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Basic Collection Selection and Cataloging Info

To facilitate Federal depository selection and cataloging, this table includes FDLP Basic Collection titles along with Superintendent of Documents classification numbers, item numbers, and OCLC catalog record numbers.

Bibliographic records for each title may be downloaded directly from the CGP search above. 

Records representing the online formats are also available in the CGP on GitHub repository

A record for the collection is also available:

This list is subject to change and will be updated as changes are identified.

Description SuDocs Item # currently used for selection OCLC Catalog Record #
Assistance Listings Provides detailed, public descriptions of Federal assistance listings available to State and local governments (including the District of Columbia); Federally recognized Indian tribal governments, Territories (and possessions) of the United States; domestic public, quasi- public, and private profit and nonprofit organizations and institutions; specialized groups, and individuals. GS 1.52/2: 0559-J-21 (EL) 1050869187
Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government  Presents educational content for the public on the workings of the U.S. Government and U.S. history, with a focus on civics. GP 3.39: 0556-C-15 (EL) 44041955 
Budget of the United States Government Contains the budget message of the President, information about the President's budget proposals for a given fiscal year, and other budgetary publications issued throughout the fiscal year. PREX 2.8:

0853 (P)


0853-C-01 (EL)




Catalog of U.S. Government Publications A finding tool for publications from all three branches of the U.S. government. Updated daily, it contains descriptive records for current and historical publications and provides direct links to those online. GP 3.8/8-9: 0557-F (EL) 45008224 
Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) The annual edition of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by departments and agencies of the U.S. Government. AE 2.106/3:

0572-D-01 -- 0572-D-34 and 0572-D-36 -- 0572-D-50 (P)


0572-B-01 (EL)

2786662 (collection level). Each CFR Title also cataloged with item numbers 0572-D-##.




3764087 (microfiche)

Compilation of Presidential Documents

The official publications of materials released by the White House Press Secretary.

AE 2.109/2:

0577-A-03 (EL)


Provides information about legislative activities, publications, and other related materials for members of Congress and the public.

LC 1.54/2-3:

0785-R-06 (EL)


Congressional Record

(Note: This is the daily, not bound, edition.)

The official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress, published daily when Congress is in session.  Y 1.1/3:



0994-B-01 (EL)

2437919 (print)




13530005 (microfiche)

The Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation

Also known as the Constitution Annotated, includes the U.S. Constitution and analysis and interpretation, with in-text annotations of cases decided by the Supreme Court of the United States.  Y 1.1/3:

1004-E-01 (P)


1004-E-02 (EL)




Economic Indicators Published monthly by the Council of Economic Advisors for the Joint Economic Committee, provides economic information on GDP, income, employment, production, business activity, prices, money, credit, security markets, Federal finance, and international statistics. Y 4.EC 7:EC 7/

0997 (P)


0997-A (EL)




The Economic Report of the President to the Congress

(Note: This is entitled Economic Report of the President in GovInfo.)

An annual report, issued by the Executive Office of the President and the Council of Economic Advisors, providing on overview of economic progress, with extensive data appendices. PREX 1.30:



0766-C-44 (EL)




Explore Census Data (also known as A source for population, economic, housing, and geographic information and data about the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Island areas.

C 3.300/2:

0154-B-64 (EL) 1102594241
Federal Register The daily publication of the rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations along, with executive orders. AE 2.106:



0573-F (EL)

1768512 (print)




9090879 (microfiche)

GovInfo A database providing authenticated access to official publications from all three branches of the U.S. Government. GP 3.43/2: 0556-C-18 (EL) 1022269930

Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH)

A resource for occupational and career information, providing profiles on a majority of jobs in the United States. Profiles describe the work environment, education and training needed, a ten year outlook, and median pay for workers. L 2.3/4: 0768-D-02 (EL) 798711269

Official Congressional Directory

(Note: This is entitled Congressional Directory in GovInfo)

Includes biographical and directory information about members of the House and Senate, committee memberships, terms of service, and related content. Y 4.P 93/1:1/

0992 (P)


0992-A-01 (EL)




Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States Official publication of the President’s addresses, writings, and remarks. AE 2.114:




Social Security Handbook Resource for the most common questions about Social Security. SSA 1.8/3: 0516-C-03 (EL) 63904761
United States Code The codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States, divided by broad subjects into 53 titles. Y 1.2/5:

0991-A (P)


0991-A-01 (EL)




The United States Government Manual The official handbook of the U.S.  Government, providing information on the agencies from all three branches, quasi-official agencies, international organizations in which the United States participates, boards, commissions, and committees. AE 2.108/2: 0577-A-01 (EL) 41031145 
United States Reports (Vol. 502, 1991 term- )

Contains the final version of the opinions of the Supreme Court of the United States.

JU 6.8:

0741 (P)


0741-A (EL)




United States Statutes at Large Contains the permanent laws enacted during each session of Congress. AE 2.111:

0576 (P)


0576-A (EL)



46833237 A subject-based portal to Federal services and resources online. USAGov en Español is also available. GS 1.40:

0559-J-02 (EL)