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Government Documents

David L. Rice Library has been a selective federal depository library (since 1969), meaning that we don't receive all government documents, but rather choose categories of documents to receive. These categories align with USI's curriculum.

Featured Titles

Useful Documents and Websites

Core Docments of Our Democracy 

U.S. Constitution 

Declaration of Independence 

Congressional Record--Daily, 1994 to present 

Congressional Record Index, Daily, 1983 to present 

United States Code (The United States Code is the codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States.)

United States Statutes at Large (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.)

United States Reports (Supreme Court decisions, v.502, 1991, to v.554, 2007) 

White House 

Daily Compilation of Presidential Papers 1993-current 

Library of Congress (The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections.)

National Archives (The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation's record keeper.


Non-Government Websites

Ballotpedia, An Interactive Almanac of U.S. Politics

Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)