Catalog of U.S. Government Publications
The official Government Publishing Office (GPO) database that provides bibliographic records of U.S. Government information resources, including Federal agency online resources and materials distributed to Federal Depository Libraries. Coverage: July 1976 to present.
The Library of Congress official site for laws, bills, legislative action, and committees
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Index to Congressional publications from 1789 to present; includes fulltext hearings from 1824-1979 and fulltext bills & laws from 1789 to the present
Executive Agencies & Publications
Presidential -- see the guide to Presidential Papers, Speeches and Executive Orders
Executive Agencies with Environmental Responsibilities
Idaho is divided between Region 1 (Northern) and Region 4 (Intermountain)
U.S. Department of the Interior -- created in 1849, with a wide range of responsibilities:
The BLM was created in 1946 out of the General Land Office (1812) and U.S. Grazing Service.
- The annual reports of the Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1866-1932 (incomplete) can be found in the Dewey collection, 4th floor, 336.1 Un32r
- Some of these reports, along with other historic GLO documents, can be found on the BLM website. BLM also has GLO Land Records online.
- There are several USGS report series that go back to the late 1800s/early 1900s, including the Bulletin, the Professional Papers, and the Water Supply Papers.
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) -- concerns include climate change, clean energy, energy efficiency
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
NOAA (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration)
- Although NOAA is a fairly recently created (1970) agency, it was formed by merging 3 much older agencies: the Coast and Geodetic Survey (1807), the Fisheries Service (ca. 1871), and the National Weather Service (1870).