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Political Science

Federal Depository Collection

Lehigh University Library is a Federal and State Depository Library. Our collections range from historical materials to current print and online collections.


GovInfo offers free online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government. Through GovInfo, you are able to:

  • Search for documents and publications
  • Browse for documents and publications
  • Access metadata about documents and publications
  • Download documents and publications in multiple renditions or file formats

Collections are continually being added and expanded in this product. Some of the collections currently available include:

  • Budget of the U.S. Government (1996-)
  • Compilations of Presidential Documents (1993-)
  • Congressional Bills ( 1993 -)
  • Congressional Committee Prints ( 1975/76 and 1991-)
  • Congressional Documents ( 1985-)
  • Congressional Hearings ( 1991-)
  • Congressional Record ( 1994-)
  • Congressional Reports (1994-)
  • Economic Indicators ( 1995-)
  • Economic Report of the President ( 1995-)
  • Federal Register ( 1994-)
  • Public and Private laws ( 1995-)

Executive Branch Materials

Legislative Branch Materials

Judicial Branch Materials

Decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court are issued in a series know as "U.S. Reports". The library has extensive online availability as well as printed volumes from earlier periods.

Printed volumes from 1875 - 1900 are available in the Library storage facility, call number LMC  345.4  U58r.