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Government Printing Office

Government Printing Office

Your gateway to many government documents and other multi-media is the Government Printing Office. This office's charge is to provide the American people with authentic documents originating from all branches of the Federal government.

The GPO's home page has a link to FDsys, or Federal Digital System, that "provides free online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government."

Presidential Documents

Types of Presidential Documents 

As explained by the National Archives & Records Administration

Executive Orders 

  • "Signed documents, numbered consecutively, through which the President of the United States manages the operations of the Federal Government."
  • An example:  Executive Order 13607Establishing Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Service Members, Veterans, Spouses, and Other Family Members
  • Where to find them:
    • For the current administration, Executive Orders are available digitally from the Briefing Room page of the White House web site.
    • "Executive Orders, Proclamations, and certain types of Administrative Orders appear in the Federal Register, the official daily journal of the Federal Government."
    • "Executive Orders, Proclamations, and all Administrative Orders are also published in the Compilation of Presidential Documents prepared by the Office of the Federal Register. . . . Documents appearing in the Compilation of Presidential Documents collection are edited for accuracy and annotated with additional information to provide an authoritative record of the Presidency. . . . [D]ating from 1993 onward; in digital format."
    • See the Executive Orders Disposition Tables for information on finding pre-1993 Orders in Federal Depository Libraries.
    • Executive Orders and Proclamations are codified in Title 3 of the Code of Federal Regulations.


Administrative Orders 

News & Multimedia

Federal Register, the official daily journal of the Federal Government

Compiliation of Presidential Documents

Government RSS directory

Videos from the US Government

Blogs from the National Archives

Podcasts from the US Government

C-SPAN - Telecasts of the Federal political process

US Government International Radio and Television

State Governments' Images & Multimedia


Original documents and records relating to the federal Executive Branch can be found in a variety of archives and libraries.

For one-stop-searching about a specific administration, the Presidential Libraries would be the best option. See the box below for more information. 

Other repositories include:


For State, County, Tribal, and Municipal documents try:

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