Friday, January 29, 2010

FDsys Search Strategies

The Government Printing Office, the agency that publishes our nation's official documents, has almost completed its migration to FDsys, the new Federal Digital System that will ultimately replace the current GPO database of government publications, GPOAccess. The migration to FDsys was slated for completion at the end of 2009, but the date has been pushed back to April 2010. More content will be added in the next few months, but you don't have to wait to use the many good collections already available.

On this blog, we've kept you up-to-date with the latest additions to FDsys, but we have not yet provided any search strategies to help you locate and utilize the content. There are, however, two good articles online at, a excellent source for the latest law and technology information.

For an introduction to basic FDsys search techniques, see

The Government Domain -- Congressional Documents on FDsys: the Basics.

And for more advanced strategies, see

The Government Domain -- Congressional Documents on FDsys: Advanced Techniques

Happy searching!