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Preston Library @ VMI is a congressional designated depository for U. S. government documents. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law (Title 44, U. S. Code).
Government Publications @ Preston Library
"The United States Code is the codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States. It is divided by broad subjects into 51 titles and published by the Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives...subsequent main editions have been published every six years since 1934. In between editions, annual cumulative supplements are published in order to present the most current information." - GPO
Online Government Publications
Code of Federal Regulations
The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) annual edition is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the departments and agencies of the Federal Government. It is divided into 50 titles that represent broad areas subject to Federal regulation. The 50 subject matter titles contain one or more individual volumes, which are updated once each calendar year, on a staggered basis.
Published by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents. It is updated daily by 6 a.m. and is published Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Also appearing in the preliminary pages (Contents Section) of each day's Federal Register is a list of the CFR Parts Affected in This Issue. Under each CFR title the parts affected by the rules and proposed rules in the issue are listed along with the page numbers where relevant documents begin.
U. S. Code
The United States Code is the codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States. It is divided by broad subjects into 53 titles and published by the Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives. The U.S. Code was first published in 1926.
Index of Federal Specifications, Standards and Commercial Item Descriptions
Issued for public use, as authorized by the Federal Property Management Regulations.
With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.
United States Government website produced by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the General Services Administration (GSA).
Provided through the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Science.gov is the official web portal for federal science information and research. More than 1,700 government information resources and 30 databases on a wide variety of scientific topics are available.