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Physical & Digital Collections

Official Publications: United States

A guide to the official publications collections held within the Cambridge University Libraries.

The United States

Official publications from the federal government of the United States are available both in print and online. The vast majority of print resources are kept in the United States and cannot be found in British libraries, although some may subscribe to official journals.

Catalogues and collections

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP)

A comprehensive finding tool for federal publications which includes advanced searching, a browser tool and a way to track new titles. Records in this catalogue include subject headings and there are filters which enable finding federal depository libraries that hold resources.This catalogue will also provide a direct link to some digitised content.


Search and browse official publications for the federal government of the United States.

The British Library

Some federal government publications are available at the British Library and their reading rooms also provide access to a range of electronic databases.

US historical statistics

Congressional Record

Declassified documents online

Audio-Visual Material

C-SPAN Congressional Chronicle

Current and past speeches made to Congress in a searchable database.

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