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The University of Delaware Library is a Federal Depository Library.

"A popular Government without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but as Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy; or perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance: And a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives."
– James Madison, "Letter to W. T. Barry" (August 4, 1822)

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Provides free public access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government. Includes some of the most frequently used government information sources. Examples: Congressional Record, Congressional bills and laws, Federal Register, Presidential papers, United States Government Manual, and United States Statutes at Large.

(formerly called FDsys)

Provides comprehensive coverage of U.S. statutory materials, U.S. Congressional publications, and more than 2,400 scholarly journals. Also has subject specialized databases, such as, Gun Regulation and Legislation in America.

Comprehensive index of congressional publications from 1789 to the present. Complemented by library collections of government publications in paper, microfiche, and electronic formats.

Official website for U.S. federal legislative information. Contains information on Members of Congress, calendars of Congressional proceedings, and the legislative process. Presented by the Library of Congress.

Provides an overview of the regulatory process and current trends in regulation.

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Most Library online resources can be accessed from off campus by current UD faculty, staff, and students. When using links on these pages, you may be prompted for your UDelNetID and password. Please report any issues you encounter while accessing Library databases, e-journals, or e-books.