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Peoria Public Library has served as a selective Federal Depository for government information since 1883. Most Federal Publications are accessible in digital form using RSACat. A small tangible collection of documents is located at the Main Library. Please feel free to visit or contact us for assistance with your government information needs. Reference assistance is available at the Main Library at the second floor information desk, by phone at 309/497-2000, or remotely through Ask A Librarian.
The Federal Depository Library Program's Basic Collection identifies the major Federal documents that depository libraries should include in their collections as "vital sources of information that support the public's right to know about the workings and essential activities of the Federal Government."
American FactFinder provides access to data about the United States, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas. The data in American FactFinder come from several censuses and surveys.
Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government provides learning tools for K-12 students, parents, and teachers. It is designed to teach how the U.S. government works and how to locate and use primary source materials.
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.
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) provides a full listing of all Federal programs available to State and local governments (including the District of Columbia); federally-recognized Indian tribal governments; Territories (and possessions) of the United States; domestic public, quasi- public, and private profit and nonprofit organizations and institutions; specialized groups; and individuals.
The Catalog of U.S. Government Publications is the finding tool for federal publications that includes descriptive records for historical and current publications and provides direct links to those that are available online.
The PHC-3, Population and Housing Unit Counts, report series provides Census 2010 and historical comparisons of the 100-percent population and housing unit counts. It provides land and water area measurements, and population density. The user notes section documents geographic changes over the past decade.
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.
The Compilation of Presidential Documents collection consists of the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents and the Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents which are the official publications of materials released by the White House Press Secretary.
The Congressional Directory is the official directory of the U.S. Congress, prepared by the Joint Committee on Printing (JCP). It presents:
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.
The Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation, popularly known as the Constitution Annotated, encompasses the U.S. Constitution and analysis and interpretation of the U.S. Constitution with in-text annotations of cases decided by the Supreme Court of the United States.
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.
The Economic Report of the President is an annual report written by the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. It provides an overview the nation's economic progress using text and extensive data appendices.
GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys) provides free online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.
The Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.
The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) is a guide to career information about hundreds of occupations.
The Public Papers of the Presidents (PPP) is an official series in which Presidential writings, addresses, and remarks of a public nature are made available.
The Social Security Handbook includes the provisions of the Social Security Act (the Act), regulations issued under the Act, and precedential case decisions (rulings). It is one of numerous publications about the Social Security programs. It is a readable, easy to understand resource for the very complex Social Security programs and services.
The United States Statutes at Large, typically referred to as the Statutes at Large, is the permanent collection of all laws and resolutions enacted during each session of Congress.
The United States Code is the codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States.
As the official handbook of the Federal Government, the United States Government Manual provides comprehensive information on the agencies of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches. It also includes information on quasi-official agencies; international organizations in which the United States participates; and boards, commissions, and committees.
The United States Reports contain the final, official opinions of the Supreme Court of the United States.
USA Counties features over 6,600 data items for the United States, States and counties from a variety of sources. Files include data published for 2010 population as well as many other items from the 2010 Census of Population and Housing, the 1990 census, the 1980 census and the 2007, 2002, 1997, and 1992 economic censuses.
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