FDsys

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GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys) provides free online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.

Through FDsys, you are able to: 

  • Search for documents and publications — FDsys provides advanced search capabilities and the ability to refine and narrow your search for quick access to the information you need. 
  • Browse for documents and publications — FDsys offers browsing by collection, Congressional committee, date, and Government author. 
  • Access metadata about documents and publications — FDsys provides information about Government publications in standard XML formats. 
  • Download documents and publications in multiple renditions or file formats — With FDsys, users can download a single file or download content and metadata packaged together in a compressed file.
 
FDsys is:
  • Content Management System
    FDsys provides free online access to official Federal Government publications and securely controls digital content throughout its lifecycle to ensure content integrity and authenticity.
  • Preservation Repository
    The repository guarantees long-term preservation and access to digital Government content. To meet this critical need for permanent access to Federal Government information, FDsys follows archival system standards.
  • An Advanced Search Engine
    FDsys combines modern search technology with extensive metadata creation to ensure the highest quality search experience.
 

 Discover the benefits of FDsys:

  • Access is free.
  • About 50 different collections of Federal Government information are available.
  • FDsys is easy to use.
  • FDsys offers authentic, digitally signed PDF documents. 
  • Information is preserved for permanent public access.
  • Search multiple publications at once.
  • Conduct complex searches.
  • Narrow, sort, and filter search results.
  • Access documents in multiple file formats.
  • Access metadata in standard XML formats.
  • Browse by collection, Congressional committee, date, and Government author.
  • Utilize a searchable online help system.