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United States Government Manual

The United States Government Manual is the official handbook of the Federal Government. The handbook provides information on agencies across the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government.

The current edition is available electronically from the GPO.

The Hathi Trust Digital Library has electronic editions from 1934-2012.

Payson Library holds print editions from 2009/2010 to the 2013.


Founding Documents

Researching the Constitution? The Library of Congress has partnered with the Senate Committee on Rules and Adminitration and the Government Printing Office to create a mobile version of the Constitution of the United States of America : Analysis and Interpretation. This app provides full text access, discussion of the Constitution, and pulls together historical documents related to the Constitution.


Explore the Founding Documents of the United States through the Charters of Freedom exhibit at the National Archives.