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Volusia County Public Library
Federal Depository Resources

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Volusia County Library Center on City Island is a Depository for Federal Documents with a selection of documents focused on the needs of the County. The depository library receives 27 percent of Federal Government items.

Government Documents include books, pamphlets, CDs, DVDs, microfilm and websites.

Most books, magazines ,paper documents and microfiche are located on the shelves in the alcove to the East of the Fiction Section in the library at City Island and are arranged by Government Document (SuDoc) Numbers. Government CDs and DVDs are housed in the Government Documents office. Ask at the Periodicals Window or at the Reference Desk for Assistance.

As directed by Congress, the primary method of making publications available to the Federal Depository Library Program is the Internet .

Government websites, selected by the depository, are available from any Internet computer. Thousands of government websites are cataloged in Surfcat. To search for recent online Government documents, after July 2009, go to Surfcat, the library's online catalog, and select the "online Government Documents" tab. Earlier depository websites-- (over ten thousand arranged by Sudoc Number) may be accessed on a database report listing (All Documents) --or-- Documents in Spanish only . This site also contains information on tangible items received by the depository since 2006.


Basic Collection

Publications included in the Basic Collection are vital sources of information that support the public's right to know about the workings and essential activities of their Federal Government. The Basic Collection serves as a good resource when developing and maintaining a depository collection.

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Essential Titles

Agricultural Statistics

Budget of the United States Government

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

Census of Population and Housing: Summary Social, Economic & Housing Characteristics (all states, U.S. Summary and Puerto Rico)

Code of Federal Regulations

Congressional Directory

Congressional Record (final bound edition)

Congressional Record (final bound edition, Index and Daily Digest)

Congressional Record (daily, including biweekly index)

Congressional Record (full-text, Daily Digest) (database)

Constitution of the United States, Analysis and Interpretation

Consumer Price Index (CPI) Detailed Report

County City Data Book

Crime in the United States

Digest of Education Statistics

Economic Census (multiple titles)

Economic Indicators

Economic Report of the President

Federal Register

Foreign Relations of the U.S.

Green Book (Committee on Ways and Means)

Harmonized Tariff Schedule of U.S.

Health US

Letters of Delegates to Congress, 1774-1789

List of Sections Affected (proposed, new, and amended Federal regulations)

Monthly Labor Review

North American Industry Classification System Manual (NAICS)

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Producer Price Index (PPI) Detailed Report

Public Papers of the Presidents

Social Security Bulletin

Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics

State & Metropolitan Area Data Book

Statistical Abstract of the U.S.

Statutes at Large

Treaties in Force

U.S. Government Manual

United States Code

United States Reports

World Factbook

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