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Federal Depository Library Program

As part of the Federal Depository Library Program, the UC Merced Library is a congressionally designated depository for U.S. government publications. The library is the first fully electronic Federal Depository Library.

Electronic federal government documents are accessible through the library catalog, and many online California state documents are also available through the library catalog.

Key Resources

American Factfinder
A source for population, housing, economic and geographic data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

ProQuest Congressional
Access to U.S. legislative information, including bills and pending legislation, legislative history, hearings, testimony, reports, documents, Congressional Record, public laws, etc.

U.S. Congressional Serial Set
Reports, documents, and Journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Upon completion, the digital version of the Serial Set will consist of approximately 13,800 volumes and over 12 million pages.

Historical Statistics of the United States: Millennial Edition
Statistical series on subjects ranging from population and land area to production figures for crops and manufactured products. Detailed documentation provides brief histories of the statistical series and source materials.
Search .gov, .mil, .us and other federal, state and government sites for official information and documents

GPO Access
Locate online versions of major U.S. government publications such as: the Congressional Record, bills, congressional publications of all kinds, the Federal Register, Code of Federal Regulations, Supreme Court decisions, and executive branch documents.

Questions about the federal documents collection?

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