 1817-1980 Reports, documents, and journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Coverage: 1817-1980. For online content beyond 1980, try ProQuest Congressional
U.S. Congressional Serial Set from HeinOnline The U.S. Congressional Serial Set is considered an essential publication for studying American history. Spanning more than two centuries with more than 17,000 bound volumes, the records in this series include House and Senate documents, House and Senate reports, and much more. The Serial Set began publication in 1817 with the 15th Congress, 1st session.
Federal Government Resources
Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
Provides access to legislative information for Members of Congress, legislative agencies, and the public.
GPO created guides on a wide range of topics including Art, Architecture, Military and Veterans Resources and World War I.
Provides free public access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.
Official web portal of the U.S. federal government.
U.S. Government Manual
Provides information on the legislative, judicial, and executive branches.