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  12. New York State Data Center (The NY state's primary and most comprehensive source for economic and demographic data)
  13. State & Metropolitan Area Data Book
  14. Historical Publications of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
  15. U.S. Election Statistics: A Resource Guide (by Library of  Congress)
  16. Federal Election Commission Election results (1982-2012)
  17. U.S. Government Technical Reports (issued before 1999 through TRAIL)
  18. Selectd Documents & Reports from the U.S. Congressional Serial Set from 1833 to 1917 - Selected Congresses (Library of Congress)  

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  5. Federal Document Task Force (ALA) Gov. Information (Vanderbilt University)
  6. Government Information Citation Guide
  7. Checklist of NYS Publications
  8. FDsys
  9. Congressional Record Index - Vol. 115 (1969) 

    This is a large file and will take some time to download the entire file.

  10. Internet Archive


Other Depository Libraries
  1. FDLP Directory
  2. Library of Congress
  3. New York State Library
  4. Monroe County Library System


Selected Databases - Legislation

  • 32286
    FDsys varies
    Official Source for Online Government Information
  • 6689
    Thomas Current
    Congressional bills, U.S. laws, the Congressional record, committee reports, roll call votes, and U.S. government information.
  • 6585
    ProQuest Congressional Via ProQuest Varies
    Pending legislation, U.S. laws, testimony before Congress and other Congressional documents. See also: HeinOnline.

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Selected Databases - Statistics & Data

  • 31278
    Statistical Abstract of the U.S. Via ProQuest varies
    Comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.
  • 6612
    CenStats Current
    Data from U.S. Census databases.
  • 6927
    FedStats Varies
    A gateway for statistics from over 100 federal agencies. Access by topic and geography.

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Selected Databases for Other Topics

  • 6904
    Declassified Documents Reference System Via Gale Group 1905-2000s
    Full text of more than 78,000 declassified U.S. federal documents.
  • 6811
    HeinOnline varies
    Extensive collection of government publications and related materials. Includes title list and search tips.
  • 6957
    Homeland Security Digital Library Varies
    Collection of full-text government documents related to homeland security policy, strategy, and organizational management.

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