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This page describes U.S. Government Information sources available onsite at the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Allen Wright Memorial Library, 200 N.E. 18th Street in Oklahoma City. Many of the materials are available through interlibrary loan.
We receive the full texts of new Congressional bills and resolutions, historical committee hearings, the complete reports and documents of Congress in the Serial Set, and the Congressional Record, which is the text of the Congressional sessions.
We can help you find materials from the U.S. Department of Education, Congressional committees that examine educational issues, and the reports of Presidential and other educational commissions. We also maintain a set of ERIC microfiche from 1966 to the present.
The National Trade Data Bank contains marketing information and tips for imports and exports and includes market research reports for the nations with which the U.S. trades.
The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance lists most of the standing grants issued by the federal government. The Federal Register is published every federal workday and updates the Catalog by listing new grants.
Contractors for federal jobs are required to use military and federal specifications and standards. More than 100,000 specifications and standards are available.
We have been receiving the full text of patents since March, 1995. We have the materials you need in order to perform a preliminary patent search. We can help you access CASSIS, Official Gazette of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Index to the U.S. Patent Classification System, Manual Classification, and patent definitions.
The Serial Set
The Serial Set is our most important collection of historical materials. It contains more than 50,000 titles published by or on behalf of Congress from 1789 to the present.
Serial Set reports include Congressional committee and administrative reports of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Serial Set documents include directories, orations, journals, and many other types of materials.
Reports from the Executive Branch of our government to Congress abound. Included are messages from the President, the annual reports of departments and agencies, some older issues of publications such as the U.S. Geological Survey Bulletins and the Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletins, and some older issues of periodical publications such as the Monthly Consular Reports and the Pan American Union Bulletin.
The most important compilation of early reports of the Executive Branch included in the Serial Set is the American State Papers. Authorized in 1831, the project collected the earliest scattered publications of our government. It consists of 38 volumes from the first thirteen congresses grouped by the following subjects:
There are some non-governmental publications in the Serial Set such as reports of the American Revolution and veterans' organizations.
Our Serial Set Holdings
We have the complete Serial Set collection on microfiche. Most of the volumes published since 1900 are available in paper format also. We have a complete set of the American State Papers, as well as many volumes from the earliest years, in paper format also.
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