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Federal Depository Library Program

The Missouri State Library is part of the Federal Depository Library Program administered by the Government Publishing Office in Washington, DC.  We select a small number of printed documents for our collection and add them to our online catalog.

Use these links for direct access to online federal government documents and agency web sites.  They include the basic collection for depository libraries as well as other sites of interest to the work of Missouri state government employees.

The Missouri State Library has a select collection of historical documents on microfiche.  These include:  the Federal Register from Jan. 3, 1977 to Feb. 4, 2000, and flood insurance studies of various Missouri cities and counties.

For a more comprehensive federal government documents collection, please see Missouri's Regional Federal Depository Library at the University of Missouri - Columbia.

U.S. Federal Government Web Sites

This is only a partial list of federal government web sites.

Congressional Research Service Reports

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) is Congress's "think tank" housed in the Library of Congress and provides reports to Congress without partisan spin.  However, it does not make its reports directly available to the public.  The following web sites are specifically for locating CRS reports and are not affiliated with the CRS.  Not all CRS reports are made available, and some may have been withdrawn if they were.  If you cannot locate a CRS report, please contact a member of Congress from your state and ask them to make it available.

Select U.S. Federal Government Documents Online

Most newer federal government documents are available online free of charge.

Non-Governmental Web Sites with Federal Information

These web sites are not affiliated with the U.S. government.