Catalogs and Digital Repositories

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications

The CGP 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. Users can search by authoring agency, title, subject, and general key word, or click on “Advanced Search” for more options.

FDsys (GPO’s Federal Digital System)

FDsys provides free online access to official Federal Government publications from all three branches of the Federal Government, including the Federal Register, Congressional Record, Congressional Hearings and Bills. (Try the new govinfo site: currently in Beta release, this site will replace FDsys in the future.) To enhance access beyond the Federal Digital System, “content partners” have committed to providing permanent public access to content not available through the GPO.  FRASER, the entry below, is an example of an official content partner with the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO.)


The Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research provides digital access to historical economic data and policy documents. Examples of economic documents included are: Budget of the United States Government, CPI Detailed Report, and the PPI Detailed Report.


This registry intends to register all U.S. federal documents produced from 1789 to the present, many of which documents are included in full-text in HathiTrust. It is currently a work in progress.


Digitized U.S. government publications that are publicly available.  Projects (among many) include: America’s Swamp: The Historical Everglades Project, CyberCemetery (access to defunct government websites), Early Recognized Treaties with American Indian Nations, Fisheries Heritage Digital Collection, Minerals Yearbook, Historic Government Publications from World War II, War Posters Collection, and Organic Agriculture Information Access.


Indiana University is partnering with the FDLP to preserve and provide public access to CD-ROMS, DVDs, and floppy disks distributed through the Federal Depository Library Program. This collection is a work in progress, but may provide access to files of data, images, audio and video.


Statewide virtual library, including catalogs of academic, public, and special libraries.

All MnPALS Libraries search

Union catalog for libraries of Minnesota State schools (state universities, community colleges, technical colleges)

Bemidji State University Library Catalog/ONeSEarch


Minnesota State Law Library

The Library is one of state’s principal legal resource centers serving the judiciary and all branches of state and local government; the legal profession; other law, public and academic libraries; and the general public.

Minnesota Legislative Reference Library

Minnesota Legislative Reference Library Catalog   Watch for MINN. DOC. NO. [YR]-[4-digit number] in your search results.  These should be available in the A. C. Clark Library’s Minnesota Documents Microfiche Collection on the Library’s 3rd Floor, but also may be accessed through an electronic link in the catalog.

Minnesota EDocs

This interface searches a subset of the Legislative Reference Library catalog which consists of Minnesota state documents that are online in an electronic format. All state documents since 2004 have been made available electronically through this interface.