Legislative Documents -- Bills, hearings, reports, passed laws, and as codified
ProQuest congressional This link opens in a new window
Search the texts of bills, Congressional hearings, statements by legislators and more, with some access back to 1789.
Federal Regulations -- Codified
Federal Reports, Publications, Memoranda, Letters
HathiTrust Digital Library This link opens in a new window
Because US federal government reports aren't protected by copyright, many are available full-text in HathiTrust.
The federal government's main repository of official documents, including the US Code, Statutes at Large, the Federal Register, the Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents, and more.
Declassified U.S. Government Documents
Collections of digitized primary sources. The International Relations and Military Conflicts modules are full of declassified materials.
Declassified Documents Reference System This link opens in a new window
Online access to thousands of pages of previously classified U.S. federal government documents and communiques.
Digital National Security Archive This link opens in a new window
Declassified U.S. Government documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act by the National Security Archive, an independent non-governmental research institute and library at George Washington University. The Digital National Security Archive provides enhanced access to a selected portion of the NSA collection.
National Security Archive
The National Security Archive combines a unique range of functions: investigative journalism center, research institute on international affairs, library and archive of declassified U.S. documents.
Other Legal Resources
HeinOnline This link opens in a new window
Treasure trove of primary source documents, such as states' session laws, presidential papers, SCOTUS decisions, Congressional documents, international treaties, and world constitutions.
Nexis Uni (formerly LexisNexis Academic) This link opens in a new window
Find state bills, laws and codes, as well as state court decisions.
HeinOnline This link opens in a new window
Find state session laws and state constitutions, as well as the National Survey of State Laws.
Foreign Government Documents
World Constitutions Illustrated This link opens in a new window
Includes the current constitution for every country in its original language format and an English translation, as well as substantial constitutional histories for all countries. It also includes constitutional periodicals, thousands of books, other related works, links to scholarly articles and online resources, and bibliographic references.
The Constitute Project provides online access to hundreds of constitutions from across the globe, including current and earlier versions of constitutions.
PKU Law (English) This link opens in a new window
Online database of laws, regulations, and cases from the People's Republic of China.
The United Nations
UN in General
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Achieving food security for all is at the heart of FAO's efforts – to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives.
International Court of Justice (ICJ)
The International Court of Justice, which has its seat in The Hague, is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations
International Labour Organization (ILO)
ILO's publications. The ILO brings together governments, employers and workers representatives of 187 member States, to set labor standards, develop policies and devise programs promoting decent work for all women and men.
Publications and reports from United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF).
UNESCO Digital Library
UNESCO is responsible for coordinating international cooperation in education, science, culture and communication. Find their publications and official governing documents.
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is a global organisation dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people.
Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs)
Policy File Index This link opens in a new window
Search the reports of hundreds of NGO's, think tanks, research institutes and advocacy groups.